Summer Camp

Day Camp at JKR

For children ages 4 – 8 years old
Day Camp at John Knox Ranch runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We offer seven (8) amazing week-long sessions of Day Camp for ages 4 – 8 year olds. Day Campers are grouped by age, usually in clusters of six to ten (6-10). They participate in many of the fun activities and unique experiences that JKR has to offer: nature play, fort building, singing, Bible stories, arts & crafts, canoeing, fishing, swimming, archery, tie-dyeing, and more!
Details
Age
Children 4 – 8 years old
(Campers must be 4 years old by the time they come to camp.)

Day Campers are grouped by age, usually in clusters of six to ten. Day Camp staff are JKR's Day Camp Directors and Junior Counselors (rising high school seniors).
Food
Food is part of our program! We are proud to serve homemade, delicious food at every meal. Your camper is going to ask you to cook our recipes once they get home.

Day Campers are served lunch each day in the Dining Hall with the rest of the Resident Campers, as well as an afternoon snack.
Activities
Day Campers participate in many of the fun activities and unique experiences that JKR has to offer.
  • Swimming
  • Arts & crafts
  • Nature play
  • Fort building
  • Canoeing
  • Bible stories
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Hay rides
  • Tie-dyeing
and more!
What to Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Play clothes
  • This is a time to disconnect. Please do not send phones or any electronics.
  • When you register, we will send you a complete suggested packing list.
Wait List
Registration is open until camps are full. When camps fill up, we do offer a waiting list. Please contact us to inquire if a camp session you are interested in is full.

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Swim Checks
On the first day of camp, we do a "swim check" for each camper to assess his/her ability and comfort in the water. If campers aren't yet comfortable or strong enough to swim, we require that they wear a life-jacket. All campers wear life-jackets when canoeing and certified lifeguards are always present and on duty for all water activities.
Scholarships
Financial assistance is available. Together with our donors we are committed to making sure that financial challenges will never be the reason a child can't attend camp. The scholarship application can be found in the registration portal.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions or a special request?
Please visit the Contact page.
What are the age ranges of day campers?
Children 4 – 8 years old. (Campers must be 4 years old by the time they come to camp.)
What time is drop off and pick up for day camp?
Drop off is 9 am each day of the session and pick up is 3 pm each day. Drop off and pick up are both at the Meeting House (behind the pool). Need more time to get to work? Sign your camper up for our optional early drop off and we will feed them breakfast at the dining hall at 8am each day.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes! Financial assistance is available, depending on need. We do not want money to be the reason that keeps a child from experiencing summer camp at John Knox Ranch! Campers must register and pay the required deposit, then complete a scholarship request form (available through the registration portal or by calling our office).
What about the food? Are you able to handle dietary restrictions?
We serve homemade, delicious food at every meal, and a snack each afternoon! Because community is important to camp life, meals are served "family style," with each family unit of cabins eating together. Our kitchen staff is able to handle just about any type of dietary preference, from vegetarian to vegan to allergy-related needs. There is a place to describe any food restrictions in the registration portal. If you have special concerns, we will visit with you in advance of your child coming to camp to make sure we understand what he or she needs.

We are very proud of the food we serve and love to get feedback like the below from a camp parent. "Our camper is a very picky eater and she said all the food at camp was delicious! Her eating was one thing I was really worried about, but now that she's home she's even more open to variety in our food!"
What if my child gets sick or needs to take medicine?
We have a designated camp health care provider on site who is trained in first aid, and who handles all camp illnesses, injuries, and medicines. He or she is in contact with a local physician, and makes sure that campers get the medical care they need. We will call you if your child is ill, and keep you updated on their condition (including if they are sick enough not to be at camp).
Who are the counselors for day camp?
Day Camp staff are JKR's Day Camp Directors (adults) and Junior Counselors (rising high school seniors). In many cases, they are former campers who have grown up at JKR. Junior counselors are required to attend a multi day training at the beginning of the summer.
What about safety?
We know that your child is precious to you; they are to us as well! Thus, everything we do at camp is done with "safety first" in mind. John Knox Ranch enjoys a good relationship with both the Wimberley and Canyon Lake Fire & EMS services, so we are covered in the event that we need emergency attention. We are also accredited by the American Camp Association, which requires that camps have safety and security measures in place at every level.
When does registration close?
Registration is open until camps are full. When camps fill up, we do offer a waiting list. Please contact us to inquire if a camp session you are interested in is full.

Sign up today to secure your child's spot!