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Youth Camps

The primary focus of Texoma Youth Camp is summer camp. Teens from all over North Texas attend week-long camps sponsored by churches and non-profit organizations. Texoma Youth Camp is fortunate to have several organizations that have been consistent partners over the years. These partner organizations plan and facilitate the summer camp sessions, with the help of TYC.

Over the years, thousands of kids have participated in the “Texoma experience” - growing in maturity and faith - and gaining friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Announcing an exciting return to the camp’s original mission

As noted on the “Our History” page of this website, the camp was first leased by Boles Children’s Home in 1950. The original purpose of the camp was to provide a camp experience for the orphans who lived at Boles Home. Over the years, the Boles Home mission changed from providing care for orphans to giving troubled kids and unwed, teenage mothers a place to live and learn and grow.

In this, the summer of 2008, Texoma Youth Camp has returned to the original mission of providing an affordable, quality Christian summer camp experience to disadvantaged youth. Several examples:

* During summer 2008, TYC hosted a week-long camp for foster kids transitioning out of Texas’ state-mandated foster care system. Sponsored by Central Dallas Ministries’ TRAC program, foster teens and CPS counselors spent a week discussing what life will be like outside of foster care. This was a life-changing week for both the kids and the adult counselors. TYC was honored to participate by providing service staff (cooks, nurse, lifeguard), meals and lodging free-of-charge to all participants.

* Also in 2008, TYC hosted a camp for several Dallas southern-sector churches. These churches had limited funds available and lacked the number of kids to make a normal camp possible. Through the help of several TYC participants, five churches were partnered together, providing the numbers and momentum that resulted in a great camp. TYC participated in organizing, staffing, and funding this camp for kids who would not otherwise have such an incredible opportunity.

* Encouraging our partner organizations to reach out and invite kids living in less-fortunate situations to participate
in their camping sessions. For example, ten residents from Boles Children’s Home attended the 2008 Skillman Church Texoma Camp - with all costs covered by generous donations to Texoma Youth Camp.

Texoma Youth Camp is committed to the continuation of this original mandate: All children, regardless of life circumstances, deserve the opportunity to be loved, encouraged and challenged in an inspiring environment of acceptance and hope. That goal is what we are pursuing at Texoma Youth Camp.

TYC is now available for your group.

If your organization would like to sponsor a summer camp session - or a weekend retreat during the spring or fall - please contact David Byrnes, Treasurer at Include the date(s) that you are interested in. You may check the calendar tab to see about availability. If you need to call he can be reached at (817) 228-5330.