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Learn More About Ceta Canyon

That famous phrase, “On a clear day, you can see forever” takes on a whole new meaning when you visit Ceta Canyon Summer Camp and Retreat Center. Open year-round, with quality Lodging, Dining, Meeting and Recreational Facilities. We’re a beautiful canyon setting located in a branch of the Palo Duro Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of Texas. Also, unique to our area is a stream fed Waterfall.

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About Us

  • Summer Camp

  • Church Retreats

  • Leadership Retreats

  • Schools – Outdoor Education

  • Family Reunions

  • Seminars

  • One-day getaways

A Place to Meet the Creator

From here, forever looks a whole lot different than some of those straight, long roads that lead you here. Forever looks like hills, valleys, hardwood trees and shrubs, bright blue skies and incredible sunsets. In fact, some of the best views in Texas are right outside our front and back door. And, some of your views of forever might change here as well. Take Billy, a fourth grader who had his first serious encounter with God here. His view of forever changed… forever. Then there’s Frank and Hilda. Their marriage was in trouble. Times were tough and things weren’t looking up. They came to Ceta Canyon broken – but left with hope renewed and a whole new view of forever. 

Our New Welcome Center

We are grateful to open our new Welcome Center/Office in 2023. A special thank you to our generous donors for their support for this project.


Joe Alarcon

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Judd

Chief Operating Officer

ceta canyon staff

Titus Clark

Program Director

James Schertz

Operations Director

summer camps

Kathy McDonald

Director of Development & Communications

Jan Warren

Camp Registrar

Marissa Ashbaugh

Marketing and Hospitality Director

Jake Jensen

Guest Services Director

Krista Judd


Don’t Miss the First Day of Camp!

Ceta Canyon
Board of Trustees


  • Josh Damron – Whiteface

Vice Chairman

  • Brent Barker – Lockney


  • Jennifer Bobbitt – Amarillo


  • Rev. Mark Welshimer – Amarillo
  • Jody Irwin – Gruver
  • John Jacobs – Hereford
  • J. Dale Butler – Hereford
  • Brice Stater – Amarillo
  • Brian R. Smith – Amarillo
  • Jacob Sanchez – Lubbock
  • Steve Sims – Hereford
  • Macy Dawson – Amarillo
  • Dr. Ray Barbosa Jr. – Canyon