Camp Strake

Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358

A Place with a Purpose

Camp Strake is currently being built at a rural site near the Sam Houston National Forest, close to the community of Evergreen in order to create a 21st century Scouting experience for Scouts and their leaders.

Launching Pad for Future Leaders

Camp Strake will be a transformational outdoor adventure experience that will equip young people with a foundation for leadership.

Summer Camp

Camp Strake will be open for summer camp 2020.  

Register for Summer Camp

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

Date - TBD

More information coming soon.



Check out our camp construction updates.

October 2019

August 2019

Check-in Building

Dining Hall

Shower / Restroom

Grand Pavilion

Staff Huts

STEM Center


Camp Headquarters

June 2019 - Aerial Photos

Aerial View: Central Camp Area facing North towards lake

Aerial View: Central Camp Area facing South away from lake

Aerial Rendering of Lakefront

June 2019

Wild Hex Complex (aerial tower adventure)


Dining Hall

Grand Pavilion

Camp Headquarters Building

Camp Headquarters Building

Climbing Pavilion

Merit Badge Pavilion

Staff Site

Staff Site

Staff Training Building

Campsite Restroom / Shower Complex

Check-in Building

Legacy Pavilion

February 2019 - Shower Restroom and Maintenance Area

Shower  Restroom

Maintenance Area

January 2019 - Shower Restroom and Staff Area

Shower Restroom

Staff Area

November 2018 - Lakefront and Ranger house

Ranger House

Lake Front

October 2018 - Program Area and Arena

Patsy and Stan Stanley Arena in progress

General program area

September 2018 - Lake and Program Areas


Program area (left) and Dining Hall (right)

July 2018 - Pool area and Road

Road from the dam

Pool area


Camp Strake is located on 2,816 acres between New Waverly and Coldspring near the community of Evergreen, Tx. Lake Livingston is 10 miles east of the property. The camp is a 1.5-hour drive from downtown Houston and close to I-45 and the Grand Parkway.  Camp Strake is surrounded on three sides by the Sam Houston National Forest and has the Lone Star Hiking Trail close to one corner of the property.



The new Camp Strake will be first-class and state-of-the-art for Scouts and their leaders with two distinct sections: 

  • The Tsuru Scout Camp developed for weekend and resident camp operations for Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, and Venturers; and  
  • The Leadership Institute for advanced training programs for adult leaders and Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, and Venturers.       
The Scout camp for Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, and Venturers will have the following facilities:
  • 20 campsites with pavilions
  • Air conditioned dining hall with 450 person capacity
  • Camp Headquarters building
  • Large program pavilion
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) center
  • Merit badge pavilions
  • Shooting Sports Complex with rifle, shotgun and pistol ranges and for archery, including a sporting arrows course
  • Climbing pavilion with restrooms
  • Low ropes course
  • Zip line
  • Climbing and rappelling tower
  • Bikes and all-terrain vehicle ATV area
  • Aquatics Center with a swimming pool and pool house
  • Aquatics Center with lake (28-acre lake being created), observation deck and canoe storage
  • Aquatics training pavilion
  • Sport fields
  • Basketball court
  • Extensive trail system
  • Order of the Arrow ceremony site
  • Arena for 1,200 people
  • 1 chapel for 250 people
  • 1 chapel for 100 people
  • Modern restrooms and shower houses
  • 40 summer camp staff huts

The Leadership Institute will have the following facilities:

  • Leadership Training Center
  • 4 Dormitories with 32-person capacity each
  • 4 Cabins with 8-person capacity each
  • Arena for 100 people
  • Chapel for 100 people
  • 2 Training pavilions
  • Training campsite
  • Shower houses


For FAQs and more information, visit the Camp Development page.