Getting ready 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!
His Hill is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, 35 minutes northwest of San Antonio.Learn More
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 which account for its worldwide appeal.
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 Health Officer 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.
All forms (registration and medical form), final payments, and snack bar money must be submitted two weeks before your child’s arrival at camp. 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.
Requests must be mutual and campers may not be more than one year apart in age. You may request up to two roommates. We do not guarantee roommate requests, although we try our best to put friends together. 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 pain relievers (Advil, Tylenol, etc, vitamins, creams, and essential oils) must be in the original bottle, and given to the Camp Health Officer at Sunday registration. 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. Additionally, in order to best serve all of the campers that attend each week His Hill Ranch Camp cannot provide care for Type 1 Diabetes.
His Hill Ranch Camp’s infirmary provides over the counter medication to campers if needed (such as: adult & children Benadryl, ibuprofen, antihistamines, ear drops, Miralax, hydrocortisone cream, etc.). Please check with our main office if you plan to bring over the counter medications, as we may have it already on hand.
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.
Cancelations made one week prior to arrival will receive a full refund minus the $100 deposit. Canceling within one week of arrival will forfeit the entire camp fee unless the vacancy is filled by another camper. If a camper is removed from His Hill due to breaking our code of conduct, there will be no refund. Campers leaving His Hill due to homesickness will not receive a refund.
Overnight Packing List
- Sleeping Bag or fitted sheet and blanket
- Fan (and optional extension cord)
- Towel (for shower and pool)
- Swimsuit (a solid modest one piece for girls)
- T-shirts, Tank Tops (no spaghetti straps, please)
- Long Pants for horseback riding
- Sweatshirt or long-sleeve
- Clothes that can get dirty
- Close-toed shoes
- Water/Shower shoes
- Laundry Bag
- 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, smartwatches, iPods, video recording devices, 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 begins at 6 PM on Sunday evening and takes place at the camp area (follow signs). All forms and balances are to be paid two weeks before camp. If something was missed, you will make any final payment and complete any missing form at Registration. We do not accept credit cards at registration for balances due. Please bring cash or check. Campers will be directed to their cabins, where parents may help their child settle in and meet their child’s counselor! Souvenirs will be available for purchase.
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.
Each day during your child’s week of camp our media team will upload photos for you to view. Learn more here.
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
Families may send emails to their campers during the week. The email address will be sent to families by email two weeks prior to camp.
Emails are printed at 11:30 AM each day and delivered to campers at lunch time. Campers may not email families back.
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 $30. Any balance may be claimed at the end of 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!