About the Camp

The Wildlife Conservation Camp is administered and operated by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. This non-profit, scientific and educational organization represents professionals and students dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats. Founded in 1937, the parent organization has 9,600 members in 60 countries.

The Executive Board of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society provides oversight to the Camp, and ensures that the camp experience reflects the values and professional integrity of our organization. Camp staff and mentors are carefully selected based on their professional background, resource knowledge, and experience in working with high school students.

Camp is staffed by professional wildlife biologists, each of whom are knowledgeable in an array of subject matter areas. Camp staff may have experience working as professional wildlife consultants, agency biologists, academic researchers, University faculty, private ranch managers, or any number of professional backgrounds. Campers will have the benefit of being mentored by returning campers and college-aged counselors.

Our goal for the Wildlife Conservation Camp is to provide a fun experience for kids to learn about nature, ecology, and wildlife in a healthy, secure setting. Regardless of career interests of our campers, they are welcome to join us as we explore a “whole-ecology” approach to learning about natural resources!

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society (TCTWS) Board and Wildlife Conservation Camp Committee, based on the guidelines and policies from The Wildlife Society, have decided to cancel the 2020 Wildlife Conservation Camp for the health and wellbeing for all those involved.

We would like to thank all those professional and college mentors, presenters, returning campers, and new campers that have applied and volunteered their time with us already this year in preparing for camp. We hope we can look forward to your applications, presentations, and support next year. Our Camp Director and Committee will be contacting those of you who have applied and or donated to camp to discuss how we will proceed moving forward. Camp will be held at the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation, July 11–17, 2021, and be directed by Angie Arredondo.

Our Camp Committee and the Board will continue to work tirelessly to ensure a fun, safe, and educational camp for all participating next year! Please continue to check our website and our Facebook page for more updates and great resources for students to access until we can all meet again for a fantastic camp in 2021.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Camp Director anytime. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter, and we wish you and your families are safe and healthy during this time.

Thank you,
Wildlife Conservation Camp Committee & TCTWS President

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