Summer Camp 2020

Campers & Sponsor Groups

Are you a parent looking for a positive outdoor experience for your kids or a church / nonprofit leader on the lookout for a camp that could bolster the good work you’re already doing in the lives of youth? Camp of the Hills might be just what you were looking for!

Each summer, a dedicated team of young adults work together to help kids better understand how much God loves them. Counselors do this through outdoor activities (sports, swimming, ropes course, canoeing, and fishing), creative outlets (arts, crafts, music, dance, and a talent show), and faith connections (Bible studies, worship times, devotionals thoughts, a crucifixion/resurrection reenactment). All these activities and more help create opportunities for campers and counselors to build meaningful relationships, giving campers the chance to ask questions of / learn from positive role models and allowing counselors to use their own gifts while gaining appreciation for the goodness and resilience of the campers.

While many camps cost between $800 – $1,200 per week, Camp of the Hills specializes in working with youth from low-income / at-risk communities. To ensure that the kids to whom we are called to serve can afford to attend, CotH only charges $60 per child for a week. This allows us to target kids who would not be able to experience a week in the outdoors otherwise and surround them with a diverse group of mentors that reflect their community.

Camp of the Hills hosts nine weeks of overnight camp each summer, lasting from Monday afternoon until Saturday morning. Each week focuses on a particular age group, with four weeks for elementary kids from 8-12 year olds, three weeks for middle schoolers from 12-15 years old, one high school week for 14-18 year olds, and one week that serves families with a wider age range of kids from 8-15 years old.

To learn more about summer camp or to inquire about registering your campers, please contact:

Kristina Bell at (830) 693-2580 or

If you would like more information about our different summer camp options, please contact Kristina at

(830) 693-2580 (option 1) or

2020 Session Dates Age Group Session Status (DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS)
June 1 – June 6 Elementary (ages 8-12) VIRTUAL CAMP
June 8 – June 13 Junior High (ages 12-15) VIRTUAL CAMP
June 15 – June 20 Elementary (ages 8-12) VIRTUAL CAMP
June 22 – June 27 Junior High (ages 12-15) VIRTUAL CAMP
July 6 – July 11 High School (ages 15-18) VIRTUAL CAMP + POIEMA CAMP
July 13 – July 18 Elementary (ages 8-12) VIRTUAL CAMP + POIEMA CAMP
July 20 – July 25 Junior High (ages 12-15) VIRTUAL CAMP
July 27 – August 1 Elementary (ages 8-12) VIRTUAL CAMP + POIEMA CAMP
August 3 -August 8 Elementary / Junior High (ages 8-15) VIRTUAL CAMP + POIEMA CAMP

Registration opens each year for groups in mid-January and for individuals in mid-February.
Campers may attend only one week of camp per Summer (except for Highschoolers, who can register for both HS Week as well as 1 Poiema Discipleship Session per summer).

What to expect at Camp

Camp of the Hills is a place where all children (ages 8 – 18) from all walks of life can experience the power and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Camp sessions are organized for specific age groups and have from 75 to 100 campers each session. The counselor staff consists of 40-50 male and female university students. Weekly camp sessions are spent in a mix of outdoor activities, skits, singing, spiritual drama, study of God’s word and intentional mentoring with the counselor staff. Each weekly session is highlighted by a powerful crucifixion and resurrection reenactment by the camp’s counselors.

Arrival Time

Monday between 2 pm and 4 pm all campers check in.

Camp Departure

All campers head home on Saturday at 9AM.

Medication Policy

Please note that all medication must be in original packaging (including inhalers), and all prescription medicines must have the campers name on the original label.

What to bring to camp

Please confirm your camper has all items on this list.

  • Name on all clothing

    Please make sure to have your name marked on all clothing.

  • Play clothes for 6 days

    Shorts, shirts, pajamas, and any other clothes your child may require for 6 days.

  • Sturdy walking Shoes

    Sneakers and sandals are encouraged. Some campers also bring water shoes.

  • Swimsuit and beach towel

    (One piece suits are required, dark colored t-shirt must be worn to cover two piece suits)

  • Bedding

    Twin sheet, blanket/sleeping bag and pillow

  • Toiletries

    (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Bath Towel

    Your camper should bring a towel for the beach and a towel for showers.

  • Sunscreen

    We work hard to keep campers free from sunburn.
    Please bring your favorite type of sunscreen.

  • Bible, pen and paper

    Don’t have a bible? Don’t worry. We have lots here at camp. 🙂

*Dress Code: No spaghetti strap shirts are allowed. All shorts must be at least fingertip length.

What NOT to pack for camp

Please do not bring any of the below items

  • Jewelry

     Please leave all jewelry at home.
    *Stud earrings are allowed

  • Electronics

    Phones, iPods, etc.
    Any device will be taken up and given back when camp ends.

  • Money

    We don’t use money at camp. Therefore your camper doesn’t need any. Any money found will be collected and given back to the camper when he or she leaves.

  • Food

    Our kitchen staff has all the food your camper will need.
    Please leave all food and snacks at home.

  • Weapons of any kind

    Weapons of any kind will be confiscated.

  • Alcohol/Drugs/Tobacco

    We will confiscate and dispose of any of the above.

  • Gang Paraphernalia

    Gang Paraphernalia colors or any other gang identifiers will be confiscated.

  • Satanic Emblems

    Any Satanic Emblems or items deemed to be inappropriate will be confiscated.

  • Nothing suggestive or inappropriate

    Any other items that are not appropriate for camp will be confiscated.

*Confiscated items will be given to the Camp Director for return upon departure of camp.