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!

The Best Summer Ever!

Camp Millican 2023 has come to a close.  Many thanks to our wonderful camp families, counselors, and partners for making this the best summer ever!

We can’t wait to welcome back fun camp songs, nature hikes, creativity and adventure next summer! You can find general camp information below and email us at for information about registering your camper for 2024.

Email us at to secure your camper’s spot for 2024.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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“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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At Millican Reserve, we're gearing up for Pumpkinpalooza 2023. The fun takes place October 14 and 15. Get ready to unleash your most creative pumpkin ideas. 

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Only 15 days until Pumpkins grace the skies of the Brazos Valley...

Don't miss the event of the season. And make sure to show off your favorite fall fashion (or even a .... costume 😉)

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As a member of the Conservancy at Millican Reserve, you'll help support this beautiful landscape in the heart of Texas' Brazos Valley. With its membership comes access to organized member events, hiking trails, and much more. 🌿 

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Is biking, hiking, or horseback riding your thing? Do that and more with the Conservancy, where serene Brazos Valley landscapes provide a much-needed break from the daily grind. 🍃🧘‍♂️

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Meet one of the inhabitants of Millican Reserve. He's a Sphyrapicus nuchalis, a medium-sized woodpecker species measuring between 19 and 21 cm in length. Did you know that these birds can peck a tree more than 20 times in one second? So, the next time you're on the trails, keep your eyes (and ears open) to catch a glimpse of this bird in action. 🌳 🐦

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Announcement! 👉 The discount coupon code for Pumpkinpalooza tickets has been extended through MIDNIGHT, THIS SUNDAY 9/24!! Are you going?

Now is the best time to get your tickets. Purchasing online means avoiding lines at PPL and getting the best price. Just head over to and 👉enter the coupon code PUMPKIN at checkout before midnight this Sunday to get your wristbands.

We can't wait to see you on October 14 and 15 at Millican Reserve for 🎃Pumpkinpalooza 2023! Be sure to follow the PPL Event on Facebook for discussion and the most recent updates on Pumpkinpalooza!!
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We love the Boathouse.  Did you know you can reserve it for your next event? Entertain up to 70 guests inside and over 100 with outside accommodations. To book an event, please contact us through the link in our bio. 🌿 🌄 

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At the Conservancy at Millican Reserve, we are dedicated to fostering a flourishing community deeply rooted in the wonders of nature. 🌿 Join us on this journey of connection, growth, and the appreciation of the natural world around us. 

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September 16 is our Day at Play. Grab the kids and head over to Millican Reserve. From yard games to water activities, this event is sure to bring smiles to your little ones. Reserve your spot now. ⛵🌞

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🔎 Looking for something?

😍 How about a morning adventure this weekend?  Join us at Millican Reserve for a fun morning hike on our trails with a friendly outdoor guide. 

Bring the family and get outside with us Saturday, September 9, from 9 am until 10 am.

It's easy to register from the calendar on the Millican Reserve website or from the link in bio.

Hi there! 😎 Don't forget to register for today’s Friday Farm Tour (August 18, 4-5 pm) or Saturday's Day at Play (August 19, 8-10 am)!

Both are great, healthy ways to get outside and have fun!  Learn more and register at the Millican Reserve website calendar page or from the link in bio. 

See you soon!

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