Parent Child Weekends

Weekends designed to encourage and foster a relevant, intentional, and relational experience for parents and children.

Adventure Together

Strengthening Connections

Lasting Impact

Be free to just be together

BE FULLY PRESENT

With so many distractions, from social media and friends to even school and work, quality time with your children can be hard to find. Sky Ranch Parent Child Weekends are the perfect occasion to intentionally set aside time to give your children the precious gift of your undivided attention.

LOCATION

Van, TX

RECOMMENDED AGE FOR KIDS

5 to 15

WEEKEND

Friday evening - Sunday Morning

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A whole weekend together

WE TAKE FUN VERY SERIOUSLY

There’s something about fun that’s contagious. When a parent and child play together, connections are strengthened. Our Parent Child weekends offer a variety of activities that provide an opportunity to interact in ways that are hard to find at home. Conquering fears together on the ziplines, exploring creativity with crafts, and strategizing with laser tag are just a few of the activities that help our families bond and have fun together. Laugh, smile, and play with your child as you spend quality time investing in who they are becoming.

The benefits of a Sky Ranch Parent Child Weekend:

So much fun

Go crazy at activities you won’t find at the playground: ziplines, giant 3-person swing, Treetop Towers, and so much more!

Spontaneous Conversations

Free space and events encourage spontaneous conversation so you can get to know your kid even better.

Fully Present

Leaving behind technology and daily pressures frees you to fully enjoy uninterrupted time together.

Exceptional Staff

Whether it’s a wrangler guiding you on the trail, the kitchen staff serving you dinner, or one of our mentor-minded, college-aged counselors playing with your kids, we are here to serve and encourage your family.

Uplifting Speakers

Each event hosts a speaker who discusses relevant topics to engage and encourage parents.

Intentional Moments

Parents receive prep information ahead of time for special events that allow the parents to go beyond the surface, get to know more about their child, and purposefully grow together.

Sample Schedule

Friday Night

Check in
Dinner
Session
Campfire & Night Activity

Saturday

Breakfast
Session
Activities & Free Time
Lunch
Activities & Free Time
Dinner
Special Night Event

Sunday

Breakfast
Counselor Panel Q&A
Goodbye for Now

Meals

No need to stress about meal planning, grocery shopping, or cooking. We’ve got you covered. Sky Ranch staff does all of the preparation, serving, and clean up, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy your meal as a family.

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, you won’t leave hungry.

The dining hall also has a fully stocked salad bar that contains numerous alternatives including mixed salads, fresh veggies and more!

Special dietary requests can be accommodated with advance notice.

Camp Map

Start dreaming about camp and pretend you are already here, with our interactive map.

Explore the interactive map

Feel confident in your decision

Safe to Have Fun

We evaluate everything we do through the lens of safety. It isn’t just in the big things, but also in the small things. We are accredited by the American Camp Association, but more importantly, safety is a part of our culture. Feeling safe frees up the space to have crazy FUN with each other - on ziplines, special night events, and at meal times.

Be Served

We show our faith through servant-leadership. Our hope is that the love of Jesus will shine through our staff and how they serve you. No cooking or cleaning necessary.

Promote Lasting Growth

Parent Child Weekends are created to send families back home encouraged and equipped to continue developing deeper relationships. Parents come away refreshed after spending intentional time with their child. These are the moments that your child will build upon and one day look back and remember for their lifetime.

Activities

There's never a dull moment at Sky Ranch

Crafts

Get connected to your creative side and enjoy one of the pre-planned crafts. Sky Ranch provides the materials and instructions.

Crazy Pool

Cool down at the Crazy Pool, complete with a Wet Willie Superslide, basketball goal, 9-Square in the Air, and an Aqua Zip’n!

Frontier Town

Frontier Town is a fun-packed activity zone featuring the Adventure Playground, T-swing, and a netted arena used for Dodgeball.

Marina

The Marina at Sky Ranch is a waterfront activity area. With AquaTrikes, Canoes, Corcls, and Stand Up Paddle Boards to provide the opportunity for a remarkable experience.

Nature Center

The nature center at Sky Ranch provides a hands-on, interactive experience to observe and learn about various mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. Facilitated by our trained staff, guests have the chance to encounter unique animals like the red-tailed boa, chinchillas, and hedgehogs.

Party Pool

Kick your feet in the shallow end, play water polo, or challenge yourself on the trapeze!

Skywaii

Skywaii features swimming and lakefront activities such as the Blob, Wet Willie Slide, and Water Inflatables!

Mat Racers & Water Slides

Have a thrilling race down the four-lane mat racers, and then go cruise through the three body slides.

Campfire

Gather around the campfire with friends to roast marshmallows, share stories, and laugh.

Horseback Riding

Led by Sky Ranch wranglers, experience scenic views while riding horseback.

Ziplines

Speed down our multi-line ziplines with your friends. A high-flying adventure you'll never forget!

