Host At Gilmont


Host your next event at Gilmont!

Our premier retreat center facility is located 30 miles north of Interstate 20 near Longview, Texas. We have been providing space for amazing experiences, activities, and events for youth, college students, adults, and families since 1940.

Our camp is filled with six modern and rustic cabins, 20 lodge rooms, a large retreat center, meeting spaces, and opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities. Our range of facilities allows us to host groups of all sizes from 20 to over 160!

When hosting your event, our staff’s goal is to equip you to impact the lives of your participants. Whether we are helping you design a memorable experience, planning the logistics of your event, or facilitating activities like team-building and the challenge course, our staff strive to make it easy for you to be here and to allow you to focus on investing in the lives of your group members. Call us today to schedule a tour and see all that Gilmont has to offer!

Our facilities

Lodge Rooms

Guests enjoy modern overnight accommodations with double-occupancy private rooms in the camp lodge. Each room has a private bath. There are twenty lodge rooms with each sleeping two per room in twin size beds.


Gilmont has six log-cabin styled cabins named after trees found in the areas surrounding the camp. Each cabin has 2 sides with a shared middle room separating each side. Each side sleeps up to 10, in 4 bunks beds and 2 single beds. Each side of the cabin has 1 shower, 1 toilet and 2 sinks. ​Two cabins are handicap accessible.

B. W. Crain Jr. Conference Center

​The B.W. Crain, Jr. Conference Center features multi-media capability, wi-fi internet, and spaces for diversified programming. The large auditorium has capacity for 200 and there is capacity for 100 in breakout rooms (4@25 each).This is the perfect gathering space for community events, service clubs, general and regional meetings, spiritual gatherings, staff development events, corporate functions and so much more.

Mackey Hall

​At one time, Mackey Hall was the camp’s main gathering and dining facility. It has a kitchen for groups who would like to prepare their own food while at Gilmont. It provides meeting space for 75 in a room with a lovely fireplace. Named in honor of Mr. L. L. Mackey, who was one of the founders of Gilmont, the Mackey family is still very much involved in the leadership at Gilmont.

Variety of Smaller Breakout Rooms

There are a variety of smaller breakout and smaller meeting spaces in our Conference Center and Lodge. 

Gilmont is a great place to slow down and take some time to enjoy God’s beautiful creation. Throughout the property, you will find a variety of seating areas, trails for walking, and places to just rest.  Check out  a few of our favorite Sacred Spaces.

Food service

The food service staff at Gilmont takes pride in preparing and serving fresh, hand-made, and delicious meals that consistently delight our guests. We enjoy cooking balanced meals from our menu of home style foods. It is our sincere desire to make your meals a highlight of your visit.

We are happy to accommodate various special diet needs including:

  • Gluten and dairy free diets
  • Diabetic
  • MSG free
  • Vegetarian
  • Peanut / Tree nut allergies.

Great care is taken by our staff regarding our guests with food allergies. Gilmont is a certified Gluten Free Food Service Facility.

​Please note: Special Diets must be requested two weeks in advance.


Whether coming for summer camp, day camp, a retreat or your own facility rental, Gilmont has a lot of activities to offer. Here are some of our most popular.


Yes, Gilmont requires groups to stay at least 2 nights during a weekend.

Certified activities are activities that require a Gilmont staff member to facilitate and must be scheduled with Gilmont prior to arrival. Certified activities include canoeing, swimming, archery, crate stacking, axe throwing, low ropes, and zipline.

Non-certified activities can be enjoyed by your group at any point during your stay. These include hiking, disc-golf, and mini-golf.

Guests are required to use Gilmont’s meal service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You are welcome to bring your own snacks! Please note that Gilmont is a nut free facility.

Gilmont offers hotel-style lodge rooms with two twin beds and a private bathroom. For group accommodations, Gilmont’s cabins have two sides with each side having four bunks and one twin and private bathrooms. All lodging options have air-conditioning. Learn more about our lodging options here.

Gilmont’s Crain Center features multi-media and wifi capabilities and spaces for diversified programming. The large auditorium has a capacity for 200 and there is capacity for 100 in breakout rooms (25 people for each of the four rooms). 

Mackey Hall provides a meeting space for 75.

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