There are a lot of choices for overnight summer camp in Texas so what made us choose Sky Ranch for Athena this summer? Sky Ranch features exciting activities infused with character-building strategies, counselors that are incredible role models, and facilities that exceptional. Check out these five reasons why we chose Sky Ranch summer camp.
Why Choose Sky Ranch Summer Camp
Number 1 – Facilities
Not that Athena can’t rough it, but for her first summer camp we were hoping for a more gentle transition.
Sky Ranch is located in East Texas. It offers top-notch facilities, wide-open fields, and a private 90-acre lake. All lodging at Sky Ranch comes equipped with central heat and air-conditioning, along with indoor bathrooms. Each of their 33 bunk-style cabins offer a rustic camping environment coupled with clean, enclosed sleeping quarters.
They proudly serve three delicious meals per day. From biscuits and sausage to eggs and cinnamon rolls for breakfast, Sky burgers and fries for lunch, and grilled chicken or chicken-fried steak for dinner, entrees are always well-balanced and nutritious. The Sky Ranch dining hall also has a fully stocked salad bar that contains numerous alternatives including yogurt, mixed salads, fresh veggies and more. Not only that, but a wide selection of fresh fruit is available at every meal. Vegetarian, gluten-free or other special dietary requests can be accommodated as well.
Number 2 – Crazy Fun Activities
Athena loves being outdoors and participating in activities. She is very curious and has a long adventure bucket list. Sky Ranch offers a ton of great choices for all interests.
Some of our favorite activities at Sky Ranch Include:
The Marina at Sky Ranch is a waterfront activity area. It offers aqua trikes, canoes, and stand up paddle boards to provide the opportunity for a remarkable experience.
The nature center at Sky Ranch provides a hands-on, interactive experience to observe and learn about various mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. Campers have the chance to encounter unique animals like the red-tailed boa, chinchillas, and hedgehogs.
Skywaii features swimming and lakefront activities such as the Blob, Wet Willie Slide, and Water Inflatables.
The Torpedo allows campers to get the thrill of racing over the waters of the 90-acre Sky Lake as they are pulled on an inflatable behind a boat.
Body slides, ziplines, horsemanship, climbing walls, pools, and so much more are among the list of activities at Sky Ranch.
Say goodbye to phones, media, and video chats. The endless activities keep kids outdoors, engaged, having fun, and interacting with friends.
Number 3 – Parties Every Day
Dance parties, costume parties, messy parties – each night there is a different themed event tailored for your kid’s age and interests.
Each night of the week is packed with an awesome theme night created with your camper’s age in mind. From the unforgettable Carnival & Rodeo for Sky 1 & 2 to the tradition of Mission Impossible for Sky 3 all the way through Leadership camps, campers are sure to have a blast.
Number 4 – Camp Staff
When we arrived on-site, we were in awe at how many camp staff were there. Sky Ranch has trained staff for every situation: certified activity specialists, meal-time pros, homesickness experts, healthcare professionals, and experienced leadership with an emergency response plan on hand.
The positive, encouraging energy of the staff is contagious!
Number 5 – Faith
This may seem like an odd one for us since we are not a religious family, but we want Athena to have the opportunity to choose faith and religion for herself. We want her to experience all forms of religion so she can make a decision that fits her life.
Sky Ranch gave her the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the Bible in an interactive setting.