Guadalupe Christian Camp is dedicated to facilitating Biblical growth and the message of Jesus Christ for youth, children, families, and all those who come to kneel at the foot of the cross, in a rustic mountainous retreat.
Guadalupe Christian Camp sits on an expansive 150 acres of mountainous land in the Queen, NM Territory, nestled snugly in the enchanting Guadalupe Mountains of Southeastern New Mexico. We are proud of our rich history and have been hosting camps, retreats, and special events since 1956. Our camp is just a few scenic miles through the Lincoln National Forest from Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe National Park and Sitting Bull Falls. Our location is just remote enough for a refreshing slowdown from society, a getaway from the distractions of everyday life, and right at the doorstep of adventure. Slow down, and enjoy the breath-taking views of the Guadalupe Mountains as you hike or drive over the ample valleys. For 64 years the campground at Guadalupe Christian Camp has been providing a serene respite, an ideal environment to seek and draw closer to God, Our Father.
Guadalupe Christian Camp is owned and operated by a group of Independent Christian Churches that span Southern New Mexico and West Texas.
A LITTLE BIT OF AREA HISTORY
Queen, New Mexico was originally settled by the agricultural and hunter gatherer Jornada Mogollon people about 200 CE whose suzerainty ended with the influx of the Apache and other plains raiders around 1450. Two Mogollon archaeological sites are located in Queen, Archeological Site No. AR 03-08-03-195 and Archeological Site No. AR-03-08-03-232.
The recent community was founded in 1905 by entrepreneur J. W. Tulk who contracted with the local Queen Ranch (now Womack ranch) for water and land, and built a store and negotiated for a post office. As part of the bargain, the town was named Queen. The post office lasted from 1905 until 1920, when ranching in the area had declined. For a while the only landmark was a single chimney, but the community began to repopulate in the late 20th century.