Lone Start Camp is owned by the Southwest Region Conference and used for various youth and adult events throughout the year. Site also used as a shelter for hurricane evacuations. Lone Star Camp was purchased in 1979 from the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is located in the beautiful pinewoods of East Texas. It consists of 278 acres, including a 25 acres lake nestled among nature’s best foliage.
Information on Property and Camp Facilities
Lone Star Camp (LSC) can accommodate up to 300 campers year-round. Housing includes rustic and modernized cabins. Camp-meetings, camporees, youth retreats, summer camps, and church weekend retreats are part of our regular schedule. LSC has an outdoor pavilion that seats 3,000 people, a meeting room that seats 150, an enclosed cafeteria with rustic dining beside Echo Lake. A 15,000 sq. ft. multipurpose building houses a gymnasium, racquetball court, and can accommodate indoor tennis, skating, table tennis, volleyball and other sports. It can seat from 2,500 to 3,000 people. RV sites Groups are welcome to lease LSC for private use.
Camp Programs and Special Features
LSC offers several weeks of summer camp. Summer specialities include horsemanship, horse trails, hiking trails, canoeing, knee-boarding, water-skiing, sail-boating, jet-skiing, pedal-boating, swimming, roller-skating, archery, horseshoes pitching, volleyball, badminton, shuffleboard, and basketball. Non-summer programming offers singles’ retreat, youth retreat, outdoor school, pathfinder camporee, and health-community service camp.
These activities are conducted throughout the year:
- May & June: Annual camp meetings
- Junue-July: Annual youth camps (wide variety of fun activities and spiritual programs)
- Various retreats and programs (see events/calendar for other events)
Lone Star Camp is an official shelter site for hurricane evacuations.