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Summer Day Camps at Cordillera Ranch

By Shane Reynolds  ::  Photography by Kelsey Grudle

Choose your adventure! A safe and fun-filled experience for every boy and girl. Camps keep kids active, learning, growing and having fun!

The Clubs’ Summer Day Camp program offers something for everyone. We focus on getting kids excited about being in the Guadalupe River, the parks and simply experiencing nature. 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.

Our primary goal at camp is to encourage kids to experience the many outdoor activities at The Club. Campers will learn about the environment and conservation on the Ranch, and our summer camp staff strives for kids to enjoy the healthy, physical benefits of experiencing the breeze, the sunlight and the sounds of being outdoors. When the kids get home after camp, they’re dirty, hungry and tired from a full day of activity. But aside from the benefits of getting out into nature, staying physically active, socializing and learning new skills, when it comes down to it, camp is just plain fun.

For questions and registration, please contact Shane Reynolds at 210.616.6051 or  Shane Reynolds is the Director of Recreation for The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 210.616.6051, or the Cordillera Ranch Outfitter Center at 830.336.4823.

Cordillera Cubs Junior Golf Camp 
Ages: 7 – 14     Time: 9am – 1pm
Fee: $235     Dates: June 12 -15; June 26 – 29; July 10 – 13;
July 24 – 27; August 7 – 10

The Cordillera Cubs Junior Golf Camp is a great way to introduce the game to youngsters as well as intermediate to junior levels. This camp is taught by Cordillera Ranch PGA Professional staff. Lunch is included.

Giddy Up Horse Camp
Ages: 6+     Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $280     Dates: June 12 – 15

This camp is all about horses! Your kids will be learning fun facts about horses, practicing their riding skills, going on an adventurous trail ride, and enjoying fun games and unique crafts. Lunch is included.

NEW – Pony Princess Camp
Ages: 4 – 7     Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $280     Dates: July 24 – 27

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, tons of glitter and pink, and spontaneous outbursts of Disney princess songs! Lunch is included.

Cowboys & Indians Horse Camp
Ages: 7+     Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Fee: $295     Dates: July 10 – 13

This is a place for boys to be boys! It includes four days of horseback riding, roping, trail rides, target shooting, archery, fort building and outdoor lunches. Lunch is included.

Rodeo Horse Camp
Ages: 8+     Time: 9am – 1:30pm
Fee: $280     Dates: August 7 – 10

This is a great camp for beginner to intermediate riders who want to learn more about rodeo-style riding. We will spend hours in the saddle learning how to barrel race and pole bend, in addition to crafts, games and learning how to throw a rope. Lunch is included. There will be a playday at the Equestrian Center on the Saturday following camp if your cowboy or cowgirl wants to join us and show off their newly acquired skills!

NEW – Saddles & Splashes Camp
Ages: 6+     Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Fee: $295     Dates: August 21 – 24

This is a horse camp that will beat the summer heat! We will start each day at the Equestrian Center, riding and learning basic horsemanship. After lunch, we will either head to the pool or play water games at the barn. Lunch is included.

Creative & Crafty Art Camp 
Ages: 6 – 10     Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $200     Dates: June 12 – 15; August 21 – 24

Throughout the week, we will be learning unique art techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces using different mediums. 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.

Glitter & Sparkle Art Camp
Ages: 6 – 10     Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $200     Dates: July 10 – 13

This camp is for those girls who are in LOVE with ART! We will be creating all the things girls like best such as painting, jewelry, ceramics and more. Throughout the week, we will be learning unique art techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces using different mediums.

NEW – Cheer Camp
Ages: 6 – 12     Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $220     Dates: June 19 – 22; July 24 – 27; August 7 – 10

Calling all Cheerleaders! In Cheer Camp we will take trips to KO Gym and learn proper cheer techniques and cheer routines. We will also create a cheer team shirt, spirit sticks and decorate cheer megaphones. On the final camp day there will be a performance for family and friends.

Cooking Camp 
Ages: 8 – 14     Time: 10am – 12pm
Fee: $145     Dates: June 19 -22; July 17 – 20; August 14 – 17

This hands-on cooking camp will focus on garden to dinner table cooking with an experienced cook! Throughout the week we will learn how to make appetizers, salads, dinners and desserts. All cooking materials are provided.

