Camp Quarterman, named for the first Bishop of Northwest Texas, the Rt. Reverend George Quarterman, is always a favorite summertime activity for Episcopal youth who have completed grades 2-11. Before September of 2014, camps were always held at Bishop Quarterman Camp and Conference Center, later known as Quarterman Ranch, located on the northern outskirts of Amarillo, TX. Hundreds of campers passed through the camp entrance and were drawn closer to God through the activities, fellowship and worship at the camp. The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, located on the campus of Quarterman Ranch, was the center of worship at camp every morning. On the final day of camp the counselors and campers gathered around the cross situated in the middle of the labyrinth just adjacent to the chapel.
Sadly, in September of 2014, Quarterman Ranch was closed, leaving our Diocesan Youth Coordinator, Renee Haney, to re-imagine how the diocese should continue the camping experience in other locations. Due to the diligent and thorough research of Renee and her husband, the Rev. James Haney V, and with the approval of the Bishop of Northwest Texas, the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, a decision was made to offer two camps in remote locations. Camp Quarterman Sr., for youth going into grades 7-12, would be held in the mountains of Colorado, at Cathedral Ridge Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, located just outside of Woodland Park, Colorado. Camp Quarterman Jr., for children going into grades 3-5 would be held closer to home at Ceta Glen, part of Ceta Canyon Christian Camp, located outside of Happy, TX., in the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon. Sixth graders are given the opportunity to choose they camp they will attend.
(Photo on the left - Ceta Glen Christian Camp. Photo on the right -Cathedral Ridge Episcopal Camp and Conference Center)
Camp programs and curriculum are designed to draw the campers closer in their relationship to God and nature through activities inside and outside, group worship held every morning, fellowship, and FUN! Favorite activities at both locations include hiking, outoor activities, crafts, Human Clue, and talent shows.
With the conclusion of Camp Quarterman 2016, the diocese has experienced two highly successful camping seasons in both locations, due largely to the dedication and love of camp volunteers, counselors, and of course, Renee and Fr. Jim Haney.
To register for the 2017 summer camps, follow this link to the youth registration page.
For questions about camp or other youth activities in Northwest Texas, please contact the Youth Coordinator, Renee Haney, at email@example.com.