Hey family!

Our heart at Discovery Camp is to make sure that your child Discovers The Difference that Jesus can make in their life. With over 200 staff and interns ready to support your church group, DC promises to keep the program age-appropriate and focus on safety with every camp activity.

Why Discovery Camp?


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DISCOVERY CAMP began in 1989 as an age-appropriate summer camp program for both children and teenagers. It has become the largest full-gospel camp in America reaching over 20,000 each summer.

Pastors Tommy and Rachel Burchfield have dedicated over 25 years to building the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ through Burchfield Ministries International. Their home and ministry headquarters is Country Camp in Columbus, Texas where gathering churches, loving pastors and networking leaders have earned them international respect. Their children, Andrew, Peter, and Abby are also involved in ministry.

Discovery Camp's resides on a 1,088-acre Christian retreat center and ministry headquarters located in Columbus, Texas. The campus includes housing for 1,100 campers, full recreational facilities and summer resident quarters for over 200 staff employees, interns, and ministry families. Three waterslides, go-carts, horses and age-appropriate activities will remind (or teach!) your child just how much fun it is to be a Christian. With over 200 staff and interns, our wonderful DC team love the campers and are committed to a safe and fun summer.

Who Gets To Come?

The Junior Kid's camps are open for all children 7-12 years of age. The Youth camps are available for all teenagers from the age of 13 and up. DC Explorers is available for all leaders' children ages 3-10, during our youth camps only.

What Is Spiritually Taught at Discovery Camp?

Basic Biblical principles are adhered to with a spirit-filled atmosphere emphasizing redemptive truths encouraging children and youth to an intimate, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues is presented and celebrated.

What Facilities and Activities are Available?

Discovery Camp sessions are hosted at beautiful Country Camp, a 1088-acre Christian camp facility with a 2,000 seat capacity venue, named Ambassador's Hall, a full-service cafeteria, A/C dorms, concessions, 440 foot waterslide, 52 foot high double-waterslide, horseback rides*, go-carts*, swimming pool, Champion's Course, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, bookstore, and the F.E. "Papa" Ward Prayer Garden.

Are the Activities Included In The Camp Cost?

All activities except for the following are included in your camp cost:

• Rockwall - Ticket: $1

• Super Archery - Ticket: $1

• Go-Cart Ticket (Height requirement of 52 inches) - $3

• Horse Ride Ticket - $6