Camp Doublecreek will move from Round Rock to Pflugerville in 2023

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After celebrating 50 years of operating its day camp in Round Rock this year, Camp Doublecreek will call Pflugerville its new home starting in 2023.

Founded in 1971 by Carter and Trudy Lester, Camp Doublecreek is a traditional summer day camp for children ages 4 to 14 that features horseback riding, swimming and archery.

Dan Neal, owner and manager of the camp, said he and his wife Andrea bought the business in June from his mother, Jane Neal, and aunt, Judy Kirtly. He said the new location, at 3503 Kelly Lane in Pflugerville, will allow the camp to serve even more families in the camp.

“It’s very exciting and a great load of responsibility,” said Neal. “When Carter and Trudy started the camp 50 years ago, it was located in the middle of nowhere on a cotton farm next to a dirt road. Although this is no longer the rural camp we once were , we are delighted to be able to continue the legacy My grandparents are the ones who started it, then it was passed on to my mother and my aunt, and it is an honor to be the third generation.

The Round Rock camp site at 800 Double Creek Drive was approved in April for a zoning change to a residential complex.

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Doublecreek Camp in Round Rock was founded by Carter and Trudy Lester founded in 1971. The camp will move to Pflugerville in 2023.

According to property information from the Travis Central Appraisal District, the new campground in Pflugerville will be 9.99 acres compared to 40.73 acres in Round Rock.

Neal said the Round Rock property was originally even bigger.

“When my grandparents bought the property in 1971, it was a large plot of over 100 acres that had two streams,” Neal said. “We’ve had to sell parts of it over the past 50 years to stay afloat. My grandparents must have done the right thing like any business would, but we’re still going to move into a creek and we I’m very excited for this and the new layout. ”

Plans for the new camp layout include areas for camp and recreational activities, as well as raised covered walkways.

Other locations were considered in Travis and Williamson counties for the new campsite, Neal said, but Pflugerville was chosen because of its easy access.

The camp provides free transportation by bus, van, or other vehicle to and from a number of locations in the Austin area.

“When you look at our business model, a lot of our campers come from our transportation system, so getting them in and out is an important part for our camp families to be able to provide that camp experience to them,” said Neal. “We really wanted to think about it, so that’s what really got us to Kelly Lane.”

This summer, the city began the Kelly Lane Road Project which will widen the highway from two to four lanes. As the road project continues, Neal said he hopes the camp will be featured as part of Pflugerville’s growth.

“With the expansion coming to Kelly Lane, I think it will benefit us because we can be there and serve not only our camp families, but the community as well,” Neal said. “We have a wonderful place there and I really think we can continue to thrive.”

Camp officials said the camp will operate for two more summers in Round Rock before heading to its new site in Pflugerville in 2023.

“It’s the dawn of a new day for Round Rock, but it’s bittersweet for us,” said Neal. “Round Rock will be truly missed. We love Round Rock and absolutely embraced the fact that we’ve been here for so long. Our neighbors have been phenomenal over the years so leaving the area will be difficult for us, but we’re thrilled. of our move to Pflugerville. This is something that excites me because now a new journey begins and I hope to be able to leave my own legacy behind


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