WHERE & WHEN WILL THE CAMPS BE HELD?
- Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade – Centennial Lodge, Coleman, TX
- South Texas Buckskin Brigade – Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton, TX
- South Texas Bobwhite Brigade – Buck Horn Creek Ranch, McCoy, TX
- North Texas Buckskin Brigade – Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, TX
- Coastal Brigade – Sea Star Base, Galveston, TX
- Bass Brigade – Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, TX
- Ranch Brigade – Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, TX
- Waterfowl Brigade – Stay tuned for 2020!
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 complete three educational programs when you return home.
HOW MANY CADETS ARE AT THE CAMP?
Because camp facilities vary, 20-30 cadets are selected for each camp.
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
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
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 businesses, banks, and organizations, as well as your local Soil and Water Conservation District, or other conservation and agricultural organizations. Don’t let the cost stop you from applying! Texas Brigades will help you locate a sponsor. A form to request Tuition Assistance can be found on our Applications page.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM SELECTED?
Selected applicants will be notified by April 15th, 2019. The following items must be submitted by the listed deadlines to keep your place at camp:
May 1st – Written confirmation of attendance and $100 non-refundable deposit due for ALL camps. This will be applied toward your tuition payment.
May 15th – Full Tuition and Paperwork Due for June Camps (Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade, South Texas Buckskin Brigade, & South Texas Bobwhite Brigade)
June 15th – Full Tuition and Paperwork Due for July Camps (Bass Brigade, Ranch Brigade, Coastal Brigade, & North Texas Buckskin Brigade)
Summer Camp Applications
The 2019 Summer Camp Application is now closed. Interested in applying for one of our Summer Camps in 2020? Enter your email in the field below to receive an email reminder when applications open November 1st, 2019!
Countdown to 2020 Summer Camp Applications Opening!
Other Program Applications & Registration
Texas Brigades Volunteer Registry
OUR VOLUNTEER REGISTRY IS OPEN YEAR-ROUND!
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the Adult Leader application! The Adult Leader application can be found in the Camp Application section above November 1 – March 15.
BECOMING A TEXAS BRIGADES VOLUNTEER
Volunteers are the heart of Texas Brigades. Our programs utilize volunteers every summer as Committee Members and Instructors. Year-round, our volunteers serve as mentors for our cadets and organizers of our events. By registering as a volunteer, you allow us to match you with Texas Brigades volunteer opportunities that might interest you in your area! Please note: the Volunteer Registry is NOT the Adult Leader application. If you wish to attend one of our camps as an Adult Leader, you need to fill out the Adult Leader application in the Camp Application section above.
Class VII Is In Session! Congratulations to those selected!
Our Wildlife Intensive Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.) program was created in an effort to further develop participants’ knowledge of wildlife and natural resource conservation. W.I.L.D. is an advanced program for young adults that engages and exposes participants to natural resource policies and procedures, hands-on field research and data, career-building, and professionalism.
Each W.I.L.D. Class is a small, elite group of no more than 10. One spot is available for applicants who do not have previous experience with Texas Brigades programs.
Admission to the W.I.L.D. program is competitive and includes the following selection processes:
- Round 1: Online applications will be reviewed; only qualified applicants will move to Round 2.
- Round 2: Phone interviews will be conducted; top applicants will be selected and notified of their acceptance.
Throughout the academic year (September – May), W.I.L.D. participants will be required to attend 4 separate weekend-long sessions plus one week-long Spring Break session. Examples of session topics include professional development, natural resource policy, and site visits to see conservation efforts in action. Courses will be held in multiple locations across the state. Scheduling of these dates will occur once final participant selections are made.
A non-refundable tuition fee of $250 will be required upon acceptance to the program to cover associated costs.
- Required Qualifications:
- Age 18 – 23
- Senior in High School or above
- Highly motivated and active in a variety of extracurricular activities
- Strong interests in the outdoors, wildlife, and natural resource conservation
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Attended at least one Texas Brigades camp
- Additional preference will be given to those who returned as an Assistant Leader
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2019 Texas Brigades Summer Staff Application
SUMMER STAFF APPLICATIONS DUE: MARCH 15th, 2019
At this time, the Summer Staff Application is closed. If you would like to submit a late application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the application.
You may apply for a summer staff position if you are interested in assisting Texas Brigades with its summer camp programs and are 18 – 23 years old. Familiarity with Texas Brigades camps (have previously attended camps, have completed projects/submitted a Book of Accomplishments) is preferred, but not required. To complete your application, you will need to submit a 1-page resume. A telephone interview will follow the application deadline.
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