Frio Family Camp offers weekend adventures

by Julye Keeble, staff writer

Registration is open for the Frio Family Camp, an extended weekend of planned family-friendly events to be held from March 6-10 in Concan.

Weekend activities include live music, kayaking, fishing, nature walks, archery and rock-painting classes, and an opportunity to ride a mechanical bull.

Cost is $50 per adult, $40 for children ages 10 and up, and $30 for children ages 2-10. Children under the age of 24 months may attend for free. Tickets will include four breakfast buffets, dinner on Saturday and Sunday, a souvenir bag and T-shirt.

Lodging is not included in the pricing.

Participants will be able to sign up for activities for the day every morning at breakfast. River day passes will be provided to multiple locations.

A shuttle service will be available, but organizers will provide maps and information for attendees who wish to drive themselves to and from sessions. Most sessions are within a 10-15 mile radius, except the day pass to Chalk Bluff Park on the Nueces River, which requires an approximately half-hour drive.

There are a number of planned activities and classes each day to choose from, and organizers will suggest area restaurants campers may wish to try.

On Friday, March 6 at the Uvalde County Visitor Center, 21170 U.S. Highway 127, Concan, and at the Frio Float across the parking lot, there will be live music, snacks and ice cream.

Events to be held on Saturday start with breakfast at Neal’s Dining Room from 8-9 a.m, after which participants may choose to attend the Spring Market Fest at Andy’s on River Road, an archery or nature craft session. From 2-4 p.m. a Dutch oven cooking session, hay rides and a rock painting session will be held. To cap off the evening, dinner at House Pasture Cattle Company will offer mangonadas, face painting, live music and the opportunity to ride a mechanical bull.

Sunday events once again include breakfast at Neal’s before offering an opportunity to attend the Cowboy Church, attend a kayaking session or a guided hike up Old Baldy at Garner State Park.

In the afternoon, there will be a nature and birding walk through Hill Country Nature Center and a rock-climbing session, followed by a family sing-along, then a movie night where hot dogs and s’mores will be available.

On Monday after breakfast several outdoor activities are offered, including a planned fishing session followed by yard games and golfing lessons.

On Sunday after breakfast, a day pass is included to Chalk Bluff Park on the Nueces River located outside Uvalde.

Contact for more information, of for help making lodging arrangements., 830-278-3335

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