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Cibolo Summer Camps

Registration for camp is now open!

We have a new registration system this year, please scroll down for step-by-step instructions.

Interested in becoming a camp counselor? Scroll down for applications!

Click here to register!
Registration Instructions
  1. Create a login for yourself. The system will send you a confirmation email to complete setup, so make sure you have access to this email address.
  2. Complete information for your child. If you are registering multiple children for camp, you will add the additional campers on step 4.
  3. Complete the “About You” information for yourself.
  4. If you are registering more than one child, click on “Participants”, select the name of your child, then click “New Participant”. Click “Continue” to save the participant’s information.
  5. Select the camp(s) your child(children) will attend. On the left sidebar, click “Registration” under your child’s name, then “Register for a new session”.
  6. OPTIONAL ADD-ON: There is a Camper’s Swag Bag available for purchase. You can add this on anytime after registering if you are unsure now.
  7. If you have a member promo code, input it alongside each camp. Select “Submit” each time. Become a member today to receive a $26 discount code.
  8. Enter payment information.
  9. Now that your child is enrolled in camp, please complete their Health Profile. If you have more than one camper, you will need to complete each camper’s profile. Health Profiles need to be completed by June 5th, 2023.

We understand changes may occur between now and summer. If you need to change/update any information, you may do so at any time!
Contact (830) 249-4616 or nature@cibolo.org with questions.

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 science while having fun in our many ecosystems with creek time and archery every week. 

Week 1 (June 5-9)

Week 2 (June 12-16)

Week 3 (June 19-23)

Week 4 (June 26-30)

Week 5 (July 10-14)

Week 6 (July 17-21)

Week 7 (July 24-28)

Week 8 (July 31- August 4)

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

Price per week of camp: $325  for Non-members | $299 for Members 

ART CAMPS

Art is for everyone! Campers will ignite their creativity with support and learning about many different artistic mediums. Children will explore nature and come home at the end of the week with art that they created from the great outdoors. 

Week 1 (June 5-9)

Week 3 (June 19-23)

Week 5 (July 10-14)

Week 7 (July 24-28)

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

Price per week of camp: $325  for Non-members | $299 for Members

($25 supply fee INCLUDED in camp registration)

CULINARY CAMP

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 Culinary Camp, campers will reconnect cuisine with nature as they create delicious and nutritious meals,  some ingredients will even be harvested from the gardens at Herff Farm!

Week 2 (June 12-16)

Week 4 (June 26-30)

Week 6 (July 17-21)

Week 8 (July 31- August 4)

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

Price per week of camp: $325  for Non-members | $299 for Members 

($25 supply fee INCLUDED in camp registration)

Interested in joining our camp staff?

The Cibolo is seeking energetic and passionate help for our Cibolo Summer Camp, the region’s most treasured and fun camp experience. Our available positions are listed below. Please fill out the application that corresponds with your desired position and email the completed application to nlawrence@cibolo.org

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

Ages 13-16 are welcome to apply to be a Counselor-in-Training. This is a volunteer position and an opportunity to learn leadership skills needed to transition from camper to camp counselor, such as public speaking, mentoring, and problem solving.

Junior Counselor

Ages 16+ are welcome to apply to be a Junior Counselor. This is a paid position. Junior Counselors are responsible for ensuring well-being of campers, helping with set up and clean up of activities, and assisting the Lead Counselor in creating a positive camp experience.

Lead Counselor

Ages 18+ are welcome to apply to be a Lead Counselor. This is a paid position. Lead Counselors are responsible for leading their designated groups throughout each day, ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of their campers, and introducing campers to the mission of the Cibolo and their part in that mission.

2023 Camp by Week Descriptions

June 5-9

WEEK 1 | Chainmail of The Ecosystem

Campers will explore the diversity of life at the Cibolo. They will view each of our ecosystems as they learn about and are able to participate in surveys of birds, plants, and other animals. They will engage in our famous food web water tag, pretend to be aliens, as well as construct model animal homes to explore and examine the complexity and interconnected nature of life at the Cibolo. We may even be visited by some local wildlife to truly get a first-hand experience of just how unique every part of it is. 


NATURE CAMP

Time: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

ART CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:30pm

June 12-16

WEEK 2 | Breastplate of Health

Campers will participate in and explore the various ways being at the Cibolo improves our health. Campers will examine our teaching garden and the environmental and health benefits of organic gardening practices, applying it as they assemble their own tea bags using ingredients found growing in the garden. Campers will keep a nature journal, learn nature shading, and enjoy the benefits of observing nature. Campers will learn about the importance of staying cool in the summer heat through a variety of water related activities and games. 


NATURE CAMP

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

CULINARY CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:30pm

June 19-23

WEEK 3 | Helm of Ingenuity

Campers will focus on creativity and thinking outside of the box in Nature. They will use design and technology skills to compete in a nature boat competition, engineer the most effective nest to protect eggs, build and practice the effective dispersal of seed balls in our wildflower prairie, and compete in different brain teasing games. 


NATURE CAMP

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

ART CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:30pm

June 26-30

WEEK 4 | Shield our Water

(Previously known as Wet and Wild Week) Campers will celebrate and learn what it means to protect our water systems. Campers will get wet every single day if this camp with a variety of water-based games and activities. Campers will learn about our aquifer as they create their own model watersheds and demonstrate the pollution that can occur. Campers will do various experiments and tests to examine water quality, properties of water, and the animals that call it a home. 


Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

CULINARY CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:30pm

July 10-14

WEEK 5 | Sigil of the Cibolo

This week contains the most variety as it examines all of the wonderful and unique things from the past and present that make the Cibolo what it is. Students will examine the history of the Cibolo as they see relics at our farm side, while they experience what growing up on a farm would have been like with activities designed to simulate everyday life at the Herff Farm. Students will get to learn about the land management projects we have going on at the Cibolo and participate in a meaningful service project. And as our friend and cofounder Brent Evans says the most important part of work at the Cibolo is that you can’t forget the fun! So, in addition to the history and involvement of campers in our mission they will play a variety of team building camp games, and maybe even get a visit from the mythical Mr. Green man. 


NATURE CAMP

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

ART CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:30pm

July 17-21

WEEK 6 | Throwing Down the Gauntlet

A week full of games and friendly competitions. Campers will compete in a variety of fun nature inspired and traditional camp games such as our skull identification game, water relay race, water balloon to see, etc… They will also collaboratively to meet our Conservation service challenge for the week. We will end it off by examining the amazing contributions of all through our trophy building competition where campers will build trophies and recognize each other for their achievements throughout the week. 


NATURE CAMP

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

CULINARY CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:00pm

July 24-28

WEEK 7 | Boots of Exploration

Campers will move and truly walk to the ends of the Cibolo during this week of camp. Every day will include a hike as campers will explore a unique part of the Cibolo each day. When they reach their destination for the day campers will use scavenger hunts, microscopes, binoculars, and various other surveys, tools, and games to explore the unique persona every location has to offer. 


NATURE CAMP

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

ART CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:30pm

July 31- August 4

WEEK 8 | Knights Toolkits

Our Eighth and final week of camp sees campers examine the tools that we use to take care of and survey the Cibolo. Campers will be able to work with garden instruments as they learn the purposes of each tool and put that knowledge into practice. Campers will use test tubes, graduated cylinders, microscopes, and binoculars as they learn and practice the ways and methods in which we study wildlife at the Cibolo. Campers will use recycled materials to create enrichment for our presentation animals demonstrating resourcefulness.


NATURE CAMP

Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

CULINARY CAMP

Time: 1:30pm–4:30pm

***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 $35 per camper fee apply to refunds.***