Located in one of the most endeared areas of the Texas Hill Country is Camp Flaming Arrow. Camp Flaming Arrow has been owned and operated by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio for nearly a century. Acquired by the YMCA in 1926, Camp Flaming Arrow has nurtured campers and created memories for untold numbers of youth for decades. With over 2,100’ of accessible frontage on the south fork of the Guadalupe River, camp improvements concentrated near the riverfront area and the vast remainder of the uplands undeveloped beyond horseback and hiking trails, the ranch is well suited to continue under new stewardship as a camp, a private riverfront ranch or possibly further developed into multiple river oriented properties.
The property is located at the end of Flaming Arrow Road with the turnoff from Hwy. 39 just 2.7 miles out of Hunt, TX. The driving distance to Kerrville is 15.9 miles; to San Antonio is a quick 81 miles and to Austin is only 119 miles.
The ranch’s riverfront is accessible and lined with mature bald cypress; moving off the river, the ranch has 4 primary canyons and one secondary canyon breaking away from multiple ridges and hilltops. These natural areas are typical of this part of the Hill Country with great topography (over 320’ of relief with a high point at 2,100 feet above sea level), woodlands, and meadows. A special feature is Mt. Vesper, a spectacular overlook with a commanding view of the camp, the river, and the broader Guadalupe River Valley.
Tree species found on the ranch include bald cypress, live oak, shin oak, cedar elm, pecan, walnut, Spanish Oak, cherry, hackberry, juniper, and others.
Native white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, some exotics, varmints, and songbirds can be found on the property.
The ranch has about 2,112 feet of accessible frontage on the south fork of the Guadalupe River including several improved locations.
The ranch has one water well along with storage and pumping facilities serving all of the improvements.
The ranch has a large inground swimming pool.
Improvements: The property contains ample building improvements utilized in support of its long-standing summer overnight youth camp activities. These improvements include camper cabins, staff cabins and homes, strong hall recreational building with offices and meeting rooms, Boyden Lodge dining hall, equestrian facilities, swimming pool, other recreational areas including field sports, ropes course, boat dock, rope swing, water slide, swim dock, infirmary, other outbuildings and a shop.
The camp is in operation from the Summer of 2021 through August 20, 2021.