Camp Millican

Inspiring youth to learn, play, and grow in the spirit of healthy adventure and fun in nature.

Camp Millican is a week-long day camp for kids ages 4-14 which promotes healthy discovery and outdoor adventures. We are located in south College Station, Texas, and are a program of the Millican Reserve Land Conservancy, whose mission is to maintain, restore, and educate the community about the remarkable landscape of Millican Reserve. As an outdoor summer experience, Camp Millican provides a fun, enriching week aimed at strengthening a child’s sense of well-being and cultivating a bond with nature.

A new adventure awaits!

Refer a friend special! Refer a friend & enjoy awards.

Refer a Friend: Spread the joy of Camp Millican to your friends and family. Encourage others to sign up for Summer 2024 Camp Millican and have them include your name in the payment description. You will be awarded a free registration for any of the Camp Millican Off-Season programs starting in September 2024-May 2025. Also, your friend will enjoy a discounted price for an Off-Season program!

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Explorers Camp

4-6 year olds

Pathfinders

Camp

7-10 year olds

Young Rangers Camp

11-14 year olds

Camp Activities

Summer fun for your camper!

Testimonials

Here’s what camp families have to say!

FAQs

Questions? We have answers!

Explorers Camp

Explorers  Camp is for children 4-6 years old. Explorers camps are 4 day camps that range from 8:30am-12:30pm These sessions are designed specifically for younger campers to provide an enriching outdoor learning experience. These younger campers will have the opportunity to explore nature from the ground up through playful adventures created just for early elementary aged kids.

Session 1: May 28-May 31 FULL

Session 2: June 24-June 27 FULL

Session 3: July 22-25

Pathfinders Camp

Pathfinders Camp: New enrollment guidelines: If your camper is not 7 years old by 1/1/2024, they must enroll in the Explorers Camp. Pathfinders Camps are 5 day camps Monday through Friday and are for children 7-10 years old (8:30am-2:30pm).  These sessions promote healthy discovery and outdoor adventures. As an outdoor program, Pathfinders Camp provides a fun, enriching experience aimed at strengthening a child’s sense of well-being and cultivating a bond with nature.

Session 1: June 10-14 FULL

Session 2: June 17-21 FULL

Session 3: July 8-12 FULL

Young Rangers Camp

Young Rangers Camp: New enrollment guidelines: If your camper turns 10 by 1/1/2024, you have the option to enroll in either our Pathfinders Camp or Young Rangers Camp. Young Rangers Camp are 5 day camps Monday through Friday and are for children 11-14 years old (8:30am-2:30pm). Young Rangers Camp is centered around adventure, leadership, communication, and team building. Young Rangers in their final year (14 years old) may have the opportunity to volunteer at Pathfinders Camp Sessions for no additional charge (limited availability per general camp session). Please email for volunteer application: camp@millicanreserve.com

Session 1: June 3- June 7

Session 2: July 15- July 19

Camp Activities

Here are some of the activities you can expect your camper(s) to enjoy:

  • Camp Millican songs and games
  • Canoeing
    • Lifeguards are present and all swimmers wear life jackets
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
    • Lifeguards are present and all swimmers wear life jackets.
  • Discovery hikes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Water fun
  • Tie-dye shirts (All Campers!)
  • Horses (Explorers & Pathfinders only)
  • Paddle boarding (Young Rangers only)

Meet the Staff

Chad Nelson, Camp Director


Dr. Chad Nelson received his Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Texas A&M University in 2015. Additionally, he obtained a Certificate in Non-Profit Management, Texas A&M University The Bush School of Government and Public Service. He joined the Health and Kinesiology Department as an Instructional Assistant Professor in 2015. In 2019, he received his Ph.D. in Youth Development in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Science (RPTS) from Texas A&M University and joined their faculty. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses that include areas of experience design, youth programming, youth camp management, and leadership. In the fall of 2022, he began working in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication.


He also served (2015-2022) as the Camp Director for a Texas A&M affiliated nonprofit organization, Deerfoot Youth Camp, which focuses on providing disadvantaged youth an opportunity to attend a sports-related camp in the summer for free to improve self-esteem, learn discipline and respect and encourage them to strive for excellence as students. Chad loves hiking with his family and teaching youth of all ages about the outdoors. Last and most proud position he holds is being a father to two lovely children and husband to an amazing bride, Candace.

LeAnne Pollock, Assistant Camp Director


LeAnne Pollock is passionate about youth-in-nature and natural resources. She graduated from Texas A&M University with her Master of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism and has worked in youth programming for over 6 years in both educational and recreational programs. She has travelled with Texas 4-H Natural Resources, providing programming to 4-H groups across the state and is excited to bring some of that programming to Camp Millican.

Email us at camp@millicanreserve.com if you have any questions.

Testimonials

Parent: “My camper was very excited to go to camp every day. She found something new every day that excited her about being outdoors. She made lots of great new friends and enjoyed her camp counselors. We were grateful for the opportunity, for the kind counselors and the safety we felt in going to the camp every day. We will definitely return!”

Parent: My son was so anxious to go, but once he got there, he felt so relieved because of the friendly personalities of the counselors. You could tell they wanted to be there and were happy to be there, and that made all the kids feel at ease!”

Camper: “HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THIS MUCH GRASS BEFORE!?”

Camper: “I made a friend this week.”

Parent: “Both my boys had the time of their lives. It was their third camp of summer and they both said it was their favorite hands down.”

