July 2018 Camp Location
July 22 – July 27, 2018
Sproul Ranch in Fort Davis, TX
The first Wildlife Conservation Camp was held at the Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation near Sinton, Texas in 1993. Since this time, Camp has often found its way back to the Foundation. This 7,800 acre privately owned and operated wildlife refuge and research facility is home to an abundance of diverse plants and animals. Habitats are composed of species from the fabulous South Texas Brush County and Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes ecoregions.
To learn more about the Welder Wildlife Foundation visit www.welderwildlife.org or call (361) 364-2643.
This year campers will have the opportunity to visit the scenic Davis Mountains Preserve, owned by The Nature Conservancy in West Texas. At this unique location campers can observe and study species such as white-tailed deer, elk, javelina, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, snakes, and hundreds of species of birds, including several found only in the sky islands of the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. Campers will also enjoy the traditional mid-week water day with a trip to Balmorhea State Park for some fun in the sun!
To learn more about the Davis Mountains Preserve go here or contact Davis Mountains Project Director Deirdre Hisler at 432-426-2390.
Lodging and Meals
Campers will stay on-site in separate male/female group tents or trailers. Thanks to the high elevation, night time temperatures are comfortable for tent camping most summer nights and can be a bit chilly in the mornings. Camp cooks will prepare three delicious meals a day. Additional snacks will not be provided but we promise you will not go hungry!
Past Camp Locations
The Wildlife Conservation Camp frequently moves to new and exciting locations around Texas each year. Campers travel from all corners of the state, even from other states, to participate in this fun-filled week!
Past camp locations include:
- Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation
- Camp Tyler – Whitehouse, Texas
- IBC Lease – Kingsville, Texas
- Davis Mountain Preserve – Fort Davis, Texas
- H.S. Estelle 4-H & Youth Camp – Huntsville, Texas
- Texas Tech Center – Junction, Texas