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Camp Millican FAQ

Camp Millican FAQ

What kind of camp is Camp Millican? 

Camp Millican is a traditional summer camp where kids are encouraged to leave the devices behind and engage in activities ranging from arts and crafts to nature hiking and team building group games.   

We have assembled a team of well-trained staff and highly-skilled community partners that facilitate activities such as photography, canoeing, painting, wilderness study, singing, swimming, storytelling as well as organized field games like capture the flag and kiddy-pool kick ball.  Every day we encourage campers to explore, be inquisitive, be creative, become stewards of nature, develop friendships and develop a growing respect for themselves, each other and the land.   

Tell me about your camp staff. 

Our adult camp staff (18 and older) are a mix of college aged adults, school teachers, and other experienced adults. Our staff to camper ratio during camp hours is 1 adult (18 or older) for every 10 campers, and all are trained and background checked as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services.    Our staff team also includes Camp Directors and senior staff team, life guards, boating instructors, and Junior Counselors (ages 12 to 17). 

Where is Camp Millican located? 

Camp Millican is located in College Station, Texas, at Millican Reserve. Our address is 19851 FM 2154 (Wellborn Road).  Most activities occur in and around our little white camp house. Camp drop-off is right inside the farm entrance at Millican Reserve. 

Do the campers spend all day outdoors? 

Camp Millican is a nature camp and we try to spend most of the day (about 75%) outdoors.  We also have an air-conditioned house where we spend time every day. 

How does Camp Millican protect campers from over exposure to sun/heat? 

Counselors and senior camp staff are trained in Red Cross CPR and first aid.  They are trained to watch children closely and take time with campers in “cooling stations” (the air-conditioned house, the shaded woods, the sprinklers, etc). Campers are required to bring a bottle of sunscreen and a water bottle to camp, and our staff schedules time for sunscreen application, ‘splash breaks’ and water breaks throughout the day.   

Is my camper required to swim? 

Campers are not required to swim during our time at the lake; we will always offer alternative activities.  All campers are required to wear life vests during swimming and boating time – no exceptions! 

What are the hours of camp? 

Regular camp hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am until 2:30 pm.  Aftercare hours are until 6:00 pm.  Arrangements for early drop off (before 8:15 am) need pre-approval from Camp Director.

What is the new Extended Day Enrichment program and how is it different from regular extended day?

During Extended Day after care on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Camp Millican is bringing in specialists to facilitate enrichment activities like art and science projects.  These enrichment days are open to campers staying for after care, but also open to kids who have not attended camp during that week.

What does my camper need to bring to camp? 

Every day your camper will need: 

-A refillable water bottle 

-A bottle of sun screen (labeled with child’s name) 

-A nut-free lunch every day and an extra snack (consider 2 snacks if you child is staying for after care) 

-A bathing suit (worn to camp/under clothes) 

-A beach towel (labeled with child’s name) 

-A change of clothes in a zip lock bag (labeled with child’s name) 

**Closed-toe shoes are required. Water shoes or flip flops may be kept at camp for water time. 

Please leave all electronic devices at home.  Phones may be kept in back backs, but campers will be asked to keep them off during camp hours.  Campers who need to make connect with parents will be allowed to do so with permission.  Campers that do not comply with technology rules will be asked to leave devices and phones in the camp director’s office until the end of camp day.

Does Camp Millican have a scholarship program? 

Camp Millican offers scholarships and family service discounts to offset the cost of tuition.  Scholarships are available to cover partial and full tuition and are awarded to families based on financial need.  The family service program is designed to offset some of the supply, maintenance and program costs by extending a discount for volunteer service or donations.

Click here to apply.

Can I participate in the Camp Millican Parent (Grandparent) Service Program for discounted tuition? 

Yes!  It takes many hands to pull together the details of camp and our staff can always use extra help.  From donating much needed items, building camp activities, prepping daily supplies, to bringing popsicles, cleaning up after camp and volunteering your time, we welcome family involvement. Program discounts are reviewed and decided on a case-by-case basis.   Click here to apply.

What is the Junior Chief Youth Ambassador Program?

Our Junior Chief program is designed as a youth leadership opportunity for campers ages 12 to 14.  The mini camps are scheduled to give these older kids an opportunity to play, learn and engage in age appropriate activities designed for older youth.  We focus on leadership skills, nature education and team building during our 3 day mini sessions.  The camp includes an optional over-night tent camp out.  Campers who have completed a mini camp session are eligible to return, at no extra cost, and join our Junior Chief team of youth leaders during a regular session of camp.  These Chiefs serve as helpful leaders and role models for our younger campers.  Junior Chiefs can attend 1 session.  Second sessions will be considered based on the staffing needs of the camp.

For more information about Camp Millican, email [email protected]