Wow, thinking back, I can remember a few times I got to go to summer camp as a child. One in particular was when I was in 3rd grade and a member of Blue Birds. My mom was the camp director/counselor and her and a few other moms took us to camp down south where we able to enjoy camp fires, sing-a-longs, roasted marshmallows, and meaningful friendships. I’m sure summer camps have changed a bit since then, but the memories are the same and the relationships formed are unforgettable. I think starting a tradition to attend summer camps in families is such a great idea, don’t you? Vista Camps in the Texas Hill Country would be an awesome place to start!! [This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.]
When my first son, Johnny was young I sent him off to summer camp in east Texas somewhere. I believe he was also in the 3rd grade. I remember taking him to the camp and driving on those back roads where the trees were so tall and so green. I also remember him talking my ear off – telling me how much fun he hopes to have. He couldn’t wait for the rides in the canoes like he saw on the brochure. Memories like these will last a life time.
Vista Camps is nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and offers two separate camps – Camp Rio Vista for boys and Camp Sierra Vista for girls. Rio Vista for boys has been going since 1921 and is the oldest summer camp in the South West. They have 4th generation campers there…making a wonderful tradition no doubt!
At camp, the girls and boys come together once a week for some exciting fun and fellowship, but for the most part, girls are able to be girls and boys can be boys at their individual camps. How fun is that! Just image your child’s learning potential at summer camps. There’s so much to do – indoors and outdoors. Oh, how I wished I worked there! I know it’s hard to let your little ones go off for the first time…alone, but summer camp is where you’d want to start. Just look at how much fun these children are having in these photos. It’s magical and contagious!!
Now that I’m raising his son, Brody, I get to do it all over again. This time I plan to take him to a place that offers the most enjoyable outdoor adventures there is and Vista Camps is definitely on my list. From the looks of their website, the testimonials that I read, and communicating with Sara (camp registrar), it’s a place I can tell that the air is warm and friendly faces are all around. Sara is very dedicated to Vista Camps and has so much passion for what she does, that I know this is a place I’d like to send Brody when he turns 6 or 7…depending on if he’s ready to leave us.
If you’re a parent or a grandparent of a camp-aged child, ages 6-16 I invite you to explore the many opportunities Vista Camps has to offer your child. Please visit their website where you’ll find every thing you’ll need to know about camp life at Vista Camps. Sara or anyone there would be more than happy to assist you should you have questions.
Visit www.vistacamps.com to sign up your kids today! And, if I haven’t given you enough reasons to send your kiddos to Vista Camps, why not attend their Family Weekend and Open House coming up on April 25-27th? When you register for Vista Camps, tell them Mommie…Again sent you and you’ll get $100 off your tuition! To see awesome photos of the campers, be sure to connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
The Texas Hill Country is a beautiful place to visit. Vista Camps is located near some awesome towns such as Kerrville where I know a lot of antique shopping is available. There’s so much to do in that area of Texas, you’ll not want to come back home. Vista Camps starts in less than 75 days, so be sure to start planning your child’s summer camp adventure with them now!!