Advanced Tennis Camp 
Ages: 9 – 17          Time: 8am – 12pm
Fee: $225
Dates: June 12-15; June 19 – 22; June 26 – 29; July 10 – 13;
July 17 – 20; July 24 – 27; July 31 – August 3; August 14 – 17

This tennis camp is for the advanced tennis player. We have designed a program combining both physical and mental training to develop each student’s potential. From top drills to chalk talk, we cover it all.

NEW – Tennis Camp & Swim Camp
Ages: 6 – 14     Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $190     Dates: June 26 – 29; July 24 – 27; August 14 – 17

This great camp offers tennis for beginners to intermediate level players and also includes a great cool down with organized games, activities and challenges at the pool! This Hybrid-type camp is excellent for those that like a variety of outdoor action. Lunch is included.

Swim Camp
Ages: 4 – 13     Time: 11am – 2pm
Fee: $210     Dates: June 12 -15

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.

Harry Potter Camp 
Ages: 8+     Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Fee: $245     Dates: July 10 – 13

Harry Potter Camp is a chance for Muggles to experience the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends! Activities include watching movie clips and 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 – Dungeons and Dragons Camp 
Ages: 8 – 17     Time: 1pm – 5pm
Cost: $235.00     Dates: June 19 – 22; August 7 – 10

Dungeons and Dragons Camp is all about this legendary fantasy role-playing game. Millions of players worldwide participate in this expansive game that utilizes your child’s imagination to the extreme. Bradley Hill, a Dungeons and Dragons expert, will guide kids through this incredibly unique and imaginative camp!

NEW – Paintball Camp 
Ages: 8 -17     Time: 10:30am – 4pm
Cost: $495     Dates: August 14 – 17

Paint Ball Camp is four days of all out extreme fun, adrenalin rushing, physical activity and competition. Campers will be given instruction from qualified paintball instructors. All gear and lunch are provided (including safety gear). Extra ammunition can be purchased beyond what is provided.

Outdoor Pursuits Camp 
Time: 8am – 5pm     Ages: 9 – 14
Fee: $355    Dates: June 26 – 29; July 17 – 20; July 31 – August 3

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 are included.

Growing Up in Nature Camp 
Ages: 5 – 12     Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Fee: $195     Dates: July 17 – 20

This camp provides an elementary level look at nature, introducing kids to local wildlife while using the Cordillera Ranch outdoors as our zoo! We will be investigating wildlife from bugs to slugs, fish, birds, plants and mammals of all kinds.

NEW – Lil’Ranchers Camp 
Ages: 4 – 7     Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Fee: $185     Dates: June 26 – 29; August 7 – 10; August 21 – 24

Lil’Ranchers Camp is ideal for younger kids just getting acquainted with camps. Campers will have an action-packed morning of activities and games to keep their minds and bodies active during the summer break. They will enjoy nature hikes, tumbling, sports, team play, arts & crafts, outdoor adventures and much more!

Geocaching and Leadership Camp 
Ages: 8 – 16     Time: 10:30am – 3pm
Fee: $260     Dates: July 31 – August 3

We will be hunting geocache treasure using G.P.S., creativity and brains while exploring the great outdoors and learning about safety, cooking and survival skills.

Sports Adventure Camp
Ages: 5 – 14     Time: 10:30am – 3pm
Cost: 245.00     Dates: June 19 – 22; July 3 – 6

Sports Adventure Camp is an endless collection of sports and activities that challenge kids, help to develop confidence, and have a lot of fun in the Cordillera Ranch great outdoors. We will be playing tennis, softball, kickball and snag golfing, plus fishing, marshmallow roasting, and much more. Kids will come home talking about all the cool stuff they did!

Swimming Holes of Texas
Ages: 8+     Time: 10:30am – 5pm
Cost: $295     Dates: August 21 – 24

This camp is designed for campers 8 years and older with basic swimming skills, and is sure to beat the Texas heat! We will be swimming at the Blue Hole Regional Park, Jacob’s Well Natural Area and the Hamilton Pool Reserve. Lunch and all entry fees are included.