Camp Checklist

Packing for camp is exciting but can also be a bit overwhelming – especially if you are coming to camp for the first time. Let us help in making sure you are prepared for an amazing time!

Location

His Hill is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, 35 minutes northwest of San Antonio.

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His Hill located two miles outside the town of Comfort. Our property stretches across 200 acres of rolling hills marked with oak and pecan trees, the Guadalupe River, and abundant wildlife. The campus is nestled in the serene country atmosphere just 35 minutes from San Antonio, providing a genuine feel of life in the country yet still close to all that the city has to offer!

San Antonio is one of the most sought out vacation spots in Texas. It is a unique cultural combination of Spanish Southwest and Texas pride account for its worldwide appeal.

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Arrival

Registration beings at 6:00 PM Sunday. Only a snack will be provided Sunday evening so please give your child dinner beforehand.

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While Here

Mail & Email: Campers love receiving mail! You can bring it with you on Sunday, mail during the week, or send an email to [email protected] and $5 will be deducted from their snack bar account.

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Departure

Closing Ceremonies are held in our gym at 7:00 PM Friday. The program is around 25-30 minutes long. After the ceremony you will head to camp to pick up your child's luggage.

Camp Essentials

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.

Paperwork

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.

Roommate Request

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.

Medications / Special Needs

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 Health Officer 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 Camp Health Officer administers all medication unless otherwise authorized by a practicing physician. The Camp Health Officer 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.

Refund/Cancelation Policy

Upon cancellation prior to the specified camp session, His Hill will refund all but the $100 non-refundable deposit.

Overnight Packing List
  • Swimsuit
  • T-shirts, Tank Tops (no spaghetti straps, please)
  • Shorts
  • Long Pants for Horseback Riding
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket (you never know…)
  • Clothes that can get dirty
  • Hat
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Flip Flops
  • Water/Shower Shoes
  • Sleeping Bag/Fitted Sheet and Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Fan and Extension Cord
  • Towel (for shower and pool)
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Laundry Bag
  • Camera
  • Pre-Addressed, stamped envelopes to write home
  • 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.
Directions to Camp

We are located at 102 Mill Dam Road, Comfort, TX, 78013. Once you come over the hill keep following the signs up to camp which is 0.5 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 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 Road stay on it for about 1/5 miles and look for signs to camp.
Registration Info

Registration begins at 6 PM 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.

Closing Ceremonies

Closing ceremonies for overnight camp is in our gymnasium and beings at 7:00 PM 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.

Photos

Each day during your child’s week of camp our media team will upload photos for you to view. Learn more here.

Camper Mail

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

Snack Bar

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 balance may be claimed at the end closing ceremonies.

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.

A Word from our Camp Director

As you think through the many details of preparing your child for a week at His Hill Ranch Camp, I would like to encourage you to remember the most critical preparation you can undertake for your child – prayer. While we consider the details on this “checklist” to be both helpful and important, praying for you child’s time at camp undoubtedly holds the greatest value for your child personally as well as for your entire family. My hope and prayer is for every family to be encouraged to walk by faith in our Lord Jesus as a result of the Christ-centered week their child experienced at His Hill Ranch Camp. I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Jon Forrest
Camp Director

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