Located just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Camp Hoblitzelle provides quality services and facilities, for retreats and conferences in a peaceful setting that fosters unique opportunities for fun, learning, adventure, inspiration and fellowship; the perfect place for spiritual retreats, training conferences, youth rallies and team-building events. Whether you're here for a day or a week, we have guest and conference accommodations for groups of up to 575 people. For overnight stays, our facilities include hotel-style rooms, cottages, dormitories, and outdoor camping areas. All housing facilities, except for dormitories, are provided with linens, towels, and pillows. A range of meeting facilities with audio-video capabilities are available for groups of all sizes including two covered pavilions for outdoor use. To complete your needs, a full line of food services from snacks and drinks to formal dinners are available to fit any budget. Free Wi-Fi service is available throughout the campus.
Camp Hoblitzelle is owned and operated by The Salvation Army.
A Rich History
The Salvation Army camp programs date back to the 1890s and were held throughout the United States. Starting around 1930, Camp Lone Star in Irving, Texas, was the state-wide camp site for the Texas Division of The Salvation Army. But with the surge of urban growth west of Dallas in the 1950's, the Army had to find a new camp home.
On April 21, 1956, Camp Hoblitzelle in Midlothian, Texas, was dedicated as The Salvation Army's new camp home through a gift from the Hoblitzelle Foundation and the sale of the Camp Lone Star property. More than 1,400 campers enjoyed the first season in the new camp.
Formerly the Singleton family ranch, the historical Singleton White House is part of the site of what is now Camp Hoblitzelle. In the 1800s, the site served as a camping and watering spot for wagon trains leaving Dallas and traveling throughout Texas. John Hawkins Singleton, original owner, served under three flags of Texas during conflict: Texas Republic vs. Mexico, United States vs. Mexico and the American Civil War.
Camp Hoblitzelle Today
Since becoming The Salvation Army's Camp Hoblitzelle in 1956, the site has grown from its original 370 acres to more than 1,200 acres today.
Camp Hoblitzelle is used not only by The Salvation Army and children during summer camp, but also by various civic, business, school and church groups year-round.
Hoblitzelle Camp and Conference Center is part of The Salvation Army's worldwide Christian evangelical ministry. Our goal is to share God's love with others by encouraging them to explore, discover and appreciate nature; provide quality service and clean facilities in a peaceful setting; and furnish opportunities for fun, adventure and fellowship through social and recreational activities.
We have a variety of jobs available here at Camp Hoblitzelle from casual, part-time, and full time. We are looking for qualified staff year round. To apply, come by the office Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm and ask for an application or apply online at the link below.