2018 Summer Camp Applications Available Now!

Apply now for our 2018 Summer Camp Programs! We look forward to seeing you next summer!

Cadet Application – Click to Apply Now

CADET APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2018

We are looking for 13-17 year old students (incoming 8th graders to incoming seniors) who are highly motivated, active in a variety of extracurricular activities, and interested in the outdoors, wildlife, and natural resource conservation.

Being accepted to a Texas Brigades Summer Camp (becoming a Cadet) is a competitive process. Applications for each camp are pooled and graded by a committee; the top 20-30 applicants are selected and notified of their acceptance.

All camp locations and dates are mentioned throughout the website and application; please consider your and your parent’s/guardian’s summer schedule when making your camp selections.

Notifications of camp acceptance will be made on or before May 1, 2018. Upon acceptance, you must confirm your spot with a $100 non-refundable deposit, which will be used towards your $500 camp tuition. Final camp tuition is due within 1 week of the camp start date.

Please direct questions to camps@texasbrigades.org.

**Cadet Applications require completion of two essay questions, as well as listing achievements/honors/awards and hobbies. We strongly encourage applicants to have this information prepared prior to starting the application. Essay responses should be about 250 words per question.**

Essay Question #1: What can one person do to make a positive impact on natural resource and wildlife conservation?

Essay Question #2: Describe your reasons for wanting to be selected as a cadet for a Texas Brigades Summer Camp.

Click here to apply as a Cadet!

Cadet Tuition Assistance Application – Click to Apply Now

THIS IS NOT A CAMP APPLICATION–TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS DUE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DATE OF SELECTED CAMP

The $500 camp tuition allows Texas Brigades to provide a truly unique experience for each individual. We have many supporters across the state and financial assistance may be available to you! Texas Brigades will help you raise funds to attend camp. Click Here to get started with this process.

Assistant Leader Application – Click to Apply Now

ASSISTANT LEADER APPLICATIONS (AND BOAs) DUE MARCH 15, 2018

You may apply for this position if you have previously attended a camp and are interested in being a leader among your peers. This application is a TWO PART PROCESS. You must submit a Book of Accomplishments (BOA) and complete this application to be considered for the Assistant Leader position and to be considered for college scholarships. You may apply now and submit your book closer to the deadline.

Becoming an Assistant Leader is a competitive process. Applications (and BOAs) for each camp are graded by a committee; the top 4-6 applicants are selected to return as Assistant Leaders and awarded college scholarships. You do not have to be a graduating senior to be awarded a college scholarship.

As an Assistant Leader, you will be assisting your Adult Leader and assigned group throughout camp. From the classroom to the field, you will guide your group to success! Your role is a vital part in helping the camp run successfully.

For instructions on how to create your Book of Accomplishments or tips on constructing it, check the “Resources” page on our website.

Please direct questions to camps@texasbrigades.org.

**Assistant Leader Applications require completion of an essay question. We strongly encourage applicants to have this information prepared prior to starting the application. Essay response should be about 250 words.**

Essay Question: What has motivated you to become an Assistant Leader since attending camp in 2017? What ambassadorship and leadership qualities have you exhibited to be selected as such?

Click here to apply as an Assistant Leader!

Special Agent Application – Click to Apply Now

SPECIAL AGENT APPLICATIONS (AND BOAs) DUE MARCH 15, 2018

You may apply for this position if you have previously attended a camp and are interested in working for a specific camp committee; preference will be given to those who have at least one (1) year of Assistant Leader experience. This application is a TWO PART PROCESS. You must submit a Book of Accomplishments (BOA) and complete this application to be considered for the Special Agent position. You may apply now and submit your book closer to the deadline.

Becoming a Special Agent is a competitive process. Applications (and BOAs) for each camp are graded by a committee; the top 1-3 applicants are selected to return as Special Agents.

As a Special Agent, you will be assisting Camp Instructors and Texas Brigades Summer Staff with a variety of camp duties. From filling water coolers, to setting up for the next activity, or even helping conduct room inspections, your role plays a vital part in helping the camp run successfully.

For instructions on how to create your Book of Accomplishments or tips on constructing it, check the “Resources” page on our website.

