Grades 2 - 5
Singing Hills, our camp for children grades 2-5, is wall to wall canyon fun with the best friends you have yet to meet. So many activities! Cabin cheers at Roundup, waterslides and ziplines, arts and crafts, sports and games, cabin time and worship, and most important of all no devices between you and the great wide world. We guarantee, you’ll fall into your bunk at the end of each day pleasantly exhausted from all the fun and super excited about what the next day will bring. And then there’s Camp Out, the back country adventure exclusively for Singing Hills campers!
Day in the Life of CamperNo two days are exactly the same. We strive to be unpredictable and spontaneous, but the schedule below gives you our starting point.
9:00 – Flag Pole/BreakfastWho was the second president of the United States? What are Lewis’ and Clark’s first names? Campers get to use their random knowledge when they meet at the flag pole every morning and answer trivia questions to see which cabins get to line up first for breakfast.
10:00 a.m. – Cabin Clean UpOften referred to as ‘chores’ by campers, daily small tasks take place to keep the cabin sanitary such as sweeping, cleaning sinks, organizing shoes on the porch, etc.
10:15 – Morning TimeCamp comes together to watch a skit that presents the Gospel in various ways.
10:45 a.m. – Morning Cabin TimeCabins gather together to talk about the message that was presented at morning time.
11:00 a.m. – First ActivityAt the beginning of the week, campers choose two activities (Mountain biking, archery, arts and crafts, rapelling, field sports, redneck sports, etc.) to participate in.
11:50 – CantinaA refreshing mid-morning snack like apples, grapes, peaches, or cherries.
12:10 – Second Activity
1:00 – Lunch
2:00 – Rest TimeA chance for campers to write letters home, read books or magazines, or just relax on their beds. Occasionally—though not frequently—a camper or two will actually take a nap.
3:00 p.m. – Free TimeDuring this time, you could see a number of things happening. Everything from a counselor pushing kids in donuts to painting fingernails on porches to games of mafia and hotbox.
3:45 p.m. – Swim TimeCampers get to splash around and cool off in the Frio River, complete with a zipline, water slide, Blob, and of course plenty of noodles, tubes, and surfboards.
4:45 – CantinaTime for a deliciously sweet afternoon snack like a Twix bar or an ice cream sandwich.
5:00 – Cabin Activity (a.k.a. cabin bonding)This could be playing Gaga Ball, going to swim at one of the many swimming holes in the Canyon, walking to Rock Slide, etc.
6:00 p.m. – Group GamesCamp comes together for fun and unusual games. These usually consist of running around the playing field playing a team game like Ball-in-the-Donut, 4-way Dodge Ball, or Capture the Flag.
7:00 – DinnerAfter dinner, kids have time to clean up and enjoy the camp at dusk.
8:15 p.m. – CantinaA cool beverage like a juice box or occasionally a coke.
8:30 – RoundupAn opportunity for campers—and staff—to let loose and go wild! Camp comes together as we dance, we cheer, we sing, we play games, and we praise God. After 30 minutes or so of seemingly chaotic fun, a biblical message is presented by a staff member.
9:30 – Cabin TimeCampers gather with their cabins in a smaller, more intimate setting to talk with their counselors and reflect upon what they learned at Roundup.
10:30 – Late-Night ActivityMore often than not, something exciting and fun happens at night at Singing Hills. Could be a dance with hundreds of glow sticks. Perhaps a late-night talent show. We’ve even been known to have slip and slides with gallons of chocolate syrup….
- Trunk (13” high and 30” long)
- 7 sets of shorts
- 14 shirts
- 2 pairs of jeans/slacks
- Skirt/dress or dress shirt
- Light rain jacket
- 2 pairs pajamas
- 2 swimsuits (modest)
- 14 sets of socks & undergarments
- 1 set of “throw away” clothes
- 2 pairs of tennis shoes
- Sturdy river shoes (i.e., sport sandals or old tennies)
- Personal toiletry items
- 4 towels/washcloths
- Bunk stuff
- Light blanket
- 20” standard box fan with bungee cords
- Extension cord (for electric fan)
- 2 sets of twin sheets
- Sleeping bag (do not substitute for sheets)
- Large laundry bag
- Other Important Items
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Journal and pen
- Sturdy water bottle
- Stationery and stamps