January 27, 2014
Summer camp is a powerful and transformative youth development experience. Children learn to adjust to new environments, make new friends, take risks away from home, be a part of a community, and take part in something bigger than themselves. Let’s not forget that camp is a ton of fun!
There are many resources available on our blog and website about how summer camp creates advantages, but most likely you already realize the benefits of camp and are beginning your search process for the best summer camp in Texas for your family. We have compiled a list of the best resident summer camps in Texas Hill Country for you to begin your search process. This list highlights overnight Texas summer camps that focus on the traditional camp experience.
Heart O’ The Hills is a girls only camp for campers aged 6 - 16. The camp is located on the banks of the South Fork of the Guadalupe River. Long standing tradition and values persist at Heart O’ The Hills which has been in operation since 1928. Campers get to choose 9 activities from over 50 offered to fill their days at camp.
Website - http://www.hohcamp.com/home.html
Camp Stewart is an all boys summer camp for ages 6 - 16. Stewart is situated on both banks of the Guadalupe River deep in the Texas Hill country with a towering bluff that overlooks all of camp. The landscape offers plenty of adventuring for boys. Campers can attend during two 4 week terms or choose several 2 week half term options. Camp Stewart has a strong Christian, non-denominational emphasis on developing great boys. Their motto read, “Don’t wait to be a Man to be Great, Be a Great Boy”
An all boys summer camp for rising 1st through 8th graders located in the Texas Hill Country. Camp La Junta has a tradition of success for over 80 years of operation of growing self-confident and independent young men. Camp La Junta rigorously pursues pushing boys to stretch their mental and physical boys at camp. You can watch a weekly video about all the comings and goings once a week while your camper is away at camp.
Camp Mystic is an all-girls summer camp located on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Mystic has long standing tradition of summer camping excellence, founded in 1924 and now owned by the current Owner - Directors since 1974. Campers choose to participate in between 5 and 9 activities from a wide array of over 30 activities. Camp Mystic focuses on their campers building lifelong friends and being a part in their holistic education.
Camp Waldemar is all girls summer camp located . Waldemar has a strong mission, outlined in full on their website in the Waldemar Creed, to provide an experience where each person can grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. Camp Waldemar offers two 4 week terms during the summer. The long terms are offered to girls entering 4th - 11th grade. There is a 1 week short term at the beginning of the summer for 2 - 5th graders.
Camp Lonehollow is a coed summer resident camp nestled deep in southern Texas hill country. Lonehollow offers 1, 2 and 4 week terms. The property is picturesque hillcountry, surrounded by rugged, mountainous terrains. Campers stay in air conditioned, modern cabins. Camp Lonehollow advocates a full circle approach to living through the activity curriculum taught at camp. The activities range from a variety of high adventure sports to arts & crafts.
Website - http://www.lonehollow.com/
Camp Longhorn is located on Inks Lake in Texas Hill Country. Campers can attend for 2 or 3 week terms. All the Longhorn Camps are coed. Campers must have completed 2nd grade to enroll, but you can begin the enrollment process the summer after 1st grade. An interview with the director is required for placement in one of the camps.
Camp Champions is located on the beautiful shores of Lake LBJ in Texas Hill Country, just 50 miles west of Austin, for kids aged 6 - 17. Campers can attend 2 or 3 week sessions during the summer. 1 week options are also available for the youngest campers. Campers can choose from over 40 activities during the day to learn new skills and develop life long interests. Each night is capped with a celebration of the day’s Torchlighter, best exemplifying the 4 R’s. Camp Champions has a strong focus on youth development and pushing campers to reach new heights.