Camp Activities

Big Lake 2Are you fascinated by the natural world and all of its beauty? Do you have a passion for the conservation and management of wildlife and habitat? Interested in pursuing a career in a wildlife or a natural resource related field? If so, then this is the summer camp for you!

At the Wildlife Conservation Camp, campers will experience one week in the great outdoors learning from wildlife and natural resource professionals from around the State of Texas. Our exciting, hands-on wildlife and conservation based activities allow participants to experience the “big picture” – how everything in nature, including us, is interconnected. This multi-faceted approach explores wildlife and plant ecology, species identification, tracking, trapping, monitoring, habitat investigations, management strategies, hunter education, and conservation ethics, and much more! There is something for everyone at this camp! Campers will undoubtedly have the experience of a lifetime.

Here are some of the incredible experiences you will have during camp:



Wildlife & Plant Ecology
Species Identification
Management Strategies


Mist Netting 3


Habitat Diversity
Animal Behavior
Wildlife Tracking, Trapping & Monitoring


Habitat 7


Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic”

That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.

~ Aldo Leopold

Hunt Training 10


Wetland Ecology
Field Sampling & Research Techniques
Shooting Sports & Hunter Education



Clear Fork Ranch   •   Dallas Safari Club Foundation   •   Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society   •   McBride Conservation Fund Foundation   •   Harte Research Institute   •   Texas Farm Bureau   •   Callahan-Shackelford County Farm Bureau No. 030   •   Kerr County Farm Bureau   •   Welder Wildlife Foundation   •   Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute   •   Tarleton State University, Student Chapter TWS   •   Texas A&M University Kingsville, Student Chapter TWS   •   Joe and June Corso   •   Forestry Suppliers   •   Hemphill Farms   •   The Moon Family   •   Texas A&M University, Student Chapter TWS