June 16, 2024

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS (May 24, 2024) – The family behind the iconic Schlitterbahn waterpark today announced the grand opening of Camp Landa, a new boutique RV resort in the heart of New Braunfels. This unique camping destination opens to the public on May 24, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Situated in historic downtown New Braunfels and conveniently located by the Comal River, Camp Landa offers high-end camping in the Texas Hill Country. RV sites and cabins are now available for online reservations.

Design and Construction

Camp Landa was designed in partnership with Texas-based Open Studio Architecture and New Braunfels-based CoPilot Creative, with interior design by True Design. Classen-Winters Design Build, with over 40 years of combined experience in the local commercial construction industry, brought this project to life. The 30-acre property maintains a nostalgic 1960s vibe, reflecting the owners’ belief in the “Great American Getaway.” This ambiance promotes outdoor immersion and an unplugged lifestyle, blending classic hospitality and retro-inspired design with modern amenities.

“Open Studio worked closely with the Blythin family, centering the design on the adaptive reuse of an existing building from the 1980s,” said Open Studio Architecture associate Caleb Goins. “We used retro construction materials with a modern twist to transform the building into the central activity hub of the camp. These motifs extend to the sprawling pool complex and the cabins along the creek bluff.”

History and Amenities

Camp Landa’s site was historically used for manufacturing Schlitterbahn water attractions. Now, it offers an upscale camping experience with amenities like a heated pool, Wi-Fi, a camp store, on-site laundry, a fire pit with s’mores available for purchase, pickleball courts, basketball, and cornhole boards. Guests can enjoy food and beverages at the swim-up bar, featuring cocktails like Camp Landa Agua Fresca and Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita, and at the café with items such as Rueben Egg Rolls and The Hurta Loaded Bavarian Pretzel. Grilling ingredients can be ordered through Camp Landa’s personal text app for campers who want to barbecue.

Family Activities and Accommodation

Camp Landa offers a variety of activities for families, including a jump pad, a crafting station, and a playground. The resort features 110 RV sites, each equipped with picnic tables and grills for easy hook-up. For those without an RV, there are five cozy cabins that sleep eight guests and include a fully stocked kitchen, an outdoor dining area, and a personal grill. A dedicated shuttle to and from Landa Falls, the longest float on the Comal River, is available. A text concierge provides insider tips for exploring New Braunfels.

Founder’s Vision

“Our family is ecstatic to welcome the community and roadtrippers to our destination RV resort in picturesque New Braunfels,” said founder Stuart Blythin. “Camp Landa is luxury camping made simple. We’ve thought of it all so that guests can just show up and enjoy an elevated camping experience curated by our team of experts.”

Husband and wife duo Stuart and Tasha Blythin created Camp Landa after traveling across the country with their four kids during the pandemic, where they developed a shared enthusiasm for exploration and the fellowship found at campgrounds and RV parks across the American West. Their children also work at the resort, aiming to make Camp Landa a must-visit destination for travelers nationwide. The Blythins are guided by a genuine love for hospitality, with more than 50 years of experience in hosting and entertaining Texas families.

Inspired by Tasha Blythin’s family history as a sixth-generation Texan and her ties to Schlitterbahn, Camp Landa draws on the original Camp Landa, which Tasha’s grandparents purchased in 1966 and developed into Schlitterbahn. The resort’s design reflects New Braunfels’ German heritage and evokes “Fernweh,” the longing to discover new places. Original aspects of Schlitterbahn, such as a smoke stack from the original slide manufacturing plant, have been preserved and incorporated into Camp Landa.

Visit Camp Landa

Camp Landa is located at 723 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130. Hours of operation for the café and other amenities are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, extending to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the summer months. For more information or to book an RV site or cabin, visit camplanda.com. Follow Camp Landa on Instagram at @camplanda for special announcements and summer programming updates.