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 throughout the year 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.
Yes! 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 are confident that we can not only follow all guidance from these authorities but go above and beyond to protect our families.
Yes, everything we are doing aligns with the CDC and ACA guidelines. We will continue to follow their recommendations for safety in the coming year. We also report to the American Camping Association Accreditation Board. They often have more stringent guidelines regarding camper health and safety.
*Update (3/10/2021): Texas Governor Greg Abbott has released updates to COVID mandates for the state. The health and safety of our campers, staff, and camper families is our top priority and we will continue to practice our safety protocols including health screens, mask-wearing, and social distancing. Learn more about our summer camp safety plan.
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! Please see our Parent Drop Off and Pick Up page for summer 2021 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! With the emergence of COVID-19, we have also implemented preventative safety procedures for a safe and fun summer.
Yes! We will feed them breakfast and lunch while they are here at camp. We will also give them a snack in the afternoon.
Qualified adult college students who are first-aid certified and trained in the camp activities they facilitate will supervise your campers throughout the day. The ratio of adults to campers is 1 to 4.
Yes! We offer overnight summer camp for summer 2021. See our Summer Overnight Camp 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. All equipment is deep cleaned and sterilized after use.
Drop-off starts at 7:45 am and campers will need to be picked up no later than 4:00 pm.
Use this packing list to send your camper with the essentials for day camp.
When a COVID - 19 vaccine becomes available to the general public, our requirements will align with school district policies.
Yes! All day campers will be required to wear masks at all times. All day camp staff will also be wearing masks at all times (except for lunchtime). Overnight campers will be given a COVID test when arriving at camp. Upon receiving a negative test, overnight campers will not be required to wear a mask and be kept in their own cohort.
Yes, we are accepting registrations for day and overnight camps. Click here to register now.
Contact us! We strive to provide you with all the necessary information about our programs. If you have additional questions, we have answers. Contact us today!
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. 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.