Team Building

Founded in 1969, Camp Thurman has earned the reputation as one of North Texas’ premier camps. Located in the middle of Arlington on 14 acres of trees and creeks, the facilities at Camp Thurman are second to none.

Our Programs

Outdoor Education

It is one thing to learn about leadership in the classroom, but it is another to actually experience it outdoors! Tried-and-true programming facilitated by vibrant Camp Thurman staff makes for an unbeatable experience. Group sizes begin at 12 and can be as large as 100+.

Specialized Programming

Our programs are customized for each group and offer a variety of experiences to build stronger communities. Half-day, full-day, and off-site programs fit to your organization’s needs. Camp Thurman’s team-building programs are open from elementary school to career-field groups.

Challenge by Choice

While our programs are designed to encourage participants to leave their comfort zone, everything at Camp Thurman is challenge-by-choice. This means that those not comfortable with certain activities physically or emotionally may choose to provide encouragement and support to their fellow participants rather than participate physically.


► Build a sense of unity, community, and team identity
► Develop effective communication skills
 Practice decision-making skills
► Identify and strengthen leadership styles
► Promote self-confidence in individuals
► Encourage creativity and risk taking

On and Off-Site

If you are interested in your team, group, company, school, church, or organization, you are in the right place. We are in this business to help groups grow closer together and form better bonds among teammates, students, teachers, coworkers, or leadership teams.

We offer half-day, full-day, and off-site programming to fit your needs. Scroll below for more information on our programming.


All programs include a pre-planning time, a written follow-up debrief of language and team tools used during the adventure day, an eBook of limited prop / no prop team-building activities, and access to the pictures taken during the day.


Duration: 3 hours or less

► Introduction and Opening Ceremony
► Ice Breakers and Team Initiatives
► Low Element Challenges
► Closing Ceremony


Duration: 4 to 6 hours

► Introduction and Opening Ceremony
► Ice Breakers and Team Initiatives
► Low Element Challenges
► High Element Challenges
► Closing Ceremony


Portable equipment allows us to bring programs to other facilities when different times and space are needed.

We can write programs to fit the locale of a retreat center, an indoor conference area, or a combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces. With our unique ability to customize programs, we can create just the right experience to meet your group’s needs.


If you are interested in your team, group, company, school, church, or organization being involved in our outdoor education programming you are in the right place. If you would like to request a challenge adventure day here, please email us at [email protected]


For those who already have a challenge day program booked. View and download necessary waivers here.

More Info

Interested in our team-building programs, but need more information? Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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