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.

Camp Millican 2023 starts on May 31!  A new adventure awaits!

The Best Summer Ever!

We can’t wait to welcome back fun camp songs, nature hikes, creativity and adventure this summer! You can find general camp information below and also complete enrollment forms for each child attending camp.

Early registration pricing (10% discount) extended through April 30.

Secure your camper’s spot now.

Explorers Camp

4-6 year olds



7-10 year olds

Young Rangers Camp

11-14 year olds

Camp Activities

Summer fun for your camper!


Here’s what camp families have to say!


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Explorers Camp

Explorers  Camp is for children 4-6 years old. 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 Session 1: May 31 – June 2; 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Explorers Camp Session 2: June 26 – June 28; 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Explorers Camp Session 3: July 24 – July 26; 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Pathfinders Camp

Pathfinders Camp is for children 7-10 years old. 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 Session 1: June 12 – June 16; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Pathfinders Camp Session 2: June 19 – June 23; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Pathfinders Camp Session 3: July 10 – July 14; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Young Rangers Camp

Young Rangers Camp is for children 11-14 years old. 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).

Young Rangers Camp Session 1: June 5 – June 9; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Young Rangers Camp Session 2: July 17 – July 21; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Camp Activities

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

  • Camp Millican songs and games
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Discovery hikes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Water fun
  • Tie-dye
  • Wild animal interactions (in a controlled environment with professionals)
  • Paddle boarding (Young Rangers only)

Meet the Staff

Dr. Chad Nelson, PhD.

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.

Meet Dr. Nelson

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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.

Early registration pricing (10% discount) extended through April 30.

Secure your camper’s spot now.


“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!”

“My two boys came home each day raving about the day’s activities.”

“I love that my son is able to spend time outside and in nature. He especially loves the opportunity to go fishing. He always leave nice and tired which is a huge bonus!”

“If you’re a family who enjoys outdoor activities and being outdoors, this camp is a great option. It’s difficult to find camps that provide new experiences like fishing & horseback riding. My kids really enjoyed the experiences and especially the blob water toy!”

Camp ParentS 2022


Camp Millican is a week-long day camp at Millican Reserve, Texas.  The tuition for each of the three camp programs (based on campers’ ages) is:

Explorer’s Camp (4-6 year olds)     $195     (With early registration: $175.50)

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.

Camp dropoff is at the Farm Entrance to Millican Reserve (across from the intersection of Wellborn Road and High Prairie Road).

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


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
  • Sunscreen
  • 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



Cancellation Policy

If parents need to cancel a camp session, please inform the Camp Director ( 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.

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