Camp El Tesoro

Remembering 90 Years of Camp El Tesoro

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro was established in 1934 and has welcomed generations of campers across its iconic swinging bridge.

El Tesoro, Spanish for “ The Treasure”, is 223 acres bordered by two natural water sources, Fall Creek and the Brazos River, in Granbury, Texas.
Blessed with expansive views of the rippling river and wide-open space of the blackland prairie, the natural terrain and native landscape provide visitors an escape from the modern world. This picturesque haven of natural beauty has been home to Native American tribes, early Spanish explorers, turn of the 19th-century pioneers and outdoor enthusiasts. It’s currently the home of co-ed overnight campers, day campers, grief campers, teachers and students learning about nature, and groups retreating to connect and experience outdoor adventures.

Camp Fire First Texas embarked on a Capital Campaign in 2010 to renovate and upgrade Camp El Tesoro facilities so that future generations can experience the magic of camp for years to come.

Whether you spent your summers at El Tesoro as a camper, a counselor, or in any other capacity, your presence at these events will help us celebrate the rich history of our beloved camp. We will be sharing stories, photos, and memories from the past 90 years, and we invite you to bring any memorabilia you might have to contribute to the nostalgia.

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro 90 Years logo, 1934 - 2024

Join us as we celebrate Camp El Tesoro’s 90th Anniversary

Register as Camp Fire Alumni

Whether you’re 95 or 25, were a part of Camp Fire Girls, Camp Fire Boys & Girls, Camp Fire USA, or today’s Camp Fire, this rich legacy is something that makes our organization so unique and sets us apart from other youth development organizations.
Join us as we bring the Camp Fire experience to more and more youth today! We are so thankful for you.

El Tesoro 90th Anniversary Committee

Elise McConnell, Event Chair

Nancy Ankele
Michelle Bush
Denis Cranford
Kim D’Avignon
Mary Helen Franko
Steven Gangstead
Laurie “LJ” Garner
Kim Garrett
Toni Hooten
Steve Poulter
Tanner Rohne
Bonnie Schuler
Bill Tyler

Camp El Tesoro is located at 7710 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury, Texas 76049