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Introducing "Fish Camp" a Fun and Exciting New Summer Camp hosted by Benbrook Stables

Get hooked on an outdoor adventure at the new Fish Camp at Benbrook Stables.

Do you have a little one who loves spending time in the great outdoors and wants to have an unforgettable summer camp experience? Then you should definitely check out the new Fish Camp at Benbrook Stables in Fort Worth, Texas! This camp offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the outdoors, go fishing, and learn some cool new skills all while having a great time. Our campers will be taught how to bait a hook, build a campfire, set up a tent, go hiking, dig for fossils, and of course, fish, and explore the amazing outdoors! They'll also learn about our local wildlife and lake habitat and how to be a responsible part of our amazing ecosystem.

Sounds like an adventure you don't want to miss? Click the link below to sign up today.

Benbrook Stables has been providing Spring Break and Summer camps for over twenty-five years, making us the top equestrian camp in Fort Worth for kids. We have a lifelong passion for introducing children to the wonders of the Texas environment, and our location at the edge of Lake Benbrook provides the perfect opportunity to teach kids about camping, hiking, and all the amazing activities the lake has to offer.

At Benbrook Stables, we are proud to offer a safe and friendly environment that is perfect for children of all ages. So why not join us for a new unforgettable camp experience?

With a variety of exciting activities and opportunities to explore the great outdoors, this camp is perfect for anyone who loves adventure. You'll have the chance to go fishing, hiking, dig for fossils, and enjoy some fun activities and arts & crafts to take home! Plus, the counselors are all friendly and helpful, making sure that every camper feels safe and comfortable throughout their camp day.

So don't wait - sign up for the New Fish Camp today and prepare for the summer adventure of a lifetime!

Starting in May of 2023, you'll have the opportunity to expand your knowledge about lake life beyond your wildest dreams. We'll delve into the diverse varieties of flora and fauna residing in and around the lake, studying each species and how it exists. Additionally, we'll provide our campers with the necessary skills to set up a tent and build a real campfire, as well as embark on adventures in the areas surrounding the lake, all while learning more about the environment. It's sure to be an unforgettable experience!

When it comes to camping, who knew there were so many different styles of camping? There are so many ways people interpret this outdoor adventure. It can mean something different to everyone, ranging from sleeping under the stars with minimal gear to enjoying modern luxuries in the wilderness. Your camper will get an idea of all the different ways to camp and enjoy the outdoors in a fun, safe environment with amazing instructors who share a love of adventure, camping, fishing, and hiking.

Just one of the fun activities we will cover in camp is, where to set up your tent.

We will show campers how to find a large, flat place to put their tent and remove any sticks, rocks, pinecones, or other debris from the area. These objects are not only uncomfortable to sleep on, but they may also puncture your tent.

They will also learn how to:

  • Avoid low and sunken areas on the ground -- they can become extremely wet when it rains.

  • Orient the tent so that your head will be on the uphill side while you are sleeping.

  • Some tents come with a ground cloth or "footprint" upon which you will set up the tent. If your tent does not have one included, a waterproof tarp will also work - just be sure to fold any excess tarp under, or else it will collect water rather than repel it. Lay down the ground cloth, then set up your tent according to your manufacturer's instructions

On a camping trip, your tent is your shelter! And even on a picnic or BBQ, at a festival, or spending a day at the beach, a tent is a great item to have to provide a home base, and protection from the elements. Tents come in all different shapes and sizes, from bivy sacks and bivy tents weighing only a couple of ounces to massive cabin tents ideal for larger groups weighing 50 lbs or more. Initially, tents were made out of thick canvas, but these days, they can be created from many types of materials, contributing to their weight and durability and making some tents better than others for bad weather or high winds. Many modern tents boast many features, including large vestibules, electric hookups, gear lofts and pockets, room dividers, and vertical walls to increase headspace. With so many different types of tents, there is a perfect tent for any application!

This camp not only provides exciting activities like fishing, and hiking, but also teaches campers about different campsite types such as wooded, desert, mountain, marshy, and lakeside camping.

We will teach them what to pack for a safe and enjoyable camping trip. They will learn to pack all the must-have essentials like a tent, sleeping bag, water, compass, rope, lighter or matches, hiking boots, first aid kit, food, duct tape, a tarp for backup ground cover or shade, paracord to tie up tarps and hang clothes, tent repair kit, flashlight or headlamp for after dark, hand sanitizer or soap, disinfecting wipes, good paper towels, toilet paper and more.

Our friendly and helpful counselors will make sure that every camper is ready for the adventure of a lifetime at the New Fish Camp. Don't hesitate, to sign up today!

In addition to learning all things tents and camping, our campers will learn everything they ever wanted to know about fishing and fishing lures.

If you’ve ever used a fishing lure to catch fish, you know how effective they can be. For those of you who haven’t, a fishing lure is a type of artificial fishing bait used to attract fish. Lures come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, each designed to attract a specific range of fish species. Of course, what works with one fish won’t necessarily work with another. So, how do you know which fishing lure to use?

At Fish Camp, we are going to examine the most common types of fishing lures and how to use them. You’ll be able to catch your limit in no time!

Along with camping, hiking, fishing, and tents, we will set out and explore the area for fossils. We will search all around the area for fossils of all kinds.

Fossil Digs:

Learning about Fossils. Campers will learn about and search for all types of fossils.

Benbrook Lake – located southwest of Fort Worth – is a noted fossil-hunting location. Much of the rock that underlies Tarrant County consists primarily of seventy to eighty-five million-year-old sedimentary rock strata from the Late Cretaceous Period. Accessible in the Benbrook Spillway cut and many other exposed areas, these rocks are the remains of a shallow ocean that covered this part of the continent and receded over the last seventy million years to the present Gulf Coast shoreline in South Texas. It represents a shallow marine habitat, under about thirty feet of depth, which was populated by oyster reefs, corals, clams, sea urchins, and ammonites. It is very similar to what you might find off the Texas coast today at similar depth, except for the ammonites. Ammonites are an extinct group of shelled mollusks, related to the nautilus, squid, and octopus. Most of the fossils you find have living descendants today, some in almost exactly the same form, like oyster shells.

At Benbrook Stables Fish Camp, your camper will learn all about the native wildlife of Texas. Spending time in nature is beneficial for both children and adults, and when people understand something, they are more likely to care for it. That's why at Fish Camp, you'll learn all about the local wildlife and how to preserve and care for it by exploring and making observations. Whether you're hiking, looking for animal prints, or digging for fossils, there are many ways to learn about nature in a fun and engaging way. So come and experience the great outdoors while discovering the wonders of nature at Fish Camp.

Your children will also have the chance to learn how to tie sailing knots, identify plants, birds, and local wildlife. They will get to play fun games, make new friends, and gain valuable life skills that they will cherish forever.

Come join us for an unforgettable camp experience. We hope to see you soon!

Camp Info & Dates All camps are from 9 am - 1 pm For Ages 6 & up

2 Day Camp - $195 June 12-13 3 Day Camps -$295 June 19-21 July 17-19 July 31 - Aug 2


Camps are non-transferable. Camp days missed for any reason may not be refunded or made up on other camp days, traded for lessons or trail rides. Space is very limited. Once you are paid and a spot is reserved, no refunds will be made or transferred.

Fish Camp at Benbrook Stables


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