Nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Camp Strake is located 40 miles north of Houston and just south of Conroe, Texas in Montgomery County. Camp Strake was acquired in 1942, and covers 2,175 acres. In March 1944, the camp was dedicated and named in honor of George and Susan Strake, who paid off the note for the purchase of the land. This property has many sections and is used for multiple purposes. Camp Strake has facilities available for Cub Scout weekend camping at the Janis and George Fleming Cub World and Boy Scout and Venturing weekend camping activities at Grand Lake. Training for Scout leaders and outside groups are held at Hart Kuester Lodge, Seton Training Site and the Conference Center.
In 2015, Camp Strake is moving to a rural site in the Sam Houston National Forest, between New Waverly and Coldspring near the community of Evergreen in order to create a 21st century Scouting experience for Scouts and their leaders.
- Family camping is available for packs at Cub World.
- Weekend camping is available year round for troops and crews at Grand Lake.
- The Conference Center is available for meetings and seminars, primarily for adult leaders and groups.
- Districts can reserve sites through their district executive.
Janis and George Fleming Cub World is the Cub Scout retreat area. Camp Strake is spread out over 100 acres of tall pine and oak trees, and it is sure to be a Scout’s dream of an outdoor adventure come true. There is always something to do at Cub World.
With 14 wooded campsites ranging in capacity from 50 to 150 people, Cub World can accommodate approximately 900 people in a weekend. Each campsite consists of a 30 x 40 covered pavilion, running water, and a fire ring area for cooking and campfires. There are modern restroom and shower facilities centrally located throughout the camp. The many activity areas available at Cub World ensure a fun filled weekend full of lasting memories.
In addition to the 14 wooded campsites for camping, there are many features of Cub World, such as the program building where den meetings, pack meetings, pinewood derbies or rain gutter regattas can be held. The sports field can accommodate softball games, relay races, or other outdoor games that might require a large field. Scouts can ride on one of the Huck Finn rafts. Scout should bring their fishing pole to use while waiting for a raft ride!
If that is not enough, head over to the stockade or fort for an old west shoot out with water pistols, or cool off with some water balloons. Located just at the waters edge of Brown and Root Lake, is the pirate ship. Stop off at the covered teepees and take a break. Ceremony Island is a great place for a pack meeting in the woods or an Arrow of Light Ceremony. Cub World is available for a usage fee of $2 per person (for SHAC units) or $3 per person (for out-of-council units). The street address for Cub World/Camp Strake is 401 South Loop 336 West, Conroe, TX 77304. Reservations
Grand Lake is the Boy Scout camping and activity area of Camp Strake. The 21 campsites that are divided into three separate wings offer enough room and seclusion to accommodate several units and activities at one time. Enjoy the beautiful piney woods, while walking down the many hiking trails. Many program areas are also available. Appropriate adult training is required. The shooting sports range can accommodate rifle and shotgun shooting as well as archery. Deer Lake is one of the most scenic areas of the camp and is a great place for canoeing and fishing and working on Scouting skills under the Joplin Pavilion. A COPE course is also available to work on team building skills. Grand Lake is available for a usage fee of $2 per person (for SHAC units) or $3 per person (for out-of-council units). The street address for Grand Lake/Camp Strake is 11322 IH 45 South, Conroe, TX 77304. Reservations
The Grand Lake area of Camp Strake has several areas to accommodate your next training. Whether it’s an adult outdoor training or a troop level youth leadership training, reserve Camp Strake in the amazing Piney Woods for your next training.
Come join us for a fun filled weekend of Scouting skills. With so much to do, and so many facilities, this is a great place to hold your next district Camporee or Webelos Woods. The district professional can make a reservation for a district event.
Camp Strake Conference Center
The Camp Strake Conference Center is a training facility located in a comfortable rustic setting. The conference center is available for daytime meetings and overnight retreats and is very affordable and perfect for the budget conscious meeting and retreat planner.
The conference center is available for use by Scout groups and non-profit organizations. Non-Scout groups are required to provide a certificate of insurance and a hold harmless agreement.
The conference room building will comfortably seat a single group of 300, or can be divided to handle three groups of 75 each. It is completely furnished with tables and chairs, as well as several audio visual aids.
The Conference Center groups requesting meal service are served by the camp staff, with cafeteria-style service. Dietary needs are handled on an individual basis.
Need to have an overnight retreat? Great! Camp Strake has four dorms and seven cabins available to accommodate 92 for overnight housing. All linens are furnished, and buildings have air conditioning and heat. You and your personal toiletries are all that you need to bring. Conference Center Reservation
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