The Summer Ministry Team (SMT) is a unique opportunity for students to
serve in a way that goes far beyond a typical summer job.

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Life At Tejas

Living at Tejas as a Summer Ministry Team (SMT) member is an unforgettable experience. You get to work, worship, live and grow with an amazing group of young believers who have committed their summer to the Lord. Becoming an SMT is all about learning to serve others like Christ serves us. At Tejas we try to eliminate distractions in order to see all the opportunities we have to serve. Here are a few guidelines we abide by to help us focus all our energy on Christ and serving.


Times of Bible study, prayer, and accountability will be put in your weekly schedule. Some events will require preparation on your part; some will only require your attendance and participation.

You will have ample opportunities to serve others through the summer camp groups, community ministry, other summer ministry team members, and whoever else God places in your path. You will be challenged to serve as Jesus Christ served.

Family Serve Days

Different times during the summer, you will leave the camp and go into the city of Giddings. There you will have the opportunity to minister to and serve the people of the community as a small group.

Personal Devotional Time

Personal Devotion Time will be a part of your daily schedule. At least 30 minutes will be allotted for you in your schedule to spend time with God. You may spend that time in prayer, reading the Word, journaling, or just being alone with God. Whatever it looks like for you, we simply want your relationship with Christ to be the first thing you seek every day.


There are many types of jobs to be done at Tejas! You will be serving in at least one of the following areas of ministry and rotate to different positions within that ministry.


Leading campers in activities in land and water based activities, lifeguarding, and facilitating the climbing wall, zip lines, quick jumps, and giant scream swing.


Resolving facility problems as they arise, working on landscaping, and assisting with projects.

Food Service

Preparing food and serving meals to our guests. Kitchen and dining hall cleaning.


Serving guests in one of our shops or pool concession. Crafting espresso, blended frozen, and smoothie drinks.


Capturing the camper and staff experiences in photos and videos. Assisting the groups with A/V needs.