Hermann Sons Youth Camp, established in 1954, is located in the Texas Hill Country near Comfort, Texas. The six-day session camp is affiliated with the Order of the Sons of Hermann in Texas, a nonprofit fraternal life insurance company also referred to as a fraternal benefit society. The company s mission is to provide needs-based protection for surviving family members. The company gives junior members, between the ages of 9 and 13, access to Hermann Sons Youth Camp during the summer months. A dance school and a retirement home are also affiliated with the organization. Two German immigrants, who had migrated from New York, founded the company in Texas in 1861. The headquarters, known as the Grand Lodge, are located in San Antonio. There are more than 152 local lodges in approximately 140 communities, towns and cities across Texas.