Most of the scientific discovery sessions will be held at the Freeman Aquatic Biology Building on the main Texas State University campus. FAB was built specifically to be a center for cutting-edge aquatic biology research. The grounds surrounding FAB feature a spring-fed creek, an artesian well, numerous ponds, and is located directly across the street from the headwaters of the San Marcos River and Spring Lake. FAB is home to the EARDC offices and many active research laboratories. Campers will have access to high-quality equipment and facilities to investigate the natural world around them.
The residence halls at Texas State are air-conditioned and feature common rooms with a TV and pool tables, free to use laundry rooms, vending machines, and a full kitchen. The rooms are equipped with 2 twin beds, desks, and chairs. Most also have a chest of drawers and a closet. Rooms are double occupancy with a shared hall bathroom. Boys and girls are separated by floor or wing depending on the hall layout. Teachers and staff will be assigned a private room on the same floor as the campers.
New for 2017! Campers in sessions II, III, and IV (the ages 11-13 and 13-15 groups) of the Adventure Camps will have the chance to spend the second half of the week at the beautiful University Camp, a property owned by Texas State University along the shores of the Blanco River near Wimberley. U Camp is about a 20 minute drive from the main Texas State campus. Campers will stay in one of two lodges, Beretta and Jeffersonian, (gender separated) with counselor supervision. Lodges are equipped with kitchens and climate control. Restrooms and showers are available in the lodge (Beretta) or in a separate bath house (Jeffersonian). Campers will need to provide their own bedding. While at U Camp, campers will enjoy the many amenities the property has to offer including prime swimming areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, athletic fields, and much more! Campers will also participate in age- and comfort level-appropriate activities on the challenge ropes course facilitated by Texas State University Outdoor Recreation staff, including zipline, climbing wall, balance course, and more.
We pride ourselves in our awesome staff! We hire science teachers from around the state to come and work with our campers. Alongside our teachers, we also have fun and energetic counselors and activity facilitators that are there to help your child have the best, safest, and most educational camp experience possible. Our staff to camper ratio is one staff for every 5-6 campers.