serves children youth and families through a variety of
directed and hosted programs at Camp Lone Star in La Grange.
The directed Summer Camp program offers 9 weeks each year
of face-to-face contact with youth ages 5 - 18, utilizing
trained college aged and older coulselors to impact the
lives of these campers. Sharing Jesus Christ as Lord
and Savior, through an Intentional Christian Community in
a place set apart from the daily routines of life is what
Camp Lone Star is all about. These same principals
apply to non-summer retreats both hosted and directed in
the cabins and Johnson Retreat Center.
Lone Star has reached maximum participation the past few
years during summer and on spring and fall weekends, being
limited by the number of beds and meeting spaces.
The new Christ Cabin will provide both additional beds and
a meeting room and will be located adjacent to the
existing dormitory cabins, fulfilling the camp's master
plan. The six 12 - 14 bed sleeping areas, meeting
space and bathroom facilities will be under one roof for
flexibility and service to both summer and retreat users.
TREATMENT PLANT $350,000
cabin space and beds require more infrastructure and greater
ability to process camp wastewater. The current wastewater
treatment plant was placed into service1979 and has served
well as the camp expanded. A second small plant was
added to help carry the load and many upgrades and repairs
along the way kept the current plant servicable. With
the addition of the new Christ Cabin along with the
age and condition of the 1979 treatment plant a new wastewater
treatment plant is needed.
new plant will be placed in the same general area as the
old one being able to utilize all the exisiting plumbing
and access, but will be relocated slightly to meet current
standards and variances. The plant will be one unit
constructed of concrete with multiple chambers to accomodate
the various usage highs and lows. Capacity will cover
current needs, the new cabin addition and future growth.
WATER SYSTEM UPGRADE $100,000
again the addition of the Christ Cabin and the growing water
needs of the camp require upgrades to the water system to
ensure adequate water pressure and delivery to all camp
facilities. Since Camp Lone star is viewed as a public
water supply system there are numerous other state recommendations
being attended to with this overhaul of the water and wastewater
what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all
the joy that we feel for your sake before our God”
1Thessalonians 3:9 (ESV)
Camp Lone Star approaches 75 years of service to the congregations
and people of the Texas District, Lutheran Outdoors Ministry
of Texas is Forever Thankful for the many blessings that
we have enjoyed. Programs of Christian camping and recreation,
centered in Christ, led by faithful staff and conducted
in the out-of-doors in a place set apart has added to the
are Forever Thankful for the many summer campers and participants
that have had Christian renewal and outreach experiences
at Camp Lone Star, for the spiritual growth and encouragement
they have received.
are Forever Thankful for the many staff, full-time, part-time,
summer and volunteer, that have committed to serving campers,
caring for the facilities, giving glory to God in all they
do. And for the staff that have gone into full-time church
work and for the many who have become significant lay leaders
in Texas congregations as a result of their growth and experience
at Camp Lone Star.
are Forever Thankful for the variety of directed and hosted
retreats and programs that serve congregations, children,
youth and families and provide witness opportunities for
renewal and outreach.
are Forever Thankful for the financial support dedicated
donors have sacrificially given over these years providing
the material elements necessary to keep the mission and
ministry moving forward in service to the Church.
are Forever Thankful for the opportunities that lay before
us to expand, refurbish and grow Camp Lone Star’s
facilities and programs ensuring a powerful positive spiritual
impact into the future.
making a pledge, payable over three years, to the Forever
Thankful campaign. Your pledge today moves the projects
forward in time for next season's summer camp!
Forever Thankful Pledge Form
Or consider a one time donation earmarked for the Forever Thankful campaign. Please remember the regular financial needs of Camp Lone star continue even during the campaign, your annual gifts of support are needed as always and greatly appreciated.