Christian Summer Camps in Texas
The first step toward having a fun, successful summer at Renew Camps is sitting down with your family and talking about what to expect and what questions you all have.
- Make a list of questions, concerns, and another list of things you, as a camper, are excited about. Feel free to set up a family call with Jeremy to help answer questions and get more comfortable.
- Familiarize yourself with the camp environment and daily routine.
- Though we’re apt to paint a bright, promising picture of an ideal camp experience, it’s important not to gloss over the not-so glamorous realities of camp life. There will be HOT days (we are Christian summer camps in Texas after all), challenging activities, learning curves with roommates, and maybe even a sprain, strain, or scrape. These incidents should not surprise a first-time camper.
- Speak openly about homesickness and concerns before camp, it’s very common. Once you accept that homesickness is normal and natural, it helps decrease anxiety. Know that if you do experience homesickness, regardless of how old you are, you won’t be alone. In fact our Christian summer camps are filled with experts on the subject! In the end, be assured them you will make a speedy and complete recovery from the homesick blues and have a great experience.
Clothing should be functional and durable for Renew’s Christian summer camps. Please be sure that attire is modest and in good taste and that bra straps and tummies are covered. Please don’t send valuable clothing.
PLEASE MARK YOUR (CAMPERS) NAMES CLEARLY ON ALL ITEMS!
Cell Phones- Unlike other Christian summer camps all campers have call times EVERY DAY. You are encouraged to bring cell phones in order to make calls home at designated times. We will store cell phones in the main office outside of calling hours and distribute them out at appropriate times.
IPods, MP3, Etc- Sometimes a little music goes a long way! Feel free to bring IPods, Mp3 players and what not. Renew is not to be held liable for any damages to devices during your time at camp. NOTE: phones that play music will be treated like cell phones, collected, and distributed at appropriate times.
Laundry is done once a week in small groups with help from camp counselors. If you haven’t had the opportunity to do your own laundry at home, maybe ask your parents or an older sibling to walk you through it a couple times before summer camp. Lots of campers haven’t done laundry before, so your summer camp counselors will be there to help where needed.
Based on the information we gather from you in the preliminary stages of camp we do our best to pair you with a roommate that, on paper, seems like a good fit. Sometimes it goes GREAT, sometimes, you may not mesh. We are always willing to talk through your living situation and help you problem solve where necessary.