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We’ve been doing camp for over thirty years now and we understand our camp families have many questions … and they should! We are taking responsibility for your most precious possessions so please ask away! If you can’t find your question answered below, please give us a call … send us a message … or use our online chat box!
Who is the staff?
Some camps call them counselors, but at T Bar M, we call them Coaches. These college students are widely recruited and prayerfully selected through an intense application and interview process. Once hired, our coaches participate in extensive training to prepare them to fulfill, with excellence, the many roles they shoulder for the safety and best interest of your camper. Because our coaches are constantly pouring into campers, we have a grid of support to make sure they stay full as well. View our camper contact policy.
How is camp kept safe?
With high adventure activities, we prioritize the highest level of safety. From pools and lake front to our high ropes course, our staff is extensively trained and certified in each activity and area of operation. We have a registered nurse and medical staff on each of our properties 24/7 who are prepared to meet any health needs of campers. We also are thoughtful to guarantee that camper’s intake of food and water satisfies the nutrition needed for the high exertion of camp’s activities. In addition to all this, our child protection plan is thorough to ensure that camp continues to be one of the safest environments for youth to thrive.
To hear about camp safety from our staff, click here
Why is it called Christ-centered Adventure?
This mission of T Bar M Camps is to present Jesus Christ, teach His ways, and represent Him through an exciting, enthusiastic and encouraging camp and retreat experience.
Camp surely is an adventure, and with each summer that passes, we find ourselves more committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. While we’re not affiliated with any one church or denomination, our staff does hold to a common statement of faith.
A camper’s experience at T Bar M Camps is saturated with God’s Word.
Where is T Bar M Camps?
We have five camp programs on two properties. Our Base Camp, Day Camp and Family Camp operate at our New Braunfels property, while Camp Travis sits on Lake Travis just outside of Austin, in Spicewood, TX. We also have a mobile day camp called, Discover Camp that partners with churches to bring camp all across Texas.
When can I register?
Our camps operate throughout the summer in 10 one week sessions. The cost of each camp varies, but we guarantee that the gift of camp for your child, is one of the greatest investments you can make.
Registration for brand new campers opens to the public on September 15th. However, if you’re an existing camper, get the scoop on our Early Bird Registration.
Lost and Found
Each camp collects a Lost and Found at the end of the week or each day (day camps). They are located all together and can be picked up by you or your camper.
Payment options for the Camp Store
Can I send packages and letters?
One of the best benefits of camp is disconnecting from social media and cell phones so we can make in person connections! With that said, we know you want to send your love and encouragement to your camper during the week! Our camp parents are so creative, and we love seeing campers open their mail.
Here is what you need to know:
- You can send a letter/package for each day of the week have them pre-ready to drop into bins on Opening Day. (recommended)
- We ask that packages be no larger than a 9×12 envelope.
- Mark your envelope with the day of the week, camper name and cabin name for sorting purposes.
Ideas for letters/packages:
Keep it simple! A simple note telling them that you love them brings a smile to their face for the day! Have grandparents, friends or family pre-write letters for your camper.
Things to put inside packages:
Card games, glow sticks, Alpha/Omega colored hair ties, things to decorate their cabin bunk (mini lights), journal/notebook, markers, theme day accessories (face paint, decorations).
Please Do Not send: food, candy or cameras
Tell me more about opening and closing day
You will receive emails from camp weeks leading up to your campers session. Please read these carefully for details of opening and closing day schedules.
What if I have a Base Camp and Camp Travis camper?
If you have campers attending Base Camp and Camp Travis on the same week we have information which will be sent weeks prior to your arrival. Opening day times for both camps are staggered so your family can attend both with no trouble.
What if I need to cancel registration?
What else should I know?
Give me the scoop on friend requests. Is there a reason, Camp Travis cabins have no air-conditioning? Emailing [email protected] to request a scholarship application is a way I can possibly receive some financial assistance.