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. 

For FAQs about El Rancho Cima, visit the Camp Development page.

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. 

Summer Camp

The summer camp program includes a traditional summer camp program for troops and teams conducted at Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend, and a high adventure program called Rough Riders. El Rancho Cima is accredited by the Boy Scouts of America and complies with the standards of the BSA national camp accreditation program.



Summer Camp Update (July 2015):  Due to extensive flooding in the hill country, the Sam Houston Area Council will not be able to provide a camping experience at Cockrell River Camp in the summer of 2016. Our other camp located at El Rancho Cima, Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend was unharmed and continues to operate normally.

Summer camp at El Rancho Cima will be held at Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend in 2016. We will be able to provide program opportunities in aquatics, shooting sports and climbing by utilizing those elements at Cockrell River Camp.

As always, our first priority is to provide a meaningful and safe camping experience for our Scouts. We thank you for your continued support.        


Kaitlin Craig
Administrative Assistant
(713) 756-3309

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

Dolly Ortega
Office Assistant
(713) 865-9123