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!