Inspiring youth to learn, play, and grow in the spirit of healthy adventure and fun in nature.
Camp Millican is thriving in 2021 and we are thrilled to welcome back beloved camp songs, nature hikes, creative outlets, and adventure! Please find general camp information below and fill out enrolment forms for each child attending camp.
Safety is our number one priority at Camp Millican and we want you to be comfortable knowing that your child’s care is at the forefront of all camp decisions. In addition to typical health and safety protocols found at Camp Millican, you can find additional health and safety measures we are taking here.
What is Camp Millican?
Camp Millican is a week-long day camp for kids ages 4-14 which promotes healthy discovery and outdoor adventures. We are a program of the Conservancy, who’s mission is to maintain, restore, and educate the community about the remarkable landscape of Millican Reserve. As an outdoor program, Camp Millican provides a fun, enriching experience aimed at strengthening a child’s sense of well-being and cultivating a bond with nature.
Photo by: Carol Fox Henrichs
4-6 year olds
7-10 year olds
11-14 year olds
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Explorers Camp (Formerly Acorn Camp)
Explorers Camp is for children 4-6 years. 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. Explorers Camp is $185.00/session.
Explorers Camp Session 1: July 14 – July 16; 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Explorers Camp Session 2: July 21 – July 23; 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Pathfinders Camp (Formerly Camp Millican – General Sessions)
Pathfinders Camp is for children 7-10 years. 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. Pathfinders Camp is $285.00/session.
Pathfinders Camp Session 1: June 7 – June 11; 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Pathfinders Camp Session 2: June 14 – June 18; 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Pathfinders Camp Session 3: June 28 – July 2; 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Pathfinders Camp Session 4: July 5 – July 9; 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Young Rangers Camp (Formerly Junior Chief Camp)
Young Rangers Camp is for children 11-14 years. Young Rangers Camp is centered around adventure, leadership, communication, and team building. Young Ranger’s have the opportunity to volunteer at Pathfinders Camp Sessions for no additional charge (limited availability per general camp session)! Young Rangers Camp is $285.00/session.
Young Rangers Camp Session 1: May 31 – June 4; 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Young Rangers Camp Session 2: June 21 – June 25; 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Meet the Team
Arielle Owens: Camp Director
Howdy All! This will be my first summer as Director at Camp Millican, and I’m thrilled to be leading the adventure for all of our (soon to be) campers! In case you don’t know me, I’m a sixth-year teacher from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a BFA in Art Education (EC-12 certification) and a BA in Christian Studies with an Art minor. Prior to student teaching I was a lifeguard and four-year site director for the YMCA in after school care. Working with other teachers and students from various areas and backgrounds has been invaluable and has equipped me to better serve my own students at Brazos Christian School.
Hannah Franke: Senior Counselor
I am a senior counselor at Camp Millican and have worked with Millican Reserve since 2018 after being offered a job through the MR Farmer’s market. I was born and raised in College Station and am now a senior Geology major at TAMU. I have a passion for bringing music and geology activities to camp, and enjoy instilling a love for rocks and minerals in the hearts of campers.
Brooke McGarrah: Camp Counselor
Hello, my name is Brooke, and I am very excited to be working as a counselor at Camp Millican! I grew up going to Girl Scout camps most summers and this is where I fell in love with the outdoors. I spend my free time geocaching, playing with my adorable puppy, and traveling as much as possible. I am currently attending college and living in College Station. My personal mission for this summer is to make as many memorable experiences for campers as possible. Hopefully with the help of our partners and my fellow counselors, I can make this goal a reality.
Jenna Riehl: Camp Counselor
Hello! My name is Jenna. In May 2021, I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. I am passionate about working with youth in camp ministry and after school programs, so I am thrilled to be a part of Camp Millican. I love to be outside, spend time with my family and friends, ride my horses, and compete in the rodeo event called barrel racing. This summer, I am excited to show campers the beauty and excitement of the great outdoors.
Photo by: Carol Fox Henrichs
Millican Reserve is located at 19851 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845
Camp is held in the Farmhouse (white house near the front of the property across from the marketplace wooden structure)
- Head south on FM 2154 (Wellborn Road) towards Millican.
- From the new light at Wellborn Road & Greens Prairie Trail, we are 4.2 miles south on the left.
- There will be a black board fence and barn in view when you turn into the drive.
- The driveway has a metal arch over it and a small sign that says farm entrance.
Enter Millican Reserve
- The Marketplace wooden structure will be in front on the right
- The Farmhouse will be on the left down a winding rock drive; this is blocked off and not open for entry
Turn into the open grassy parking area on the left, park in this area and bring your child(ren) over for sign-in & temperature check
Campers will stay at the Marketplace structure through drop off with counselors until all campers for the day are present and all vehicles have left
The health and safety of our campers is our highest priority. With the direction and guidance of medical and health officials, we have developed a COVID-19 health and safety plan that includes:
Primarily Outdoor Programming: The majority of programming will occur outside to reduce the likelihood of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Fortunately, Camp Millican has always been an outdoor day camp with a variety of exploratory activities. The day to day for campers should look very much like prior camp years! Any indoor programming will require staff and campers to wear masks.
Small Group Tribes: Each camper will be placed in a small group or “tribe” of 4-10 campers. This tribe will be their social circle for the full week of camp. Tribes will not co-mingle indoors and tribes will remain a minimum of 6 feet apart when the entire camp comes together for programming.
Health Requirements: All campers and staff must be healthy and not exhibiting any symptoms prior to arriving at camp. A pre-screening questionnaire will be sent to each camper the week before their camp session. Staff may take campers’ temperature at the beginning of each day.
Social Distancing: All programming will require campers to maintain a general separation of approximately 6 feet or more whenever possible. Indoor programming will occur in small groups only.
Masks and Hygiene: All campers and staff will wear a mask when indoors. Staff will wear masks when activities require close proximity to campers. Hand/wash and sanitizing stations will be available and frequent hand cleaning will be observed. Common use items will be sanitized after each user.
Counselor Requirements: Counselors will have temperature taken every day, will be required to report personal health concerns, and will be wearing masks when necessary. Counselors who report having been exposed to the COVID-19 virus will stay home.
Campers are encouraged to bring:
- A towel
- A backpack/bag
- A change of clothes
- A swimsuit – worn to camp under clothes or in backpack
- Flipflops or water-shoes for waterfront activities
- Labeled refillable water bottle
- Any medication needed – presented to camp counselor on arrival
- Labeled soft or hard sided lunch box
- These will be sanitized by camp staff and then placed in a separate location until lunch
- 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
- Gator style mask for indoor or close contact spaces