Retreats Plan Your Retreat

Bring a group to Camp Eagle and enjoy a variety of lodging, activities, meeting rooms, programming, and meal plans. Youth groups, men's retreats, staff retreats, women's discipleship groups, families, corporate retreats, and scout troops can design and implement a retreat that meets their needs.

Activities

Activities at Camp Eagle are unique and second to none. With a broad range of activity types, there is something for everyone to enjoy in God’s creation at Camp Eagle. We’ve broken down our activity offerings below into categories so you can determine what activities will best fit your group’s needs.

Please note: the majority of our staffed activities require a 25-person reservation fee at the minimum to reserve, with a few specific exceptions. Talk to your retreat coordinator for more information.

High Adventure

Activities that are designed to provide a thrilling experience and challenge that gets your group out of their comfort zones, while also providing great memories they can talk about when the group returns home!

Zip 3000 - The biggest zip line at Camp Eagle! From the top of our zip tower at one of the highest points in the area, fly across the beautiful Texas hill country at up to 55 mph. The views are legendary! A 250 lb. weight limit is strictly enforced.

Super Swing - Three people harnessed together swing on an 85' super pendulum swing operated by the group and our camp staff. Your group works together as a team to launch their friends into an epic thrill ride!

Rock Climbing - This ain’t yo' grandma’s rock wall. It’s legit climbing on an authentic natural limestone cliff face that is designed for all levels of experience. All climbing gear and rock shoes are provided.

Rappelling - From the top of a limestone cliff overlooking the expansive river valley below, five people can rappel simultaneously down 85 feet of natural rock face. It’s a great challenge for discovering how much more a group can do when they step out of their comfort zones!

Big Rappel - Designed for those seeking an ultimate challenge, this activity is not for the faint of heart! Two people can rappel simultaneously down 175 feet of a natural limestone cliff face and also think about how many times in their lives they actually get to do something like this.

Power Pole - Have you ever made a real leap of faith? Try jumping from a cliff-side platform overlooking the river valley 85 feet below to catch the elusive trapeze bar while your group encourages you on and works together to safely belay you back to the cliff side. This activity is designed for groups of 20 people or less.

Sherpa Trek - Catch the explorer’s spirit as your group is connected to a cable as they help each other traverse across a trail that runs along a cliff’s edge 75 feet above the river. This is also a great team building activity for younger groups.

River Traverse - Groups work together to venture across the river valley below from the cliff face across the river by lowering each other with a rope and a cable. Much cooler than crossing any bridge!

Zip 850 - Here’s your opportunity to soar down our flagship dual 850-foot zip lines at up to 30 mph! Our most accessible zip line, it’s a great activity for all ages. This activity is a solid night option as well.

Headwaters Barn - Designed for an age range of young children to early middle school, it’s a paradise for play that provides thrills in a more manageable setting. Complete with a barn swing, a rock wall, and a high catwalk kids can safely climb up and get lowered back down on a cable or on a spiral tube slide!


Outdoor Fun

Activities that anyone can enjoy with less challenge and more fun. These activities are great for group bonding and experiencing the outdoors in completely new ways.

Skeet Shooting - A classic; we’ve got the clays, the trap thrower, the range, and the shotguns & ammo. You group brings their marksmanship and competitiveness! You may also bring your own shotgun, but please don’t bring any ammunition. Ammunition and clay costs are added to your invoice.

Rifle Range - Test your accuracy skills as a sharpshooter as your group takes out our plethora of targets at the rifle range. Guns, gear, and ammunition are provided. Ammunition costs are added to your invoice.

Caliche Pit - Have you ever found yourself in a pit where there was adventure to be had at every turn? Look no further than our Nueces Canyon Mine, located in our Caliche Pit. This activity provides great variety for a group, complete with a mill house obstacle course, an underground maze full of trap doors, hidden passages, and multiple levels, known as our collapsed mine, and our ore shoot, a fun slide for everyone! These elements are also ideal for team building!

Archery - If your group wants to learn a new skill while in the outdoors, this is a fantastic one! Real bows, arrows, and archery targets are provided, ensuring a memorable experience for your group!

Arrow Tag - Wage war against each other as our guides lead your group through a variety of tactical team arrow games! Who doesn’t want to shoot each other with bows and arrows?

