El Rancho Cima

El Rancho Cima is a Boy Scout age appropriate camp for troops, teams, crews, and ships, located at 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623 on the Devil’s Backbone in the hill country, just 15 miles west of San Marcos, TX close to Wimberley, TX. The property was purchased in 1953, and consists of 2,680 acres of mountainous terrain covered by an umbrella of cedars and hardwoods. 

Summer Camp

The summer camp program includes two traditional summer camp programs for troops and teams conducted at Cockrell River Camp and Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend, and a high adventure program called Rough Riders. Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend has two specialty camps: Trail to Eagle and Boots and Saddles. El Rancho Cima is accredited by the Boy Scouts of America and complies with the standards of the BSA national camp accreditation program.

Weekend Camping

A variety of weekend camping activities are offered for Boy Scouts and Venturers. For a nominal fee, troops, teams, ships and crews can reserve a campsite and enjoy zip lining, shooting sports, horseback riding, climbing tower, and/or canoeing for a memorable weekend experience. Units must provide certified instructors. Weekend camping is closed during the summer camp season. Cub Scout camping and non-BSA camping is not offered at El Rancho Cima. 

Cockrell River Camp

Located on the banks of the Blanco River among native pecan and cypress trees. During summer camp, aquatics are the biggest draw to Cockrell River Camp, including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, just to name a few.


Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend

Held in the shadows of Sentinel Peak and Fortress Mountain, Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend is the hub of the western program. Activities include horseback riding, backpacking, climbing, swimming, and much more. Trail to Eagle and Boots and Saddles are two specialty camps held at Walter Scout Camp.

Rough Riders at Hamman High Adventure Base

An experience for senior Boy Scouts, Venturers and adults. Activities include zip lining, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, rappelling and much more.


Online Trading Post

Visit the online trading post to purchase camp hats, shirts, and many more camp must-haves.


For Questions Contact:

Tami Kinn
El Rancho Cima Reservations
(713) 756-3309

Brett Lee
El Ranch Cima Professional Staff Advisor
(713) 756-3306

Kaitlin Craig
Office Assistant
(713) 865-9123