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(For academic students who will be at least 14 years of age by the class start date)

June 11 - 16

Spelunking through a crevass

In Camp Challenge, older students explore a variety of intensive mental and physical recreational challenges within a supportive environment. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities both on and off campus. These may include camping, canoeing, water-skiing, rock climbing, caving, tandem biking, and other challenging activities.

In addition to the physical challenges provided in this program, emphasis is placed on developing self-reliance and self-confidence, contributing to overall maturity and growth. All participants will be provided social opportunities and guidance in appropriate interactions with peers and adults, within the context of developing a sense of teamwork and team accomplishment. All participants must have the physical and social ability to participate in this intense and demanding program.

Ziplining in the Texas Hill Country
It is very important that each student participating in Camp Challenge remain at TSBVI until the final ceremony and reception are over at about 4:30 on Friday, June 16. This will include a student performance followed by a Camp Challenge awards program, designed to promote a sense of empowerment and accomplishment for the participant and his or her family. We highly encourage families to attend this final program. We promise you a very inspiring event that you won’t want to miss. The final activities will begin at 1:00.

Students seeking high school credit for PE should apply for our three-week Adventure/Outdoor Education class.

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For information about program content, contact:

  • Margaret Edwards (512) 206-9476 

For information about the application process, contact:
Short-Term Programs administrative team - Wendy Erickson 512-206-9332, Phoebe Williams 512-206-9241 or