Camp Tyler: The Nature of Discovery

Camp Tyler, on the shores of Lake Tyler in East Texas
Camp Tyler

Camp Tyler, an outdoor learning center located on 350 acres on Lake Tyler, opened in 1949. The camp provides physical, education, and social resources for the children of East Texas. It is located on the west bank of the original Lake Tyler.

The camp features a unique combination of geography and terrain, ranging from open fields and meadows, to forests and lake shoreline. Trails dot the landscape. A fishing pond welcomes young fishermen! Children can approach and pet a variety of farm animals such as chickens, goats and horses.

The facilities at Camp Tyler are designed and built for many different life experiences, and can handle several programs running simultaneously. The buildings are named for those who have made important contributions to the camp.

Camp Tyler Sign
Camp Tyler Sign

Camp Tyler is the oldest continuously operating, not-for-profit children’s camp in the United States.

Over 200,000 campers have enjoyed, and learned from, Camp Tyler since its opening.

The Camp Tyler Outdoor School offers an incredible curriculum, including such popular topics such as aquatic biology, GPS and orienteering, GLOBE & land cover studies, the Pioneer Village, and more. The camp is also available for weekend use, according to the camp's usage guidelines and policies.

The camp is operated by and administered by the Camp Tyler Foundation.

It is located at 15143 Camp Tyler Road, Whitehouse, Texas 75791. Phone  903-565-4475, or ...

Visit the website of Camp Tyler for more information, directions, and programs

Camp Tyler Museum
Camp Tyler Museum