Camp for a Week, Friends for Life!

Welcome to the Slumber Falls Camp Family, Thank you for choosing Slumber Falls for your child’s camp experience!  Our 20-acre facility is nestled along the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas. 

At Slumber Falls, children develop and grow as they learn and connect with friends and nature.  Our core values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Caring are woven throughout the experience at Camp. While learning valuable social skills, campers also learn and engage in many activities that translate into life skills.

Campers will make lifelong friends and learn from our exceptional staff.  They’ll learn acceptance and appreciation of all people while interacting and living with children and staff from diverse backgrounds.  But most of all, they will have FUN! 

Table of Contents

What to Bring – Packing List

Packing in suitcases and/or duffle bags are better than trunks or chests in most cabins.

  • Clothing – see dress code online
    • 7-9 T-Shirts                
    • 5-7 pair of underwear1 pillow & case
    • 7-9 pairs of shorts
    • 5-7 pair of socks
    • 2 pairs of pajamas
    • 1-2 swimsuits
      • Non-swimmers need to bring a coast guard approved life jacket
    • Closed-toe shoes
    • River shoes for wading – old tennis shoes work best.
    • 2 – 3 washable masks or face coverings
  • Bedding
    • fitted sheet – required
    • Sleeping Bag or Twin Size Sheets & Blanket
    • Pillow
    • Mattress protector if applicable.
  • Laundry/ Towels
    • Laundry Bag
    • 3 bath towels
    • 3 washcloths
    • 1-2 beach towels
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrush / Tooth Paste / Floss
    • Shampoo / Bath Soap
    • Deodorant
    • Comb / Brush
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug Spray
    • Personal hand gel (optional)
  • Misc.
    • Bible
    • Flashlight
    • Pen/pencil, Paper/envelopes/stamps
    • Small backpack (optional)
  • Director Letter Special Item Requests

Optional

  • Money for offering – goes to the SFC Scholarship Fund
  • Money for camp store

MEDICATIONS:

Please do not pack medications in the camper’s luggage. ALL medications, including prescription & over-the-counter must be checked in at registration with the camp medical staff.  

ALL medications must be in the original container from the pharmacy with the camper’s name and dispensing instructions.  Inhalers must have the prescription label or be in the box with the prescription label.  

ALL medications must be in a zip lock bag with the camper’s name clearly printed on the outside.

Update Heath Forms Online: Please go on line and make sure your health information is accurate with detail descriptions of any allergic reactions.

Stuff to Leave at Home

  • Valuable jewelry
  • Keepsakes and Special irreplaceable items
  • Snacks/Candy (No food in cabins)
  • Electronic devices
    • No device that can connect to the internet is allowed in the cabins
    • Video games
    • Cell phones/tablets*
    • iPod’s / MP3’s
    • Walkie-talkie
    • Laptops / Tablets
    • Electronic Games
  • Fireworks/matches/lighters
  • Knives or other weapons
  • Guns / Ammunition
  • Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping

Check-In and Departure

Arrival and Check-In Procedures
Check-In normally starts at 3:00 pm on Sunday/Wednesday afternoon. If your camper is coming on a week where we have two camps, check-in times may be staggered.

All camp check-ins are done in Bizer Lodge.  Campers will receive their camp t-shirt, a name badge, and a souvenir water bottle during registration.

Week long camps conclude at 10:00 AM Saturday morning with a traditional closing circle at Vesper Point or Bethel Worship area. 

Check-out Procedures
Check-out is scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday morning for all full week camps.  Springs Alive will check-out at 10:00 am on the last day.

During registration, parents should double check the pick up list person and contact number.  All campers must be checked out by the SFC staff at the check-out table.  Campers will also pick up medicine, electronics, and other items from their week at camp.  A lost and found table will also be in the vicinity.
Pick-up your camper and their belongings at your camp’s designated location. 

A Typical Day at Camp

7:00amWake up bell
7:30amMorning Watch (devotional time)
8:00amBreakfast
8:30amCabin Clean Up
9:00am Introduction of the Theme of the Day (whole camp)
10:00amExplore the Theme in small groups (family groups)
11:00amMorning activity/game
11:30amFree time
12:00pmLunch
12:30pmSinging, mail call, announcements
1:00pmHorizontal Time (rest time in cabins)
2:00pmRotation: Arts/Crafts or Swimming
3:00pmRotation: Arts/Crafts or Swimming
4:00pmAfternoon activity/game
5:00pmFree time
5:30pmSupper
6:00pmSinging, announcements
6:30pmEvening program (scavenger hunts, talent night, skits, etc)
8:00pmSnack
8:30pmVesper Service (evening worship led by campers in family groups)
9:00pmShowers and preparing for bed
9:30pmCabin time (sharing as a cabin in reflections on the day)
10:00pmBed time
10:30pmLights Out

The schedule above is a reference for younger campers as an example. Depending on the camp, the activities can change. Older campers will stay up later and have other activities.

Meals and Dining

Dietary Needs / Restrictions

Slumber Falls takes great care to do our best to accommodate children with food allergies.  Here is a list of some of the common allergies we encounter and can manage:

  • Peanut / Tree Nut allergy
  • Lactose intolerant
  • Gluten –Free

We offer a large selection of food at meals so that even “picky” eaters can find something to their liking.  We cannot provide specialized menus for individual campers.  If your child has a special medical diet, contact the office to see what options are available.

Contacting Your Camper

Stay Connected and Engaged

During the week, campers receive mail each day.  In recent years the majority of mail has been in the form of email which is printed and delivered to the camper at lunch.  We have set up the following email specifically for parents, family and friends to send little notifications to their camper: camper@slumberfalls.org

Please put the camper’s name and camp in the subject line.  We will not print any e-cards or email with photos due to the need to conserve ink and paper.  Each camper is only permitted to receive one email per sender per day.  We thank you for your understanding.

Engage your camper by following the updated photos online. During registration, a special link to camp photos will be sent to parents to view what’s happening at camp. Please make sure that your email address is correct.

Campers are encouraged to journal or write letters (snail mail) to send home. These make great keepsakes. Please provide paper, envelopes, stamps, and addresses (or preaddress the envelopes).