We have created an FAQ page with specific questions you may have on how summer camp will proceed in a post-COVID-19 time. Click on the link below to learn more.
Yes, we will be having summer day camp. As always, we are committed to running camp only if we can do so responsibly and healthily. To determine the right approach, we are listening closely to health care professionals and the relevant authorities to ensure we have the most accurate and current information. This is an exercise in humility; we are “camp experts,” but not medical professionals.
We are implementing stricter policies regarding screening and cleanliness using recommendations from the CDC. We are also restricting the number of campers gathered in a specific location. The health of our campers and staff is always an important part of a successful summer camp. Click here for our COVID-19 FAQs.
Yes! This is the first question that we asked ourselves when we looked at the possibility of opening any form of camp this summer. The safety of our campers, camper families, and staff is our number one priority. After reading through guidance from the CDC, ACA, and the state of Texas, we do not doubt that we can not only follow all guidance from these authorities but go above and beyond to protect our families. Click here to review our safety measures.
Yes, everything we are doing aligns with the CDC and ACA guidelines. We will continue to follow their recommendation for safety in the coming months. We also report to the American Camping Association Accreditation Board. They often have more stringent guidelines regarding camper health and safety.
NO! All children are welcome to experience Camp RIO. We are open to all children ages 5-14 from any school district. We want all kids to come have fun at camp!
Yes! Due to COVID-19, we will not be providing bus transportation this summer. Please see our Parent Drop Off and Pick Up page for summer 2020 instructions.
Our staff is trained and certified in every activity we offer as well as First Aid and CPR. We have a Camp Nurse who will attend to any medical needs that arise as well as administer medications that you send. We will ensure that your child gets plenty of water while they are here, and will encourage them to eat so they have the energy they will need. In addition, we have a child protection plan in place to ensure that Camp RIO is a healthy, safe place for your child to thrive!
Yes! We will feed them breakfast and lunch while they are here at camp. We will also give them a snack in the afternoon.
We hire adult college students who supervise your campers throughout the day. The ratio of adults to campers is 1 to 4.
No! Although we do offer overnight summer camp, it will be post-poned until summer 2021. This summer, we will only have day camp sessions in July. See our dates and rates page for more details.
Camp RIO will provide Breakfast and Lunch to children who attend Day Camp. Click HERE to see the menu. If you would like to pack a lunch for your child, you are welcome to do so.
Medications will need to be sent with your camper every day. You will need to hand them to the camp staff member during drop-off and will be checked-in with our camp health aid upon arrival. Medications will be returned through the camp staff during pick-up at the end of the day.
Campers will participate in the same activities as previous years with slight modifications. Campers will still get the opportunity to experience each activity twice during the week. The activities that we will operate are archery, tomahawks, riflery, arts & crafts, fishing, canoeing, survival skills, sports, and drama. Activities such as sports will operate on a non-contact basis.
Drop-off starts at 7:45 am and campers will need to be picked up no later than 4:30 pm.
Use this packing list to send your camper with the essentials for day camp.
Contact us! We strive to provide you with all the information you need about our programs. If you have additional questions, we have answers. Contact us today!
Yes! We are taking registrations for summer day camp 2020 and are offering the Early Bird Discount until June 1st. If you are as excited about summer 2021 as we are, you can reserve your spot as well for both day and overnight camp. Click here to register.