3/24/14

Vista Camps for Boys and Girls in Texas, Plus a $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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My son at summer camp.
Summer camps are such a great experience for kids. It's a return to simpler times, when playing outside was the greatest thing ever. In my opinion, it still is the greatest thing ever, but too many of our kids spend the majority of their time sitting inside somewhere playing electronic games and watching television. My kids all went to camp, as did I when I was young. It was one of the most memorable weeks of my life!
Me (on the left) about to board the bus to summer camp.
Wondering what kind of activities your child can do at a summer camp? Check out all these great activities offered at Vista Camps in Texas...Water Skiing, Knee Boarding, Wakeboarding, Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Lacrosse, Aerobics, Tumbling, Martial Arts, Frisbee Golf, Challenge Course, Conditioning, Tennis, Golf, Wrestling, Riflery, Archery, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Trap Shooting, Outdoor Skills, Dance, Cheer, Arts and Crafts, Co-Ed Dance, Animal Care, Drama, Journalism, Scrapbooking, Guitar, and much more!
Vista Camps
Vista Camps offers Camp Rio Vista for Boys and Camp Sierra Vista for Girls. Both are located approximately 7 miles west of Kerrville, Texas, along the beautiful Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, approximately 70 miles north/northwest of San Antonio and approximately 100 miles west of Austin. Their facilities are absolutely gorgeous, with all natural stone buildings and cabins, surrounded by the beauty of Texas landscape. Plus, they have been established since 1921, so they are experts at providing a safe, fun, memorable experience for children.
Vista Camps
Give your children the opportunity to make lifelong friends, learn new skills, and discover how much fun being outside can be (plus it gives mom and dad a summer break from the kids)! Getting kids out in nature teaches them how to love nature, and they will be more likely to grow into adults who care about protecting and maintaining this beautiful world we live in. Everyone wins!
Vista Camps
Visit www.vistacamps.com to sign up your happy campers today! If you're still not quite sure if summer camp is right for your kids, sign up for their Family Weekend and Open House on their website. When you register for Vista Camps, tell them Planet Weidknecht sent you and you'll get $100 OFF your tuition! Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, then enter below to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card which can be used to purchase camper supplies like a sleeping bag, a flashlight, a water canteen, and a swimsuit.
Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card from Vista Camps!
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154 comments:

  1. I learned that they are non-denominational and accept children of all faiths.

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  2. The lodging at the camps I attended as a child were certainly not this nice. Plus they offer activities like tumbling and horseback riding that I would have loved as a child, and those are activities that my kids are really interested in now. Awesome!

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  3. I learned that kids join one of 2 different tribes. They offer individualized scheduling for children, with over 40 activities to choose from. Sounds fun!

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  4. that they have separate sessions for boys and girls

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  6. I learned this is a Texas camp for boys and girls with lots of structured activities.

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  7. I learned that Rio Vista and Sierra Vista are non-denominational camps, based on Christian values.

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  8. I love the yearbook parties they have for the kids!

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  9. I learned that the kids join tribes !!! And they offer individualized scheduling !!

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  10. I learned that they have a family open house from April. 25th – April 27th, 2014. This camp really looks wonderful. My kids would love this camp.

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  11. I learned that Vista Summer Camps are located on the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country.

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  12. I learned that they maintain a 4 to 1 ratio of campers to counselors.

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  13. I learned that it's a non-denominational Christian camp

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  14. I learned they have something for everyone. Sports, kayaking, sailing, martial arts, crafts are just of the few activities offered. I want to go! Thanks for the chance!

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  15. I learned that the first term is June 8-21.

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  16. I love the emphasis on fun physical activities and sports mixed with fellowship and social events - sounds like a very well-rounded experience!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  17. I learned it is Located on the banks of the Guadalupe River in the beautiful Hill Country near Hunt, Texas.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  18. Local Lodging
    There are many great places to stay when you come to drop off or pick up your child.

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  19. Camps Rio Vista and Sierra Vista are both located approximately 7 miles west of Kerrville, Texas, along the beautiful Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We are approximately 70 miles north/northwest of San Antonio and approximately 100 miles west of Austin.

    We are easily accessible from Interstate 10. From I 10, take Highway 16 South or Highway 783 South to Highway 27, and head west on Highway 27 to Ingram. In Ingram take Highway 39 West and continue approximately 2 miles. Look for our blue and white sign on your left. Turn left and follow the road through the low-water crossing to the camp entrance.

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  20. Two separate camps with one purpose: To provide a safe,
    wholesome, fun-filled, learning camp experience to every boy and girl.

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  21. I learned that children from all faiths are welcomed into the Vista family each summer. All campers and counselors attend the inspirational, non-denominational service held each Sunday.

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  22. I like that they have weekend open houses so you can find out what it's like.

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  23. I learned there's 75 days until camp and that Family Weekend & Open House is coming up April 25th to April 27th.

