High School Camp

One week of complete craziness in the middle of the summer! Campers must have completed 9th grade.

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Work Crew

Two-week summer terms that combine the chores that keep camp running and the most fun you’ll ever have. Campers must have completed 9th grade.

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High School Weekend

An awesome weekend of fun and spiritual refreshment in November.

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Work Crew Reunion

Catch up and hang out in this relaxed reunion weekend in February. Open to work crew from the previous summer.

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Parent Info

Health & Safety

Safety at camp is of utmost importance. We desire for all of our campers to have the experience of a lifetime, pursuing adventure and new challenges. We want them to have the opportunity to do all of this in a safe, managed environment.
Our health care staff consists chiefly of a registered nurse, who is responsible for the overall health of our campers and camp as a whole. An off-site physician reviews and approves in writing all standing orders which are revised and updated annually prior to each summer’s opening. Medical care is available on a 24-hour basis by our RN. A log is kept of any and all treatment provided.
Campers are required to have a health screening prior to their arrival at camp. This allows us to meet the specific needs of each camper, especially as it pertains to health and medication. Please visit our forms page to download the appropriate Health Form for your screening. All medications are turned in to the nurse upon arrival and will be dispensed as directed during a camper’s session.

Cabin Requests

We encourage campers to attend without concern for hometown buddies but we will make every effort to place your child with a special requested friend, if that friend also requests your child. We will not place more than 3 friends in the same cabin. With over 50 years of experience, we know this to be the best arrangement for all campers in the cabin. Coordinate your child’s cabin mate choices carefully and with the other camper parents as they need to agree with one another and must be within a year of the same grade. One of the real benefits of a camp experience involves meeting and making new friends from different places. Encourage this openness and flexibility and they will have a great time!

Camper Contact

Campers love to get letters! There is something special about a hand-written letter that sets it apart from emails. We strongly encourage you to send hand-written letters for your camper to cherish at mail call (every day after lunch). Since “snail mail” can take three to five days for delivery, preparation (send letters even before camp begins) -but a hand-written letter is often kept for years, while emails are thrown away quickly. Take the time to write a letter; we think this is one of the most memorable parts of a camping experience.

Address to:

Camper Name / Session #
Camp Peniel
397 Peniel Path
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Hand written letters are what campers most love, but we also deliver emails at mail call (if received by 10:00 a.m. Monday – Friday). Only registered family can send campers email through our password protected photo and email service. Email can be sent to your camper for an addition cost. You can purchase “Camp Stamps” once you have logged in to your account. Be sure to use all that you purchase. There will be no refunds for unused email. You will also want to be sure that you have not given out your user name and password. Anyone who has your user name and password would be able to send emails on your account. You will have the ability to change your user name and password if such a problem occurs. Remember: Campers are not able to respond to email. They are busy having fun outdoors!

“She always enjoys Ms. Emily and the horses! Her counselors were attentive and in tune with girls in cabin, providing good Biblical encouragement for her.”

Girls’ Camp Parent

“It was amazing. I felt God work with me because I had a lot of struggles lately. The environment at Camp Peniel is unlike no other. When I went back home it just wasn’t the same atmosphere. Everyone prayed for one another and their faith was so strong and it was just what I needed and was looking for. I’m back home now but I miss the feeling of being so elated like I had never been before. It was life changing.”

Work Crew Member

“He definitely came back kinder to his brothers and compliant to us parents. He was excited to go to church on Sunday. Thanks for all you do!”

Boys’ Camp Parent

“Through His grace, she had the opportunity to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of Christ. She was able to experience branching out on her own a bit more and exercise the maturity that comes with growing in Christ. By the end of camp, she was invigorated with new zeal for the Lord. This wasn’t something new. This has always been our family’s experience at Camp Peniel going back for decades.”

High School Camp Parent

“My husband and I prayed together for the first time and plan to continue to do so, especially with the children.”

Family Camp Parent

“He accepted Jesus Christ into his heart!”

Boys’ Camp Parent

“We aren’t a religious family, but my children enjoyed the readings from the Bible. My daughter even requested a Bible that her counselor gave to her on the last day which she’s enjoying – thank you!”

Adventure Camp Parent

“She was more diligent with memory verse work and stepping out of her comfort zone and getting to know new people.”

Day Camp Parent

“God made it where I was really excited about memorizing verses and reading the Bible with KDs.”

Girls’ Camper

“She would recite the phrases that were ‘chanted’ during the day like ‘Jesus Christ paid the price!’. She usually gets bored with Sunday School or VBS and I’ve wondered what she’s taking away from it. Camp Peniel was the perfect format for her to be open to receiving a message. About the same time as camp, she saw a baptism at church which opened the opportunity for her to ask questions about that. She seems excited to learn more and work towards knowing fully what it means to make a commitment to Christ and develop a spiritual relationship with God/Christ.”

Adventure Camp Parent

“He came home on fire for the Lord!”

