Engaging Summer Camps in Texas and Colorado

Whether they are 6 or 16, your child needs a week that is over-the-top intentional - in safety, fun, and faith.

Crazy Fun

Powerful Purpose

Best Week Ever

When you look at your child, you see who they could become, and wonder how to help get them there. So do we.

RAISING HUMAN BEINGS IS AWESOME... AND TOUGH.

 

As parents, we try to balance the reactive nature of life with the intentionality of raising our children to their full potential - all while they are distracted by technology, social pressures, daily routines and more.

Enter the best week of summer. We provide an engaging summer camp experience, partnering with you in an intentional plan for your child – a plan that encourages your child to become a self-confident person who loves Christ.

And it takes place in the backyard every kid dreams of!

Summer Camp

WHAT EVERY KID NEEDS

 

At Sky Ranch Christian Camps your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Form lasting relationships
  • Foster independence
  • Try new things
  • Experience spiritual growth

For over 65 years we’ve been helping parents inspire, challenge, and encourage.

An incredible week of Sky Ranch Summer Camp includes:

Crazy Fun Activities

Ziplines, water slides, laser tag and more!

Relational Counselors

Your kids will spend every moment with our highly trained, college aged staff. Our mentor-minded counselors model confidence rooted in the Gospel and encourage faith while playing hard.

Bible Study

Curriculum guided by the intentional plan of the Life Map

New Friends

Cabin groups eat, play, and stay together, promoting community and the opportunity for lasting relationships.

Parties Every Day

Dance parties, costume parties, messy parties - each night there is a different themed event tailored for your kid’s age and gender!

On-Site Superheroes

We have 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.

Small Camper to Staff Ratio

Our camper to staff ratio ranges from 6:1 in the cabin, to even 3:1 depending on the activity.

An Unplugged Experience

Say goodbye to phones, media, video chats, and all the social pressures and disconnection that comes with it. Your child will be fully present.

Feel Secure in Your Decision

Safety

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.

Fun

Feeling safe frees up the space to have FUN - silly fun for our youngest campers in Texas, all the way to adventurous fun for teenagers in Colorado. Engaging counselors help turn every activity, night event, impromptu dance-off, and meal time into a fun experience that unites cabins together.

Activities

Faith

We know that when a camper feels secure and is having a blast it opens up the opportunity for them to ask questions and grow in their faith. The intentional plan of the Life Map is woven into camp in relevant, age-appropriate, and fun ways: Bible study, summer theme, and teachable moments with counselors.

Life Map

It's not just a week. It's a plan.
Fostering spiritual growth and relationships, year after year.

Each program is guided by an intentional plan where we seek to grow a camper from who they are at 6 to who they can be at 18. This plan is called the Life Map.

Our yearly curriculum answers one of four worldview questions:

Who is God? What is our need? What is truth? Who are you?

   
Developing Character & Faith
PHASE 1: LEARN

During this phase, character development takes place. Through fun and relationships guiding them, campers can come to saving faith in Jesus.

Putting Faith into Action
PHASE 2: EXPERIENCE

Campers are challenged to live out what they believe, by putting their faith into action. They are ready and desire to learn more about who God is and who He created them to be. Phase 2 is what we call Leadership Camp.

Contributing as a Servant Leader
PHASE 3: BECOME

As developed leaders, former campers are now contributors - serving in their community, church, family, and camp.

 

 

Activities

There's never a dull moment at Sky Ranch.
*Not everyone does everything. Activities are age & program specific.

Bible Study

Sky Ranch’s biblically-based study curriculum answers one of the annually rotating worldview questions:

  • Who is real? (God is real)
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Who do you trust? (Scripture)
  • Who are you?

Each program will tackle these 4 questions from the Life Map meant to intentionally challenge and encourage our campers where they are at developmentally. By moving through them every four years, campers work through these questions in the different stages of childhood – developing and deepening in their understanding as they mature.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is a time for campers to visit the camp store during the day and have structured free time to play games and hang out with friends and counselors, all while enjoying their favorite snack or purchasing a camp keepsake from the store to take home.

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!

Pow Wow

This is a mid-day time to get out of the heat and rest indoors, while singing songs and watching funny skits and videos created by our Camp Life team.

Skywaii

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

Torpedo

The most popular summer camp activity, campers get the thrill of racing over the waters of our 90-acre Sky Lake as they are pulled on an inflatable behind a boat.

Mat Racers & Water Slides

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

Ziplines

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

Paintball

Combat or target practice, Sky Ranch has something to offer for participants of varying skill levels. Develop unity with your team as you strategize how to cross into the opponent’s territory or become an expert at shooting on target. Additional cost applies.

