Summer Camp

Weekend Family Camp

Camp fun for the whole family!
Spend some quality family time in the beautiful Texas Hill Country at John Knox Ranch.

Each family stays in either a side of one of our duplex cabins with a bathroom and AC or in one of our rustic screened cabins with a shared shower house. Enjoy all the summer camp favorites: swimming, singing, hiking, canoeing, archery, s'mores around the campfire, chaplain time, arts and crafts, and more. You will be responsible for your children while they are at camp. Families will stay together as they participate in activities around the camp. All ages are welcome!

At JKR Family Camp your family has the opportunity to unplug, relax, and reconnect with what is most important – family, faith, community and God's glorious creation.

Price includes housing, camp activities, and our legendary homemade meals.
Food is part of our program! We are proud to serve homemade, delicious food at every meal. Your camper is going to ask you to cook our recipes once they get home.

We provide snacks and deserts as well. Please do not send or mail candy or food of any kind. Food in the cabins attracts ants and other critters.
Each Family Camp is a little different depending on what time of year you attend. We have a great list of potential activities: Ropes challenge course, disc golf, hiking, Bible stories, arts & crafts, canoeing, fishing, swimming, archery, tie-dyeing, rock climbing, rappelling, and more!
What to Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing Suit
  • River shoes
  • Clothes for your stay
  • When you register, we will send you a complete suggested packing list.
Wait List
Registration is open until camps are full. When camps fill up, we do offer a waiting list. Please contact us to inquire if a camp session you are interested in is full.

Sign up today to secure your child's spot!
Financial assistance is available. Together with our donors we are committed to making sure that financial challenges will never be the reason a child can't attend camp. The scholarship application can be found in the registration portal.
Getting around camp
While here we ask you to fully participate in the life of camp. We encourage you to park your car and experience camp on foot for all who are able. If you have accessibility/transportation challenges you can use your personal vehicle to slowly and safely move around camp. All exterior gates are locked at night for camper safety. Any trips offsite must be pre-arranged with the director.
Rev. Amy Meyer, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Elgin, TX, shares why she and her husband have made attending JKR Family Camp a priority for their family.
Sample Weekend Family Camp Agenda


5:30pm-7pm: Check in at the office

7pm: Dinner and all camp evening activity

9pm: Closing


8am: Breakfast


Rotating Activity Blocks

a.) Archery b.) Canoeing c.) Rock Climbing d.) Arts & Crafts

12pm: Lunch

1pm-3pm: Rest/Free Time=

3pm-6pm: Rotating Activity Blocks

a.) Blue Hole Swim b.) Pool Swim c.) Fishing e.) Rock Climbing

6pm: Dinner

7pm: All camp evening activity


8am: Breakfast

10am: Worship

11am: Goodbye! See you next time!

Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions or a special request?
Please visit the Contact page.
Are we able to request housing with another family?
Yes! If you would like to house with another family that you know is coming please include that in your registration. There is a spot for requesting roommates.
What time is check-in and check-out?
Check in will be Friday evening and check out will be Sunday after Breakfast.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes! Financial assistance is available, depending on need. We do not want money to be the reason that keeps a child from experiencing summer camp at John Knox Ranch! Campers must register and pay the required deposit, then complete a scholarship request form (available through the registration portal or by calling our office).
Where will my family stay?
For Family Camp, families stay in either one of our rustic screen cabins or a side of one of our duplex cabins with AC and a bathroom. There is slightly different pricing for each. Small families of 2 or 3 people may be asked to share housing with another small family.

What about the food? Are you able to handle dietary restrictions?
We serve homemade, delicious food at every meal, and a snack each afternoon! Because community is important to camp life, meals are served "family style," with each family unit of cabins eating together. Our kitchen staff is able to handle just about any type of dietary preference, from vegetarian to vegan to allergy-related needs. There is a place to describe any food restrictions in the registration portal. If you have special concerns, we will visit with you in advance of your child coming to camp to make sure we understand what he or she needs.

We are very proud of the food we serve and love to get feedback like the below from a camp parent. "Our camper is a very picky eater and she said all the food at camp was delicious! Her eating was one thing I was really worried about, but now that she's home she's even more open to variety in our food!"
What about safety?
We know that your child is precious to you; they are to us as well! Thus, everything we do at camp is done with "safety first" in mind. John Knox Ranch enjoys a good relationship with both the Wimberley and Canyon Lake Fire & EMS services, so we are covered in the event that we need emergency attention. We are also accredited by the American Camp Association, which requires that camps have safety and security measures in place at every level.
When does registration close?
Registration is open until camps are full. When camps fill up, we do offer a waiting list. Please contact us to inquire if a camp session you are interested in is full.

Sign up today to secure your child's spot!