OSNV Youth Camp

Welcome to the home of the Texas Old Stories, New Voices Intercultural Youth Camp program. Since 2006, Texas youth from the ages of 10 and12 have participated in a life-changing historical journey by participating in a week of hands-on learning, sharing and fun at historic Fort McKavett. The Coming Up Taller Award winning Old Stories, New Voices Intercultural Youth Camp provides opportunities for children from diverse backgrounds to learn about American Indian, Hispanic, African American and Anglo contributions to the history and culture of Texas.

Take a couple of minutes to watch the OSNV video preview

June 27-July 3, 2015 – For children from the Dallas/Fort Worth and Menard County Areas

  • Space is limited, ONLY 52 children can attend the camp.
  • Transportation, meals, activities, crafts, camp t-shirts and hats are included.
  • There is a $20 application fee that will be due once a child is accepted to the program and will be returned upon completion
    of the post camp parent survey.

Please complete the application below:
Application form
Completed applications are due by May 15, 2015. No late applications will be accepted. Payment is due by June 1, 2015.

Check out the Blog and Facebook Page to see pictures and hear from past campers!

Fort McKavett Blog
OSNV Facebook page
Video Overview of the Program

How Can You Help?

Donate or Solicit Support for the 2015 Program
Become a Camp Sponsor

Established in 1852, Fort McKavett was built to protect settlers and travelers on the Upper El Paso Road. It is now operated as a historic site by the Texas Historical Commission. Participants are housed in the restored historic barracks building and other structures at the Fort and participate in a full schedule of daily activities including archeological investigations, traditional crafts, archery, canoeing, native plant and animal identification and a variety of other activities.

In addition to educating children about their shared cultural heritage, the Old Stories, New Voices Intercultural Youth Camp is designed to improve the personal confidence of everyone who participates. Physical challenges, team building exercises, and daily responsibilities are included in each day’s schedule, along with strong anti-gang, anti-drug, and stat-in-school messages.

The Texas State Historical Association, the Texas Historical Commission, and several community organizations co-sponsor the camp with the generous assistance of private donors.