Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does camp cost?
Overnight Camp – $595
High School Week – $615
Day Camp – $295
What discounts are available?
Early Bird Discount – Receive $25 off when you register for camp before March 1st
Bring a Friend Discount – $50 off for each friend you invite to camp for their first time.
• One discount per person – multiple people may not request the same camper.
• If two first time campers request one another for the discount, both will receive $25 off if both request one another within a weeks time.
• Discount will be approved by His Hill Ranch Camp.
• In order to request a friend write their name(s) in the Camper Profile Sheet when you register online.
• Does not apply for Day Camp
– Call our main office with any questions you may have.
Sibling Discount – $50 off each additional sibling attending Overnight weeks (does not apply for Day Camp)
Multi-Week Discount – Receive $50 off when you register your camper for multiple weeks of overnight camp during the summer.
How do I register?
Register online or print and fill out an application and mail in a $100 deposit. Applications can be downloaded from the website and emailed or mailed in.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes! You can pay with credit card through the Online Registration Form
*No credit cards will be accepted on registration night*
What ages are allowed to come to camp?
Overnight Camp: 8-18 years old, but there are a few exceptions. If the camper will turn the minimum age of a given week by October 1st of the same year, they may register for that week. For example: If a camper is 7 years old and will turn 8 before October 1st, they can come to Elementary Overnight Camp! Please call our main office if your camper falls into this situation.
Day Camp: Ages 6-10
When is drop off/pick up?
You will be emailed 1 week before camp of your designated drop-off & pick-up time. These are determined based on registration date (a first-come, first-serve basis).
Camper drop-off is on Sunday at 6:00/6:30 PM at camp. Dinner is not provided.
Camper Pick-up is on Friday at 6:00/6:30 PM at camp. Campers will have been fed dinner.
Can my camper request a roommate? How many requests can be made?
Yes, 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 camper to get to know new people during their time at camp.
* Please contact us at [email protected] or 830-995-3388 if you would like to make a change in your camper’s cabin roommate request.
What are the cabins like?
Rustic, screened in cabins with 4-5 bunk beds. There is no air conditioning so we encourage you to bring a fan for your camper. Since the cabins have shutters with screens the nights are normally cool.
How many campers/counselors are in a cabin?
Cabins and our “Ark” will house 7-10 campers. There will never be more than 8 campers with one counselor in a cabin.
His Hill Ranch Camp has a 8:1 camper to counselor ratio in the cabins (although, it’s common to have two counselors in a cabin of campers). Campers are always in the presence of a summer staff volunteer, and never alone with a counselor at any given time. Please call our office if you have more specific questions in how we accommodate this ratio.
How can I get in touch with my camper while they're in camp?
You may email your campers at [email protected]. If there is an emergency, please call the office.
What activities are available for the campers?
During registration you’ll see a list of 9 activities for your camper to choose from, in order of preference. Activities are given on a first come – first serve basis. Activity choices are not guaranteed. If campers do not select activities two weeks prior to their arrival, we will select them for the camper.
Activities include: Tower Challenge, Swimming, Canoeing, Horseback riding, Crafts, Mallow, Low Elements, Riflery, Archery.
Campers attending High School Week and Day Camp do not need to choose activity selections.
Does His Hill accommodate food allergies and/or 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 camper. We appreciate your cooperation! Please contact us with specific questions or requests.
What do I do if my camper needs to take medications during camp?
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 camper’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 camper is taking. Camper medication (prescription and non-prescription, including pain relievers (Advil, Tylenol, creams, etc.) 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 see our medication guideline policy for more details about sending medications.
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
How much money for snack bar?
$30-$40 is the average amount parents give their camper for snack bar. Any remaining balance is available to claim at closing ceremonies or donate to our summer staff volunteer fund
Campers may order from the snack bar 1 or 2 times a day except Fridays. Thursday afternoon is the last time for campers to purchase snacks. Families are not able to track their campers weekly spending online, but may call the office to ask for their campers snack bar balance and expenditures.
The snack bar includes items such as: ice cream, candy, chips, soft pretzels, various drinks, etc.
