The mission of SPJST Camps is to provide a caring environment in which children, youth, and adults can have a meaningful, educational experience in the outdoors.
The property that is now SPJST Camps began as a hay farm known as Cooper Farm. Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) bought the property in order to mine it for lignite. The property ended up not being an ideal location for lignite mining so LCRA converted the property into an agriculture education center.
In 2009, SPJST Education and Nature Center (ENC) began leasing Cooper Farm from LCRA and set about updating the property with new cabins and activities.
In April 2016, SPJST purchased the Cooper Farm property from LCRA and took over operations from SPJST ENC in January 2017.