Summer Camp 2022

Thursday - Monday
June 9th - 13th

Drop Off: Thursday Afternoon
Pick Up: Monday Morning

Highland Lakes Camp
5902 Pace Bend Rd N.
Spicewood, TX 78669


About Camp

Camp is for middle school and high school students in 6th-12th grades during the 2021-22 school year. This year, we are moving camp to a new location and adding one day to our camp schedule.

About Camp

We still have everything you love about camp:

  • Small group times with peers and leaders where students feel safe opening up about their experiences
  • Competitive games and high flying activities to get their hearts pumping
  • High energy worship to prepare their hearts to hear from God.
  • Relevant, heartfelt messages given by our student staff team that help breakdown walls and barriers that may be preventing them from experiencing the life God has planned for them.


Things you’ll love about our NEW location:

  • The Hexapod - this 3 level 54 element challenge will challenge you and make you feel like you can overcome any fear no matter which level they try
  • The 500-foot zip line takes you flying across the sky
  • Lake activities on Lake Travis include banana boats and a floating obstacle course.


Some changes to be aware of for camp this year:

  • We are at a new camp location.  While some will be sad to not return to Camp Tejas this year, that will be short-lived once they strap into a harness for the hexapod and zipline.
  • More lake activities are available right on Lake Travis.
  • While adding an additional day to camp naturally increases the price, we’ve worked hard to keep the price at just $395 for the 5 days and 4 nights.


Application Deadline: April 25, 2022


Help a student go to camp by donating to our scholarship fund. 


Come to camp with us and help us make it a great experience for our students.  Let us know you’re interested.


This year, we’re going to the Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center near Spicewood, TX in the Pace Bend park  – just under one hour west of Austin. For More info, visit:

Saturday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 13, 2022

You’re right, we’ve added another day to camp this year!  Another day to enjoy all the amazing things your student loves about camp.  

Middle Schoolers: 6th-8th grade

High Schoolers: 9th-12th grade

The grades are based on the grade each student is in during the 2021-22 school year. 

Because it is awesome! Need another reason? Okay. We see Summer Camp as a strategic opportunity for students to participate in a small group setting with their peers and small group leaders. These relationships can lead to healthy growth relationally and spiritually.

Full price registration is $395. We also offer great discounts for early registration and sending multiple siblings to camp.  Register before January 31, 2022 and get camp for last year’s price of $350.  Siblings can get $30 each off the price of camp (after the early bird special ends) by using Coupon Code: CAMPSIBS. Be sure to take advantage of these savings to reduce your overall cost of camp.

No, you will only need to pay the $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit when you register.  The final balance of the cost of camp is due on May 22, 2022.

Yes, scholarships are available!  If you would like to apply for a scholarship, use the link below. Scholarships are given out in 25% and 50% off discounts based on need and available funds.  The deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 25, 2022. Don’t delay because after that date, funds will be allocated to applicants and no additional funds will be available.

Apply for Financial Aid Here

You will be notified if you receive a scholarship in early May.  Go ahead and register for camp and pay the $50 to hold your spot for camp. 

While there will not be any formal fundraising efforts for camp, the registration platform we’re using this year allows for friends and family of campers to donate to camp which will go toward the amount your camper owes.  Once you register for camp, look for your sharable invoice link on your camper’s dashboard page. 

Absolutely! We LOVE it when our students invite their friends – especially if they don’t attend church at all.

Campers can begin to arrive at Highland Lakes Camp in the mid to late afternoon on June 9.  Dinner will be served on Thursday.  Campers should then be picked up by late morning on June 13.  Exact times will be sent via email at the beginning of June.

  • Great times of connection and community with other Gateway students
  • Small group hangouts
  • High-energy worship/music
  • Relevant talks from staff and guest speakers
  • Games, swimming and adventure activities!!

In May, the official Packing List will be emailed to families, but here’s a list of what campers have brought in years past:

  • Sleeping bag or sheets & pillow (linens will NOT be provided)
  • Clothes for 4 days/ 4 nights (plus one extra, optional) - don’t forget your underwear!  
  • Color team clothes or accessories
  • Shoes - One pair sturdy close-toed shoes for games, climbing wall and zip line activities; flip flops or sandals for non-game times are fine, but make sure they’re sturdy enough for lots of walking on rocky ground around camp
  • Pajamas
  • Hat & sunglasses (optional)
  • Swimsuit & swim towel
  • Trash bag/plastic bags to put muddy/wet clothes in
  • Laundry bag for dirty clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (optional)
  • Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair brush, etc.
  • DEODORANT - please!
  • Bath towel & washcloth - ideally this is separate from the swim towel
  • WATER BOTTLE - super important, they will carry it everywhere
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm clock/watch
  • Bible, journal & pen
  • Snacks (optional, but they must stay wrapped/sealed to keep out bugs)
  • Spending money for concessions, coffee shop, and gift shop - we recommend around $20 or so.

Each family is responsible for transporting their own kids to and from camp at Highland Lakes Camp near Spicewood, TX in Pace Bend Park. 

Absolutely! Safety is one of our highest values. We have incredible leaders and trained volunteers who love our students. The majority of our camp leaders will be the same people who lead your student’s small groups each Sunday! The camp has a Registered Nurse on site to facilitate medications and deal with any medical issues that might arise.

HIghland Lakes Camp has done a great job of preparing the camp to be safe and clean during Covid.  It is possible that other church groups may be at camp at the same time we are, but there will be little, if any, overlap during mealtimes and activities. If possible, we also plan to not fill each of our cabins to capacity to allow for more space to spread out at night.  We were fortunate to not have any reported cases of Covid amongst our students and volunteers during camp 2021.  We will keep you posted about our Covid protocols during camp as conditions evolve. 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!