Grades 2 - 5
Singing Hills, our camp for children grades 2-5, is wall to wall canyon fun.So many activities! Cabin cheers at Roundup, waterslides, ziplines, arts and crafts, sports, games, cabin time, worship, God’s beautiful creation. We guarantee, you’ll fall into your bunk at the end of each day pleasantly exhausted and super excited about what the next day will bring.
Singing Hills stretches approximately 150 yards from one end to the other, the perfect size for building a strong sense of community. If you want to know what’s happening in camp, all you have to do is step out your front door. Every cabin’s front porch looks out on the entire camp—convenient for campers and staff.
We take great pride and care in the selection of each member of our staff. Our staff members have the highest integrity, personal and spiritual maturity, and an enthusiasm for life and working with young people. Our camper-to-counselor ratio is approximately four to one.
Eight cabins house 14 campers and four counselors each, equally split between boys and girls. These cabins are steeped in tradition and identity, with their own names and cheers. The cabins are simple, one-room structures with full bathrooms attached. The deep front porches are a constant buzz of activity, full of campers and staff alike, engaging in games or casual conversation.
At Singing Hills our days are full of fun, chaos, adventure, screaming, laughing, and cheers, all while growing deeper in our understanding of God and his love.
A 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 UpDaily small tasks take place to keep the cabin sanitary, clean and organized.
10:15 – Morning TimeCamp comes together to watch a skit or do an activity that presents a biblical truth.
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 (archery, arts and crafts, rappelling, field sports, redneck sports, etc.) to participate in.
11:50 – CantinaCampers gather in the courtyard and enjoy a snack before they head to the next activity.
12:10 – Second Activity
1:00 – Lunch
2:00 – Rest TimeA chance for campers to write letters home, read, or just relax on their beds. Occasionally a camper or two will actually take a nap.
3:15 p.m. – Swim TimeCampers splash around and cool off in the Frio River and play on our zipline, water slide, and gigantic inflatable water toy.
4:30 – CantinaTime for a deliciously sweet afternoon snack like an ice cream sandwich or popsicle.
5:00 – Cabin ActivityThis is a chance for a camper and their cabin to bond together while doing things such as play Gaga Ball, swim at one of the many swimming holes in the Canyon, walk to Rock Slide, etc.
6:00 p.m. – Group GamesCamp comes together for fun and unusual games. Typically, this involves running around the playing field playing a team game like Ball-in-the-Donut, 4-way Dodge Ball, or Capture the Flag.
7:00 – Dinner
7:30 – Free TimeAfter dinner, kids have time to clean up and enjoy the camp at dusk.
8:15 p.m. – CantinaCampers enjoy a cool beverage like a juice box or occasionally a soda or Icee.
8:30 – RoundupCamp gathers together in the Pavilion for songs, chaotic games, cheers, skits, worship, and a chance to hear a biblically centered talk presented by one of our leadership staff.
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. It might be a dance with hundreds of glow sticks, or 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