Linnet’s Wings lies across from dramatic cliffs of the Frio River that rise to Circle Bluff. The camp is one of our most popular for smaller groups and serves the original vision established in 1954 when the Butt Family first bought the Wolf Ranch to provide a place where young people who might not otherwise be able to afford it could have a first class camping experience. Today, this historic campsite is shared between two programs—H. E. Butt Foundation Camp and Laity Lodge Family Camp.
Linnet’s Wings is unavailable May through mid August and has limited availability throughout the year.
86 total beds (heated but not air-conditioned)
Cabin bathrooms have 2 lavatories, 2 showers, and 2 commodes.
The kitchen has a commercial LP gas range (six burners, two conventional ovens, and a grill), a commercial refrigerator, commercial freezer, an ice machine, adequate counter and cupboard space, and a three-well sink for washing dishes and pots and pans. The kitchen is supplied with plates, cups, bowls, tumblers, flatware, and serving pieces. A serving counter faces the dining area. Food preparation utensils and containers are well-stocked, including large spoons, forks, ladles, spatulas, tongs, sharp knives, large bowls, sheet pans, roasting pans, a coffee maker, pitchers, funnels, strainer/colander, whisk, etc.
The Dining Hall is adjacent to the kitchen, separated only by a serving counter and partial wall and doubles as a meeting room. A large fireplace dominates one end of the room (bring firewood). An adjacent open porch and deck furnished with picnic tables and benches provides additional dining/meeting space. The Dining Hall is heated but not air-conditioned.
An open-air covered pavilion can be used for meetings, worship, activities, etc. It has bench seats and is surrounded on two sides by a deck which affords additional seating.
The water is quiet but deep and safe only for competent swimmers. There is no wading area.