APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR BRIGADE SUMMER CAMPS – LEARN WILDLIFE, STEWARDSHIP, LEADERSHIP, AND MORE
STATEWIDE – Texas Brigades is now accepting applications for its summer Brigade Camps. The series of eight statewide camps are open to youth, 13-17 years of age, who are interested in the outdoors. Participating young men and women are introduced to subject-specific stewardship, conservation, and management topics throughout 5 days. Camp fees ($500) include meals, lodging, materials, and more. Local sponsorships are available and encouraged.
Each camp is an extensive and hands-on educational camp featuring a conservation subject or theme and is limited to 30 participants. Themes include quail, deer, bass, fisheries, marine species, waterfowl, and ranching. Texas Brigades is now in its twenty-ninth year of hosting summer camps.
“Our son LOVED it!” says Lezlee B., a cadet parent. “If your child has a chance to attend – make it happen for them.”
Texas Brigades summer camps provide youth an intensive and exciting educational experience built on the important principles of stewardship of natural resources vital to livestock, wildlife, and waters in Texas. “Texas Brigades is a nonprofit organization providing youth with education, skills, and confidence needed to be a voice for conservation and stewardship,” says Executive Director Natalie Wolff. “We partner with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and local County Agents and Educators to bring a rich, content-specific, science-backed curriculum to our participants.” Find more information on Texas Brigades and their long-time partnership with AgriLife at www.texasbrigades.org.
Scheduled 2021 Brigade Camp dates and locations are:
- June 4-8, Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade, private ranch near Abilene.
- June 13-17, South Texas Buckskin Brigade, Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton.
- June 19-23, South Texas Bobwhite Brigade, Buck Horn Creek Ranch, McCoy.
- July 7-11, Bass Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna.
- July 14-18, Waterfowl Brigade, Pintail Hunting Club, Garwood.
- July 19-23, Ranch Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna.
- July 25-29, North Texas Buckskin Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna.
- July 27-31, Coastal Brigade, Sea Star Base, Galveston.
Apply online at www.texasbrigades.org/applications by the March 15th deadline. Interested youths will select “Cadet App,” select camp preferences, and answer questions about their interests and experiences. Adults interested in volunteering for camp will select “Adult Leader App.” Camp selections are made by April 15th.
“The dedication and passion these young men and women exhibit for stewardship, wildlife, and waters assure me that the future of Texas’ natural resources is in good hands,” said Board Vice President Jeff Petter. “Brigade camps are a major success because of the leadership roles its graduates will play in the conservation, protection, and management of both private and public lands.”