Adventure. Create. Discover.


Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Campers explore the wonders of nature while learning new skills and forming life-long friendships. We are an inclusive community where campers can grow, gain independence, and have fun.


Blackwood Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for ages 8-14 located in Hempstead, TX. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active! Campers enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, paddle-boarding, and forest games. They take classes like natural dyeing, cane-pole fishing, and cooking. They learn about wildlife in workshops hosted by local experts, and go on educational field trips to places like St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary and Huntsville State Park. At night, they stargaze, tell stories, and roast s’mores by the campfire.

Campers learn about nature, animals, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. With the support of highly trained counselors, they’ll explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell. This life-changing week of adventure offers children the opportunity to build a relationship with nature and safely explore the great outdoors. At Blackwood, we take pride in being inclusive to all children.


For more ideas on what to do with kids in Houston, visit Big Kid Small City.

2019 Camp Sessions

Training Week: June 11 – 15, 2019

Session 1: June 23 – 28, 2019

Session 2: June 30 – July 5, 2019

Session 3: July 7 – 12, 2019 (Middle School Only)

Session 4: July 21 – 26, 2019

Session 5: July 28 – August 2, 2019

High School Camp: August 4 – 8, 2019


Registration for 2019 Nature Camp will open January 15, 2019.


Sessions are Sunday evening through Friday afternoon and limited to 26 campers and CITs.

Scholarships are available! To apply, complete the scholarship section during registration.

  • One Sessions: $850/camper
  • Two Sessions: Save $100*
  • Three Sessions: Save $200*
  • Four+ Sessions: Save $300*

*largest savings applies (i.e. 2 siblings register for 1 session each, two session discount applies). 


Refer a new camper or underwriter* and for each camper or underwriter referred, you’ll receive the following discount(s) off your final balance, based on month of referral.

  • January/February, save $75
  • March, save $50
  • April, save $25

Interested in sponsoring a camper? Learn more about underwriting.


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