We can't wait to have you at camp in person but in the meantime, we are excited to announce our Outdoor Education Program is now virtual and can be accessed from anywhere!
Stay tuned! We'll announce when our in-person programming resumes.
We are open Monday through Friday but will accommodate weekend trips under special circumstances. Please contact us for available dates and more information on weekend retreats.
You may bring up to 130 students on a single day.
Yes. We would be happy to send you a price quote. Please contact us for information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (956) 204-0036
No, Camp RIO does not provide transportation for outdoor ed. Please speak with your school's transportation department about bus transportation. We would be happy to discuss alternative options with you if you do not have a bus. Call us (956) 204-0036
Yes. Most students with disabilities will be able to participate. We even have “off-road" wheelchairs if needed. We are not responsible for transferring students with wheelchairs into canoes, so a trained chaperone will need to accompany the student(s) at all times.
No, however, we have a certified health aide on the property, and the instructional staff is trained in first aid, CPR, and AED. We also have a nurse station equipped with anything you may need while here.
Yes, many of our indoor facilities are air-conditioned, including our cabins.
Yes! We have a private room where you can go to take care of this need.
No. Parents are not able to come onto the camp property at this time. Please ask them not to follow the buses. However, they are welcome to attend any of our community events with the whole family. Please refer them to our events page for more information.
We consider rain a beautiful part of being outdoors! We have ponchos available for all staff and students if needed, and we will not go indoors unless it becomes unsafe for us to be outside. We also enjoy the occasional cold weather, but we do have indoor activities if the weather becomes intolerable. We do encourage you to be prepared to stay outside for all weather.
There have been a few reports in Brownsville of Zika, so we recommend spraying staff and students before arrival (especially anyone who is pregnant or thinks they may be pregnant). Feel free to bring bug spray as well.
If you feel the need to create a permission slip to include authorization for bug spray application in the event mosquitoes are really bad, it will be up to the individual school. It is really weather-dependent if they are a problem (cold and/or windy weather usually means no mosquito problem).
We can make accommodations as necessary but discourage it in general.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott released updates to COVID mandates for the state. Changes include rescinding the state-wide mask requirement and public area capacity limits starting next week. Our campers, staff, and camper families' health and safety are our top priority, and we will always do our part to keep our community safe. Camp RIO will continue our current safety protocols, including health screenings, wearing masks, ongoing sanitation procedures, and observing social distancing. Learn more about our summer camp safety plan by clicking the link below.