Grounding Our Work

The work we do at Shield Ranch and the Shield Ranch Foundation is timeless. We respect the historical and cultural significance of the place and steward and share the Ranch to ensure that the land will always be a resource for future generations.

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Guiding Our Way

In 2016, three generations of our family gathered at the Ranch for two strategic visioning retreats. Together, and with the counsel of a group of vision partners, we decided the time has come to share more broadly with the larger community this place that lies at the very heart of who we are as a family. Our master plan process was a two-year analysis of the Ranch to determine the best possible approach to accomplishing our goals.

The Campsite at Shield Ranch

Taking Action

We are developing the first phase of the 2018 Master Plan, the construction of the Campsite at Shield Ranch, opening in 2022. An open-air pavilion, screened shelters, and miles of hiking trails will provide a unique offering just 18 miles from downtown Austin for El Ranchito summer camp and all-ages, nature-immersion programming for the community.

Read about the Campsite at Shield Ranch