Thanks to Paige McCoy Smith and the Good Morning Texas team for coming to Sabine Creek Ranch!  GMT viewers can input the code “GMTSummer” during online registration to get a 10% discount for day camp this summer!

Day Camp with Sabine Creek Ranch is the perfect way for kids to spend a week or more this summer!  Get outside, meet new friends, and have a blast with the best activities and staff in the West!

 

8:30 – Drop off at Sabine Creek Ranch -
Head to your “Camp Site” for ice breakers and morning devo, then morning rally.

9:30 – 12pm – 3 morning activities, including one water activity.

12pm – Lunch

12:30 – Skits

1-3pm – 3 after noon activities, including one water activity

3pm – Wrap up

3:30 – Load and leave – See you tomorrow!

Day camp is not day care!  It’s a full-on, active day of camp, with awesome activities led by the best team of camp leaders.  Gaga ball, capture the flag, hayrides, nature hikes, swimming, skits…these are just the tip of the iceberg!  Camp builds not only a child’s faith in God, but a sense of teamwork, friendships, character, and confidence.  Awesome things happen at camp!

When:

Pick from 3 awesome weeks!  June 30-July 3 (4-day camp), July 7-11, or July 14-18.  Monday-Fridays 8:30 – 3:30.

Who:

Boys and Girls ages 5-12.  Campers will be divided into groups by gender and age.  Groups will include no more than 10 campers with a counselor and assistant counselor.

What:

Fun and Friends – all summer long!  Swimming, Wild and Crazy Games, Crafts, Ropes Course, The Blob, Zip Line, Screamer Swing, Climbing Wall, GaGa Ball, Tetherball, Basketball, Four Square, Volleyball, Canoeing, Paddle Boats, Archery, BB Guns, Music, Snacks, Game Room, Ping Pong….

Cost:

June 30 – July 3 (4-day week) – $175
July 7-11 or July 14-18 (5-day week) – $220

 

 

Camp is about much more than fun and activities.  It’s about relationships – with God, with new friends and with dedicated counselors!   Each day will include a time to learn from the Bible and to focus on God.  We search to find the best college staff anywhere, and equip them to pour great things into each child at camp. Camp helps build strength of character.  With all the hurdles kids face today, we want them to experience growth and life-change, and camp is the best place to see that happen.

Sabine Creek is an independent, non-denominational Christian camp, now celebrating “A Decade of Changed Lives”!  Eddie and Sarah Walker, along with hundreds of dedicated partners and volunteers from Rockwall and beyond, built Sabine Creek from the ground up because they understand the impact of camp in the life of a child.  In fact, Eddie says, “I am a living example of what God does through camp.  I met Christ at a church camp, met friends that are still my close friends to this day, plugged into a church home, and have been involved in every facet of camping, including founding Sabine Creek, for 30 years.”

Situated on a 330 acre working ranch, Sabine Creek offers the latest in camp amenities.  We are state-licensed and inspected, and you can be assured that we search far and wide to recruit the best college staff anywhere to ensure your child is safe and has the time of their life.

 

Who is my child’s counselor?

We carefully select each one of our senior counselors from regional universities based on leadership and spiritual maturity. Your camper’s counselor has expressed a desire to grow and lead others.

A high school student will assist each counselor. Your camper’s counselor will contact you the week before your child is scheduled to arrive at camp.

They will also have a sign with their name on it when you arrive on Monday for drop off and pick up.

Does my child have to attend camp every day?

We do not require that your child attend camp every day. However, there is a high demand on available spots so we do not discount from the session fee if you choose to keep your camper out during the week.

Each week-long session is fun. We hope that your camper will be able to attend every day!

How do I pick my camper up early or drop them off late?

Drop off starts at 8:30 and ends at 9:00am.
Pick up Starts at 3:30pm and ends at 4:00pm
It is very important that you arrive on time.

However – we understand that life happens. Please notify our office in advance so that we can make preparations for early drop off or early pick up.