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  24. I learned that the camps are Christian, but are non-denominational and accept children of all faiths here. They are not associated with any church or particular denomination.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  25. I learned that the camps are not co-ed

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  26. Here's something that I like: "Rio Vista and Sierra Vista are non-denominational camps, based on Christian values." That resonates well with me. I like the design of the site too.

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  27. They are out of Hunt, Texas.

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  28. I learned that they have Two separate camps with one purpose: To provide a safe, wholesome, fun-filled, learning camp experience to every boy and girl.

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  29. I learned they offer 2 different camps- boys and girls.

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  30. I learned they are non denominational and accept children of all faiths, and they have a boys camp and a girls camp.

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  31. I learned they regularly offer over 40 various activities to interest and challenge each camper.

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  32. I learned it is very expensive.

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  33. I learned that its a Christian camp

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  34. I learned that the camp focuses on building self-esteem and confidence, meet new friends, learn new skills and all while enjoying one of the best summer camps for boys or girls in Texas.

    dor.turner@yahoo.com

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  35. I like the open houses that they do.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  36. I like that they have a family weekend. I went to camp as a child, and things have really changed over the years. I wonder if they still have Snipe hunts? LOL!

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  37. I learned they have a referral program!

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  38. I learned there's a family weekend April 25-27.

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  39. I learned that riflery, archery, and hunter safety courses are available.

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  40. It was established in 1921!!

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  41. What I learned and really like is the camp philosophy: "What is the camp philosophy? Our goal and philosophy at Vista Camps are to offer a safe, wholesome, fun-filled, learning experience to every boy and girl. We do this by hiring a mature, responsible and dedicated staff who is genuinely interested in the well-being of each camper, by offering a well-rounded, exciting program that challenges and interests each camper, and by providing a safe and caring environment." Awesome! :)

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  42. What great outdoor activities...the water looks so inviting! I would love to be able to send my grand kids there!

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  43. I like that the camps accept children of all faiths there.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  44. I like that there is a separate link for information for parents and that campers of all faiths are welcome.

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  45. I learned that they maintain a 4 to 1 ratio of campers to counselors.
    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  46. I like that they have open houses for families to be able to check out before sending their children. I also love the variety of choices they offer the children for activities!

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  47. I learned that it's a non-denominational Christian camp

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  48. I liked the Family Weekend and Sunday Open House. It seemed like a fun opportunity for families to spend a great time together!

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  49. I learned that they have a camp calendar and camp photos on their site.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  50. I like that they offer Animal Care as part of their activities!

    -Jen Haile

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  51. I'm from Tx. and have been in the area the camp is; it's beautiful. I like that the camp is mostly a family affair.

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  52. I like that the biographies they give for the owners and staff make them seem like real people (it's not all high-falutin' "We're so special" bs.)

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  53. l like that they do team sports and individual sports.

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  54. I learned that Rio Vista and Sierra Vista are non-denominational camps, based on Christian values.

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  55. over 35 activities to choose from

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  56. I learned that your child needs to be at least 6 years old but at $1,500 per week the camp is about half the cost of camps in California so it might be worth a plane ticket.

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  57. I love that they have a great blog that they keep up with on their site!

    Jenny Stanek
    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I love that they are faith based and not denominational! I feel like we get so mixed up in politics that we sometimes lose the Message.

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  59. I learned this is a Texas camp for boys and girls with lots of structured activities.

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  60. The scheduling is individualized based on need.

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  61. I like the family weekend

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  62. I like the yearbook parties

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  63. I learned that they are initiated into tribes and compete against each other in special tribal competitions. Sounds Fun!

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  64. I learned they're nondenominational camps based on Christian values

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  65. I learned that they have a camp for boys and another for girls!

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  66. I like that there are 40 activities to choose from.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  67. I learned they offer individualized scheduling for children, with over 40 activities to choose from

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  68. I learned that the kids can go paddle boarding!

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  69. Over 40 activities, that is alot,so they stay busy.Deb P

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  70. I learned that the camps aren't co-ed

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  71. horerinding looks fun..i never got to go to a camp.and i have no kid...oh well

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  72. I love that they do a family weekend and open house

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  73. They offer a ton of water activities including wake boarding and knee boarding

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  74. good to know that parents can stay near by while kids are at the camp..

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  75. I learned that it is non denominational and Christian based Rosanne

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  76. I learned that they offer many different activities involving water fun.

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  77. Vista Camps are to offer a safe, wholesome, fun-filled, learning experience to every boy and girl.

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  78. it looks like a really nice camp. I like that fact that they have a yearbook as well!

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  79. I liked that they had so many different activities such canoeing and horseback riding. Thanks for the giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  80. I learned that the boys and girls are separate in brother/sister camps :) sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  81. I learned that their camp philosophy is at Vista Camps are to offer a safe, wholesome, fun-filled, learning experience to every boy and girl
    Jessica Cox

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  82. I like the family weekend with open house.

