Camp Cedarbrook Texas is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, outdoor program that provides a camping experience for girls and boys (separate camps) having finished 1st grade through high school.
Camp Cedarbrook Texas is a camping ministry dedicated to developing God-centered relationships and to equip individuals for Christ-like service and Christian leadership.
We have served in this camping ministry since 1960 when we were licensed by Pioneer Clubs, Inc. under the names of Piney Woods Camp Cherith and Lone Star Camp Cherith. We are now affiliated with The Association of Cedarbrook Camps as CAMP CEDARBROOK TEXAS
Campers are given the opportunity to choose age appropriate activities they will participate in during ACTIVITY times the entire week of Camp. Each activity focuses on camper learning, building skills, developing lifelong interest in the activity, and providing challenge and fun to the campers.
Activities offered are determined by prior commitment of qualified staff, availability of appropriate facilities and equipment, and camper interest and abilities.
Safety and success are important and distinctive goals of our Activity program. For this reason, activities offered to specific age groups and individual campers will vary based on cognitive, emotional, and physical development. High risk activities such as boating, target sports, horsemanship and challenge sports have specific, industry-based age and physical requirements.
Campers will learn, have fun and stay safe engaging in their activity choices. The activities listed below are SAMPLE activities that may be offered during a week of camp.
CAMPER IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING
The Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) program is for high school girls and boys interested in learning and developing their leadership skills. This training program will help individuals to develop their leadership skills to benefit their school and church, as well as prepare them to become a counselor at Camp Cedarbrook Texas.
- Campers entering 10th grade
- Previous Camp Cedarbrook camping experience
The CILT program is a five-week program spread over 3 years
- CILT 1 is one week long during the annual camp week
- CILT 2 is two weeks long: one week prior to camp and one week during camp week
- CILT 3 is two weeks long: one week prior to camp and one week during camp week
Our camp is set in the beautiful piney woods near Huntsville, Texas. The lake offers opportunities for boating activities and a blob. Campers are housed in air-conditioned cabins. There is a covered basketball court, an expansive field for games, firing ranges, high ropes course, a swimming pool, and a wonderful pasture for horsemanship.
The dining hall provides nutritious meals and an atmosphere that promotes family style meal times.
Health & Safety
We take safety very seriously at Camp Cedarbrook. Our camp staff members are trained in safety awareness, child abuse prevention, and emergency procedures. We have staff that are First Aid and CPR certified. Safety is constantly stressed with campers in each activity area, as well.
At a minimum, there is a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as an integral part of our Staff. A physician is also always on call.
The daily schedule is planned to allow adequate rest for both campers and staff. Nutritious meals are prepared and served in our Dining Hall. Fresh fruit and salads are available at every meal.
Camp Cedarbrook strives to maintain an effective camper-to-counselor ratio of 7 to 1. Additional support staff brings the camper to staff ratio to 4 to 1.
The Texas State Health Department requires that the camper and staff medical forms issued upon camp acceptance be properly filled out. This includes immunization records and a signature by a doctor or parent or guardian. Campers without this completed form will not be accepted into camp.
Our Camp Staff
One of the unique aspects of our program is high-quality, dedicated, mature adult volunteer staff. They are enthusiastic, loving people who give their time and talents to serve God through their work as camp staff, Board of Directors and Operation Committees.
Many of our staff return year after year and are parents of campers, pastors, teachers, and graduates of our Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) program.