Many of the FAQs on this page come from our Parent & Camper Guides which are available for download below.
Here are some other documents that may be a help to you.
Insurance Information, including for International Families:
(Travel insurance is not required, but many families have asked us for information so that they may make a decision. Any questions can be directed to D’Ann Miller at .)
Like many of the best things in life, camp takes time. We can confidently tell you that the more time you give camp, the better experience it will be. Developing confidence in a new environment doesn’t happen overnight, and longer terms give children more time to grow independence, build self-esteem, and have a more rewarding camp experience. Many of our camper families can confirm this.
A meaningfully higher percentage of our three- and four-week campers come back to camp year after year. That’s no accident. No single factor can explain this—but a combination of factors blend together over the course of a longer term to leave an indelible positive imprint. Camp holds a special magic for them.
The camp director is the head of camp. He / She is ultimately responsible for the safety of our campers, the quality of our programming and is the lead contact in camp’s partnership with parents in raising their children.
The main purpose of the ACA accreditation program is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality, and the health and safety of campers and staff. The standards establish guidelines for needed policies, procedures, and practices. The camp is responsible for ongoing implementation of these policies.
ACA accreditation assists parents in selecting camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized standards.
We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child.
We carefully recruit and screen to cultivate the most adept counselor staff possible. We have a 4:1 camper to counselor camper ratio. This allows us to create a meaningful experience and maximize the time campers get to spend with their role models in small groups.
We experience very high camper return rates. Kids who come to Camp Champions learn fantastic new skills and they love it.
We find that the longer kids come to camp, the stronger the lessons learned, and the friendships forged become stronger as well.
We always have nurses on camp. Full time nurses and extra student nurses live on camp property, and are always available for any bumps, bruises, scrapes or anything else that may need their attention. We also have doctors that come every other day to service those who may require extra medical attention.
They are fully trained and provide professional level care for your children, just as is expected of everyone here at Camp Champions.
If you haven’t already noticed, Steve Sir, our Camp Geek, is very fond of education and being prepared. Camp Champions has a best in class training program in the Industry. Our training is not only among the longest in duration, but dives deeply into many physical safety and emotional safety topics. Every counselor is required to go through our intensive training program every year before the campers arrive.
Sometimes campers sleepwalk. We understand the concern some parents may have with kids and sleepwalking on camp. Our counselors are always on the lookout for any sleepwalking and receive training on how to best handle this situation should it arise.
If your child does sleepwalk frequently and you’d like to request they be on a bottom bunk, this can be arranged! Just let us know.
We know bed wetting is a sensitive issue for campers who struggle with it.
We will work with campers to help them overcome any concerns they have. Counselors work hard to not make a big deal about bed wetting in front of other campers. If it happens, we will wash the sheets while the campers are in activities, replace them, and move on with the rest of the day!
If your child has a dairy allergy please indicate this in your camp application, or call the camp office to let us know. We have meal options for anyone with a dairy allergy and can accommodate these needs.
If your child has gluten allergies please indicate this in your camp application, or call the camp office to let us know. We have meal options for anyone with a gluten allergy and can accommodate these needs.
The safety of your children is our first priority. We need to know any allergies your child has. Please provide these details on your application and be as specific as possible with the information to allow us to be as prepared as possible to accommodate your camper’s allergy.
Many children are on prescription medication for ADD or ADHD here at camp. We handle this medication for campers just as if it were any other medical treatment.
Please report any medication needs on your application and provide them to the nursing staff upon arrival. We will distribute the medication from the Ill Eagles Nest under the supervision of camp nurses.
Absolutely. Parents must inform the nurse’s office of all medications and dosage information. Medication is never kept in the cabins! Campers will be given time to report to the Ill Eagle’s nest on a daily basis to receive their medication.
Please report all medications to us. This will help keep all campers safe
Camp is NOT the time to experiment with new medications or to put your child on a “medication holiday”. A successful term at camp begins with consistent medication.
Kids spend on average 52 hours a week in front of an electronic screen. We believe in teaching kids how to be extraordinary without being tied to electronic screens, so we do not allow iPods, phones, or video games.
This policy gives children the gift of a technology free environment — a place where campers, counselors and directors are fully present with each other, transporting them to a place where we can forge relationships that last a lifetime.
Car — Most camp families bring their children to camp by car on opening day.