Please direct questions to camps@texasbrigades.org.

**Special Agent Applications require completion of an essay question. We strongly encourage applicants to have this information prepared prior to starting the application. Essay response should be about 250 words.**

Essay Question: What has motivated you to become a Special Agent since attending previous camps and why should a camp select you as such? 

Click here to apply as a Special Agent!

Adult Leader Application – Click to Apply Now

ADULT LEADER APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2018

Becoming an Adult Leader is a competitive process. Applications for each camp are pooled and graded by a committee; the top 4-6 applicants are selected and notified of their acceptance. Immediate family members of youth applicants may not be selected as an Adult Leader for the same camp.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are interested in the outdoors, wildlife and natural resource conservation, who wish to share that interest with young adults and who are ABLE TO HANDLE THE HIGH AMOUNTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WHILE AT CAMP. Physical activity will include team-building and leadership exercises, being in and outdoors throughout the day, walking/marching in Texas summer heat & humidity, walking through country landscapes, etc. If the kids can do it–you can too!

An Adult Leader serves as a mentor, counselor, and guide for five or six teenagers (13-17 years of age) as they progress through a five day camp. As an Adult Leader, you will participate in ALL of the activities in which the youth participate, some of which are physically demanding. Experience with wildlife, fisheries, and/or animal agriculture is not required.

Please direct questions to camps@texasbrigades.org.

Click here to apply as an Adult Leader!

Texas Brigades Summer Staff Application – Not open at this time

2018 Summer Staff Applications available early 2018!

You may apply for a summer staff position if you have previously attended camps, have completed projects/submitted a Book of Accomplishments, and are interested in assisting Texas Brigades with summer camps. Along with your application, you will submit a 1-page resume and a telephone interview will follow the application deadline.

W.I.L.D. Application – Not open at this time

Texas Brigades W.I.L.D. Class of 2017 have been selected!

We are looking for top-of-the-line brigades graduates who want to further their participation and understanding of natural resource conservation, as well as to improve/prepare you for professional settings and opportunities. This application is a TWO PART PROCESS; submitting this application as well as a resume outlining your acheivements, honors, school and work experience, etc. Applicants will partake in a telephone interview prior to the end of 2016. Selected participants will be notified in January 2017. Participants will be required to attend four (4) meetings throughout the year; which will be discussed during the telephone interview.

About The Camps

WHERE & WHEN WILL THE CAMPS BE HELD?

  • Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade – Centennial Lodge, Coleman, TX
    June 2-6, 2018
  • South Texas Buckskin Brigade – Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton, TX
    June 17-21, 2018
  • South Texas Bobwhite Brigade – Buck Horn Creek Ranch, McCoy, TX
    June 22-26, 2018
  • Bass Brigade – Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, TX
    July 6-10, 2018
  • Ranch Brigade – Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, TX
    July 16-20, 2018
  • Coastal Brigade – Sea Star Base, Galveston, TX
    July 17-21, 2018
  • North Texas Buckskin Brigade – Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, TX
    July 22-26, 2018
  • Waterfowl Brigade – Stay tuned for 2019!

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS?
All students with an interest in learning life and leadership skills, and/or an interest in biology, wildlife, fisheries, conservation, or the outdoors are encouraged to apply. You must be 13-17 years of age and you should also be willing to commit to conducting a minimum of three educational programs when you return home.

HOW MANY CADETS ARE AT THE CAMP?
Each camp is a little different because of facilities. There will be 20-30 cadets at each.

HOW DO I APPLY?
Apply online, via our website. By clicking the appropriate application link, you will be directed to the online application. Once submitted, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have trouble with the online application, please contact the Texas Brigades office.
Phone: (210) 556-1391
E-mail: camps@texasbrigades.org

IS THERE A FEE?
Yes. Camp tuition is $500 and covers all meals, lodging, and supplies for 5 days (that’s only $100 a day!). We encourage you to solicit all or part of your tuition from local business, banks, and organizations, as well as your local Soil and Water Conservation District, or other conservation and agricultural organizations. Texas Brigades will help you locate a sponsor, if requested. An application for Camp Tuition Financial Assistance can be found here. Don’t let money stop you from applying! We will help you find financial assistance.