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Build It Camp

Mon, June 22, 2020 @ 8:30 am Fri, June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Join in on all the cool activities and make new friends as you explore nature and science at Camp River Bend! Camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm.

Build It! June 22nd – June 26th

Unleash your inner engineer! Campers will design, build, and test their own vehicles, construct animal habitats, build and launch paper rockets, learn how to construct energy-saving homes, create electric circuit games, and enjoy taking on different engineering challenges every day!

All our camps involve exploration of the trail and exhibits. Registration fills up fast, so hurry and sign up using the form below today! All forms must be received by 6 pm the Wednesday before each camp. Call us at 940-767-0843 for more information.


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Summer Camp FAQ

Where is Camp River Bend held?

Camp is held at River Bend Nature Center located at 2200 3rd Street, at the corner of Sunset Drive and 3rd Street. Camp River Bend is an outdoor camp. Camp sessions will be held inside during inclement weather. In the event of severe weather, please contact the River Bend Nature Center office at 940-767-0843.

Where do we drop off and pick up campers?

Camp is from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; campers may be dropped off no earlier than 8:15 am and must be picked up no later than 12:15 pm.

Parents will not exit their vehicles. The camper will be taken by camp personnel upon arrival and taken back to their vehicle at the end of the day.

Only parents/guardians/designated adults listed on the camper’s form will be allowed to pick up campers. Please bring a photo ID.

Each camper’s temperature will be taken prior to camp each day with a touchless thermometer upon arrival at River Bend prior to parent leaving the facility.

No parents or guardians visiting the camp during or between camp sessions, except to drop-off and pick-up campers.

If an early release of the camper is needed, parents or guardians must call ahead.

How do I register a camper and what is the deadline?

Space is limited. All camps are filled on a first-enrolled basis and may fill up prior to the registration deadline. Each camp has a maximum of 30 campers and a minimum of 10. If this minimum requirement is not met, the camp will be canceled.

You can complete registration and payment online at RiverBendNatureCenter.org. If you wish to fill out a paper copy of the registration form and make your payment in person, forms are available in the River Bend Nature Gift Shop. Our hours are Mon.-Fri. 10 am – 6 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm and Sun. 12-4 pm. Registration forms along with payment are required for registration, and they are due on or before 6:00 pm the Wednesday before the session you wish to attend. No registrations will be taken after this deadline.

What are the requirements for campers to attend?

Camp River Bend is for ages 6-11.

What should the camper bring with them?

Water bottle- Write your child’s name on it.

Face mask- Will be worn inside only, campers will also be making their own.

Snack- Write your child’s name on it. Snacks will not be provided by RBNC.

Backpack- Will be used to carry water and snacks and to help carry activities home each day

Comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes- These may get dirty during creativity.

Optional– Sunscreen and a hat are good ideas. Please supply your child with a jacket if needed.

Insect repellent/sunscreen- We will not be providing insect repellent or sunscreen, please apply before camper arrives.

Anything else I should know?

An adult staff member will supervise camp activities.  We have a staff to camper ratio of approximately 1:10.

 

The gift shop will be available at the end of each day’s camp for purchases.

 

Any questions?  Call River Bend at 767-0843.

What’s RBNC refund policy?

Due to limited space, refunds will not be issued.

Become a Junior Camp Counselor!

JUNIOR CAMP COUNSELOR FORM 2020

  • Become a Junior Camp Counselor this year! Assist our camp directors with cool activities and make new friends as you explore nature and science with our camp attendees! Camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm. We have five camps to choose from this year. You can become a counselor for one or all five! Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor event. You also must be at least 12 years of age or older to become a Junior Camp Counselor. After signing up for one (or as many as you would like) camps, you will receive a confirmation email with more information about the event! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Education Coordinator at lfernandes@riverbendnaturecenter.org or call our office at 940-767-0843. Fill out the form below, and thank you for your help!
  • List below two people who will serve as references for your work, studies, or character:
  • For example 8/3/1987
  • Volunteer Registration and Release Form

    I understand that I am offering my services on a voluntary basis without anticipation of financial compensation. I am volunteering solely for the purpose of helping RBNC achieve its mission and goals of educating the public about the natural environment of Texas. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by RBNC as they relate to the position I am volunteering for. I herewith release and hold harmless River Bend Nature Center and its Board, and their officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims by myself or my family or assignees, which may arise from the performance of the duties, for which I am volunteering and while traveling from said duties. I understand that it will be necessary for RBNC to check my background and my references, as is determined by the particular activity for which I am volunteering. I hereby give consent for the information exchange and authorize any agency or person having such information pertaining to me or my background to release any and all information to RBNC.

Is the online form not letting you submit your information?

The Online Camp Registration Form will not let you submit your form if you are missing a required field. After you try to submit, these fields will be highlighted in red. See below. You must reenter the missing information and reenter the captcha at the bottom of the form and resubmit. Keep in mind the captcha is case sensitive. Successful submission will take you to a PayPal page if you do not have a PayPal account you can check out as a guest using a credit card by clicking that link at the bottom of the PayPal screen. Please give us a call at 940-767-0843 is you have further questions.