spring & summer

Camp Hook Spit 2024

Matagorda, TX | 12 - 17yo

5-Day All-Inclusive Pricing:

$2300

A Summer Adventure Designed For You

Parents, are you on the lookout for the ultimate combination of adventure, education, and fun for your young angler during their break? Your search ends here at Camp Hook Spit, an exceptional week-long overnight youth fishing camp hosted by Hook Spit Junior Anglers at the Rusty Hook Ranch in Matagorda, Texas! Camp Hook Spit welcomes all 12 to 17-year-olds attending grade school, but with only 25 spots available, securing your camper’s spot is crucial—so book today!

Get ready for the best week of your summer!

Remarkable Quality

From non-stop competition that fosters a spirit of healthy rivalry, to the wide array of activities, every aspect of camp is carefully designed with top-notch quality and endless excitement in mind.

Remarkable Staff

Our camp staff boasts over 50 years of collective experience in hunting, fishing, and guiding, ensuring campers are mentored and educated by seasoned experts during their week-long camp.

Remarkable Content

Every activity is designed to be both interactive and educational, ensuring campers depart with an enhanced understanding and appreciation for safety, and the great outdoors.

camp activities

What Campers will do and what they get!

Your camper will participate in and compete in a number of activities during their week of camp! In addition campers will receive a fishing gear package Valued at over $750.

Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishing

Envision your young angler casting into the vast saltwater bays each day, guided by seasoned professionals. It's not just fishing; it's a thrilling aquatic adventure!

Learn by Doing

Learn by Doing

Campers will immerse themselves in hands-on activities, mastering casting techniques, perfecting lure retrieval, and developing their fishing style. It's about getting their hands dirty and learning through action!

Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

Campers at summer camp enthusiastically engage in a spirited cornhole tournament, showcasing their skill and teamwork under the warm sun amidst cheers and laughter.

Skeet Shooting

Skeet Shooting

Lock and load for an adrenaline-pumping skeet shooting experience, where precision and focus take center stage. This exhilarating challenge not only provides thrills but also includes comprehensive learning in gun safety and training as your child takes aim.

Gear Galore

Gear Galore

Campers will receive a baitcasting rod and reel combo, a spinning rod and reel combo, a handy dry bag, an array of fishing lures, premium fishing line, and a custom fishing jersey! Valued at over $750, this complete set of fishing gear is theirs to keep.

Volleyball Tournament

Volleyball Tournament

Under the summer sky, campers dive into a lively volleyball tournament at camp, displaying impressive athleticism and camaraderie as they spike and serve their way to victory.

Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing

Immerse into the world of bass fishing at the Rusty Hook Ranch's freshwater stocked ponds. It's a hands-on experience, teaching your child the art of reeling in the big ones.

Friends and Fun

Friends and Fun

With a limited group of 25 anglers per session, your child will forge lasting connections with fellow young adventurers. It's about creating friendships, sharing stories, and bonding over the love of fishing.

Competition frenzy

Competition Frenzy

Camp Hook Spit isn't just about fishing; it's about friendly competition! Engage in exciting competitions and tournaments throughout the week with over $5000 in cash prize payouts. It's the thrill of the catch and the glory of victory!

" I'm thrilled to share the incredible experience my daughter had at camp. From day one, she was immersed in a world of new adventures, friendships, and learning. The camp not only provided her with unforgettable memories but also fostered important life skills and a sense of independence. We're grateful for such a fantastic experience and look forward to her returning next year. "

" I'm thrilled to share the incredible experience my daughter had at camp. From day one, she was immersed in a world of new adventures, friendships, and learning. The camp not only provided her with unforgettable memories but also fostered important life skills and a sense of independence. We're grateful for such a fantastic experience and look forward to her returning next year. "

what you'll do

Camp Activities

2024 Camp Sessions

you've got questions...

Frequently Asked Questions

We are excited to welcome your camper to our enriching outdoor experience! With the registration, your camper is not only provided with comfortable room and board, including nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks, but also a fantastic array of fishing gear. This includes a high-quality baitcasting rod and reel combo, a spinning rod and reel combo, a durable dry bag, a selection of various fishing lures, top-grade fishing line, and a custom-designed fishing jersey. This complete set of gear, valued at over $750, is theirs to keep, perfectly preparing them for any fishing adventures during and after the camp. We're committed to making their camping experience memorable and skill-enhancing!

  • PFD & RAINWEAR (SEE INFO BELOW)
  • SUNSCREEN (AT LEAST SPF 30 AND WATER RESISTANT)
  • DEEP WOODS OFF INSECT REPELLENT
  • MEDICATION (PLEASE NOTIFY US IF THERE IS ANY MEDICATION WITH INSTRUCTIONS)
  • SWIMSUIT
  • TOWEL
  • HAT
  • LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING FOR THE WEEK
  • SUNGLASSES

BEDDING WILL BE SUPPLIED, BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING A PILLOW FEEL FREE

MUST HAVE PFD TO FISH (LIFE VEST THAT IS INFLATABLE ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE. HERE IS A LINK TO THE ONE WE RECOMMEND: 

https://smile.amazon.com/Eyson-Inflatable-Jacket-Automatic-Manual/dp/B012HW56CK/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=INFLATABLE+LIFE+VEST&qid=1620674364&sr=8-10

LIGHT RAINWEAR JACKET AND PANTS: 

https://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Waterproof-Khaki-Medium/dp/B00UVMLSL2/ref=sr_1_9?crid=15NE67U5W0HR&keywords=frog%2Btoggs%2Brain%2Bsuit&qid=1558622837&s=gateway&sprefix=frog%2Btog%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-9&th=1&psc=1

Absolutely, campers will have their selection of meals each day with plenty of snacks and drinks to fill them over each and every day.

The campers will need to arrive at the camp at 1pm on the first scheduled day (please make sure not to arrive any earlier, as we will be setting up for camp) at Rusty Hook Ranch located at 734 North Gulf Road, Bay City, Texas 77414.

On the final day of camp we will compete in a fishing tournament. The weigh-in will be from 12PM to 2PM with an awards ceremony to follow. We invite all of the parents and family members to come out and join us to watch the weigh-in and enjoy Rudy's BBQ! We should be wrapped up at around 4PM that afternoon. We will have the weigh in and awards ceremony at Rusty Hook Ranch as well.

Each camp typically consists of 20 - 25 kids.

Absolutely, we encourage parents and campers to talk with their friends prior to registration to make sure they sign up for the same camp as their friends. However, if you don't make it into the same camp as a friend you're sure to make new friends and long lasting memories.

Please be aware of a $250 non-refundable cancellation fee, which will also be applicable if you decide to change the date to another camp. Therefore, it's essential to coordinate with your schedules and your camper's friends, ensuring that the selected camp session aligns with your preferences.

All campers, parents, or guardians are required to sign all release forms for the campers to be able to participate in any camp activities. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING THE SIGNED RELEASE FORMS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW TO CAMP, WE WILL NOT ACCEPT DIGITAL SIGNED FORMS! ONLY THE ORIGINAL SIGNED DOCUMENTS!

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY OUTSIDE SNACKS OR BEVERAGES! WE PROVIDE PLENTY OF THESE ITEMS AND WE DO NOT ALLOW THE CAMPERS TO HAVE FOOD IN THEIR ROOMS!

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