May 2023 Campout

Guadalupe River Tubing Campout

May 19th – 21st, 2023

I. Campout Theme:

Tubing on Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake, Texas.

II. Departure Time and Place:

Meet at church at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19th, 2023.  Depart at 6:30 p.m. Sharp.

III. Camp

We will camp at Camp Tahuaya.  2603 Tahuaya Road, Belton, TX 76513 (Campsite Tonkawa)

IV. Transportation:

We will travel by car for this campout.

V. Return Time:

Our goal is to depart Camp Tahuaya by 8:30 a.m.  We should return to local area around 11:15 a.m.. 

VI. Food:

Scouts should eat before departing on Friday.  Patrols / Scouts should prepare a quick hot breakfast, trail lunch which can be prepared at the tubing facility, cooked dinner, and getaway breakfast.  There will be a place to have lunch at the tubing location as well coolers can be left in the vehicles.

VII. Personal Equipment List:

Necessary Gear:
Class A uniform
1 Pair Long Pants
1 Pair Shorts
1 Short Sleeved Shirt
Light Jacket
Swimsuit/water shirt
Hiking boots
Water shoes
Troop hat
2 pairs of socks and 2 sets of underwear
Sleeping bag (light)
Sleeping pad
Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
1 liter or equal Personal Water bottle
Mess kit
Trash bags
Personal first aid kit

Recommended Gear:
Toiletries/Personal hygiene items

Optional Gear:
Camp stool or camp chair                
Lip Balm               

VIII.  Cost:

There is no cost for this campout. 

IX. Weather:

Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

X. Schedule:

Friday, May 19, 2023

  • 6:00 Meet at CCPC
  • 6:30 Departure from CCPC Church
  • 9:15 Arrive at Camp Tahuaya
  • 10:30 Lights out

Saturday, May 20, 2023 (Sunrise 6:48, Sunset 8:12)

  • 7:00—Reveille
  • 8:30—Depart for Shanty Tubes
  • 10:00—Arrive at Shanty Tubes
  • 10:00-3:00–Tubing
  • 4:00—Return to Camp Lost Pines
  • 5:30 – Dinner
  • 8:00–Campfire Program
  • 10:00–Lights out

Sunday, May 21, 2023

  • 7:00 – Reveille
  • 8:00 – Scouts own service.
  • 8:30–Depart for home.
  • 11:15–Arrive home.

XI. Miscellaneous Notes:


  • 2 hrs 35 Min. – 170 miles to Camp Tahuaya.  2603 Tahuaya Road, Belton, TX 76513
  • 2 hrs. – 110 miles to Shanty Tubes 12100 FM 306, Canyon Lake, Texas 78133


Camp Tahuaya:  Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, 2401 S 31st St, Temple, TX (254) 724-2111

Tubing:  Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, 600 N Union Ave, New Braunfels, TX (830) 606-9111


One of the best places to go tubing anywhere in the United States is the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, Texas.  A section of this river that is heavily tubed is called the Horseshoe.  The beauty of this section of river is that when you get done, you can just walk a few blocks and start over again.  A map is located below:

We will be going to Shanty Tubes at the following address:
  12100 FM 306
  Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
  (830) 964-3990

They are located right near the Horseshoe.  Note that the number of life jackets is limited.  If you own a life jacket, please bring it along.