3-Person Giant Swing

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

MEGA Waterslide

Come experience our MEGA Waterslide that has three lanes! See how may spins you can do before you reach the pool at the bottom.

The Block - Activity Center

The Block is our air-conditioned Activity Center, which provides a way for guests to beat the heat by playing games indoors like Basketball, Gaga Ball, Volleyball, and Ping Pong.

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 Sandlot

The Sandlot offers a fun time of kickball.

The Yard

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

Laser Tag

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

Horsemanship

An add-on activity for campers, horsemanship is an opportunity to become more comfortable on horseback through various activities and games, all led by our Sky Ranch wranglers. Learn More! Additional cost applies.

Alpine Swing

This is a swing unlike any other! Get ready for a 360-degree view.

Rec Center

The Horn Creek Rec Center is packed full of entertainment so, no matter the weather, there is always something to do: Bowling, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Racquetball, the Trading Post store, Peaks Treats, and more!

Tubing Hill

Glide down the snow-covered hill in an inflatable tube.

Water Slides

Choose from three different slides. Race a friend down or enjoy a refreshing cool down.

Kayaks

Take an excursion to Lake San Cristobal for an afternoon of kayaking.

Skeet Shooting

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

Nights Events

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.

Challenge Course​

An adventure with a fantastic view, the challenge course gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself on various elements and finish with a zipline!

Tree Top Towers

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

Not your ordinary sleepaway camp

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT SKY RANCH SUMMER CAMP

“Absolute BEST experience for my kids ever. Can’t recommend it enough!”


“Her favorite thing was Bible study. Not the giant pillow, not the torpedo, not the crazy slides. That says something about your program.”


“My sons love Sky Ranch! You would think their favorite part would be all the fun activities, but it’s the amazing, caring counselors!”


We love the intentional plan that Sky Ranch has for each child to grow in their relationship with the Lord while having fun and making great friends and mentors at the same time!”


 

Choose Crazy Fun with a Powerful Purpose

1.Register

Pick the program and session.

2.Drop Your Camper Off

We provide the best week of their summer.

3.See the Shift

Watch your child go from overwhelmed & bored to energized & engaged.

 

Summer Camp Pricing

Day Camp
Grades k-4
$299

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Overnight Camp

Van, TX

Grades 1-9
$1,099-$1,299

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Overnight Camp

Colorado

Grades 10-12
$2,099-$2,799

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Your Camp Options

On top of all the impromptu dance parties, thrilling activities, mentor-minded counselors, and epic water balloon battles, each program will focus on root-deep development relevant to the stage your child is in. While programs are designed to build on each other year after year, your child can jump into the Life Map at any point.

*Programs are determined by the grade they will be entering in the Fall following the Summer.

Day Camp

  • Grades K-4
  • DFW & East TX Locations

Day Camp

  • Grades K-4
  • DFW & East TX Locations
  • Mon-Fri
  • Phase 1: Learn

Perfect for kids who aren’t quite ready for a week of overnight camp. Experience Sky Ranch for five fun-filled days close to home throughout DFW & East Texas. With an emphasis on developing relationships and building trust, we encourage your child to:

  • Practice social and communication skills
  • Try new things
  • Learn who Jesus is
  • Come home exhausted with great stories to tell

 

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Dates & Locations

Sky 1

  • Grades 1-3
  • Texas

Sky 1

  • Grades 1-3
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 1: Learn

With a balance of feeling secure and trying new things, our nurturing environment creates an unforgettable first overnight experience. Realizing the importance of playing hard AND getting enough sleep, we have an easier schedule and an earlier bedtime. We encourage your child to:

  • Grow in independence
  • Explore new interests
  • Make camp friends
  • Learn foundational truths about who God is

 

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Sky 2

  • Grades 4-5
  • Texas

Sky 2

  • Grades 4-5
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 1: Learn

This age knows how to make everything fun – young enough to still be silly and old enough to crave adventure and push limits. We go all out in making this a week of establishing confidence in their ability to try new things and connect with others. We encourage your child to:

  • Grow in self-confidence
  • Develop new skills
  • Explore meaningful friendships
  • Discover they are a part of God’s plan

 

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Sky 3

  • Grades 6-7
  • Texas

Sky 3

  • Grades 6-7
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 1: Learn

We know every pre-teen needs a place to feel understood and connected. Through epic and goal-oriented activities, campers gain a sense of belonging and appreciation for community. We encourage your child to:

