This is a shout-out to the camp I’ve been involved with the past two summers, Camp Zephyr in Sandia Texas. Zephyr is located on Lake Corpus Christi, only about an hour NW of Corpus. So, like most Texas Camps… it’s hot. Really hot.
However, I have only great things to say about this place. The staff is pretty amazing. They take great care of the camp and are always prompt and smiling. I remember one afternoon IÂ rememberedÂ that I needed a hammer for an illustration. Someone got on the radio and said that I needed a hammer and within 5 minutes, I had a hammer in my hands. They’re great with stuff like that.
For two years now, I’ve been involved with their Pre-Teen Camp program. Most of the team are volunteers, but the camp director for the past several years really “gets” what kids want out of a camp. The activities are what you’d expect from a summer camp with swimming, lakefront, canoes, the blob and recreation. The food is on the better end of what I’ve had at summer camps. I think my system was ready to get back home to normal home cooked food, but what they served up was great. However, the program elements were fantastic. The kids couldn’t wait to get back to the auditorium for morning and evening sessions. The energy was electric and these times were planned just right to keep the kids in a place wehre they were always wanting more.
The option of having me speak sealed the deal for us having our kids at Camp Zephyr, but I can’t think of many other camp options I been a part of that I’d rather have my kids at. There are some great options out there, but I’d say that Zephyr pre teen camps easily holds their own with many of the other great ones.
So, if you’re in Central/South Central Texas, you should make plans to attend camp at Zephyr. You really won’t regret it!
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