Disciples Crossing

Disciples Crossing, conveniently located outside Athens, Texas, is a beautiful campground surrounded by towering pine trees and serene private lakes. Their goal is to provide everything you need while removing as many distractions as possible. The staff at Disciples Crossing are dedicated to ministering to the needs of all guests who come through their gates. UCC ministers and volunteers supervise groups to the many Christian camp offerings they provide.

Children’s Camps 

Visit the Disciples Crossing website for detailed date information.

JYF Midwinter Retreat • Grades 3–4 | January or February
We gather with other churches from the Southwest Region and explore camp, create relationships and grow in faith together.

Grand Camp • Ages 4 -10 | Summer Weekend
Allows grandchildren to encounter a Christian camp experience with their grandparent(s)/figure—includes age appropriate activities and worship opportunities.

Discovery Camp • Completed grade 2 or 3 | Summer Weekend
A camp filled with learning, swimming, crafts, and energetic games is shared with a parent/relative to strengthen family bonding time and introduce them to summer camp.

Family Camp • All ages (one child under age 18) | Summer Weekend
This is for the entire family—must be accompanied by one child under the age of 18 and an adult age 21 or over. The goal is to provide Sabbath for families to come rest, play and worship together.

JYF Camp • Completed grade 3, 4 or 5 | Summer—1 week
Campers engage in bible stories and faith points through crafts, games, swimming, interactive learning stations, and worship experiences.

Youth Camps 

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Family Camp • Ages 0 to 18 w/adult
A camp for the whole family ages 18 and younger must be accompanied by one family adult chaperone over the age of 21. The goal of Family Camp is Sabbath! Families come to rest, play and worship together.

Adventure Camp • Grades 6-12
This camp seeks adventure in the forms of snorkeling, canoeing, backpacking, swimming, hiking and zip lining. Come experience God out in Creation at an entirely new sort of summer camp. This event will begin and end at Disciples Crossing but will take place at a state park nearby. Experienced, trained adults will supervise all activities.

Water Sports Camp • Grades 6-12
Celebrating its 2nd year in our Summer Camp program, it combines a love for water sports with the traditional elements of church camp with small group Bible study and “camp” worship. Campers learn to wake board and water ski, tube, blob and swim at nearby Lake Athens by trained experienced adults. No previous water sports experience is required but youth do need to be strong swimmers. 

Chi Rho Camp • Grades 6-7
The most unique and memorable experiences of all our summer camps. The week is filled with silly large groups games, small groups where we practice talking about our faith, youth-led worship experiences and interactive keynotes.

Eighter's Camp • Grade 8
AKA “Created to Be Me” Camp, is designed to teach campers about spirituality and sexuality through a wonderful Christian curriculum. Parents will receive detailed information about each day’s topic and theme.

Niner's Camp • Grade 9
Campers focus on leadership development and spirituality. They are taught ways to strengthen their faith practices and how to use their gifts and talents to serve God.

ADDaM Camp • Grades 9-12
ADDaM Camp is a 7day celebration of the gifts and talents God has given us. Days will be full of creativity, fun, and the forming of life-long friendships. Whether you are a "center stage" type of person, or you enjoy supporting roles from the background, this camp is a way for you to use your creative talents and energy to worship God. Together, with your new friends and family, you will learn, rehearse, and perform a musical to be premiered at the Henderson Performing Arts Center in Athens, TX on Saturday Morning of the end of camp. ADDaM Camp is not for "believers only." ADDaM Camp is a place to ask the hard questions, to seek and explore and find out who Jesus is and where to find him. You will meet people of all walks of life. You will get time in small groups to explore "Where Jesus is" and there is free time each day devoted to bonding with strangers and friends alike.

CYF Conference • Grades 10-12
Conference 2019 focuses on the Arcs of the Story. We will be exploring the Bible and seeing how the story connects from Genesis to Revelation to Us. Campers will have the opportunity to reconnect with their faith, grow in it and share with others in a one of a kind week.  

How to Register 

Registration: Online registration is required for summer camp. You will be asked to create an account, fill out an online health form and sign it electronically. You may register for multiple events at the same time. Before a Registration is considered COMPLETE the entire Profile must be filled out entirely!


Payment: Invoices will be sent to congregations after the Early Bird deadline (April 1st), after the Regular Price deadline (May 1st) and as needed during the Late Price period. Please include a copy of your invoice with your check. Please make checks payable to Disciples Crossing.

Late Registrations: The final deadline to register is two weeks before the start date of the camp.

Late Arrivals and Early Departures Are Not Permitted: Campers who wish to leave early or register late must send a written request to the Tri-Area Committee. These requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Send requests to: Tri-Area Committee c/o Disciples Crossing Camp, 3693 State Highway 31 E, Athens, TX 75752.

Cancellations and Refunds: A $20 fee will be applied to cancellations on registrations made during Early Bird and Regular Registration periods (through May 1). After May 1 through two weeks before camp there is a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds are given on cancellations in the two-week period prior to that registrant’s camp.

Camp Scholarships: Scholarships are available and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis by filling out the form found on our website. Once the application is received and processed, the Director of Programming will notify the camper and the congregation of the scholarship amount that has or has not been awarded.

Questions/Concerns: Please call our Director of Programming, Emily Williams, office phone: 903-675-3692 or email at