about camp allen

A ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Camp Allen has traversed over 150 miles and 97 years to reach where it is today. With its humble beginnings on 10 acres of land gifted by Rosa Lum Allen in 1921, Camp Allen has moved and expanded to 1,100 forested acres in Navasota with 88 full time employees. Throughout the journey, the heart remains the same: to create a space for people to come and find respite, and experience God in a new, illuminating way. Our desire is that each of our guests, campers, and students leave Camp Allen feeling renewed, inspired, and ready to come back again soon.  Click HERE to learn more!

Our Keynote Speakers

We're thrilled to announce our 2019 conference theme along with our incredible plenary speaker team. We hope you'll join us for what promises to be our best conference yet!


Timothy Radcliffe O.P.
Joining us for the first time is Timothy Radcliffe O.P. If you don't know about him we encourage you to read up on his ministry in England and throughout the world. He's a Roman Catholic priest, Dominican friar of the English province and former Master of the Order of Preachers, He's also a prolific author and currently serves as the director of the Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars, Oxford which focuses on the promotion of social justice and human rights. Mark your calendars for our "Don't Miss" conference, tell your friends and read more about him HERE.

Timothy’s three talks are titled: Mercy, God’s Fruitful Grace; How Can We Hope in Uncertain Times? and Is the Church a Home for Everyone?

Carol Perry, S.U.
Joining us for the fourth year in a row and back by popular demand, Sister Carol Perry is a world renowned Bible scholar based in New York. She recently retired from Marble Collegiate Church in NYC after serving for over 30 years as Resident Bible Scholar. Her standing room only classes were webcast live each Sunday morning.  She's a sister of Saint Ursula, author and a faith filled, inspirational speaker. 

We've designed a poster to promote this weekend. If your Center and/or church would like a high res. PDF to use, contact Catherine Miller . Help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity for all seeking a deeper connection to God and our pastoral ministry!

our workshops

  1. Forgiveness: The way that we treat each other.

  2. Recognizing our Fears: Welcoming the stranger in our midst.

  3. Establishing a Rhythm of Prayer: The way we approach God in prayer.

  4. One in Christ: The way we face the challenges of our world.

Check back frequently as we’ll continue to update this page with more information on the conference!