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  83. I learned that they offer horseback riding

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  84. That there are a lot of different activities

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  85. I like that they have a TON of different activities to do, whether it's on their own or in groups, especially the water activities. My kids would love it!

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  86. The camps look like the kids are enjoying themselves.

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  87. I learned that all of the cabins are constructed of native rock.

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  88. I learned that they really do a thorough check on their counselors.

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  89. I learned that they have a vast array of great activities.

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  90. The camp is located in Texas and is Christian-based.

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  91. I like that they offer a huge variety of activities.

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  92. I love that they offer so many activities for the children

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  93. I love that they have family weekend.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  94. The camp is available to rent out for weddings and events.

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  95. Something I learned & liked - they have a lot of fun activities.
    thank you

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  96. i learned about the wonderful camps I had no idea existed

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  97. I learned that they have international campers which attend from all over the world.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  98. The camps are in the hills of Texas.

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  99. I like that they have a family weekend/open house. What a great way for a nervous child (or parent) to get to know the facility.

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  100. I like it is a Christian camp and nondemoninational.

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  101. They offer individualized scheduling to meet the needs of each camper.

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  102. Learned there are 63 days until camp.

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  103. I learned that Vista Camps have two camps. One camp is called Rio Vista for Boys and the other is Camp Sierra for Girls.

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  104. I love that they offer over 40 activities! That's a lot of variety!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  105. that Rio Vista and Sierra Vista are non-denominational camps

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  106. I learned bout all their different camp activities

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  107. I like how the camp emphasizes Christian morals. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. I learned that the campers do not need to bring any money, everything is included in the camp fee!

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  109. I learned that they are non-denominational camp.

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  110. I learned that there is a structured variety of activities, great fun and beautiful surroundings..

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  111. I like that they have a family weekend and an open house!

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  112. I learned that they have 2 different ones, one for boys and one for girls

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  113. I learned that the 7 day camp is $1500. Holy moly.

    Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(Dot)com

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  114. I learned that it is both a christian and nondenominational camp.

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  115. I like all the activites the kids can do. they have football, soccer, conoeing, kayaking, fishing, gymnastics and so much more. sounds like a really great place.

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  116. There are so many different activities they have for the kids, and the age range is great to teach each other and learn and grow!

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  117. I learned they have a lot of water activities like Water Skiing
    Knee Boarding, Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding.

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  118. I learned that this is a non-denominational camp in Texas, and it looks like a great place!

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  119. I live the structured activities. It's great to get kids involved in outdoor activities.

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  120. it's a camp for children where they can have fun and positive experiences. :D

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  121. The night time activities are always different.

    Christine M
    tubbytelly at gmail dot com

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  122. Two separate camps with one purpose: To provide a safe,
    wholesome, fun-filled, learning camp experience to every boy and girl.

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  123. I love that they give you a great checklist of what to bring to camp.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  124. I like the variety of activities they offer, including kayaking and horseback.

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  125. You can attend an open house first.

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  126. I like that they separate them into tribes!

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  127. I learned that they're on the Guadalupe River in Texas
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  128. I like the horse riding activites

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  129. i like that there are over 40 activities for them to do

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  130. I learned that it's a non-denominational Christian camp and that there first term is June 8- June 21.

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  131. I learned they have sailing and water skiing as activites.

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  132. I learned that kids join one of 2 different tribes

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  133. I learned families set their own pace. You can do as little or as much as you choose

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  134. I learned that , Rio Vista and Sierra Vista are two separate camps, one for boys and one for girls.

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  135. I was happy to learn that their emphasis is on fun physical activities, water and other sports, as well as arts and crafts mixed in with social/ fellowship events - sounds like a very thoughful well-rounded experience - for both boys and girls - separately of course!

    Oh and I also think it's great that they have a 4 to 1 ratio of campers and counselors!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(At)aol(dot)com

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  136. I learned that both of the camps are located on 120 acres.

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  137. They are based in Hunt, TX!! myawinz@mail.com

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  138. I learned that it's a non-denominational Christian camp

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  139. i love that the ratio of campers to counselors is just 4 to 1, that's wonderful. i also love that the camp is located in texas hill country!

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  140. I learned that they're located on the banks of the Guadalupe River!

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  141. They are a non denominational Christian camp.

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  142. I learned it's a non-denominational camp

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  143. I learned that most of the staff is comprised of college students and some are coaches and teachers. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  145. I learned they have a girls and boys camp!

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  146. They are located on the banks of the Guadalupe RIver!

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  147. Thanks for the giveaway… counselors are required to go through a rigorous interview, national background check, 3 reference checks, and a week long counselor training program before camp.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  148. I learned and love that they have a four to one ratio of counselors to kids.

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  149. I learned that the Senior counselors must be 18 or older and have graduated high school. Most of the staff is comprised of college students and some are coaches and teachers.

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  150. I learned that all their cabins are constructed of native rock and are designed for permanence, comfort and cleanliness.

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  151. The historic Vista Summer Camps are located on the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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