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Cibolo Summer Camps

2022 Registration

Fees reflected below are per camper.

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NATURE CAMPS

Nurture an awareness and appreciation of the environment and give opportunities for learning through nature play and hands-on activities. Children will engage in fun science learning while having fun in our many ecosystems with creek time and archery every week. See descriptions of each week below.

Time: Mornings 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12

Price: $225  |  $195 for Members 

ART CAMPS

Art is for everyone and campers will ignite their creativity with support and learning about many different artistic mediums. Children explore nature and will come home at the end of the week with art that they created from the great outdoors. We will have creek time and archery each week. See descriptions of each week below.

Time: Afternoons 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12

Price: $225   |  $195 for Members 

TRAILBLAZERS CAMP

We will practice real world land management techniques. We will explore every area of the Cibolo Nature Center, the creek, prairie, marsh, and woodlands. At Herff Farm we will work on small scale gardening to create lasting wildlife habitat. Campers will walk away with skills to support humans working together for the future of our place and our planet. We will have plenty of fun in the creek and across the land, as we explore and learn!

Time: Mornings 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 13-15

Price: $225   |  $195 for Members 

Camp Descriptions

June 6-10

NATURE CAMP | Survival Camp

Do you know how to provide food and shelter for yourself in the wilderness? Come learn the basics of wilderness survival as you navigate through the four ecosystems of the Cibolo. We will learn how to use a compass and how to collect water. A game of Nature Rubik’s Race will lead you on the right path to learning shelter building and signaling. Campers will have fun in the creek and learn archery throughout the week.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Artists in Nature

Explore the Cibolo while on a scavenger hunt to find works of art displayed in picture form. Learn about the artists who were inspired by nature to create works of art! Be inspired by their art and create a masterpiece of your own.

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12

June 13–17

NATURE CAMP | Wet and Wild

Cool down from the Texas heat in this camp full of water fun! Swim in the creek and hike from upstream to downstream. Learn about all the living organisms that call the water home. Campers will have a lot of water fun and learn archery throughout the week.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Natural Art

Use natural materials collected from each of the ecosystems at the Cibolo and Herff Farm to create art. In this week, ball moss becomes paint brushes, Mexican buckeye seed casings can be painted and turned into stars, leaves can be placed precisely to form beautiful mandalas, and mud can be used as paint.

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12


June 20–24

NATURE CAMP | Wonders of Wildlife

Take a deeper look into the life and environment of plants and wildlife! Meet bugs, reptiles, and amphibians up close. Learn how to find and identify native plants and how people and wildlife use plants every day. Campers will have fun in the creek and learn archery throughout the week.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Theater in Nature

The arts are not only painting and drawing but are encapsulated in expression through story. Listen to tales like those set in the forest and gain inspiration from nature to create your own story with fellow campers. Campers will learn how to build a set and create their own with natural materials. They will also learn about the importance of recycling while they create costumes and try their hands at sewing.

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12


Trailblazer Camp | Citizen Science Camp for ages 13-15

You can make a difference in the environment right here at the Cibolo! Campers will get up close and interact with local birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and amphibians. We will practice land management techniques and explore the creek, prairie, marsh, and woodlands. At the Herff Farm we will work on small scale gardening to create wildlife habitat. Campers will work together to make a lasting impact on our planet while having fun in the creek and across the land.

Time: 9:00 am -1:30pm
Ages: 13–15


June 27th – July 1st

NATURE CAMP | Wildlife Scientist Camp

Become a young scientist! Become an expert on plants and animals and identify them right in your own backyard or neighborhood. We will create science experiments using things we find in nature on the land and in the creek, and we will have fun exploring critters in our marsh. Campers will have fun in the creek and learn archery throughout the week.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Living Art

Give life to your art with the help of natural elements. Create chimes that sing with the help of the wind, construct a kite that will soar like a bird, press flowers, create a stained-glass effect with the help of the sun, and so much more!

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12


July 11–15

NATURE CAMP | Survival of the Fittest

Come sharpen your senses to survive in the wild while exploring the ecosystems of the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm. Sharpen your eyes to find camouflaged animals and use your nose to help you find the wild onions growing at the Cibolo. Learn the many sounds and textures of nature and who or what they belong to. Hike to Herff Farm and learn how to create something tasty! Campers will have fun in the creek and learn archery throughout the week.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Nature Cuisine

Cooking is an art form and uses many different elements from nature. Many of our everyday foods come from and can be grown in your own garden. During nature cuisine camp week, campers will reconnect cuisine with nature as they create delicious and nutritious meals using ingredients, they pick from the gardens at Herff Farm.

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12


Ages: 13–15


July 18–22

NATURE CAMP | Wet and Wild

Cool down from the Texas heat at this camp full of water fun! Swim in the creek and hike from upstream to downstream. Learn about all the living organisms that call the water home. Campers will have fun in the creek and learn archery throughout the week.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Science in Art

Art is explosive and science can aid in creating explosive works of art! Using science experiments such as exploding paintballs campers will create art while also learning about the science they are using to create it. We will create color wheels while also learning about color tones that will be used to create a masterpiece in nature.

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12

July 25–29

NATURE CAMP | Nature Olympics

Come build your strength and skills while exploring the many ecosystems of the Cibolo and Herff Farm. Begin the day with stretches to get ready to move. Learn about the wildlife that call the Cibolo home and see if you can be just as fast or as slow as them. Go birding to view how birds balance on branches and then try your hand at balancing on a tight rope. Use your strength to swim in the creek and explore the riparian ecosystem. Challenge yourself to see how many miles you can travel by the week end and see how you match up against migrating butterflies.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Nature in Cultures

Explore different cultures that present nature through various lenses. Create beautiful dream catchers and learn what their significance is. Get your hands dirty while learning about reducing, reusing and recycling and creating a piñata. Take a dip in the creek to celebrate water as they do in Thailand during their water festival.

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12

August 1–5

NATURE CAMP | Wild Things

Let loose and have fun outdoors! We will spend the final days of summer immersed in nature playing in the creek, making nature-based forts, and exploring the wonders of wildlife in all of the woods, wetlands, and grasslands of the Cibolo. Campers will have fun in the creek and learn archery throughout the week.

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
Ages: 5–12


ART CAMP | Nature Cuisine

Cooking is an art form and uses many different elements from nature. Many of our everyday foods come from and can be grown in your own garden. During nature cuisine camp week, campers will reconnect cuisine with nature as they create delicious and nutritious meals using ingredients, they pick from the gardens at Herff Farm.

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm
Ages: 5–12

What are you doing to protect campers from COVID-19?

Following local, state, and CDC guidelines as they relate to COVID-19
Limited group presentations or assemblies
Limiting our group sizes and limiting our group numbers
Masks optional and not required for campers
Creating curbside drop-off and pick-up for camp families
Wrist temperature checks for each camper upon entry
Handwashing and hygiene efforts throughout each day
COVID-19 safety training for staff

Are you interested in becoming a Camp Counselor?

The Cibolo is seeking energetic and passionate counselors for our Cibolo Summer Camp, the region’s most treasured and fun camp experience. Cibolo Summer Camp takes place in Boerne, TX on our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center a Herff Farm—160 acres with 5 ecosystems filled with majestic beauty.

Full Camp Positions

Read the position description here.

***Camp registration fees are non-refundable. Exceptions can be made for medical illness (doctor confirmed) or if the camp slot can be filled. Processing fees of $25 per camper fee apply to refunds.***