Registration

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.


HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration opens in January and February of 2021. This year our applications are online, links below. Each child/youth applying for camp must:

  • complete all paperwork
  • have a short interview over Zoom 
  • visit a doctor or clinic for a health exam
  • 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.)

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.)


2021 EL RANCHITO CAMP

NATURE DISCOVERY CAMP (4th – 9th GRADERS)
2021 Dates:
Session 1 – Sunday through Friday – June 13th – 18th
Session 2 – Sunday through Thursday – June 20th – 24th
Session 3 – Sunday through Friday – June 27th – July 3rd

 

CONSERVATION CORPS (10th – 12th GRADERS)
Sunday, June 20th – Friday, July 2nd


WHEN DO I REGISTER?

Registration for returning campers opens January 4th, 2021. Due to the safety of our staff and your family, our registration process has changed. Our El Ranchito application will be online: follow this link for an application in English.

Debido a la seguridad de nuestro personal y su familia, nuestro proceso de registro ha cambiado. Nuestra aplicación El Ranchito estará EN LÍNEA aqui.

Registration for new campers opens February 1st, 2021.

 Follow this link for an application in English.

Nuestra aplicación El Ranchito estará EN LÍNEA aqui.


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.


WAITING LIST

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.


QUESTIONS?

Please contact Camp Director Justine Salsbury at registration@elranchito.org or call 512-710-TENT (8368).