New Camper Application

We would love to have you at the Wildlife Conservation Camp! To apply for camp, please fill out the following form by May 1st. Shortly after the deadline you will be contacted by a camp volunteer to let you know if you have been accepted. Students will be chosen based on the letter of nomination and student application. Questions? Contact us at

The cost for each student to attend is $350 (this includes housing and meals). Your application fee must be received by May 1st and will be returned if you are not selected for camp. Please see the Camp Director’s contact information at the bottom of this application for information on where to send the check. Checks should be made out to “Wildlife Conservation Camp”.

Participants are encouraged to apply for scholarships or solicits funds from community organizations or sponsors. Visit the Fees and Resources tab for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an online application. There is no way to save a partially completed application and return to work on it later. For this reason, we recommend that you prepare everything you will need to complete the application in advance.


Please fill out all required fields.
  • Student Information

  • Parent / Guardian Information

  • Please check 'Yes' if accurate.
  • Nominator Information

  • Instructions:

    The applicant must be nominated by a Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society member, teacher, county extension agent, youth leader, natural resource professional, or local Farm Bureau. They MUST send a confidential letter (1 page or less) to before the student will be considered for acceptance (deadline May 1st). The letter should indicate whether or not the student has:

    1. A strong interest in natural sciences and in outdoor activities, and be highly motivated.

    2. Average (or above) grades in natural sciences and mathematics.

    3. A flexible and tolerant attitude about occasional adverse conditions, such as rain, heat, humidity, or insects.

    4. An ability to communicate with diverse groups of people, including faculty, other participants, and guest instructors.

    5. A desire or plan to attend college.

  • Please check 'Yes' if accurate.
  • Short Answers

  • To be answered by student applicant; it may be easier to write in a Word Document, then cut and paste into boxes below.
  • Will you be willing to do this? And if so, name 3 groups to whom you will give a presentation.
  • Note: A partially completed application will not be saved. Please do not hit submit until you have checked that all sections of this application have been thoroughly completed. Good Luck!
  • Application fee checks can be made payable to the "Wildlife Conservation Camp" and mailed to:
    Thomas Janke
    Borderlands Research Institute
    Sul Ross State University
    Box C-21
    Alpine, TX 79832
  • Electronic Signature

  • To be used as your electronic signature; you confirm that all information is true and correct.


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