El Ranchito was created specifically to serve children and youth from families who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program at school, a child/youth is eligible for El Ranchito. Eligible campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Download the 2019 El Ranchito Camp Flyer HERE.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Visit the El Ranchito registration office at our South Austin or North Austin location for a short application interview and to complete the necessary forms. See the WHEN and WHERE details below. Registration opens in February of 2019. Each child/youth applying for camp must:
- complete all paperwork
- have a short interview
- visit a doctor or clinic for a health exam
- get a teacher recommendation
- pay the $50 fee (If a sibling of that camper registers, their tuition will be $40, and a third sibling’s tuition will be $30.)
A parent/guardian must accompany each child/youth to apply and fill out papers. Each child/youth applicant must have a health exam from a doctor before being accepted to camp. (Take our camp health forms to the clinic appointment. Return them to us when they are complete.)
You may return forms by regular mail or email, but applicants will not be added to the camp roster without an in-person interview and complete medical information.
2019 EL RANCHITO CAMP
NATURE DISCOVERY CAMP (4th – 9th GRADERS)
Session 1 – Sunday through Friday – June 16th – 21st
Session 2 – Sunday through Thursday – June 23rd – 27th
Session 3 – Sunday through Saturday – June 30th – July 6th
- 2019 NDC Application in Spanish
- 2019 NDC Application in English
- 2019 NDC Application English & Spanish combined
CONSERVATION CORPS (10th – 12th GRADERS)
Sunday, June 23rd – Friday, July 5th
WHEN DO I REGISTER?
Registration for returning families opens January 7th, 2019
Registration for new campers for 2019 opens February 11th, 2019
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
El Ranchito now has two locations for camp registration:
c/o El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission
7000 Woodhue Dr., Austin, TX 78745
Click here for a map and directions to El Buen Samaritano
c/o People’s Community Clinic
1101 Camino La Costa, Austin, TX 78752
By appointment with Nancy Zepeda: 512-710-TENT (8368)
Click here for a map and directions to People’s Community Clinic
HOW MUCH DOES CAMP COST?
Tuition for each Nature Discovery Camp camper or Conservation Corps member is $50.00. If a sibling of that camper registers, their tuition will be $40, and a third sibling’s tuition will be $30.Conservation Corps members are also paid a modest stipend for their work.
Tuition includes lodging, meals, supervision, programs, a camp picture and t-shirt, a pack and water bottle, and all craft supplies.
Tuition is nonrefundable and non-transferable unless application is denied. No fee will be returned after a camper has been admitted to camp.
El Ranchito reserves the right to dismiss any camper, without refund, whose conduct is not in the best interest of the safety and well-being of other campers.
When the maximum number of campers per session is reached, applicants will be placed on our waiting list. Child/youth applicants must complete the entire registration process (paperwork, health exam, interview) in order to be placed on the waiting list. Each year several campers from the waiting list get to attend camp.
Please contact Registration Assistant Nancy Zepeda: email@example.com or call 512-710-TENT (8368).