- Your Tribe Becomes Your Second Family—From the moment you are initiated until your final summer at Vista Camps, your tribe is there for you every step of the way. They become that camp family you always dreamed of having and are there for you through every experience, triumph, and challenge. Your tribe becomes your source of pride and you just can’t wait to get back to the group of people that have grown right along with you throughout the years. Whether you are a Kiowa, Chickasaw, Golden Arrow or Sioux, you will be a part of that tribe for life! Just ask the Vista Alum!
- You Want to Try New Things—Let’s face it, camp can be a very scary experience if you have never been away from home before. A summer away from the comforts of your home may seem daunting at first, but it can be one of the most beneficial situations you ever put yourself in. Summer camp allows you to try new activities in a safe, friendly environment where having fun and challenging yourself is strongly encouraged. At Vista Camps, the possibilities are endless with more than 40 fun and educational activities to choose from! It’s definitely hard to ignore that adventurous spirit after spending a summer on the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River!
- You Learn That Technology Isn’t Everything—Who needs Netflix when you can shoot a bow and arrow instead? We all know that technology can be a ton of fun, but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of satisfaction you get from knowing that you spent the majority of your day outdoors. The best thing about Vista Camps is that you don’t need technology to have fun because endless fun awaits you there! Spending your summers in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with best friends by your side helps you see the simplicity in life and will have you craving the beautiful outdoors in no time.
- You learn There’s Never a Bad Time to Sing or Dance—Have you caught yourself spontaneously singing and dancing just because? Sometimes a day at Vista Camps feels like you’re walking through the set of a broadway musical! That’s because Vista Camps is a happy place full of energetic people that can’t help loving where they are. Whether that is expressed through a dance or a song, the positive energy is contagious and the temptation to join in can’t be denied.
- You’ll Consistently Crave Vista Camps Food—We have four words for you… Miss Becky’s Cinnamon Rolls. You may think you’re sick of it, but you’ll be dreaming of that grilled cheese or coffee cake months down the road in the middle of your math test!Camp food is the best food because it’s made with love by our beloved Miss Becky, served when you’re tired and need it most, and enjoyed with your Vista Camps family by your side. There’s no denying the power of the s’more and we’re almost positive that you’ll be missing camp goodies just as much as we are!
There are so many options for summer camps today, from traditional to specialized. In addition to the type of camp, parents struggle with the decision to send their child to either a single gender camp or a co-ed camp. There is a 3rd option though, a brother/sister camp! Our camps, Rio Vista for boys and Sierra Vista for girls, allow for the unique bond of a single-sex camp and the social interactions in a quality co-ed community.
What is a brother/sister camp?
A brother/sister camp is a hybrid of traditional single gender and co-ed camps. Meaning, they are two separate camps on the same acreage, or very close, and maintain separate activities throughout camp. Boys and girls only come together for joint activities, such as camp dances and socials.
Why attend a brother/sister camp?
The typical pressures of boys and girls interacting are gone! Campers feel no need to impress the opposite sex and can enjoy a fun summer by fully engaging in their age group/cabin. Girls can go makeup free and not worry about what to wear while boys are able to open up in a comfortable environment. Campers are able to forge deep social connections without the pressures of the boy-girl dynamic that they are used to during the school year.
At Vista Camps, each camp has its own staff and facilities. All programs and activities are kept separate except for Sunday chapel services and the occasional evening activity or event. While our camps have similar traditions with Tribes, Chiefs and Chieftain selections, and special honors and awards, they still have their own unique aspects for their programs.
We have created a schedule that lets the boys and girls enjoy camp without overlapping during daily activities. For example, while the boys finish breakfast, the girls are on to their first activity of the day. This keeps everyone active and engaged throughout the day with plenty to do, see and learn!