Siege Tower - Our newest activity, your group can use whatever means necessary to “take the tower” from their rivals! Enjoy tactical team games in our newly constructed tower with 3 different levels.

Waterfront - Swim in our spring-fed Nueces river and experience the blob, our waterslides, zip line, and much more. A fun reprieve on a hot afternoon! Lifeguards are required for all waterfront activities.

Guided Hikes - With 1400 acres to explore, our retreat guides can lead your group on a hike to some of the best wilderness areas of camp, including our windmill, the Trek, and our remote prospector’s cabin.

Cave Exploration - Our guides can lead your group to our actual limestone cave, Eagle Cave, to explore a little-known world down below. If you’re brave enough, squeeze through the cracks to see the elusive second room in the cave.


Free Time & Leisure

With 1400 acres available to you, there are all kinds of activities you can do on your own during any free time you may have on your retreat. Plus, participation is free for all of these activities below!

Hiking - There are 15+ miles of hiking trails for you to explore. Your adventure awaits! Our guides can give you hiking recommendations; some of our favorite hikes include the lookout, the windmill, the alter, and the hidden discoveries in our back valley.

Kayaking - Take advantage of our kayak site, with kayaks always available for groups to use along the Nueces River! Life jackets must be worn and an adult leader must be present.

Disc Golf - Camp Eagle has its own uniquely designed 9-hole disc golf course, full of fun and challenging holes! Bring your own discs or use some for free available in our coffee shop.

Coffee Shop - Our coffee shop is a great place to unwind, play games, and build community. Frappes, specialty sodas, ice cream, candy, and other snacks make up the many offerings on our menu. Be sure to schedule the Coffee shop in advance of your retreat so we can make sure it’s available and staffed for you!

Camp Store - Make sure everyone knows you were at Camp Eagle and reward yourself with a Camp Eagle souvenir after a day of accomplishments! There’s a plethora of shirts, hats, water bottles, and other cool souvenirs to choose from. The camp store needs to be scheduled in advance of your retreat so we can make sure it’s available and staffed for you.

Sports Courts - Basketball, volleyball, tetherball, and horseshoes are always available in our Guad field, even at night. All balls are provided at the courts as well.

Mountain Biking - With 15 plus miles of single track trails, people often consider Camp Eagle as a premier destination for supreme mountain biking. You must bring your own bikes and helmets!

Tree Fort - Come find the treehouse in our Headwaters area of camp. It’s a great spot to play for younger campers!

GaGa Ball - Ga…Ga…BALL! If you’ve never played, you’re about to experience a revelation! Your group can challenge each other to game after game in our GaGa pits.


Team Building & Field Games

Team Building is one of our passions at Camp Eagle! There are numerous uniquely designed elements that can be catered to meet the team building goals of all kinds of groups. While we have too many elements to list here, the below elements are great suggestions for developing teamwork, communication, strategy, leadership, and encouragement and are led by experienced retreat guides.

Capture the Flag - A simple, fun field game that can be played in the day or at night, Capture the flag can incorporate everyone in your group and allows your group to run off some energy!

Kickball Chaos - Camp Eagle’s own twist on the classic game of kickball. Great for larger groups!

3D Web - Navigate the life-size web without touching it! Critical thinking, communication, and strategy are necessary for a group to succeed.

Mountain Tops - How can we venture from one platform to another together? That’s the question your group will be asking as they use teamwork and determine the resources available to them to accomplish their goal!

Shipwrecked - If you ever want to identify the different types of people that make up your group, especially the leaders, look no further than this activity! Groups use communication and strategy to figure out how to balance an actual boat while they stand on it. Will your group be up to the task?

Sherpa Trek - Catch the explorer’s spirit as your group is connected to a cable as they help each other traverse across a trail that runs along a cliff’s edge 75 feet above the river. Encouragement and accomplishment are definite byproducts of this activity!

Pick-up Sticks - Similar to the classic game, but in life-size form! The challenge is to move life-size sticks from the pile without touching or moving the other sticks.

Millhouse & Collapsed Mine - For groups that love a unique and stretching challenge, look no further than our mill house obstacle course and our underground maze full of trap doors, hidden passages, and multiple levels, known as our collapsed mine.

