Summer Camp

Van, Texas

Where we are

24657 County Road 448
Van, TX 75790

Located 90 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth in the piney woods of East Texas, this beautiful property has top-notch facilities, wide-open fields and a private 90-acre lake. The home of Sky Ranch since 1978, this site has been a space for Christian fellowship to thousands of kids, counselors, and families over the years.

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Van Programs Include:

Sky 1: Grades 1-3
Sky 2: Grades 4-5
Sky 3: Grades 6-7
Sky 4: Grades 8-9
Morph: Grades 7-8
Quest: Grade 9
Young Riders: Grades 2-7
Sky Fillies: Grades 7-11 (Girls Only)

 

Explore Other Overnight Summer Camp Locations:

Horn Creek

Ute Trail

Activities

There's never a dull moment at Sky Ranch.

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.

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!

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.

Campfire

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Basketball

Sky Ranch offers a full-sized basketball court.

Volleyball

Sky Ranch offers a full-sized sand volleyball court.

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.

Tree Top Towers

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

*Activities participated in are age specific
**Additional Fee Activities:
Log in to your online account and select reservations under your camper’s registration. 
Paintball is available for Sky 3 & Morph. Horsemanship is available for Sky 1-4 and Morph

Facilities

Camper Cabin
The Famous Sky Statue
Outdoor Amphitheater
Prayer Wall & Chapel
Air Conditioned Activity Center
Welcome Area - Legacy Center
Sky Ranch Entrance
Private 90-Acre Lake

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.