Giving Joy to Your Children: A Summer at Camp El Tesoro
Okay, parents. Spring is nearly upon us, and that means it’s time to figure out what the heck your kids are going to do all summer.
As you well know, if you don’t get them signed up for camps and activities now, you will miss the bus. So, unless you want them siting around watching TV, playing video games, and eating their weight in snacks every week, we’ve got a very solid suggestion for you.
For 85 years, Camp El Tesoro has been an inspiring summer destination for four generations of kids. Located on 223 beautiful acres at the junction of Fall Creek and the Brazos River just outside of Granbury, Camp El Tesoro is close to home, but it feels like it’s a world apart.
Something magical happens when a kid crosses the swinging bridge over Fall Creek. They leave their screens and their stresses behind and engage with nature and friends in ways they will never forget. They will explore the creek and the river. They will fish and swim. They will learn to trust themselves and their newly-made lifelong friends on the high ropes course. They will sing songs and roast marshmallows over an open camp fire. They will ride horses and take long hikes in the woods. They will find fossils of ancient creatures while observing the habits of living ones. Most importantly, though, they will find joy in themselves and their natural surroundings.
These are the kinds of things that make summers so wonderful for children. Although they don’t have bills to pay and jobs to go to, kids lead pretty stressful lives. Between school and homework and sports and piano lessons and parents harping on them all the time, kids are pulled in a lot of directions and are rarely given a chance to really just be kids. While it is thoughtfully structured, El Tesoro gives kids the chance to breathe some fresh air, have tons of fun, and relax into magic of childhood.
Whether this will be your child’s first year at overnight camp or whether they are veterans at being away from home, El Tesoro has a program built for you. For 1st through 3rd graders, they offer a 4 Day Session. For 1st through 10th graders, they offer a 6 Day Session, and for 4th through 10th graders, they offer a 13 Day Session. There is also a 5 Day Equestrian Session for your little horse lover. Not only is El Tesoro close to home, as I mentioned, but it’s also way more affordable than other camps of the same duration. Finally, if overnight camp just isn’t in the cards right now, El Tesoro does have fantastic day camp offerings as well. If you’re still not sure El Tesoro is right for you, they will host the whole family for a free camp preview day. It’s a great way for families who are thinking about camp to meet the staff, see the cabins, and give you peace of mind.
The kids are gonna love it, you’re gonna love it. It’s a win-win, and we all know those don’t come along every day.