Wild and Exciting

Echo Valley is a relaxed adventure, Texas river style, for campers who have finished sixth through tenth grades. Our activities are uniquely wild and exciting—epic dance parties, intense group games, thrilling high adventure elements (rock climb, cliff rappel, giant swing, etc.). But you also have tons of down time to hang out with your friends at the waterfront, by the Ranch House, or just about anywhere. Guys go deep with MOG. Girls discover what it means to be Rooted. All of us grow closer to God and to each other. At Echo Valley, you’ll find the freedom and excitement of camp in the wild Texas hill country right alongside joy, peace, and reflection about life, faith, and God.

At Echo Valley, campers can expect to try new things—everything from rappelling steep limestone bluffs to swimming in natural spring-fed waters to country dancing. They might ride in the back of a pick-up on dirt roads in an unbelievably beautiful part of Texas. They will see more stars than they have maybe ever seen. Most of all, they can expect to learn about God and discover ways to grow in their faith.

Echo Valley hosts around 200 campers each session with nine girls’ cabins and seven guys’ cabins. The counselors are at the core of the camp experience (with an average of four in each cabin) as they lead their campers through all aspects of camp. We work hard to hire the right people. To have a fun camp, we hire fun people. To help campers deepen their faith, we hire folks deeply committed in their own faith and who have an understanding of ministry. To help campers grow and thrive, we find folks with the personal and spiritual maturity to be role models to our campers.

Echo Valley is located on an enormous bend in the Frio River about a mile and a half downstream from Singing Hills, and, yes, you have to drive in the river to get there. All we need is located right on our peninsula—ropes courses, guys’ and girls’ cabins, athletic fields, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, zip lines, dining hall, Sugar Shack (camp store), a rodeo arena, and, of course, the clean, cool Frio River to play in.

A Day In The Life Of A Camper

No two days are exactly the same. We strive to be unpredictable and spontaneous, but the schedule below gives you our starting point.

9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:45 a.m. – MOG and Rooted
10:30 a.m. – Cabin Cleanup
11:00 a.m. – First Activity
11:50 a.m. – Sugar Shack
12:10 p.m. – Second Activity
1:00 p.m. – Lunch
2:00 p.m. – Rest Time
3:00 p.m. – Group Games
4:00 p.m. – Frio Fiesta
5:15 p.m. – Cabin Activity / Free Time
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
8:00 p.m. – Roundup
9:30 p.m. – Sugar Shack
10:00 p.m. – Cabin Time
10:45 p.m. – Late-Night Activity

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