Our History

City Kids Adventures, formerly known as Camp Hawkeye, originated in 1995 as a inner-city middle school project designed to increase participation in the whole school environment. Camping was used as an incentive to encourage the students to participate in school and athletics, thereby avoiding nonproductive behavior. Over the years we have continued to grow and diversify our program. We introduced a youth hunting program in 1999 and a summer traveling program in 2000, which has included trips to Alaska, New York City, Washington DC, The Grand Canyon, Key West, Yale, Harvard, UNC, Duke, UT, Yellowstone, Niagara Falls, etc. Today, through partnerships with several sponsors, we are not only exposing youth to camping but also hunting, fishing, traveling, college tours, career investigation and numerous self-esteem building activities (youth assistance program).

Our Mission

At City Kids Adventures our mission is to give inner-city kids an opportunity to extend their horizon beyond their communities, thus becoming cognizant of the world in which they live. We are also attempting to influence a traditional, stable home environment where our youth have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships, set purposeful goals, investigate different career options, and aspire to obtain higher education.

Our Objectives

Many youth are born into at-risk environments and City Kids Adventures simply tries to service these youth to make a difference in their lives, so they, in turn, can make a difference in the life of someone else. The fundamental principles of City Kids Adventures are (1) family first (2) meaningful positive relationships (3) instill discipline and moral character (4) provide unique outdoor recreational opportunities for inner-city youth (5) stress the importance of education through outdoor participation.

The objectives we are trying to accomplish in our organization are as follows:

  1. Encourage parental involvement in outdoor recreational activities
  2. Provide a family environment for our inner-city youth with an emphasis on the males role in the family unit.
  3. Promote life long work ethics through our youth assistance program
  4. Instill, Proverbs 14:23 “"All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty"”
  5. Introduce inner-city youth to a wide range of outdoor recreational activities such as traveling, fishing, hunting, atving, horseback riding and camping
  6. Stress the importance of education and emphasize the importance of finishing high school
  7. Develop moral and ethical young people with an emphasis on self-discipline
  8. Provide multiple opportunities for our youth to experience different career options and college campuses.
  9. Provide opportunities for our youth to develop meaningful long term relationship skills
  10. Encourage the use of Texas Parks and Wildlife's many resources

Our Motto

"Hard Work Has Many Rewards!"