Camp Fire Fort Worth











    Mission: To raise 
    $10.7 million to fund
    El Tesoro renovations


In The News
  • Jennifer Andrews Moore and Emily Andrews Graham, representing the Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation, presented a check for $50,000. The funds will be used to re-purpose the Main Lodge at Camp El Tesoro for use as a Welcome and Outdoor Education Center. The Andrews Foundation has also made a commitment for a $50,000 challenge grant to the capital campaign in 2012.
  • Granbury camp for grieving kids shares lessons with Japan. Read more, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, featured in the Saturday, August 6, 2011 issue
  • The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Inc. has approved a challenge grant in the amount of $751,800. This commitment is 20% of the estimated cost of the dining hall complex, equestrian center and lake. In order to meet the requirements of the pledge Camp Fire must raise 40% of the project cost, or $1,503,600, within 12 months. Every dollar raised by April 13, 2012 will be counted towards the match. Make your donation now and help us complete Phase I of the Campaign for El Tesoro.
  • In the humid heat of a summer midmorning, the kids at Camp El Tesoro are riding horses. They're learning archery and skimming rocks across the shallow water of a creek near Granbury and the Brazos River. Read more, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, featured in the Sunday, July 11, 2010 issue
  • Listen to the KLUV Community Corner interview with our CEO/Executive Director, Zem Neill.

Where are we?

We have completed our fundraising goal for Phase I and are well on our way in Phase II.

Raised as of 04-16-2014: $8,780,963.38 


Camp Fire First Texas has embarked on a Capital Campaign to raise $10.7 million to renovate and upgrade Camp El Tesoro facilities so the camp can continue providing meaningful experiences that meet the outdoor educational and recreational needs of children, families and schools. This campaign is about preserving the camp we know as El Tesoro; providing enhanced facilities in a treasured outdoor setting; and ensuring that future generations experience nature through camping, discovering that El Tesoro is, indeed, “where kids discover their world”.



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