• Origins

    Since 1937, Marianist brothers, priests, sisters and lay associates have staffed a camp where youth experience the outdoors under the skilled direction of caring adults. The Camp was started near Comfort, Texas before moving to its current location at Mountain Home in 1951. Tecaboca has maintained a long history under the guidance of the Marianist Family.

    Today, Tecaboca fosters outdoors recreation, spiritual retreats, family days, religious engagement, faith and science lessons, and much more. Our summer camps, weekday and weekend retreats, outdoor environmental education programs, among other opportunities, are all possible thanks to a growing community of Lay Marianists, professed religious, youth, young adults, and even retired folks who staff and volunteer throughout the year. 

    We value, appreciate and recognize the communities of faith that have made Tecaboca their preferred site to host retreats and special events.  Parishes, schools, colleges, movements in the Hill Country, San Antonio and beyond have been active at Tecaboca for over 35 years beyond the summer months.  Many retreat styles are implemented here - ACTS, Awakening, Kairos, themed, among others. Religious communities also host their silent retreats, as well as spiritual renewal programs.


    Sponsored by The Marianists

    The Society of Mary (S.M.)

    Dedicated to forming people and communities of faith The Society of Mary (Marianists) is an international Roman Catholic religious congregation of brothers and priests. About 230 members of the Province of the United States serve in ministries from Honolulu to Puerto Rico, and in Eastern Africa, India, Ireland and Mexico.


    The Marianist Charism

    We are people of faith

    As spiritual individuals, Marianists carry out God’s will in our service to others.

    We are followers of Mary

    Marianists view Mary as the model of discipleship. Just as Mary gave birth to Jesus, Marianists seek to bring the presence of Jesus to life within us and others.

    We are people of community

    Marianists believe that living, praying and supporting one another in community enriches our faith and strengthens our ability to meet world challenges – especially problems associated with poverty and ignorance.

    We are a discipleship of equals

    Brothers and priests share equal status within the Society of Mary. Priesthood is viewed as a ministry, not a “step up the ladder.” All branches of the Marianist Family recognize and respect one another as members of a larger "Family of Mary" to assist in her mission.

    We are leaders in mission

    The Marianist mission is to bring Christ to the world and to work for the coming of his kingdom.