About Girls Camp
The bedrock statement for Tecaboca Girls Camp is “Mulier in Deo” … be a Woman of God. Girls will grow in Leadership, Honesty, Integrity, Humility, Fortitude, Loyalty, Obedience, and living in a Spirit of Service. As Proverbs 31:25 directs us, “She is clothed in Strength and Dignity,” which is the scriptural base of this camp program.
Session 1A – for younger girls, grades 2-6, the shorter six day program allows time to get acquainted with camp life, working with horses and other ranch animals. In addition to the equine and ranch activities, the girls shoot archery and riflery, swim, kayak, make items in arts and crafts, cook outside, and fish.
Session 1 – for girls in grades 7-11, a more intensive ranch and challenge program for 11 days. Along with the above activities, the older girls will do a bit more extensive riding, along with challenge course and team building activities. These girls will also have an opportunity to engage in mentoring of the younger girls during the first six days of camp.
Living and Eating
A unique and truly wonderful part of the Remuda Vaquera program is outdoor living and cooking, much like chuck wagon cooks would have cooked and lived on ranches and cattle drives. The shelter is a permanent, three sided structure, with a concrete floor. Girls sleep under mosquito netting to ward off those pesky insects, but otherwise living is just shy of being under the stars. Girls will shower and use permanent restroom structures. Some of the meals are prepared indoors by the Tecaboca commercial kitchen staff, but also several meals during the week are prepared by the girls, who will learn many methods of outdoor cooking including open fire cooking, using Dutch ovens, and charcoal cooking.
Faith at Camp
Girls participate in planning and executing the liturgy, much of which will occur outdoors. Music, Morning Prayer, and evening prayer further strengthens the bonds with each other, God, and the community from which they come. The primary way the Faith is brought into the Camp experience is through intentional daily living as Christ called us – as giving, service oriented, kind, and forgiving people.