New Camper Application
We would love to have you at the Wildlife Conservation Camp! To apply for camp, please fill out the following form by May 1st. Shortly after the deadline you will be contacted by a camp volunteer to let you know if you have been accepted. Students will be chosen based on the letter of nomination and student application. Questions? Contact us at

The cost for each student to attend is $350 (this includes housing and meals). Your application fee must be received by May 1st and will be returned if you are not selected for camp. You may pay this fee online via PayPal or send a check, more information is at the bottom of this form.

Participants are encouraged to apply for scholarships or solicits funds from community organizations or sponsors. Visit the Fees & Resources page for more information:

PLEASE NOTE: This is an online application. There is no way to save a partially completed application and return to work on it later. For this reason, we recommend that you prepare everything you will need to complete the application in advance.
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Email *
Student Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Address *
Address Line 2
City and State *
Zip Code *
I am from a(n) *
Home Phone *
Cell Phone
School Name *
School Location (City / State / Zip Code) *
I am *
Your Race/Ethnicity
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T-Shirt Size *
In the fall I will be a *
Parent / Guardian Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Address *
Address Line 2
City and State *
Zip Code *
Email Address *
Home Phone *
Cell Phone
My parent/guardian listed above has given me permission to apply for the TCTWS Wildlife Conservation Camp. *
Please check 'Yes' if accurate.
Nominator Information
The applicant must be nominated by a Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society member, teacher, county extension agent, youth leader, natural resource professional, or local Farm Bureau. They MUST send a confidential letter (1 page or less) to before the student will be considered for acceptance (deadline May 1st). The letter should indicate whether or not the student has:

1. A strong interest in natural sciences and in outdoor activities, and be highly motivated.

2. Average (or above) grades in natural sciences and mathematics.

3. A flexible and tolerant attitude about occasional adverse conditions, such as rain, heat, humidity, or insects.

4. An ability to communicate with diverse groups of people, including faculty, other participants, and guest instructors.

5. A desire or plan to attend college.
Nominated by (Title & Affiliation) *
Phone Number *
Email Address *
The person listed above has agreed to write me a nomination letter for Wildlife Conservation Camp and understands the deadline is May 1st. *
Please check 'Yes' if accurate.
Short Answers
To be answered by student applicant; it may be easier to write in a Word Document, then cut and paste into boxes below.
What outdoor activity do you like the most and why? *
List your achievements, honors, awards, and/or participation in school, church, community organizations, clubs, etc. *
Do you plan to attend college when you graduate? If so, in what field(s) of study are you interested? *
Following completion of the camp, all students will be expected to present a minimum of 3 educational programs to any of the following: elementary students, secondary school students, and adults. *
Will you be willing to do this? And if so, name 3 groups to whom you will give a presentation.
Write a short essay describing your reason for wanting to be selected to attend the Wildlife Conservation Camp. *
A partially completed application will not be saved. Please do not hit submit until you have checked that all sections of this application have been thoroughly completed. Good Luck!
Fee Payments

Checks are also accepted and can be made payable to the "Wildlife Conservation Camp" and mailed to:

TCTWS – Wildlife Conservation Camp
1262 US Hwy 180 W
Rotan, TX 79546
Electronic Signature
Student's Full Name *
To be used as your electronic signature; you confirm that all information is true and correct.
Today's Date *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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