• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

2013 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp

2013 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camps

Deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, May 24th.

2013 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camps
Three different camps - three different days.

Apply for one or all three camps for rising 6th graders sponsored by the National Park Service, UTSA-Center for Archaeological Research, San Antonio River Authority, and San Antonio Museum of Art. Camps are free; entry must be received by May 13th. Winning campers will be notified by May 20th.

2013 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camps flyer

Click here for Official Rules and Applications.

Did You Know?

Ruins of a home at Mission Espada

that Spanish missions were not churches? They were Indian towns, with the church as the focus, where, in the 1700s, the native people were learning to become Spanish citizens. In order to become a citizen, they had to be Catholic; that is why the King of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.