University Camp

  • front left view of dining hall at university camp
  • pool view
  • getting canoes to the water
  • University Camp Grounds

The University Camp vision is to serve as an introduction to the traditions of service and excellence for many students, faculty and staff. It is a place where groups can escape the confines of campus and venture into nature in order to build relationships, encourage team-building and develop as leaders.

Many years ago, SHSU acquired 345 acres of land on the Trinity River in Walker County, Texas, just 15 miles from Huntsville. The Department of Recreational Sports has since been developing this property into a truly unique treasure for the Sam Houston State community.

The University Camp houses a wide variety of programs to the campus community. A variety of activities are held here ranging from faculty, staff, and student development programs and orientations, to social gatherings and Alumni events. Our series of high and low rope elements are utilized by campus organizations and departments to develop a better sense of camaraderie and teamwork.

For more information, including facility reservation, please contact or call: (936) 294-CAMP (2267).

Physical Address: 2245 FM 980, Huntsville, Texas 77320

Contact Campus Rec

936.294.1985 |

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