Each Spring as the weather warms up, the anticipation for spending the summer at Vista Camps grows. To help excited kids and parents get through the last months of the school year, we give them a chance to visit the Vista Bubble for an entire weekend. Family Weekend is where both ‘experienced’ and prospective camp families can enjoy a fun, relaxing weekend at Vista!
It’s a “set your own pace” time for families where you can do as little or as much as you choose. Here are 5 things that we get excited about during Family Weekend:
- Experience Camp with Your Entire Family
Camp isn’t just for your kids anymore! Our Family Weekends are a time for parents to come back to camp to re-live special traditions or try it out for the first time. Have a mother-daughter or father-son weekend with us! We have bunk style sleeping arrangements plus our traditional camp meals with Miss Becky’s cookin’. Evening programs include games, sing-a-longs, a special speaker for the adults and campfires… aka: ‘smores!
- Make New Family Friends
Just like during the summer, you’ll get a chance to meet new people who are either first time Vista Campers or ‘experienced’ Vista Alumn. This is a perfect time to introduce your kids to how a summer away could be! You never know, you could be meeting a future best friend during check-in and your kids might be spending the weekend with their future tribe-brother of sister!
- Spend a Weekend in the Hill Country
It can be stressful to plan a weekend trip while your kids are in school. We take out the hassle of planning a weekend get-away with the family by making sure there is something for everyone all in one place. It’s amazing what a weekend in the beautiful Texas Hill Country can do for a family from the big city. We have plenty of age-appropriate, traditional camp activities to suit the whole family and the surrounding hills offer great hiking opportunities. Grab a book and find a spot under a shady Cypress tree or get in line to jump off the Pamper Pole in the ropes class by the river.
- A Little Friendly Competition With the Kiddos
Do you think you can win in a GaGa competition against your kids? (What’s GaGa?) Do your sweet children think they could win in a free-throw contest? This is the weekend to see who comes out on top! There are so many fun activities at camp and during Family Weekend you get to experience some of our favorites. Get in on the action, dust off those basketball shoes, get to stretchin’.. because camp is about to be in session! During the weekend we’ll have a variety of Vista favorites such as archery, riflery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tennis, golf, basketball, arts and crafts, softball, volleyball and much more!
- Learn More About Vista Camps
Family Weekend is a great time for prospective families and new campers to get a taste of Vista Camps before the summer. Parents get first hand experience of what their kids will do during the summer by sleeping in our bunks, participating in activities, and even trying our meals. They even get to tour the facility and meet with our camp directors. This is also a GREAT time for kids to see camp! For some kids staying in a new environment for the first time can be scary without mom or dad there. Spending a weekend at Vista Camps can put them at ease and they’ll know the environment before they arrive for the summer.
We can’t wait to see you at one of our two Family Weekends! To register, fill out the form on the website or call us at 830-367-5353.