SAN ANTONIO, TX — Summer is coming! Texas Brigades is accepting applications for its 2019 Summer Camp programs through March 15th, 2019. The camps occur in June and July all across Texas and focus on youth leadership development, as well as wildlife and natural resources conservation advocacy. Applications are available online at texasbrigades.org/applications.
Youth, ages 13 – 17 (or incoming 8th graders to incoming high school seniors), who are highly motivated, active in a variety of extracurricular activities, and interested in the outdoors, wildlife, and natural resource conservation should apply to become a Cadet. Those chosen to participate will study the anatomy and biology of the camp’s focus species, including dietary and nutritional needs/stages, habitat requirements, population dynamics, as well as habitat and land management. Hunting and fishing ethics, firearm and boating safety, and conservation practices are part of the five-day, intensive schedule. These activities are taught in conjunction with the life-skills Texas Brigades incorporates into all programs, such as leadership, team-building, critical thinking, public speaking, and communication.
Being accepted to a Texas Brigades Summer Camp (becoming a Cadet) is a competitive process. Cadet applications require completion of two short essay questions as well as listing achievements, honors, awards, and hobbies. Applicants are given the opportunity to rank their top 3 Texas Brigades Summer Camp choices. All camps, locations, and dates are listed throughout the website and application.
2019 Texas Brigades Summer Camps, Dates, & Locations
|Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade||Bobwhite Quail, leadership development, & conservation principles||June 7 - 11||Coleman, TX|
|South Texas Buckskin Brigade||Whitetail Deer, leadership development, & conservation principles||June 16 - 20||Sinton, TX|
|South Texas Bobwhite Brigade||Bobwhite Quail, leadership development, & conservation principles||June 22 - 26||McCoy, TX|
|North Texas Buckskin Brigade||Whitetail Deer, leadership development, & conservation principles||July 7 - 11||Santa Anna, TX|
|Coastal Brigade||Coastal and marine ecology, leadership development, & conservation principles||July 16 - 20||Galveston, TX|
|Bass Brigade||Bass and inland fisheries ecology, leadership development, & conservation principles||July 17 - 21||Santa Anna, TX|
|Ranch Brigade||Cattle and livestock, leadership development, & rangeland conservation principles||July 22 - 26||Santa Anna, TX|
Tuition is $500 per cadet, but Tuition Assistance is available – visit texasbrigades.org/applications to fill out a Tuition Assistance request form after submitting a Cadet application.
Adults can attend as well! Each Summer Camp accepts up to 6 Adult Leaders to participate, mentor, and guide a group of cadets throughout the entire camp. Adult Leaders do not need to have an extensive background or knowledge in the camp topics, just a willingness to learn and mentor tomorrow’s conservation leaders! Adult Leader applications are available online at texasbrigades.org/applications.