Values-Based Summer Camp at CFA
Welcome —or welcome back— to YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow! We’re proud to offer your family a camp experience enhanced by our mission and driven by our values. Although we do offer exciting activities, it is those values which we are most proud to teach. The words Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith are more than just words in a brochure. To us, they are what we live by and teach to our staff and campers each day.
OPTIONS THIS SUMMER
Your family has three different options to experience CFA in the summer time! If your camper is between the ages of 6-8 they can attend Rookie Camp, if they are between the ages of 8-15 they can attend Traditional Summer Camp, or if they are 16 they can attend our L.I.T. Program. Check out the dates and rates to see what works best for your family. If you are interested in a tour, call the office at 830-238-4631.
OUR CAMP GOAL
To provide a summer camp experience rich in tradition centered on our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith, and allowing campers to gain independence, a higher self-worth and life-long, positive memories.
For instance, Pow Wow, our chapel time, is led by an assigned cabin (teaching responsibility) and a lesson is taught about the value of the day (e.g. Monday is devoted to discussing the value of caring.) Our staff wear their value t-shirts daily to remind all campers what the emphasis is for that day. Even discipline is structured around our values: for instance, a time-out for being uncaring and disrespectful to a fellow camper. Activities are taught with the premise of respecting the safety rules and always having faith in yourself and others. Each evening is concluded with an in-cabin devotional, called Embers, which closes the day by reflecting on the daily value, daily activities and fellowship with cabinmates and counselors. These values transcend the camp session and supplement the values taught at home. The YMCA Ragger Program is also offered for those youth and staff who wish to be a part of a more spiritual self-growth program.
YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow is extremely proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. The American Camp Association has been in existence for more than 90 years and "works to preserve, promote and improve the camp experience." To receive Accreditation, camps mus meet up to 300 standards for health, safety and program quality. YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow is also inspected and licensed by the Texas Department of Health & Human Services.