Wild and Inviting

Echo Valley is a relaxed adventure, Texas river style, for campers who have finished sixth through tenth grades. Our daily activities are uniquely wild and inviting—custom rope swings, music-filled swim times, intense group games, epic dance parties, thrilling high adventure elements (rock climb, cliff rappel, etc.), hilarious and profound nightly Roundups and cabin times. But there is also tons of down time to relax and chat with friends by the river, 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 as we get to know others and as we reflect on 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 might see more stars than they have ever seen. All along the way, they can expect to learn about God and discover ways to grow in their faith.

Echo Valley hosts around 200 campers each session and the average cabin size is about 14 campers per cabin. 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 are geared toward 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 and volleyball courts, zip lines, a Ranch House (dining hall), the 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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