For over 25 years, Camp of the Hills has been able to make a positive change in the lives of over 13,000 children, 700 college-age counselors and countless volunteers of all ages. This is done primarily through summer camps for children and youth from low-income communities across the state of Texas. In the future we hope to continue providing a life-changing Christian camping experience and expand to more year-round ministry opportunities for the young people we serve from disadvantaged backgrounds. One way we plan to accomplish our mission is through three endowments that were established in 2012. These funds are set up with the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund which is part of the Austin Community Foundation.

By clicking on one of the funds above, you can make a donation now. All bequests and other planned gifts to Camp of the Hills will be put into our Operations Endowment, unless otherwise directed. Visit our Planned Giving page to learn more about ways you can invest in God’s ministry through Camp of the Hills. Thank you for prayerfully considering a gift to one of our endowments, helping create long-term sustainability and truly blessing the children we serve. Please contact Michael Thames at 830-693-2580 if you have any questions about our endowments or the ministry of Camp of the Hills.

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Michael Thames

Executive Director

Michael joined the staff in June 2011 as Development Director. He was a former camp counselor in 1998 & 1999, where he met, fell in love with and got engaged to Cara, the camp nurse. Michael and Cara worked full-time in inner- city ministry for over 10 years and brought children to Camp of the Hills every summer. They have three children, Tristan, Brendan, and Eden. Michael and Cara have a passion for at-risk children and seeing them come to know and be transformed by Jesus.

Federal tax ID

74-2614354 • 2016 – 990