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Disciple Oaks 
Visit us soon to experience your group event in the "heart" of Texas. For a weekend or a week, our site offers an array of event options.
To make a reservation or learn more about Camp Gonzo Activity Center, Chalice Hills Lodge, Lindley Center retreat cabin, RV park, or our challenge course, contact us at 830-437-2900 ​or DiscipleOaks@gmail.com or reserve your space along with payment here. We've welcomed a diversity of groups to our versatile site since 1991!
Chalice Hills Lodge
Camp Gonzo Activity Center
Chalice Hills Lodge is a three-building complex which includes a comfortable gathering/meeting hall (with audio/visual equipment and a fireplace) and two wings with 8 each individual motel-style rooms overlooking a large, multi-use patio (with special night lighting), deck and lovely view of the pond and pavilion. 
Camp Gonzo Activity Center offers the largest single lodging and group meeting setting on our campus. Spacious dormitories flank both ends of the large activity center which contains a large kitchen, a large open hall with a small stage area and a variety of group meeting options. 
The Lindley Center
Disciple Oaks Challenge Course
The Lindley Center is a small home-like building that offers a more intimate retreat for clergy or a family. Three bedrooms, which include a double bed and three singles, as well as a comfortable living room and kitchen, provide quiet relaxation. Some large groups host their keynote speaker or special guest here. We invite you to come unwind in this comfy getaway at Disciple Oaks Camp & Retreat. 
Disciple Oaks Challenge Course (low and high elements): Led by expert guides, your group will experience group- and confidence-building challenges as you journey through the courses elements. This activity is excellent for youth, scouting or school groups, as well as company or community team building. Allowing for a two-day event is the best way to get the most out of this experience. 
Amenities: 
  • Sixteen motel-style rooms for up to four per room
  • Four dormitory-type sleeping areas for large groups  
  • Three-bedroom home-like "cabin" 
  • Dining halls, group kitchens and gathering rooms
  • Audio/visual equipment and a stage area
  • Junior Olympic swimming pool  
  • Pond for canoeing, paddleboating and fishing
  • Pavilion and gazebos – covered small and large group areas ​for picnics, reunions and meditation  
  • Sheltered/covered picnic table areas  
  • Campfire ring for gathering and roasting/cooking
  • Twelve large 30-amp hook-up RV sites (several near shade trees)
  • Snack bar available for some events; t-shirt sales
  • Large patio with special lighting for nighttime celebrations
We offer a variety of activities, including: 
  • Swimming (pool only)  
  • Fishing 
  • Canoeing and paddleboating  
  • Low and high elements challenge course, including a zipline across the lake
  • Ga-ga ball pit
  • Disc golf course
  • Hiking (trails/roads wind through our 200 acres) 
  • Games and sports (basketball, softball, volleyball and other outdoor equipment available) 
  • Ping-pong and foosball tables
  • Outdoor prayer labyrinth
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We also offer free clergy retreat weekends at our Lindley Center. Call us, if interested.
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Disciple Oaks ​RV Park
Disciple Oaks RV (Recreational Vehicle) Park offers 12 large, grassy 30-amp hook-up RV sites with trees and year-round availability. RV and tent guests have access to a large range of retreat center amenities when available.
You're also welcome to stay with us by bringing your home with you! We offer both short- and long-term stays.
Gonzales, Texas
Nearby historical Gonzales, as well as Gonzales County, offers a variety of attractions and events. Parks, a golf course, lakes, museums, festivals, historical sites/tours and shopping are some of the many things to learn about at these links: 
Disciple Oaks is non-profit and is partially underwritten by the Bluebonnet/Lower Rio Grande and Coastal Plains Areas of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest , and by generous gifts from people like you. If you'd like to become a supporter, please send a check payable to "DCCI," (Disciples Conference Center, Inc.) to 673 Private Road 3381, Gonzales, Texas 78629, set up a monthly sustainer autopay account or donate here. Blessings and thanks to you! 
   
Our facilities are available without regard to race, age, sex, handicap, national origin or religion. No unauthorized use of alcohol on the premises. No pets. Disciples Conference Center, Inc., dba Disciple Oaks