Greetings from Ceta Canyon


  • We are planning to re-open August 1, 2020 with proper recommendations from the CDC and Community Health department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • God is sovereign and new doors will be opened! We have been working diligently with the NWTX Camp Directors and other Group Leaders about new mini-camp programs and/or re-scheduling new fall camp dates.
    • Lil’ Ceta (grades 2nd-3rd)  August 3-5, Fee: $173 (2 nights)
    • One Way (grades 7-9) August 8-11, Fee: $199 (3 nights)
    • One Way (grades 9-12) September 4-7, Fee: $199 (3 nights)
    • Whoz-We-R (grades 4-6) September 18-20, Fee $130 (2 nights)
  • We are now scheduling retreats and family reunions from August-December 2020.  If you would like to schedule a retreat let us know.

Prior COVID-19 Ceta Canyon Statement:

With the growing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all have a responsibility to help minimize the spread of this Virus. Ceta Canyon has taken this responsibility seriously and we have been closed since Mid-March. We have prayerfully and diligently done research and sought feedback from our local Health Department, Community Leaders, the National Christian Camp & Conference Association, the National United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, the North West Texas (NWTX) United Methodist Church (UMC) Conference Leadership, our Church & Camp Directors, our Board of Trustees and many others. We have asked for the Good Lord’s wisdom and clarity in prayer.  Based on this thorough input and much prayer, the Ceta Canyon Board of Trustees and the NWTX Conference Camp Task Force has approved an important decision for Ceta Canyon to remain closed through the end of July 2020. The health and well-being of anyone involved at Ceta Canyon is of utmost importance!

As the Corona Virus passes, we can all celebrate new opportunities to impact lives through our Camp & Retreat Ministries at Ceta Canyon. Since 1918 our Ministry has served the Panhandle Community and 102 years later, we will stay focused on our Mission to be – “A Special Place where Lives are changed and God is Experienced!”

We ask you to join us in prayer for the World, Nation, the Panhandle, Communities and Ceta Canyon for comfort, healing, medical solutions and God’s hand upon this whole situation. We are also praying for God’s wisdom and discernment for all of those leaders making important decisions.

If you have questions, please email or call our office.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Prayers and Blessings!

Mike Wentz

Executive Director
Ceta Canyon Camp and Retreat Center



Ceta Canyon is working closely with anyone needing refunds for summer camp or retreats.  You can call our Main Office: 806-488-2268  or email: info@cetacanyon.

Rescheduling Opportunity:

Some Retreat Groups and Summer Camps are looking at rescheduling after July. We are working closely with camp directors for some new weekend dates for a condensed version of a new Mini – Camp program.  More info to follow.


Guests/campers can also choose to hold their payments for either rescheduled camps or retreats OR some of our guests have offered to move their deposit over to a donation

We pray for healing, spiritual renewal, comfort and God’s guidance and hand of protection for all, during this difficult time.

Our foundational focus is still our Mission, to be – “A Special Place where God is Experienced and Lives are Changed!”

Prayers from the Staff and Board at Ceta Canyon!


Cancelled New Dawn, Lil Ceta Camps, One Way Camps, Whoz-We-R Camps, Camp NOVA.

We will be working with the NWTX Camp Directors and Group Leaders for the possibility of rescheduling some camps and events for this Fall.


Cancelled for May 3rd and May 17th


Even though our Friends of Ceta Dinner in Lubbock was cancelled for Thursday April 30th,  we are grateful for all the support and prayers for our ministry. We are pleased to share that we have raised over $98,000 in gifts and pledges so far. Now more than ever, we appreciate your consideration of giving to camp to support our operations during a challenging time with Camp being closed mid – March through July.

You can make a secure on-line gift at or mail a check to Ceta Canyon, 37201 FM 1721, Happy, TX  79042.

We are prayerful and hopeful that we can resume camp operations August 1st. Several NWTX camps have rescheduled with Mini-camps on weekends as noted below:

  • Lil’ Ceta (grades 2nd-3rd)  August 3-5, Fee: $173 (2 nights)
  • One Way (grades 7-9) August 8-11, Fee: $199 (3 nights)
  • One Way (grades 9-12) September 4-7, Fee: $199 (3 nights)
  • Whoz-We-R (grades 4-6) September 18-20, Fee $130 (2 nights)

Click Here to Register Online for Mini Camps

Other retreats and family gatherings have rescheduled beginning in August.

Thank for your prayers and consideration of financial support during these difficult times.

Prayers and Blessings from Ceta!