Singing Hills rests in the middle of the Frio Canyon property just downstream from Crazy Horse swimming hole, accessible by canoe or kayak from the camp’s waterfront. The camp is one of our most historic, established in 1954 when the Butt Family first bought the Wolf Ranch to provide a place where young people who might not otherwise be able to afford it could have a first class camping experience. By the 1975, Singing Hills was hosting summer camp for Laity Lodge. Today, this historic campsite is shared between three programs—H. E. Butt Foundation Camp, Laity Lodge Youth Camp, and Outdoor School.
Singing Hills is unavailable May through mid-August.
173 total beds (heated but only the cooks’ quarters and cabins 9 through 13 are air-conditioned)
The kitchen has a commercial LP gas range (six burners, a conventional oven, and a grill), a single LP gas convection oven, a reach-in refrigerator, a walk-in refrigerator, a reach-in freezer, ice machine, a pantry, a commercial mixer, and adequate counter and cupboard space. A dishwashing machine is available as well as a three-well sink for scrubbing pots and pans. The kitchen is supplied with plates, cups, bowls, tumblers, flatware, and serving pieces. A steam table/serving counter accommodates cafeteria-style serving. Food preparation utensils and containers are well-stocked, including large spoons, forks, ladles, spatulas, tongs, sharp knives, large bowls, sheet pans, roasting pans, a coffee maker, pitchers, funnels, strainer/colander, whisk, etc.
The Dining Hall adjoins the kitchen. Folding tables allow the room to double as a meeting room or activity room between meals. A large open patio behind the Dining Hall can also be used for dining or activities. A large fireplace dominates one wall (bring firewood). A large bay window overlooks the river. The room is heated but not air-conditioned.
A covered, open-air covered pavilion with bleacher seating can be used for meetings, worship, activities, etc.
Two swimming areas plus abundant wading areas accommodate all ages and water activities.