The Leader In Outdoor Education

Anytime is a great time to be outside!
We aren't a field trip! We are a learning experience!

The Nature Of Discovery

Located on beautiful Lake Tyler, with over 300 acres of forest, prairie, and meadow, Camp Tyler Outdoor School provides unique, interactive outdoor learning experiences to enrich students' education. We provide a crucial tool to forge connection with the natural world and our environment by inspiring curiosity and enjoyment of nature. We are motivated by our love of children and a desire to be good stewards of our our natural world.

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Camp Tyler

All residential and day programs are customized to meet the goals of the classroom teacher or group leader. Choose multiple day and overnight stays to maximize the impact of your visit to Camp Tyler. Programs focus on STAAR prep and are TEKS aligned.

See what others are saying about our programs.

"Thank you so much for the awesome field trip last week. We have all agreed it was our favorite field trip we have taken our students on. The kids had a blast and it couldn't have run smoother. Thank you and your amazing staff for that. "
-Whitehouse First Grade Teacher

"Your instructors hit exactly the concepts we are studying!"
- Chapel Hill Fifth Grade Teacher

"The program was very well developed over several conversations that resulted in a fun and worthwhile experience for all students."
-All Saints Freshman Friday Coordinator

Choose a One-of-a-Kind Adventure for your Students! Consider Booking for the 2023-2024 School Year Now

We are looking forward to hosting your students again this coming year!

Residential overnight programs and day programs available

Open to all grade levels and groups.

Contact us by email at [email protected] to begin a discussion about what you would like to do. We will gladly work with you to create a custom program.

Outdoor education provides opportunities and benefits for your students such as:

-----improved communication and behavior

-----strengthened confidence and decreased anxiety

-----improved mental health

-----enhanced positive attitudes toward learning

Check out our programs below! Contact us to start your great adventure!

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Program Options

  • Farm Days ARE HERE!
  • Birds
  • Ecosystem Experience
  • Native American Village
  • All About Fish
  • Camp Tyler Amazing Race (7th grade and up)
  • Pond Study
  • Rewards Day
  • Insects
  • Survivor Scenario
  • Team Building
  • Texas Village
  • Skins, Skulls, & Tracks - Animal Study
  • Soil Study

Camp Tyler works with your teachers and staff to design and provide a TEKS aligned program to meet the specific goals for your students. Each student will have hands on experience in a unique learning environment. Open to all schools and grade levels.

  • Camp Tyler


    We offer customized residential and day field lab programs to students of all grade levels. Let us know what your needs are and our staff will work with you to incorporate our field labs with your classroom lesson plans.

  • Rental Venue

    Rent our facility for your next retreat, reunion or wedding. Our rustic setting located on the shores of Lake Tyler is perfect for family or class reunions, company picnics, and group retreats. Bradford Lodge is a popular wedding venue.

  • Summer Camps

    Bring your program to our facility! Our 5 dorms house bed space for 120 campers. Bradford lodge doubles as a dining hall and activity space. Our kitchen staff will work with you to create a menu to fit your camper's needs.