Parents and Campers

FAQs

The tuition for each of the three camp programs (based on session) is:

Explorer’s Camp (4-6 year olds)     $250     (With early registration: $225)

Pathfinder’s Camp (7-10 year olds)     $295    (With early registration: $265.50)

Young Ranger’s Camp (11- 14 year olds)     $295   (With early registration: $265.50)

Camp Millican happens at Millican Reserve.
Millican Reserve is located at 19851 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845 (30.479991, -96.248166)

From College Station, head south on FM 2154 (Wellborn Road) towards Millican. Camp Millican is 4.2 miles south of the intersection of Wellborn Road and Greens Prairie Trail. The Camp Millican Staff will

 

Drop off/ Pick up

Enter Millican Reserve. The Camp Directors will communicate drop off/ pick up locations before camp begins. Below are the two drop off/ pick up locations.

  • The Marketplace: wooden structure will be in front on the right
  • The Boathouse: 1 mile from The Marketplace on the white rock road

 

Campers are encouraged to bring:

  • A towel
  • A backpack/bag
  • A change of clothes
  • A swimsuit
  • Closed toed water-shoes for waterfront activities
  • Sunscreen
  • Labeled refillable water bottle
  • Any medication needed – presented to camp staff on arrival
  • Snack & Lunch for Camper
    • Labeled soft or hard sided lunch box
    • Explorer campers may be picked up at noon if you would prefer your child to not eat lunch at camp
  • Nature appropriate clothing
  • Closed toed shoes

 

 

Cancellation Policy

If parents need to cancel a camp session, please inform the Camp Director (camp@millicanreserve.com) immediately to begin cancellation and refund process, if applicable.

 

 

Refund Policy

The refunding of camp fees is as follows:

  • Notification two week prior to camp session qualifies for a full return.
  • Notification one week prior to camp session qualifies for 1/2 return.
  • This return will be noted by the Camp Director, forwarded to the main office and processed through original form of payment.

Camp Director Phone #: 979-321-5736

Email us at: camp@millicanreserve.com

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Email us at camp@millicanreserve.com if you would like to know more about becoming a counselor or just helping out at Camp Millican!

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Get ready for an unforgettable day on the lake. We're thrilled to announce we're partnering again with Good Fly for our upcoming Reel Family Adventure event. This outing is designed to provide fun and learning for beginner anglers of all ages. In addition to on-land instruction, you'll have the opportunity to cast your line and fish Millican Reserve's private lake. 🎣

Discounted pricing for Conservancy Members.

Secure your spot visiting the calendar link in our bio.
 
#FlyFishing #FamilyAdventure #GoodFly #OutdoorAdventures #MillicanReserve
We're committed to the preservation of our natural environment and value the dedication and support of our Conservancy members. We share a commitment to responsible land and wildlife management. 🌱 💚  Your support and participation make a significant difference in safeguarding our precious landscape.

#MillicanReserve  #NatureEscape  #OutdoorAdventures  #NatureConnection  #TheConservancy
"Like water off a duck's back." Did you know that ducks have oil glands that keep them dry while swimming? If you have any other intriguing facts to share about these friendly residents of Millican Reserve, we'd love to hear them in the comments. 🦆 💦

Join the conversation about wildlife at Millican Reserve and add to our collective knowledge!

#MillicanWildlife #LakePrescott #BrazosValley #TheConservancy #MillicanReserve
Do you enjoy listening to music while you run? If so, share your favorite song in the comments to inspire and invigorate our runners for their next Saturday trail run. 🎧 🏃‍♀ 

Secure your spot by visiting the calendar link in our bio. 

#TrailRunVibes #TrailRunning #BrazosValleyTrailRun #MillicanReserve
😎 It's time to start thinking about summer!

Early bird discounts for Camp Millican registration end February 18.
https://mailchi.mp/e09e2f8837d2/campmillican_earlybird
See you at the Boathouse at Millican Reserve on February 3rd, where we will soak up the wonders of the universe as experts share their knowledge of the night sky. A comfortable and refreshing evening awaits!  Join us as we learn more about the cosmos. ✨ 🌌

Register now by visiting the link in our bio under the calendar section.

#StargazingAdventure #NightSkyWonder #TheBoathouse #OutdoorStargazing #TheBoathouseMillicanReserve
Vanessa Cardui butterflies migrate thousands of miles, seeking warmer climates during winter, only to return each spring. This phenomenon is just a little astonishing, given their tiny size. These painted ladies will surely be headed back to Millican Reserve very soon. 

Nature never ceases to amaze. 🌸 🦋 

#VanessaCardui #ButterflyMigration #MillicanReserve #BrazosValley #TheConservancy
Get ready and set your timers. 🏃‍♂️ Join us at the starting line on January 27 for an exhilarating race at Millican Reserve. Clock in those extra steps before January comes to a close. 

Head to the link in the bio to register and secure your spot. 

#TrailRunning #BrazosValleyTrailRun #OutdoorAdventure #MillicanReserve
Join us this chilly January at Millican Reserve. On January 27, we invite you to enjoy an evening around a warm campfire with good company, excellent music and delicious s’mores. 🔥🎶 

This fun event starts at 5:00 PM, so remember to dress warmly. Please register today by visiting the link in our bio under the calendar section. 

#FirepitFrolic #Smore #BrazosValley #TheConservancy #MillicanReserve
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