What is Stewart?
Camp Stewart for Boys is a privately owned, Christian-oriented, non-denominational camp for boys ages six to sixteen. We are located in the heart of the famed Texas Hill Country, near headwaters of the Guadalupe River.
“Don’t wait to be a Man to be Great, Be a Great Boy” is Stewart’s motto. The Philosophy of the camp and its leadership is to provide a camping experience which focuses on the total development of each boy as well as creating memorable adventures.
In 1924, E.J. “Doc” Stewart founded Camp Stewart for Boys, which he owned until his death in 1929. W.N “Bill” James was director and owner from 1929 to 1966, when he sold to former camper, Silas B. “Si” Ragsdale, Jr. and his wife, Kathy Coffey Ragsdale. Silas B. Ragsdale III (Jeepers), part owner and Director, is in charge of the day-to-day operations. Jeepers has literally grown up at Stewart, and has worked in every facet of the camp from the kitchen, horses, cabin counselor, etc.
“Building self-confidence, a greater feeling of self-worth, along with learning new skills, making lasting friends, developing independence, experiencing new horizons– in a spirit of boy-geared FUN” is Stewart’s goal.
We hope you join us at a Stewart campfire soon and experience Stewart’s magic for yourself.