Summer camp with hunting at Indianhead Camps

aabunchofboysWho said summertime doesn’t mean hunting time?

At Indianhead Ranch, one of the top exotic game ranches in the nation, the ranch turns into Indianhead Camps, a summer camp for teenagers from around the globe.

And they get to hunt!

Indianhead Ranch, located north of Del Rio, is a privately owned and operated 10,000-acre estate with 25-plus different species of native and exotic game. Located on the bank of the pristine Devil’s River and Lake Amistad, campers will see the most beautiful country Texas has to offer and view real historic cave paintings located on the ranch.

Indianhead camps offers three different types of overnight camps for both young men and women, and campers can choose from one- or two-week stays in one of the three hunting lodges at the ranch.

The camp’s mission is to educate the 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; and

Becoming a hunter by obtaining a Texas Hunter Certification and Bow Certification.


These goals are achieved 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 staying in one of three guest houses on the ranch, one being reserved for the girls with a female counselor.

The Apprentice Camp includes the hunter safety certifications and campers learn about GPS, maps and compasses, shoot shotguns, muzzleloaders, rifles and bows, swim in the crystal clear waters, learn outdoor survival techniques and camp out on the ranch, among many other outdoor skills.

The Advance Camp adds items like pistol handling and shooting, white-tailed deer evaluation, scoring and aging, blood-trailing skills, spot-and-stalk hunting techniques and ATV training.

The Advance II Camp adds a kayak trip and campout on the Devil’s River, target shooting, fishing on the river and Lake Amistad, cliff repelling down to the lake, land navigation with GPS and shooting practice in hunting scenarios.

Campers may choose a two-week stay by combining the Apprentice and Advance camps or Advance and Advance II camps.

And, don’t forget, they all get to harvest one of the many exotic species on the ranch!

To book a camp or to view details, pricing and trophy information, visit or call toll-free (855) IHE-HUNT (443-4868).

2013 Schedule: Dates: Price:

Del Rio Day Camp June 17-21 $   540

Apprentice Camp: June 23-29 $1,310

Apprentice Camp: July 14-20 $1,310

Advance Camp: June 30-July 6 $1,910

Advance Camp: July 21-27 $1,910

Advance II Camp: July 28-Aug. 3 $2,380

Combination Apprentice and Advance: June 23-July 6 $3,000

Combination Apprentice and Advance: July 14-27 $3,000

Combination Advance and Advance II: July 21-Aug. 3 $4,000