Airplane — Campers may fly in to Austin or San Antonio, and camp will do airport pickups for an extra cost. Contact the camp so we can make arrangements to pick your child up upon arrival.
We place campers into cabins based on a variety of factors. Our objective is to create a dynamic cabin with campers of diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences. We try to match cabins with children around the same age so they are at the same maturity level, both emotionally and physically.
Campers may request a cabin mate (or request that someone not be in their cabin) on their application. Requesting a cabin mate is more powerful when both parties mutually request each other. An anti-cabin request will supersede cabin mate requests.
We strongly encourage you to write letters to your child. Campers love getting old-fashioned mail!
Address your letters to:
Camper Name, Cabin # (if you know it)
775 Camp Road
Marble Falls, TX 78654
You can also email your camper by logging in to your CAMPINTOUCH account! We will print these out everyday before lunch and hand deliver them to your child.
One of the most significant elements of the camp experience is learning independence. It’s hard to be apart, however, kids adjust to camp life much more easily if they don’t hear or see mom & dad while they’re at camp. If a camper is homesick, hearing a parent’s voice can intensify sad feelings. Therefore, we do not have campers talk to parents on the phone, and we don’t have parent visiting days until the last day of camp.
We stay in contact with you while your child is here at Camp Champions. You’ll receive a call from one of your child’s counselors during the first week of his/her stay, to let you know how he/she is doing. If any problem arises, we’ll contact you immediately.
We invite you to call us at any time, just to check and see how your child is doing. We know that sending a child to camp can be more difficult for parents than for the camper! We want to work together with you to make sure your child has the best experience possible!
We do not allow packages to be sent to camp. We find that many parents actually appreciate this policy because there is no need to “compete” to send enough packages.
We do make an exception for birthday packages. Birthdays only come once a year and many kids love to celebrate them at camp. Birthday packages should be marked clearly as such, and will be delivered on the big day.
Finally, if your camper forgot something critical from the packing list (such as jeans for horseback or a bathing suit), give us a call and we will help you get that item to your camper.
You can reach the camp office at 830-598-2571.
Only a couple for selected special activities, and they are entirely optional. If your child wants to take Horseback Riding, Elite Tennis, or Elite Ski classes, there is an extra charge. These are specialized classes during which your child will receive advanced instruction instead of going to a regularly scheduled activity. Please feel free to give us a call if you would like to know more about these options.
The CAMParent section of our website keeps you in touch with what’s happening at camp, and it is provided with no strings attached! Pictures, articles and more while your camper is at Champions—it’s almost like going to camp with your child!
If that isn’t enough, you’ll also get an 8×10 cabin picture and portrait of your camper!
In the event of a cancellation, fees will be refunded according to the following schedule (deposit is non-refundable after February 1):
91 or more days prior to the first day of the term: 75% of tuition-less-deposit refunded
61-90 days prior to the first day of the term: 50% of tuition-less-deposit refunded
31-60 days prior to the first day of the term: 25% of tuition-less-deposit refunded
Less than 30 days prior to the first day of the term: We are unable to offer a refund.
The $500 deposit is fully refundable until November 1st, and half refundable until February 1st. After February 1st, the deposit may be carried over to the following summer only, and may not be transferred to siblings or other campers.
No discounts can be given for late arrivals or early departures.
Our camp store operates on the “Champ” system. Campers receive champs each week as part of the tuition that you pay. They get the opportunity to spend their Champs at our camp store, Kneeman Markus.
No need for money at camp – CHAMPS only!
Every camper receives one pair of shorts, and 2 t-shirts. Campers use these primarily for the yearbook pictures and for special events. They look great, and are fun to wear at home too!
Every camper receives a handsome hardcover yearbook (perhaps the most impressive camp yearbook in the country) as well as a DVD with footage from their term. The DVD is high-quality and a lot of fun, and the yearbook will be treasured for years to come!
We send every camper’s laundry out once a week to our laundry service. Clothes are washed, dried, folded and returned later that day.
Do items ever get mixed up? It happens occasionally, but for the most part the laundry service we use is exceptional. Any mixups that do occur are easily fixed if campers have their names marked in their clothes, so we certainly appreciate the effort from our parents to do so.
If you didn’t find the answer to your question above, please pick up the phone and call us at (830) 598-2571 or email . Or: