WINDSONG

 
 

OVERVIEW

Windsong is our most intimate camp located on the lush banks of Silver Creek. The camp serves the original vision established in 1954 when the Butt Family first bought the Wolf Ranch to provide a place where young people who might not otherwise be able to afford it could have a first class camping experience. Today, this historic campsite is reserved almost exclusively for H. E. Butt Foundation Camp.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

Telephone: 830-232-3634

Long distance calls can be made with a calling card. Cell phones do not work in the Canyon.

AVAILABILITY

Year round.

CAPACITY

40 total beds.

Cabin 1 -Twenty bunk beds (10 upper and 10 lower bunks) with two lavatories, two commodes, and three showers.

Cabin 2 -Twenty bunk beds (10 upper and 10 lower bunks) with two lavatories, two commodes, and three showers.

The two cabins are located on either side of a central kitchen/dining hall.

KITCHEN

The kitchen is furnished with a commercial LP gas range (six burners and a conventional oven), a stand-alone grill, a large refrigerator, a freezer, an ice machine, adequate counter and cupboard space, and a three-well sink for washing dishes. The kitchen is supplied with plates, cups, bowls, tumblers, flatware, and serving pieces. A serving counter faces the dining area. Food preparation utensils and containers are well-stocked including large spoons, forks, ladles, spatulas, tongs, sharp knives, large bowls, sheet pans, roasting pans, a coffee maker, pitchers, funnels, strainer/colander, whisk, etc.

  • Please do not use disposable products such as paper plates, plastic cups, tableware, etc.
  • You must bring all consumable goods such as paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, dish towels, soap, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • BBQ barrels are available, but you must bring your own charcoal, firewood, and starter.
  • Please plan to haul your garbage to a dumpster located on the property.

DINING

The Dining Hall is adjacent to the kitchen and doubles as a meeting room. A large fireplace dominates one wall (bring firewood). Folding tables and chairs are provided. It is heated but not air-conditioned. An outside deck provides additional dining and assembly area.

WATERFRONT

At the waterfront, below an inviting stone textured patio, the water is quiet but deep and only safe for competent swimmers. There is no wading area.

  • A certified lifeguard must supervise all waterfront activity.
  • While fishing, please observe our “catch and release” policy.
  • Canoes are available. Life vests are furnished and must be worn in canoes.

RECREATION

  • A natural amphitheater facing the river is an ideal site for a campfire—firewood is not furnished.
  • A lighted sport court for basketball and volleyball is available.
  • A large playing field suitable for soccer, softball, capture-the-flag, and other large group games is available near the Camp Office a short distance away (about 1/4 mile). You must provide your own sports equipment.
  • Hiking trails are nearby.