Lost Canyon was once a children's camp. As a result we have a number
of things you would expect at a camp: tennis court, basketball court,
volleyball net, and a tree-shaded playground.
There is now a library, an inviting space created from an old barn.
We have over 2,000 books and periodicals, focusing on theology, natural
history, Texas history, and poetry. The library is the space used by
small groups for meeting, and there is also an altar for worship services.
We have a VCR and slide projector in the library for groups to use when
needed. There is no charge for the use of the library.
An attractive dining hall, with a fully-equipped kitchen and ample seating,
is conveniently located in the center of the cabin area, making it a natural
gathering place. It is also an excellent location for art projects,
science experiments, slide shows – and a cool place to rest on a
hot summer afternoon. The cost of the dining hall is $150 for a
weekend; it is available only on a self-service basis (meaning it should
be thoroughly cleaned before departure.)
Dry Creek, one of the headwater streams of the Nueces river, flows through
the property, forming two ponds. The smaller, one acre pond is reserved
for swimming and includes an enclosed shallow area and a rock-lined
wading pool for children (adults like it too!) The 8-acre pond is for
canoeing and fishing (the catch and release fishing is excellent). The
property includes an interesting variety of landscapes, from oak and
pecan bottomland along the creek to rugged, brush-covered hills on the
back of the property. There
are well-marked hiking trails ranging from easy strolls to fairly
challenging climbs. Along these trails you will discover a plentitude
of interesting animal and plant life, described in detail under “Nature.”
At night we are blessed to be far from urban light pollution. Our skies
are quite dark, and to take advantage of this we use two fine telescopes.