  • Pursue deeper relationships
  • See their intrinsic value
  • Grow in confidence through teamwork
  • Discover their identity in Christ  

 

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Sky 4

  • Grades 8-9
  • Texas

Sky 4

  • Grades 8-9
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 1: Learn

As teens become more independent, they face more distractions than ever. We help campers recapture the simple joys of being outside. They think they’re ready to grow up, but it only takes one serious water balloon fight to realize they still want to be kids. We encourage your child to:

  • Strengthen the sense of community
  • Take ownership of their faith
  • Have a positive influence on others
  • Understand their place in the body of Christ

 

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Young Riders

  • Grades 2-7
  • Texas

Young Riders

  • Grades 2-7
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 1: Learn

All the fun of camp with a focus on horses. Campers spend mornings in the arena developing riding skills. After lunch, campers jump into the crazy, over-the-top activities we’re famous for. There’s no requirement for riding experience; our knowledgeable staff will meet your camper right where they are. Your child will be encouraged to:

  • Become a more confident rider
  • Learn the basics of horse care
  • Develop camp friendships
  • Learn foundational truths of who God is

 

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Sky Fillies

  • Grades 7-11
  • Texas

Sky Fillies

  • Grades 7-11
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 2: Experience

For the young lady who wants to dig deeper in her faith and get even more confident in her riding, we’ve integrated our Life Map curriculum into our horsemanship program. Campers are able to further develop their riding skills, as well as become the servant leader they are created to be. Your camper will be encouraged to:

  • Be confident in their riding skills
  • Push through limitations
  • Build intentional community
  • Think critically in Bible study

 

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Morph

  • Grades 7-8
  • Texas

Morph

  • Grades 7-8
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 2: Experience

The beginning of Phase 2 of the Life Map is for young teens who want all the crazy fun of camp but are ready for more. Phase 2 introduces legendary camp traditions, deeper exploration into their faith, and an introduction to servant leadership. We encourage your child to:

  • Strengthen character
  • Develop a healthy view of self
  • Think critically in Bible study
  • Serve behind the scenes

 

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Quest

  • Grade 9
  • Texas

Quest

  • Grade 9
  • Texas
  • Sun Afternoon - Sat Morning
  • Phase 2: Experience

Going into high school, teens make more decisions on their own, including who they surround themselves with and what to invest their time in. In the next step of Phase 2, campers experience the importance of faith-based community and examining their faith in an inspiring camp environment. We encourage your child to:

  • Develop discernment
  • Dig deep in Bible study
  • Solidify their beliefs
  • Serve younger campers

 

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Quest Colorado

  • Grade 10
  • Colorado - Horn Creek

Quest Colorado

  • Grade 10
  • Colorado - Horn Creek
  • Sun Afternoon - Tue Evening (10 Days)
  • Phase 2: Experience

Campers hit the road for adventure! We’ll spend plenty of time exploring, relaxing and taking in that mountain air. The focus is on building servant leadership, self-discipline, and relationships through experiential learning. We encourage your child to:

  • Put their faith into action by serving
  • Learn to study God’s Word independently
  • Practice spiritual disciplines
  • Experience deeper community through teamwork

 

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Sigma Junior

  • Grade 11
  • Colorado - Horn Creek

Sigma Junior

  • Grade 11
  • Colorado - Horn Creek
  • Sun Afternoon - Fri Evening (13 Days)
  • Phase 2: Experience

This invitation-only program is a Colorado adventure where the goal is to develop faith, character, and a heart to serve. Campers explore, learn, and serve on camp, go on a rock-climbing expedition, and have a custom-made experience with mission organizations who serve locally and globally. The two-year Sigma program rests on four pillars. Sigma Junior focuses on the first two:

Being Christ-centered - making decisions based on the truth of the Gospel

Being On Mission - taking opportunities to love and serve people in everyday life

 

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Sigma Senior

  • Grade 12
  • Colorado - Ute Trail

Sigma Senior

  • Grade 12
  • Colorado - Ute Trail
  • Sun Afternoon - Fri Evening (13 Days)
  • Phase 2: Experience

The pinnacle of Phase 2 of the Life Map equips your camper to head to college with a deep ownership of their faith. Campers climb to ‘the top of the world’, serve in a local community, and take part in a college prep experience. The two-year Sigma program rests on four pillars. Sigma Senior focuses on:

Being God glorifying - realizing they aren’t perfect, but have been redeemed for a purpose

Being Community rooted – learning to be a strong part of the Church and community

 

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