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Summer Camp at Cordillera Ranch

It’s that time again… to start planning for the summer! Camps keep kids active, enjoying the outdoors, learning to swim and having fun!

By Shane Reynolds  ::  Photography by Kelsey Grudle

The Clubs’ Summer Day Camp program offers something for everyone. Our primary goal is getting kids outdoors and learning to enjoy the many different activities found on the Ranch. We focus on getting kids excited about being in the Guadalupe River, the parks and experiencing nature, rather than simply keeping them occupied during the few months they’re not in school. Instead of watching movies or sitting in front of a computer screen, kids are tromping through the creek, playing games, learning to ride horses and identifying insects and plant species. When the kids get home after camp, they’re dirty, hungry and tired from a full day of activities. Our summer camp staff strive to have kids enjoy the physical and healthful benefits of experiencing the breeze, the sunlight and the sounds of being outdoors as well as staying physically active, socializing and learning new skills. When it comes down to it, camp is just plain fun!

Our Learn to Swim program is back and we are excited to have Natalie Sales returning to teach all the kids how to swim. Our priority is getting kids comfortable in the water and learning to be proficient swimmers for our aquatics program during the summer.

Please contact us if you have questions about any of our camps!

Shane Reynolds is the Outdoor Recreation Director at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at outfitter@cordilleraranch.com or 210.616.6051, or the Cordillera Ranch Outfitter Center at 830.336.4823.

Here are the many camp options at Cordillera Ranch this summer! To register for Summer Camps at Cordillera Ranch, contact Shane Reynolds at 210.616.6051 or summercamp@cordilleraranch.com.

Cordillera Cubs Golf Camp
Ages: 7 – 14
Time: 9am – 1pm
Fee: $225
Dates: June 6 – 9; June 20 – 23; July 5 – 8; July 18 – 21; August 1 – 4
The Cordillera Cubs Junior Golf Camp is a great way to introduce youngsters to the game as well as intermediate level to juniors. This camp is taught by Cordillera Ranch PGA Professional staff. Lunch included.

Outdoor Pursuits Camp
Ages: 9 – 14
Time: 8am – 5pm
Fee: $345
Dates: June 27 – 30; July 18 – 21; August 1 – 4
An adventurous camp designed for older kids, it will include daily trips off the Ranch, fishing, river kayaking and exploring the great outdoors! Lunch, snacks, water and all fees will be provided.

Cowgirl Horse Camp
Ages: 4 – 7
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $280
Dates: June 13 – 16
This camp is for young cowgirls who love horses and are interested in learning the basics of horseback riding. There will be fun crafts, silly games and tons of glitter and pink! Lunch included.

Cowboys & Indians Horse Camp
Ages: 7+
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Fee: $280
Dates: July 11 – 14
This is a place for boys to be boys! It includes four days of cowboy and Indian-style horseback riding, roping, trail rides, target shooting, archery, fort building and outdoor lunches. Lunch included.

Ye Haw Boys & Girls Horse Camp
Ages: 6+
Time: 9am – 1:30pm
Fee: $280
Dates: July 25 – 28
Horses, Horses, Horses! This camp is all about horses, filled with horseback riding, trail rides, horsemanship, crafts, exciting games and more. Boys and girls will enjoy being around horses and will want to learn more. Lunch included.

NEW! Rodeo Horse Camp
Ages: 8+
Time: 9am – 1:30pm
Fee: $280
Dates: August 1 – 4
This is a great camp for beginner to intermediate riders who want to learn more about rodeo-style riding. The barn has many ex-rodeo horses that are eager to show kids how it is done. We will spend hours in the saddle learning how to barrel race, pole bend, perform a western pleasure trail class and even a fun halftime show. But wait, there’s more! On the third day we will host a horse show for family and friends to enjoy. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at the end of the day! Lunch included.

Giddy Up Horse Camp
Ages: 6+
Time: 9am – 1:30pm
Fee: $280
Dates: August 15th – 18th
This camp is all about horses! Your kids will learn fun facts about horses while practicing their riding skills, going on an adventurous trail ride and enjoying fun games and unique crafts. Lunch included.

Creative & Crafty Art Camp
Ages: 6 – 10
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $195
Dates: June 6th – 9th / August 8th – 11th
Kids will learn unique art techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces using different mediums throughout the week. Each day boys and girls will experience something new and fun! There will be opportunities for your crafty artist to work on individual projects and to collaborate on group projects.

