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.


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.


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. 

Welcome to Nature's classroom, where students learn through discovery...


15143 Camp Tyler Road, Whitehouse, TX 75791, USA


Summer Camp

Geared towards students entering the 5th or 6th grade, our all inclusive residential summer camp builds confidence and independence in your student. Space is limited. Registration ends June 2...

$20 USD + $4 S&H

Camp Tyler:

a first of its kind

Local author, Patricia Taylor Wells, attended Camp Tyler as a child and has put together the first book ever written about this iconic Smith County Heritage. The book includes photos from the past to the present and treasured memories of alumni.

Academic Field Labs

CTOS 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.

Treasured Heritage

In 1949, the first classes from TISD came for our outdoor education programs.  Today, we continue to provide unique outdoor education to a fourth generation of students in...

"The Classroom Without Walls"