RESIDENT CAMP

Resident Camp is for campers 8-18 years old. It is a week full of exciting adventures, challenging skills, & outrageous activities. We have over 70 years of programming experience that we rely on to provide the most fun in a safe environment. Summer camp is a transforming, life changing experience & we can’t wait to share it with you!

Our ultimate goal is that each person that crosses the cattle guard has an opportunity to see God. We know that this doesn’t happen the same way for every person, so we aim to present the gospel and point to Jesus in every aspect of our programs. We have bible studies & devos, but we also train our staff to seize opportunities at archery, canoeing, meal time, walking to the pool, & everything in between to help our campers see the character & love of God. We strive to plant as much of God’s word as possible in their heads & hearts trusting that God will make truth grow. We also work towards equipping our campers to seek after the Lord on their own & hope they will practice these things long after they leave.

Life is busy. Sometimes kids have to grow up a bit too fast. Because of this, we strive to create an environment where kids can just be kids. Our campers enjoy playing, exploring, using their imagination, laughing, creating, learning, and being exactly who God created them to be for one week. They will learn new skills, enjoy silly games, make new friends, walk with influential young men & women, challenge themselves, & hopefully, most of all, fall deeper in love with Jesus who came that they might enjoy an abundant life!

Because the world is not made up of one cookie cutter person, we hire a diverse staff with many different stories, gifts, hobbies, & interests in the hopes that every camper can find a leader that “gets” them. We desire to meet our campers right where they are, come alongside them in their journey, & instill in them that they are loved and valued just as they are, not only by us, but by the Creator of the Universe. If sports is their thing, or chess, or books, or the outdoors, or theater, or academics, Peniel is a place they can belong. If they know a lot about God, a little, or nothing at all, Peniel is a place they can belong.

We hope you can join us for a week of life changing adventure!

AGEAges 8 through 18
LOCATIONCamp Peniel Property
DAYSSunday through Saturday
CHECK-INSunday at 3:00 pm
PICK UPSaturday at 10:00 am
OVERNIGHT?Yes
COST$855 * Tuition includes $15 towards camp store.

2020 SUMMER SCHEDULE

TERM 1May 31-June 6Dual 1 (2nd–9th grade)
TERM 2June 7-13Dual 2 (2nd–9th grade)
TERM 3June 14-20Boys (2nd–9th grade)
TERM 4June 21-27Girls (2nd–9th grade)
TERM 5June 28 – July 4High School (10th–12th grade)
TERM 6July 5-11Boys (2nd–9th grade)
TERM 7July 12-18Girls (2nd–9th grade)
TERM 8July 19-25Boys (2nd–9th grade)
TERM 9July 26 – Aug 1Girls (2nd–9th grade)

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. Mail will be delivered Monday through Friday to campers.

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