NEW! Glitter & Sparkle Art Camp
Ages: 6 – 10
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $195
Dates: July 11 – 14
This camp is for girls who are in LOVE with ART! We will be creating all the things girls like best such as painting, jewelry, ceramics and more. They will learn unique art techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces using different mediums throughout the week.

NEW! Little Crafter Art Camp
Ages: 4 – 7
Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $175
Dates: July 5 – July 7
Calling all little crafters to come learn, play and experience hands-on art projects. Each day we will be creating new and fun masterpieces! Your crafty little one will practice large and small motor skills, social interaction and creativity while having fun and trying new things.

NEW! Cooking Camp
Ages: 8 – 14
Time: 10am – 12pm
Fee: $145
Dates: June 20th -23rd; July 11th – 14th; August 8th – 11th
This hands-on cooking camp will focus on garden-to-dinner table cooking with an experienced cook! All cooking materials will be provided.

Swim Camp
Ages: 4 – 13
Time: 11am – 2pm
Fee: $210
Dates: June 6 – 9
Swim Camp is for beginner to intermediate swimmers and is all about confidence building, water safety, improving water skills and swimming fun. This is not training for the Olympics, but it is a great way to build a love for swimming.

NEW! Texas Swimming Holes
Ages: 8+
Time: 10:30am – 5pm
Fee: $295
Dates: June 13 – 16; July 11 – 14;
August 15 – 18
This camp is designed to please every kid growing up in the Texas heat. We will be swimming at the Blue Hole Regional Park, Jacob’s Well Natural Area, The Hamilton Pool Preserve and a TBA swimming hole. Kids must be 8 years and older with basic swimming skills. Lunch and all entry fees will be provided.

Tennis Camp
Ages: 8+
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $180
Dates: June 6 – 9; June 20 – 23;
July 5 -7; July 18 – 21; August 1 – 4; August 15 – 18
Tennis Camp is for players of all ability levels. We will focus on stroke fundamentals and strategies for single and double plays, with fun games and drills.

NEW! Pickle Ball Camp
Ages: 8+
Time: 9am – 12pm
Fee: $170
Dates: June 20 – 23; August 8 – 11
Pickle Ball is the fastest growing sport in America. It is great fun, easy to understand and learning it is a blast! Healthy snacks and equipment will be provided.

Discovery Camp
Ages: 4 – 7
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Fee: $195
Dates: July 5 – 7; July 18 – 21
Discovery Camp is designed to be a fun learning experience for the young and curious trying to find their way. Focus is on motor skill challenges, team games, crafts and team building.

Harry Potter Camp
Ages: 8+
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Fee: $245
Dates: June 13 – 16
Harry Potter Camp is a chance for Muggles to experience the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends! Activities include watching movie clips and playing games inspired by the movies and novels. We will play Wizards chess, hunt for Horcruxes, compete in a Tri wizard tournament and make snacks inspired by the stories!

NEW! Rocket and Boat Camp
Ages: 8+
Time: 12pm – 3:30pm
Fee: $245
Dates: June 20 – 23
This camp will be about using your artistic and engineering skills to construct a rocket that flies and a boat that floats. This is a great opportunity for those who are curious about their creativity and challenged by the skills to build things. Camp includes rocket and boat building materials.

Growing Up in Nature Camp
Ages: 5 – 12
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Fee: $195
Dates: June 27 – 30; July 25 – 28
This camp is an elementary level look at nature. We will be investigating wildlife from bugs to slugs, fish, birds, plants and mammals of all kinds. This camp will link kids to the local wildlife while using the Cordillera Ranch outdoors as our zoo!

Science Camp
Ages: 8 – 16
Time: 10:30am – 3pm
Fee: $260
Dates: June 27 – 30
Science Camp will provide a fun hands-on experience with experiments that amaze and astonish. We will be building things using chemistry, and camp will be filled with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Geocaching and Leadership Camp
Ages: 8 – 16
Time: 10:30am – 3pm
Fee: $260
Dates: August 8 – 11
We will be hunting geocache treasure using G.P.S., creativity and brains. We also will be exploring the great outdoors, dealing with safety, cooking and survival skills.