Fees & Resources

The fee for each student is $350, which covers meals and lodging. Transportation to and from the camp is not included in this fee.

Payment MUST be received no later than the May 1st application deadline. Students will be notified of acceptance by mid-May.

 

Scholarships

We hope the camp fee never keeps students from applying! Scholarships are also available through the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society (Kevil O’Neal Scholarship and Wes Littrell Scholarship).

Contact wildlifecampdirector@gmail.com for more information.

Sponsorships

Students should first solicit sponsorship from their local Farm Bureau Organization. If your local Farm Bureau is unable to sponsor you we encourage you to then contact community organizations for sponsorship, here is a list of potential sponsors you can contact. You can locate these sponsors through your family, the internet, yellow or white pages or your local Chamber of Commerce. There are sponsors waiting for you to ask for their support!

Potential Sponsor List:

  • Local Farm Bureau Organization – contact first
  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • 4-H Clubs
  • FFA Clubs
  • Rotary Club
  • Lions Club
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Local chapters of state or wildlife conservation organizations (TWS, TWA, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, NWTF, Quail Coalition, Quail Forever, etc.)
  • Wildlife/Outdoor businesses
  • Agricultural businesses
  • Local sportsmen and sportswomen
  • Banks
  • Law Firms

Tips we recommend when contacting a potential sponsor:

  • First contact them with a written letter or phone call requesting their support.
  • Be willing to visit in person with your sponsor to discuss your request.
  • If you meet with them in person make sure to send a thank you note—even if they cannot sponsor you.
  • If they choose to sponsor you make sure you send a thank you letter and offer to meet with them after the camp to discuss your experience!

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If summer plans have changed and you are no longer able to attend camp, we must be notified by June 1st to receive full reimbursement. After this time refunds will no longer be available.

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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