Bazooka Ball

Bazooka Ball is a fun and silly paintball game that uses foam balls instead of actual paintballs.

3-Person Giant Swing

Our thrilling, 3-person swing offers a beautiful bird's-eye view of the lake.

Jumping Pillow

The Jumping Pillow is an activity you probably haven't seen before. Jumping on a giant inflated air pillow provides a fun and new experience.

The Yard

The Yard has a whole host of fun activities: Mini Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Gaga Ball, the Maze, and Tetherball.

Gaga Ball

The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder, gentler version of dodge ball, Gaga Ball is played with a kickball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents below the knees. Players need to keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball. Fun and easy, everyone gets a serious workout.

Laser Tag

Set in an outdoor course, Laser Tag is an exciting game of strategy and teamwork.

Fishing

Bring your own fishing gear and enjoy the serene atmosphere while fishing!

Skeet Shooting

Enjoy this recreational and competitive activity where participants attempt to break clay targets.

Basketball

Sky Ranch offers a full-sized basketball court.

Volleyball

Sky Ranch offers a full-sized sand volleyball court.

Tree Top Towers

Interactive adventure playground with a dozen different elements: climbing walls, jumping segments, a zipline, and more!

The Easiest Weekend Ever

1.Register

Pick the one, two, or all of the events that apply to your family.

2.Show Up

We provide you a packing list and lots of helpful information.

3.Be Together

Rest, play, laugh, cry….do all the things that strengthen your family bond, with a focus on faith.

Lodging & Pricing
Parent Child Weekend
$210 PER PERSON

Each of our bunk-style cabins offers a rustic camping environment coupled with clean, enclosed sleeping quarters. Additionally, all cabins come with a large deck area and fire pit for enjoyable outdoor gatherings. All lodging comes equipped with central heat and air-conditioning, along with indoor bathrooms.

Upgraded Private Accommodations
ADDITIONAL $145 PER FAMILY

Sky Ranch offers multiple private accommodations for an additional fee. Each room contains a queen-size bed accompanied by bunk beds. All linens are provided and each room has its own private bathroom.

Please contact GuestServices@SkyRanch.org for more details.

Events

Mother Daughter

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

Mother Daughter

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

This purposeful weekend is a chance for moms and daughters to laugh, listen, talk, and get away from things that normally distract both of you. Intentional moments of connection and play offer moms and daughters the chance to see that you share the same desires to enjoy life, have fun, and be loved.

 

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Father Son

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

Father Son

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

The Heart of a Father Son Warrior Weekend is about affirming connections between Father and Son. It’s purposefully designed to help each boy find the strength he needs to fight the good fight of becoming an honorable man.

 

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Mother Son

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

Mother Son

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

This weekend is a chance for moms to connect with their sons in an environment that includes more “doing” than “talking”. Opportunities abound for sons to see their mother not only as ‘Mom’, but as a woman that has excellent insights and someone who will be their number one fan for life.

 

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Father Daughter

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

Father Daughter

  • Van, TX
  • Friday - Sunday

Father Daughter weekend is created to be a meaningful weekend between a father and his daughter. Full of relevant speakers, intentional moments, purposeful play, and fun – this weekend is sure to be a memory-maker and a blessing to both a daddy and his girl.

 

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Want a short getaway for the whole family? 

We offer Family Camp weekends during the school year. 

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2021 Dates
Weekend Type
Father Son
Mother Daughter
Mother Son
Father Daughter
Dates
October 08 - October 10
October 15 - October 17
November 12 - November 14
November 19 - November 21
Status
Full
Full
Full
Open
2021 Dates
Weekend Type
Father Son
Dates
October 08 - October 10
Status
Full
Dates
October 08 - October 10
Status
Full
Weekend Type
Mother Daughter
Dates
October 15 - October 17
Status
Full
Dates
October 15 - October 17
Status
Full
Weekend Type
Mother Son
Dates
November 12 - November 14
Status
Full
Dates
November 12 - November 14
Status
Full
Weekend Type
Father Daughter
Dates
November 19 - November 21
Status
Open
Dates
November 19 - November 21
Status
Open
2022 Dates
Weekend Type
Father Daughter
Mother Son
Mother Daughter
Father Son
Dates
February 04 - February 06
February 11 - February 13
March 25 - March 27
April 01 - April 03
Status
Open
Open
Open
Open
2022 Dates
Weekend Type
Father Daughter
Dates
February 04 - February 06
Status
Open
Dates
February 04 - February 06
Status
Open
Weekend Type
Mother Son
Dates
February 11 - February 13
Status
Open
Dates
February 11 - February 13
Status
Open
Weekend Type
Mother Daughter
Dates
March 25 - March 27
Status
Open
Dates
March 25 - March 27
Status
Open
Weekend Type
Father Son
Dates
April 01 - April 03
Status
Open
Dates
April 01 - April 03
Status
Open
Van
Texas
Located just 90 miles east of Dallas.