How do I send mail to my camper?
You are welcome to send letters, packages, and e-mails to your camper. Please make sure your camper’s name is clearly written on the envelope/package and bring them to Sunday night registration. Drop-off bins labeled Monday-Friday are available for you to place your campers letters/packages into. We hand them out at lunch each day.
If you wish to e-mail your camper during camp, please send them in before 11:00 AM each day to ensure same-day delivery. You will receive the camper email address 2 weeks prior.
Stamps are available for purchase at our snack-bar throughout the week. Young campers may have difficulty writing your address, please consider sending pre-addressed envelopes for them to use:
To mail letters/packages to camp:
USPS mailing address: P. O. Box 9, Comfort, Texas 78013
Physical address: 102 Mill Dam Road, Comfort, Texas 78013 (when using UPS/Amazon)
In case of an emergency: You may reach a staff member at any time by calling (830)-995-3388
How long has His Hill been a camp?
1976 was our first summer!
Where are you located?
Two miles off of I-10 in Comfort—about 35 minutes West of The Rim in San Antonio.
Should my camper eat dinner before coming to Sunday's registration?
Yes. We will not provide a dinner Sunday evening. There will be a snack time later on in the evening. Some dinner options in Comfort include McDonalds, Subway, Chicken Express, and Dairy Queen.
Will my camper eat dinner on Friday?
Yes! We provide dinner for all campers before our closing ceremony.
Can my camper stay over the weekend for multiple sessions?
Overnight sessions begin Sunday and end Friday. Camper’s attending back-to-back weeks may not stay over the weekend. They will need transportation to and from camp for each weekly session.
How do I switch my campers' week of camp?
If you need to switch your campers week of camp, please contact our main office (830) 995-3388. If space available we can make the change on our back end.
How do you hire staff?
Volunteers mainly consist of our Bible School students (or an affiliated Bible School) that we have known for at least 9 months. All summer staff must fill out an application with a background check and multiple references.
Cancellations 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 early during their week of camp will not receive a refund.
Lost & Found?
Camper belongings which are left behind their week of camp will be donated 1 week after the end of the campers weekly session. Please contact us to inquire about left behind items.
What should my camper NOT bring?
Items not allowed at camp: cellphones, smartwatches, iPods, video recording devices, headphones, expensive jewelry. Please do not bring anything that you would miss if it were to be lost.
Camper Code of Conduct
His Hill Ranch Camp Code of Conduct
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us.”
It is our desire at His Hill Ranch Camp to provide a safe, nourishing, fun environment for people of all ages to come and be encouraged in who God has made them while growing in what it means to have a living relationship with Jesus Christ. By attending camp, the camper and parents/guardians are agreeing that the camper will abide by these rules while at camp.
The following are not allowed at camp:
- Bullying of any kind, gossip, malicious teasing.
- Use or possession of Alcohol, Drugs, or Tobacco (including vaping).
- Possession of knives or firearms (including fireworks).
- Keeping any medication or over-the-counter drug in one’s possession.
- Negative or disrespectful behavior, or defiance of authority
- Foul Language or inappropriate conversation.
- Stealing / Lying.
- Any inappropriate or sexual touch.
- Leaving (or attempting to leave) His Hill Property without permission.
- Destruction or defacing of property.
- Campers are expected to follow all safety instructions and regulations.
- If a camper is having a problem with someone else at camp, they MUST inform a staff member. We cannot help resolve the situation if we’re unaware that the situation exists.
- Abusive (physical or sexual) or defiant behavior will not be tolerated. If a camper repeatedly refuses to abide by His Hill’s standards, he/she will be sent home.
- Campers are expected to follow all safety rules and regulations given for each activity he / she participates in while at camp.
- We expect all campers to have FUN at camp, but not at the expense of others.
- If a camper observes someone breaking the Code of Conduct, he/she is required to notify the Camp Director or another staff member immediately.
Violation of the CODE OF CONDUCT can be grounds for automatic dismissal. Refunds are not given when a camper is dismissed from the program.