Winter Camp

Winter Camp 35
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Order of the Arrow member? After six months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order of the Arrow.

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December 26-31, 2020

Camp Strake
2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
(for driving GPS use Latitude and Longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270)


Winter camp is a wonderful opportunity for troops to camp and Scouts to earn merit badges. Merit badge classes are taught by Scouters with real-life experiences in the field. Winter camp will be held at the new Camp Strake (Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331). For driving coordinates, use Latitude and Longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270Over 60 merit badge classes are offered, including many merit badges that are not normally offered at summer camp.

Leader's Guide      Schedule


Registration is currently full. 

How to Edit a Registration     How to Pull Reports      How to Make a Payment

Merit Badges

The highlight of any camp is the program offered at that camp. In addition to numerous merit badge classes offered at winter camp, the energetic program staff has planned exciting activities all week long. The council's camping committee and the camp staff have made every effort to plan a high-quality program for the Scouts. The goal is to give each Scout the opportunity to seek the advancement or adventure that will help Scouts achieve their objectives program.

How to Select / Edit Merit Badge Classes      Merit Badge Schedule      MB Selection Form (optional unit resource)

Criminal Background Check

The state of Texas requires that the council conduct a criminal background check and sex offender database check on every adult who will be at camp. All adults attending camp in any capacity must complete an Adult in Camp Compliance form a minimum of 30 days before camp, to allow sufficient time for the background checks to be completed. 

Adult in Camp Compliance (Background Check)

Adult Volunteer

Every troop must provide one adult volunteer for every six Scouts attending to serve as kitchen staff or a merit badge counselor. Adults who are not attending with the troop and would like to volunteer to serve on staff should contact for a staff application.

Step 1: Staff Application (for adults camping with troop)          Step 2: Adult in Camp Compliance (Background Check)


Parents of campers should contact their troop leaders with questions about winter camp. Many of the adult leaders attending winter camp are quite experienced and can answer questions.


Additional Contacts


Tricia Chapela
Winter Camp Advancement Director

Jose Chapela
Winter Camp Program Director


Wayne McLeland
Adult in Camp Compliance / Background Check
(713) 756-3309

Erick Simmons
Camping Director