High School Camp Parent

Packing List

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  • Pajamas
  • 6 Pair underwear
  • 6 pair of socks
  • 2 pair of jeans
  • 1 sweat shirt
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 10 short sleeve shirts – (No Spaghetti Straps and Tank Tops must be 2 fingers wide)
  • 1 nice outfit (girls)
  • 6 pair shorts
  • 1 one-piece swimsuit
  • 1 brimmed hat (baseball or tennis cap)
  • Camouflage Items (for Mission Impossible!)
  • 1 Laundry bag with name clearly marked on the outside
  • Poncho
  • 2 pair of tennis shoes (one for daily use & one grubby pair that can get dirty and wet)
  • Sport Sandals (with back strap) or water booties for water front activities
  • Flip Flops – for showering in cabin only
  • 1 Set twin sheets. (If your child is a bed wetter, send several sets of similar sheets)
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 pillow
  • 3 Bath Towels
  • 2 Washcloths
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste & floss
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • 1 Beach towel (old one)
  • Sun block – Write camper’s name on bottle; look for a brand designed for children
  • Complete Bible – Make sure their name is in it!
  • Water bottle

Optional Items

  • Stationary and pens, pencils, stamps
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Fan
  • Bug spray – bugs are not a problem here, but many children want the protection.
  • Flashlight – Send a cheap one if possible
  • Disposable camera – Write camper’s name on the camera.

What to Leave Behind

Cell phones, ipods & mp3 players, Game Boys or other electronic devices! THIS APPLIES TO ALL AGES. Girls, please do not bring any valuable jewelry. Also, NO NEED FOR CASH AT CAMP. No tobacco or alcohol products, guns, knives, or anything expensive! Please, also leave markers and snacks (remember the ants) at home.

Notes to Parents

Clothing

Please mark all clothing items with your child’s full first and last name and counsel them about being careful not to lose his/her clothing during their week at camp. Usually problems of this nature arise when the child is getting ready to leave camp. Camp Peniel does not take responsibility for recovering lost or misplaced items of clothing. Your child’s clothing items are his or her responsibility. We will place a lost and found articles tub near the office. Please check it before leaving on Saturday.

High School Weekend 2019

Date: November 15-17

Awesome Speaker & Praise Band!!

Escape the pressure of high school for a weekend, grab your friends, & join us at camp! This weekend will be the perfect mix of high energy and hammocking. We’ll worship together & spend time digging into truth to remind us of God’s goodness as we face the school year. Add to that the gym swing, blob, zip line, crazy games, good food, & new friends & you’ve got the recipe for a weekend you won’t soon forget!

Cost:  Only $95 per person

SUMMER – HIGH SCHOOL CAMP 2019

Date: June 30 – July 6

High School Camp is so intense we shut down all of our other summer programs so everyone on staff is all in! You can expect exciting games, funny skits, crazy competitions, eye-lifting worship, convicting & encouraging messages, & deep relationships. In all of this, our hope is that we get to see Jesus & learn to live like He lived & love like He loved. Campers must have completed the 9th grade.  Spaces fill quickly so register as soon as possible!

WORK CREW REUNION 2020

Date: February 7-9

Come join us for some awesome praise and worship!,

If you were a part of Summer 2019 Work Crew, come “home” for the weekend & reconnect with the rest of your block. You will also have a chance to meet the other blocks! Grab your hammock & come enjoy crazy camp games, campfires, & camp food! We’ll spend time in the Word & worship together as we encourage each other to stand firm in our faith throughout the school year.

Cost: $15 per person

Work Crew

Application will open in January 6, 2020

The Purpose

Camp Peniel’s Work Crew is a volunteer discipleship summer camp program. For two week “blocks,” we will lead high school students through interactive bible studies, practicing spiritual disciplines, and times of sharing our experiences walking with the Lord in order to have a better understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

The Plan

It’s called WORK Crew for a reason. Participants will help with the daily chores that come with having 200 people around. Each block will work on other big picture projects that keep camp moving forward. And, there are also opportunities for participants to serve alongside our counseling staff in creating the best week possible for our campers. Our hope is that through these things we get to practice living out what we are learning about being a disciple of Jesus as we imitate Him in serving those around us.

Work Crew is hard work, but it is also a ton of fun. Expect to play, create, laugh….even lounge. The directors are always coming up with crazy games to keep things interesting. Work Crew will go on outings throughout the Texas Hill Country like an evening at Lake Marble Falls, cliff jumping, etc. A hammock garden is a favorite hangout spot and there is plenty of time to enjoy all that camp has to offer.

The People

For many, the friends they make on Work Crew end up being lifelong friends. Imagine a group of high school students in which there is the captain of a football team, a girl with purple hair, another girl who is destined for the stage, a guy in cowboy boots,  a shy girl that is most comfortable in her books, a pageant winner, and a guy with glasses & two knee braces. This is typical of Work Crew. It is a group of people that are so completely different, but because Jesus unites them, they love each other really well. And it is beautiful.

A new process for work crew:

  • Parents will need to Log In (Returning Families) or Establish (New Families) an account and “APPLY” for work crew.  The same process as registering for other summer camps.
  • NO charges for camp tuition will be processed at this stage for new applicants.
  • WAIT, summer program director will review your application.
  • If accepted, your application will be moved from “Apply”  to “Enrolled” and payment of $150 is due at this time.
  • Notification will be sent via email as being “Enrolled” upon payment.
  • All forms are due May 1st
  • If you are not able to participate, please notify JENNY BLACKMON as soon as possible. Cancellations must be in writing, no phone calls.

Thank you for entrusting your family with Camp Peniel!