Who Should Apply for the Texas Brigades?
Almost without exception, cadets and adults from past Brigade camps rank the Texas Brigades as the best camp they have ever attended!
The success of the Texas Brigades depends on both highly motivated youth (ages 13-17) and adult participants with a desire to further their wildlife knowledge and leadership skills.
We hope the information below regarding both the youth and adult experience is beneficial and persuades you to apply to the Texas Brigades.
- WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE AT THE TEXAS BRIGADES? Each camp is unique, but you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about deer, quail, bass, and waterfowl! You will study anatomy, biology, habitat management, population dynamics, conservation, watershed management, and more. In addition to a heaping dose of ecology, you will study photography, art, entomology, botany, fly-tying, firearm safety, and leadership skills. Every camp is fast-paced and filled with hands-on experiences, a wealth of information, camaraderie, and participation in professionally led management techniques and procedures.
- WHAT DO YOU MEAN “LEADERSHIP SKILLS”? Every person, no matter what profession you choose, must be able to think, plan, and communicate to succeed. Many of the activities at the Texas Brigades revolve around teambuilding and critical thinking.
- IS THERE A FEE? Yes, there is a tuition fee for cadets. The fee is $500, which covers meals, lodging, and supplies. Don’t let money stop you from applying! We will help you find financial assistance. Texas Brigades considers the adult leaders’ volunteer hours as their donation towards camp.