BTSR Summer Camp

The Ultimate West Texas High Adventure Camp

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Davis Mountains in West Texas, this 9,320-acre ranch is one of America’s premier High-Adventure council camps. The camp is nationally recognized and fully accredited by the Boy Scouts of America. In operation since 1947, this beautiful ranch has met the needs of Scouts, Scouters, and their families for over 50 years.

Needle Rock during the moon set - photo by Aaron Bedell

Moonset on the Needle – photo by Aaron Bedell

Millions of years ago, volcanic activity sent the Davis Mountains 6500+ feet above sea level. Erosion of the calderas left the rocky peaks 2000 feet above the valley floors. The igneous rocks formed some of the most beautiful canyons, highest peaks, and tallest cliffs in Texas. Tall century plants, Spanish dagger, pinion pine, juniper, big tooth maple, yucca plants, cacti, and all kinds of wildlife fill the valleys and peaks of this beautiful ranch.

Opportunities abound for the newest Scout, the oldest Scout, and the Venturer. Quality advancement, nature study, backpacking programs, horseback riding, rifle and archery, swimming and lifesaving name just a few of the exciting programs possible at the ranch.

All key adult staff members are graduates of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Camp School and the youth staffs are trained and eager to assist your Scouts. The camp staff’s objective is to offer a flexible and well-rounded program.

The Notch at Sunset by Aaron Bedell (www.aaronbedell.com)

The Notch at Sunset by Aaron Bedell (www.aaronbedell.com)

Million Dollar View - by Aaron Bedell (www.aaronbedell.com)

Million Dollar View – by Aaron Bedell (www.aaronbedell.com)

This site is designed to help you and your troop BE PREPARED for a great summer camp experience. It is impossible to answer all of the questions you might have about BTSR, but hopefully the major ones will be addressed.The fun and adventure of camping for a week with friends is a priceless experience for a Scout. BTSR camp fees are kept low because of volunteers and donations. Every Scout attends the Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch (BTSR) because of the generosity of our financial donors and local United Way support.

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