We will charge your account 5.00 dollars for each early drop off and late pick up.

As you can imagine – there is a lot of activity during pick up and drop off times. We discourage early pickups between 3:00 and 3:30 pm.

FOR SECURITY PURPOSES, WE WILL ONLY RELEASE CAMPERS TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED ON OUR REGISTRATION ROSTERS.

How does the camp handle illness and injuries?

The most common camp injuries are scrapes and bruises related to out-door play or heat related headaches and tummy-aches. These instances usually require a band aid and/or some down-time in the air-conditioned first aid office.

In such an event the parent will be notified via note sent home with the camper.

Our staff is first aid and CPR certified to take appropriate immediate action in the event of a more serious injury. We will always notify the parent and EMS if needed.

Our staff will always contact the parent at primary contact numbers provided during registration. We will only use the emergency contact information if the parent cannot be reached on the primary numbers.

How do you handle discipline problems?

Camp is so fun that we rarely have discipline problems. Most often discipline issues simply require redirection.

The counselor and their assistant will always be the first to see and address the problem. We value redirection and communication. In most instances our counselors will gently bring the problem to your camper’s attention and redirect them. Occasionally a continuously disruptive camper may be required to sit out for a period of time.

There are very few instances where the director may become involved.

We do not tolerate bullying of any kind; such behavior could result in a camper being sent home. Our heart is that every camper stays at camp to enjoy the community and relationships we are building.

How do I reach the camp office during day-camp?

You may dial 1-888-382-9877 and press the extension for “Day Camp”.

Where do I park or drop off my child each morning?

Sabine Creek is conveniently located just 8 miles from Costco down Highway 276 – the only state licensed and inspected, full-service residential camp in Rockwall County! Again, maps and instructions will be provided.

My Camper would like to be in the same group with their friend, is this possible?

Each camp group follows a strict ONE counselor for every TEN campers rule.

Upon request, we will try our best to ensure that your child is with their friend but cannot work magic beyond what is mathematically possible.

Remember to notify us at registration that you would like to have your child grouped with a friend.

Groups are made in advance and require substantial time and effort to arrange. We will not make last minute changes to the group lists so please give us at least one week notice.

What kind heat precautions does the camp take?

Texas is hot and it’s normal for summer temperatures to be above 90 degrees. Our counselors are trained to ensure their campers are drinking enough water.

Day-Camp will have various water stations located throughout the area. Counselors will make regular stops to hydrate their campers.

Even so, we go to great lengths to make sure that most of our camp activities will either involve water or shade.

Keeping your child safe from heat injuries is a “village” effort. Please do not pack sodas in your camper’s lunch and make sure that you keep them hydrated at home.

What is the day camp sunscreen policy?

We recommend that parents apply long lasting sunscreen to their campers before they arrive at camp and that you send sunscreen to camp with your camper.
We suggest spray sunscreen since it is easily applied and will dry quicker than regular sunscreen.

Each counselor is authorized to apply spray sunscreen to your child unless otherwise indicated in your registration form.

My Camper left their lunch at home. What can I do?

Camp Lunch is at 12:00 noon and takes place as a community event within each camper group.

Please contact our day-camp office and arrange for their lunch to be delivered before that time.

Our staff will not be specifically prepared to feed your camper.

Can I drop by and see my camper during day-camp activities?

The safety and security of your child and all of our campers is our first priority.  All our staff is background checked and trained to ensure no unauthorized person has access to campers.  Adults without a guess pass will be politely confronted by staff and shown to the office.  We will bring your child to the office if you need to see them, so we would ask you to limit visits so their fun isn’t interrupted!

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here to register conveniently online.  To ensure a fantastic experience, space is limited for each week of camp.  Please register soon to ensure you get the week or weeks you want!

Because we reserve space in advance, registrations are not refundable, and cannot be transferred to other campers. If space is available, it may be possible for a camper to transfer from one week to another due to exceptional circumstances (sickness or emergency), but again, this can’t be guaranteed.

Contact our office if you need to arrange payment options.