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.

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. 


Mike Wentz

Executive Director

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Jim Judd

Associate Executive Director

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Titus Clark

Program Director

Michael kase

Michael Kase

Food Service Director

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Kathy McDonald

Director of Development & Communications

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Jan Warren

Camp Registrar

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Laurel Eliert



Marissa Ashbaugh

Guest Services Coordinator

Jake Jensen

Operations Specialist

Don’t Miss the First Day of Camp!

Ceta Canyon
Board of Trustees


  • Brian Thomas – Amarillo

Vice Chairman

  • Josh Damron – Idalou


  • Joe Dan Wilson – Amarillo


  • Rev. Mark Welshimer – Amarillo
  • David Baum – Canyon
  • Jody Irwin – Gruver
  • John Jacobs – Hereford
  • J. Dale Butler – Hereford
  • Brent Barker – Lockney
  • Brice Stater – Amarillo
  • Brian R. Smith – Amarillo
  • Joe Alarcon – Amarillo
  • Tim Crane – Lubbock

Director of Mission & Administration

Northwest Texas Methodist Conference

  • Rev. Mike Schafer

Amarillo District Superintendent

Northwest Texas Methodist Conference

  • Rev. Darren Skinner

Camping Task Force

Northwest Texas Methodist Conference

  • Rev. Wesley Holland – Happy