The Outdoor Experience Fund is a nonprofit organization with the desire to make the world a better place by providing a location, tools and specialized programs promoting individual youth and family growth. The Outdoor Experience is based at Camp La Junta where Camp La Junta allows use of their grounds and beautiful, spacious facilities free of charge to The Outdoor Experience Fund’s programs. Our focus is to get kids and their families away from the rigors of city life – to excel at exciting activities, appreciate the outdoors, gain independence, self-confidence, an enhanced self-image and positive life skills.
Another of our goals is to help children to visualize and reach their own personal peak by providing recreational, therapeutic and social activities in an authentically natural camp setting. During their camp adventure, we provide a full day of the finest programming available. All campers have the option to enjoy the wonders of a wide variety of activities at camp including: Archery, Canoeing, Hiking, Rope Swing, Water Slide, Arts & Crafts, Climbing Wall, Horseback Riding, Ropes Course, Zip Line, Athletics, Fishing, Kayaking and Swimming.
The benefits of our camping program are endless! Campers are encouraged to try new experiences in order to gain self-confidence, increase personal independence and learn cooperation. All activities are adapted to each cabin group’s needs.
All of the Outdoor Experience Fund’s programs take place Camp La Junta in Hunt, Texas. Although a traditional summer camp for boys, Camp La Junta’s expertise in programming make it the perfect host. Camp La Junta’s 200 acres lie nestled between a mile of crystal clear, cypress shaded, Guadalupe riverfront and the scenic rolling hills for which the Texas Hill Country is famous. The beautiful campgrounds are thoughtfully laid out, providing a sense of spaciousness yet convenience. Abundant cypress and oak trees provide a canopy of cooling shade on most of the grounds. Cabins are spacious, newly remodeled and comfortable, and each has full bathroom facilities with plenty of hot water.
DreamKamp is the a special week to the campers each summer and has been for well over a decade. It is an opportunity for deserving Kerr County youth, all completing fifth and sixth grades, to attend a high quality camp for one week in the summer. These important pre-teen years are vital to ensuring a future of successful decision making. To encourage fun, personal growth and an improved self confidence, DreamKampers take part in everything from horseback riding and canoeing to leadership development and creative expression. Daily Bible Studies and motivational speakers address important life lessons and personal challenges including “Character is Your Destiny”, “Choices Have Consequences”, “Attitude is Everything”, “Don’t Let Society Tell You What is Valuable or That Stuff Rules Your Life”, “Love your neighbors as yourself” and “Know where you are going”. DreamKamp is an innovative mix of leadership training and Christian Foundations. All DreamKampers attend at no cost to them thanks to the generous support of donations from individuals and many local businesses.