Our Staff :
Our Summer team consists of resident Bible School staff and seasonal volunteers. The majority of our volunteers have attended our nine-month Bible School program or one of the affiliated Torchbearers International schools and is personally known to us. All of our team members desire to share Christ's life and have demonstrated a love for our Lord Jesus Christ in accordance with God's Word. All staff members must have a completed background check and references before being accepted. Each summer parents identify our staff as His Hill Ranch Camp's greatest asset. A two-week training period is designed for our summer staff to become educated in camp policies and prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of our camp ministry.
Preparing for Camp:
Talking with your child about being away from home for the first time:
Homesickness may be an issue for some campers. Often summer camp is the first time children are away from home. Please make sure that your child is capable of an overnight stay at camp before he or she arrives. Talk with your child ahead of time and encourage them that they will have a good, safe time and you are excited for them to have this experience. If our counselors notice that your child is feeling homesick, our camp nurse and full-time staff will monitor the situation and will contact you if your child's condition does not improve. If you are concerned about your child during their stay at camp, please call the office and our office staff will check on your child personally and report directly to you.
We strongly encourage all missing forms, final payments, and snack bar money be submitted by June 1st. This will ensure that check-in goes smoothly on the first day of camp. You may log in to your account to pay your balance or visit our website to download needed forms. Please call the office if you have any questions. An e-mail confirmation will be sent once everything has been received. We offer a quick check-in at registration called Fast-Tract Registration. To qualify for Fast-Track Registration, you must submit the medical form, final payment, and snack bar money by the Wednesday prior to registration.
Requests must be mutual and campers may not be more than one year apart. We will do our best to honor all requests. We will not honor requests of more than three friends in the same cabin. One of the real benefits of camp is meeting and making new friends from different places. Encourage your child to get to know new people during their time at camp.
Our campers and counselors sleep in screened cabins with a minimum of eight bunks per cabin and a maximum of twelve. The ratio of campers to counselors is never greater than seven to one. Bathroom facilities are located centrally in the Ark Building. Campers will need to bring their own bedding.
Recent broken bones, limited activity, medical conditions, allergies and the like must be discussed with camp staff prior to arrival if they will affect your child's ability to take part in our regular camp program. You may speak with our camp nurse at check-in to discuss any specific needs or medication your child is taking. Camper medication (prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins) must be in the original bottle. The nurse administers all medication unless otherwise authorized by a practicing physician. The Camp Nurse is on duty 24 hours a day and the Methodist Medical Emergency Center is located nearby in Boerne.
His Hill Ranch Camp does not take children with lice. If lice or nits are found on a camper during the week, we will contact the parent to arrange for the child to be picked up from camp. This policy is for the consideration and well-being of everyone attending His Hill Ranch Camp.
In case of an emergency: You may reach a staff member at any time by calling (830) 995-3388
Food Allergies/Dietary Needs:
The His Hill kitchen is not a gluten free kitchen. We are unable to personally provide food to accommodate dietary needs such as lactose/gluten intolerance. We do, however, allow parents to provide pre-cooked, clearly labeled food and our Kitchen Manager will gladly reheat the food to serve your child. We appreciate your cooperation! Please contact us with specific questions or requests. We do not accommodate to any airborne allergies. If you have a question regarding this policy, please call us.
Upon cancellation prior to the specified camp session, His Hill will refund all but the $100 non-refundable deposit.
His Hill Ranch Camp Overnight Packing List:
- T-shirts, Tank Tops (no spaghetti straps, please)
- Long Pants for Horseback Riding
- Sweatshirt or Jacket (you never know...)
- Clothes that can get dirty
- Tennis Shoes
- Flip Flops
- Water/Shower Shoes
- Sleeping Bag/Fitted Sheet and Blanket
- Fan and Extension Cord (optional)
- Towel (for shower and pool)
- Flashlight (optional)
- Laundry Bag
- Camera (optional)
- Pre-Addressed, stamped envelopes to write home (optional)
- A backpack that has the following: water bottle, Bible, Bug repellant, and sunscreen
- Items not allowed at camp: cellphones, iPods, expensive jewelry. Please do not bring anything that you would miss if it were to be lost. Please label all belongings. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
Registration begins at 6pm on Sunday evening and takes place at the camp area. Any missing forms or outstanding balances are to be paid or submitted at this time. Please bring a check, money order, or cash, as we do not accept credit cards at registration. Campers will then be directed to their cabins, where parents may help their child settle in and meet their child's counselor.
Directions to camp
We are located at 102 Mill Dam Rd, Comfort, TX 78013. Once you see the chapel, follow signs to camp, which is .5 miles further up the road.
From Boerne/San Antonio
- Take I-10 West
- Take Comfort exit #524 (US-87 Business)
- Continue 0.8 miles, then slight left onto Highway 27 (at the flashing yellow lights)
- Continue 1.3 miles through Comfort (past Wells Fargo and over Cypress Creek, heading west towards Kerrville)
- Turn left on Pankratz Road
- Turn right on Mill Dam Rd stay on it for about 1.5 miles & look for signs to camp
Each day during your child's week of camp our media team will upload photos for you to view.
- You are welcome to mail letters, packages, and send e-mails to your camper. Please be sure your camper's name and cabin is clearly written on the envelope/package.
- Packages/letters may be dropped off at registration on Sunday night to be distributed to your child on a specific day during the week. Please label the day you would prefer your child to receive their package/letter.
- Stamps may also be purchased in the snack bar. Young campers have difficulty writing our address so consider sending pre-addressed envelopes for them to use.
USPS Mailing Address: P. O. Box 9, Comfort, Texas 78013
FedEx & UPS Physical Address: 102 Mill Dam Road, Comfort, Texas 78013
Campers may purchase snacks, drinks, t-shirts, water bottles, stationary and stamps in our snack bar. The snack bar is open Monday to Thursday afternoon and evening. Parents may deposit money into their child's snack bar account prior to arrival or at check-in. The average amount deposited is typically between $20-$30. Any money not spent will be returned at the end of the camp week.
Closing Ceremonies: 7:00pm
Closing ceremonies for overnight camp is in our gymnasium and beings at 7:00pm on Friday evening. During the 30 minute program you will view a slideshow from the week, hear general announcements, and have an opportunity to hear about the week from your child’s counselor. After the program you will drive up to camp to pick up your child’s luggage.
* Closing ceremonies during scholarship weeks of camp will be held at a different time and location.
Souvenirs will be available for purchase before and directly following closing ceremonies. Credit card, cash, and checks are accepted.
Lost and Found:
There is a lost and found table set-up during the closing ceremonies on Friday evening. Please check the table for any misplaced items before you leave camp. If you realize that your camper did not make it home with an item, please call the office and leave a message describing the missing item(s). Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving camp. His Hill Ranch Camp is not responsible for lost or broken items.
Now that you are done with all the official stuff, let's have some fun at camp!