Water Barrel Initiative - A unique challenge incorporating our Nueces river, groups think strategically to determine how they can fill up barrels with water using pipes and other resources available to them.

Get to know you field games - Games that can be played anywhere and led by our retreat guides, these games are perfect ice breakers for helping groups get to know each other better.


Night Time

There’s nothing like spending a night at Camp Eagle under more stars than you’ve ever imagined. These activities are solid options for your group to enjoy at night at Camp Eagle.

Bonfire & S’mores - It wouldn’t be camp without a bonfire and s’mores under the stars. There are several fire pits available all over Camp Eagle, and our staff will build the fire and provide the s’mores supplies to make this a memorable, community-building experience for your entire group.

Zip 850 - Here’s your opportunity to soar down our flagship dual 850 foot zip lines at up to 30 mph! Our most accessible zip line, it’s a great activity for all ages. Glow sticks are provided to make the activity twice the fun at night!

Zip 3000 - The biggest zip line at Camp Eagle! From the top of our zip tower at one of the highest points in the area, soar into the darkness of starry night skies at up to 55 mph. Participants are required to bring their own flashlights.

Coffee Shop - Our coffee shop is a great place to unwind, play games, and build community. Frappes, ice cream, candy, and other snacks make up the many offerings on our menu. Be sure to schedule the Coffee shop in advance of your retreat so we can make sure it’s available and staffed for you!

Camp Store - Make sure everyone knows you were at Camp Eagle and reward yourself with a Camp Eagle souvenir after a day of accomplishments! There’s a plethora of shirts, hats, water bottles, and other cool souvenirs to choose from. The camp store needs to be scheduled in advance of your retreat so we can make sure it’s available and staffed for you.

Night Guided Hike - With 1400 acres to explore, our retreat guides can lead your group on a hike to some of the best wilderness areas of camp, including our windmill, the Trek, and our remote prospector’s cabin. Try exploring these destinations at night to see some spectacular stars, if your group is brave enough! All participants must bring their own flashlights.


Special Experiences

Looking for something more unique? These special experiences can be arranged in advance on a limited basis. Talk to your retreat coordinator for more details on availability for your group.

Outdoor Movie - Experience a movie in the outdoors together, as Camp Eagle provides the big screen projector, sound, and popcorn! This is available on a limited basis, and your group must provide the movie to feature.

Themed Meals - Themes available are the Luau, Fiesta, Hobo Dinner, Grill-Your-Own-Steak, or Carnival. Call for more details.

Backpacking & Camping - Looking for a more rugged experience? Primitive camping is available in the back country of Camp Eagle’s property. Groups can experience a night in the great outdoors. All necessary gear is provided. Call for more information and pricing.


Terrain

Competitor magazine declared Camp Eagle "Texas' best adventure destination.” It's no surprise with 1400 acres of rugged Hill Country along with natural caves, a quarter mile of 150' limestone cliffs, and 1.5 miles of the crystal clear Nueces River. That's more natural resources jammed into one space than most camps across the nation can claim.

Facilities

Meeting Rooms

Camp Eagle offers meeting rooms suited for various needs. Your Retreat Coordinator will choose the meeting room that best suits your needs and insures optimal comfort across the board for all of our guests. If you do have a particular request for your meeting space, please let us know. The set up of each meeting room is flexible, so please let us know your preferences so that it can be ready for you upon your arrival!

The standard base cost for a retreat includes the exclusive usage of one meeting space per group. Additional meeting spaces can be reserved for an extra fee of $500 per meeting room. Talk to your retreat coordinator for more information.

Guad - Meeting Room
Accommodating up to 60 people at a time, the Guad meeting room is one of our most popular meeting rooms here at Camp Eagle. It features a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, sink and counter top, a large flat screen television, and audio/video capabilities to ensure the most comfortable and efficient environment for group meetings.

Tall - Meeting Room
Located in the Rio Grande Lodge, the Tall meeting room is a cozy meeting room for any group. It can seat up to 70 people and features a flat screen television display, as well as in-house sound. Audio/Video hook-ups are located in multiple locations in this room, allowing this room to have multiple layouts.

