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Goddard Youth Camp

Goddard Youth Camp is 44-building camp that includes residential cabins, teaching and meeting spaces, and a large dining hall. Five maintained natural trails take visitors through a range of environments. We offer residential environmental education for public and private school groups and summer camps for churches and youth organizations. We also have an amazing natural history museum that can enhance camp weeks or serve as an awesome field trip designation.




Goddard Youth Camp was established in 1967 with funding from the Charles B. Goddard Foundation of Ardmore and congressional approval for the special use of national park land. The 44-building camp includes residential cabins, teaching and meeting spaces, and a large dining hall. In 1969, at the urging of the federal government, Goddard Youth Camp became one of 18 programs located within a national park to offer a hands-on environmental education.

Of the original 18 programs established in 1969, the Goddard Youth Camp is the only one still in existence today, serving as a national model for using nature’s classrooms to teach students about the environment. In recognition of its success in this endeavor, Goddard Youth Camp was named by the U.S. Congress as a National Environmental Education Landmark.



Clayton Edgar

Executive Director

Jason Stuart

Assistant Director/Food service director

Donnie Akers

Facilities Manager

Brittany Edgar

Professional Assistant




Keith Gray


Dr. Michael McCauley

Vice Chairman

Wayne Edgar, Jr.


Ruth Coffey


Frank Hardin PH.D

Board Member


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