RANGER Academy for Construction & Engineering


Thanks to all of unbelievably awesome campers — and the tireless efforts for our instructors, volunteers and sponsors — Voigt Elementary School in Round Rock, TX has a new basketball court!

It’s going to be tough to beat, but we’re going to try! See you in 2020!

Do you have a student you’d like to nominate for RangerACE? If so, please use our recommendation form. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Thanks!


RangerACE • 2019 Details

(CHECK BACK IN SPRING ‘20 for Details for RangerACE 2020)


Session 1: July 15 - July 19 | M-F, 9am-3:30pm
Session 2: July 22 - July 26 | M-F, 9am-3:30pm
Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration! Saturday July 27th (9am-12pm)


Campers must be between the ages of 13-15 years old; 20 campers per session. (Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)


Each 1-week camp will take place at Voigt Elementary (1201 Cushing Dr, Round Rock, TX 78664)


Experienced RangerACE Instructors will lead the students daily. In addition, at least 1 RangerACE Pro will visit the camp daily to share their insights on how to be a success in the field.


Each camp will be divided into teams of five (4 campers per team), and each team will form their own construction company to complete the tasks each day. Throughout the week, students will design, estimate, bid, layout and construct one half of a kid-sized basketball court at Voigt Elementary. After the two sessions are over, the new basketball court will be officially commissioned at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 27 (one day after Session 2 concludes).


No-cost to the camper, but there is a $50 refundable deposit due at time of enrollment, and returned upon completion of camp. Lunch will be provided daily.


Created by the Covalent Foundation, with support from Ranger Excavating, Austin Geo-Logic, CC Aggregates, A Greater Austin Development, Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers, Landesign Services, Stripe-It-Up, Texas Concrete, Clean Scapes, HOLT CAT, BMP Specialist, Round Rock ISD, the Round Rock Chamber, and the Swizzle Collective.

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Introduction to Construction

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 200,000 construction jobs go unfilled every year in the United States. Surprising but true, and incredibly important for those interested in finding a career path that's rewarding and lucrative... and not likely to be made obsolete by automation.

This was the inspiration behind RangerACE Construction Camp — a one-week day camp designed to introduce incoming 9th graders and 10th graders (ages 13-15) in the Austin area to an exciting and rewarding career in construction. Over the course of 5 days, each camper will be given the opportunity to explore construction-related careers with professionals, while helping to build a personal foundation for excellence. 

We are offering two, one-week sessions at NO CHARGE for qualifying applicants (there is a refundable $50 application fee). Each session will feature 20 campers. Given the limited number of spaces available, it's important to apply soon. So don't wait!




Thank you to everyone that came out on Saturday morning for the big ribbon cutting ceremony… specifically to Dr. Danny Presley (Round Rock Independent School District Senior Chief of Schools & Innovation); Voigt Elementary Principal, Cheryl Hester; Round Rock Mayor, Craig Morgan, NBA hall of famer, George “Iceman” Gervin, our sponsors, The Coyote and Da Bull!

And, of course, all thanks to all the kids and their parents and guardians for coming out and making this basketball court a reality. The kids at Voigt Elementary school will get decades of enjoyment from what you helped to create.

See y’all again next summer!



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You’re Gonna Dig This!

RangerACE camp is a production of the Covalent Foundation, a 501(3)(c) organization whose mission is to provide funding for Central Texas nonprofits to support projects that serve women and youth in need.  For more information, visit covalent.org.