Comal - Meeting Room
Located amongst our new Riverside cabins, the Comal meeting room can accommodate groups 50-60 people in size. This space is centrally located between the two Riverside cabins, yet tucked away from main camp for a more secluded experience right next to the Nueces River.

San Saba Village - Meeting Room
Located in the San Saba Village or SSV, this room accommodates 180 in a typical meeting room setup. This room is great for larger groups who want the intimacy of an indoor meeting experience. This room comes equipped with 2 large TV's, in house sound system, and a sound booth in the rear of the Meeting space. This room also has a refrigerator, coffee station, and two restroom facilities.

Yurt - Meeting Room
Located in our newest section of camp in a more secluded area by the Nueces River, this oversized yurt can easily accommodate the 48 guests that can stay in our new yurt cabins. Groups gain a more unique and adventurous experience in this enclave of Camp Eagle.

The Pavilion
The Pavilion is our largest meeting space at Camp Eagle. It is a large open aired pavilion, located on top of a bluff over looking the Nueces River. There is usually a cool breeze coming from the river, cooling down the inside of the Pavilion. This room is equipped with a stage, 2 large projectors with projector screens, stage equipment for a full band, and a sound booth that also has lights and audio controls for the stage.

Download a detailed layout of the Pavilion for light and sound technicians.

Headwaters Barn - Meeting Room
Located on our Headwaters campus, this open-air covered barn can hold groups of up to 250 people. Equipped with a stage, sound system, separate kitchen, and a separate upstairs breakout room, this space has a lot to offer. Central indoor heating is also available for colder months.

Meals

& Refreshments

Meals

Participants consistently rate Camp Eagle meals as top-notch. With the understanding that food is a central part of the camp experience, Camp Eagle strives to provide tasty meals with well-rounded nutrition. Meals are generally served family style and menus are pre-established by our Food Service Manager. Specific menu selections are limited to exclusive-use groups and those hosting special banquets. Different meal service options may be available, including the following choices: breakfast in bed, sack lunches, and buffet-style meals. All options are subject to approval by the Food Service department & additional fees may apply. Contact the Retreats Office for further information.

Beverages
Water is served at each meal, along with an additional option, depending on the meal. Coffee service is provided for breakfast, which includes regular coffee, sugar, and creamer.

Meal Times
Camp Eagle's standard meal times are as follows:

  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner
  • 7:00 PM - Dinner (during daylight savings time)

Meal Count
Group Leaders are responsible for letting the Retreat Coordinator know how many people will be at each meal no later than seven days prior to the retreat. If the meal count changes after that point, please let our staff know immediately so that we can best serve your group.

Refreshments
Snacks are not customarily provided by Camp Eagle; however, if you communicate that need with your Retreat Coordinator, it may be able to be arranged for you. A typical snack would include juice, fresh fruit and granola bars or crackers, at a cost of $1 per person. If you’re interested in having time in the coffee shop for your guests to purchase snacks, make sure to schedule that in advance of your retreat so we can make sure it’s available and staffed for you! If you would like to bring your own snacks, you are more than welcome to store them in your meeting space or in your lodging area.

Coffee Service
If you would like to have coffee service at any other time besides breakfast, please contact your Retreat Coordinator for pricing and availability.

Rates

& Details

The per-person base-cost for a retreat includes lodging, meals, one meeting room, and certain recreation facilities (please see the “Free Time and Leisure” section above for more details.) Children ages 0-3 may participate in the retreat free of charge. Please contact the Retreats Director for rates specific to your group.

Activity costs are in addition to the base-cost. To book activities, groups must bring a minimum of 25 guests. If your group does not meet this minimum, you will still be charged for 25 people in order to cover staffing and equipment costs.

Upon making a reservation, a deposit form will be sent for you to secure the dates for your retreat. The retreat coordinator assigned to your group will assist you throughout the planning process.

Packing List

& Directions

Packing List

Here is a suggested packing list for a typical Camp Eagle retreat. Please check with your retreat coordinator to determine if any special items will need to be packed for your specific retreat.

Directions

Directions to Camp Eagle can be found on the Location page. Please do NOT use GPS or an online map, as GPS systems are notorious for having difficulty in properly navigating to Camp Eagle.