Summertime doesn't usually mean hunting...That's not the case on an exotic game ranch such as Indianhead Ranch.
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Indianhead Ranch is 10,000 acres Estate, privately owned and operated with 25+ different species of Native and Exotic Game and is located in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County.
Indianhead Ranch has been rated one of the Top 3 Exotic Game Ranches in Texas.
During Summer, Indianhead Ranch turns into a Summer Camp for Teenagers from around the Globe, offering 4 different types of Camps, coed, over 1 or 2 weeks.
Learning shoudn't be limited to a classroom...
"Indianhead Camps provide the best possible learning experience in the Lone Star State. Whether it is shooting skills, outdoor survival, archery, camping, hunting and hunter education, living history or learning about Texas Native landscapes - kids get real experiences, and for that - they get real great memories, too!"
Steve Hall, Education DirectorOf the Texas Parks and Wildlife
The Camp Mission is to Educate your Teenager in Wildlife Conservation by:
- Expanding their Knowledge in Gun Safety and Gun Care
- Learning practical Camping, Hunting and Survival Skills
- Enjoying the outdoors and the Wildlife
- Discovering the World of Hunting by each of them harvesting one trophy.
- Becoming a Hunter by obtaining a Texas Hunter Certification (Hunting License), & Bow Certification.
These goals are achieved in a control environment, on our 10,000 acres Estate, under the supervision of Certified Professionals and with the participation of counselors to follow each group of teenagers. Each Camp has a maximum of 12 teenagers separated within the three Ranch Guest Houses, one being solely reserved for the girls with a girl counselor.
Each Camper gets the opportunity to put into practice the things they are taught in the classroom (or in this case in the Hunting Lodge). Campers are exposed to different professionals that work with the great outdoors on a daily basis. A Texas Game Warden speaks to the campers about Texas Game Laws and what it takes to become a Game Warden.
Park Service Rangers give a presentation on the history of the area before escorting the campers to view real historic cave paintings located on Indianhead Ranch. A skills trail helps the campers understand hunting ethics.
Location: Indianhead Ranch, Del Rio, Texas
Date of Creation: 1995 for Camps. 1982 for Indianhead Ranch, Inc.
Ages: 9 to 18 year old - Coed
Duration: 1 or 2 Weeks
Levels: Four types of camps offered depending on age, activities and affordability
Campers per Week: Maximum 12
Arrival and Departure Point: 3110 Indianhead Ranch Road
Arrival Time: Sunday Afternoon
Departure Time: Saturday Morning
DAY CAMP: Coed Outdoor Day Camp 5 Days (Monday - Friday): $540
For Teens between 9 and 15 years of age. The Day or Overnight Camp focuses on The Hunting World and the Outdoors. This camp will consist of introduction to guns, shooting, hunter safety, survival skills and the use of the enviroment and plant vegatation, mix with outdoor games and sports, plus fishing and swimming.
Coed Camps over 1 Week (Sunday-Saturday)
Apprentice Camp: $1,310.00
For Teenagers between 12* and 17 years of age WITHOUT a Hunter Certification. The 7 Day Camp focuses on the Hunter and Bow Safety Certifications (Hunting License) and includes a hunt for one small trophy or exotic doe. If a camper has been to IHR camps before and is underage a parent can request acceptance through the Indianhead Ranch.
For complete Camp Activities go to Apprentice Camp Schedule
For Teenagers between 12* and 17 years of Age WITH a Hunter Certification. The 7 Day Camp focuses mostly on Hunting and Conservation, includes a hunt for one trophy exotic, and Bow hunter Certifications. Trophy can be upgraded to record class for a fee. If a camper has been to IHR camps before and is underage a parent can request acceptance through Indianhead Ranch.
THE TROPHY can be UPGRADED to a RECORD CLASS TROPHY. Without upgrade, species cannot be guaranteed. For Complete Camp Activities go to Advance Camp Schedule.
Advance II Camp: For Teenagers between 14 and 18 years of Age WITH a Hunter Certification. The 7 Day Camp focuses mostly on Hunting,Conservation and Outdoor Recreation, includes a hunt for One Trophy Exotic. Trophy can be upgraded to Record-class for a fee.
Coed - Combination Camps over 2 Weeks (Sunday-Saturday):
For Teenagers between 12* and 18 years of Age who want to stay over two weeks: in this case you will combine one week Apprentice and one week Advance Camps, or combine one week Advance and one week Advance II Camps.
2013 PRICE OPTIONS:
|#24/#35 Apprentice + Advance
||June 23-July 6/ July 14-27
#56 Advance + Advance II
|July 21-August 3
||1 Small Trophy
||1 Trophy / Management
||Credit for 1 Trophy Upgrade
|Outdoor Day Camp
|Apprentice Camp #1 or #2
|Advance Camp #1 or #2
|Advance Camp II #1
Combination Camp #1
Combination Camp #2
**All Non-Trophy or Management animals CAN be upgraded to Trophy animals for an additional fee. Record Book Trophy Upgrade will recieve a 10% discount.
Click here to see our Trophy Fees for the Upgrade option.
**Depending on the age of the camper, 16-18, there may be additional cost due to differences in licensing costs. Youth hunting license age cutoff is Under 17.**
|Camp and Age
||Resident (of Texas)
||Non-Resident (Not a Resident of Texas)
|Apprentice Camp Age 17
|Advance Camp Age 16
|Advance Camp Age 17 OR Advance + Apprentice Camp Age 17
(*) We are now accepting Campers starting at 9 years of age at parents discretion, if you feel your child is ready for an overnight camp and mature enough to handle safely and respectfully firearms and hunting. The Camp Director reserves the right to refuse a Camper.