Move to Fall

Move to Fall

The Ranch’s Move to Fall

A letter from our director:



I am writing to give y’all some very important updates. Today, Friday March 13, we received a state-wide disaster declaration for all counties in the state of Texas. Additionally, the AIGA national office has issued some recommendations for spring programming regarding the recent COVID-19 pandemic. For these reasons, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Design Ranch until October 15-18, 2020. This leaves us with heavy hearts and minds, but we feel it’s in the best interest of the health and safety of our ranchers.


Step 1. Registration

We’re going to miss seeing our Design Ranch family this spring, however we still want to offer you a couple options regarding this postponement:

You may choose between: 

  1. Roll over your registration and lodging arrangement to the October date
  2. Opt out of the October date and receive a full refund on registration and lodging costs.

We would like to receive your decision before July 31, 2020. For all ranchers committed to the October date, our new cancellation policy will go into effect, meaning cancellations by August 31, 2020 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations between September 1-30, 2020 will receive a 25% refund. No refunds will be issued after October 1, 2020.

Please fill out this form with your choice:


Step 2. Lodging

AFTER filling out our form and confirming your attendance, lodging requests will be handled SEPARATELY. We will pass along our list of cancellations directly to Lori and she will process those refunds separate from registration (AIGA Austin handles registration, Camp Waldemar handles lodging). Lodging assignments and deposits at Camp Waldemar will carry over to the fall unless you request a refund. Any other questions about lodging, please reach out to Lori directly: or 830-238-6005.


Step 3. Travel Arrangements

If you have booked airfare to attend, you may be able to reschedule or request a refund free of charge. Airline policies are regularly updating and can be viewed comprehensively via this article

As always, you can reach us at if you have any questions.

We will miss all y’all this spring, but we hope you stay safe and healthy. So get outdoors and get some fresh air. Work with your hands, get a little dirty, and remember we’re keeping the fire burning for you. Design Ranch is waiting for all y’all to come and make it.


Best regards,
Paul Del Bosque
Design Ranch Director