The effects of the depression are not seen at camp yet. Rio Vista is running normal, hosting parties and campers.
The Nineteen Thirties
Football coaches in the state of Texas begin using Camp for summer training. After training, many of the men would stay and work as counselors.
The great flood hits Kerr County and Rio Vista. All of the buildings made from wood along the banks are swept away. The Dining Hall is all that is left.
Camp programming is suspended due to the Polio Epidemic and The Great Depression.
Camp Rio Vista was purchased by George and Carlotta Broun. During the years of 1936-1939 camp was run as a private family camp for The Broun family and their friends. During these years, Mr. Broun and his family were hard at work building the cabins you see in Rio Vista today.