Compiled here is a collection of various fantasies the Headmasters team have for camp. The things we want to do, places we want to go, and ways we want to bring magic to camp. You can support the ongoing mission on youcaring.com/campoakhallows, or with small, ongoing contributions to Patreon.com/campoakhallows
“The Final Exam Invitational Festival of Creators”
We would like to annually invite secondary and post-secondary students to Camp to show off their skills acquired in various “Creator” courses they have taken over the previous year. Construction, agriculture, engineering, design, all things art. Guests are encouraged to create a lasting feature of camp applicable to their field, such as producing a large-scale mural, master-planning a new garden complete with instruction manual, or writing a program for a new way to teach a subject. Facilitating connections between Makers, Creators, and Leaders is what camp is all about, but it shouldn’t be just Campers who make these connections. For a long weekend event, students state-wide are welcomed to Camp.
“The American Scouting Outdoor Skills Event”
Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts may have their differences, but are united in their loyalty to scouting itself. For up to a week (we aren’t sure yet,) scouts and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to participate in a massive outdoor skills event encouraging learning and advancing nature-oriented craft. From tent pitching and fire building to trail codes and navigation techniques, and even beyond to survival and defense tactics, we hope to spur a love of exploration and adventure in guests.
“The Living Wall”
Camp safety is utmost priority, and that means having some heavy defenses in place to keep folks both in and out. Currently in place are plans for a concrete wall perimeter with only one gate, which will be a tunnel with fortress style vertical gating with both manual and automatic controls. The last thing we want is for camp to appear or feel prison-like, so we intend to make this wall as functionally appealing as it is formidable. Regularly, campers and guests will be asked to add something to the wall. Perhaps planting vines or flowers, painting murals onto the wall, constructing picnic areas along it with trails and permanent additions such as sheds.
“Operation Gold Eagle”
In more scouting related events, Gold Award and Eagle Rank -seeking scouts are welcome to use Camp as their Sustainability by creating service projects facilitating education, outdoor recreation, environmental protection, STEAM fields, and more. We will happily adopt any and all projects benefiting Camp’s goals of enriching the future of Texas and the world. If you have dreams of saving the bees, building a gathering place, teaching a new way to do something you’re passionate about, or want to make your mark on the future in another awesome way, call us up.
“Innovative Construction Fest”
Calling all builders, environment lovers, minimal-impact living enthusiasts, and modern Small House lovers: you are invited to contribute innovative living solutions to camp and campers. What’s the best way to insulate a garden shed to make it livable? Does growing plants on roofs help energy efficiency? How many solar panels does a tiny home need? What about Hobbit Houses? If you have an idea for how to improve quality and efficiency of life on camp, show it off.
It recently occurred to me that having an escape room on camp would be awesome so Intro Psych kids should have Midterm/Finals assignments to design escape rooms of various difficulties. Rad?
To appease the population that loves to say “This Generation doesn’t even know how to change a tire,” I intend to teach not only basic car care but detailed mechanics of our machine counterparts. Volunteer car enthusiasts can apply to teach their favorite car lessons.
“The Spring Surprise Festival”
Easter is cool but what if we completely exploited the weird traditions of hiding eggs full of things and used it to make some Camp dreams come true? Imagine a camp-wide (100+ acre) “Egg Hunt” with prizes ranging from candy to free weeks of camp. You can only have as many prizes as you can fit in a basket. Larger eggs have lower prizes. Smaller eggs are harder to find and worth more. Donations of prizes from local businesses are greatly appreciated. Show some Easter spirit with a contribution to the chaotic fun!