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.
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Camp River Bend: Animal Adventures
Mon, June 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - Fri, June 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
It’s time to register for Summer Camps at River Bend Nature Center. Join in on all the cool activities and make new friends as you explore nature and science! Camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm.
Animal Adventures: June 24th-June 28th
Prepare to explore the world of animals! Campers will go on a track hunt, explore the critters in our pond, meet local animals, dissect an owl pellet, and make animal tracks!
Mad Science Lab: July 8th-12th
Ready to step inside the mad science lab? Campers will explore the world of science from biology to geology, construct a science tool kit, extract DNA from strawberries, make a multitude of slime concoctions, build a battery, and make their own rock collections!
Junior Engineer: July 22nd-26th
Like to design, create, and build? Build a renewable energy gizmo, construct a bridge, build and launch a paper rocket, construct an earth shelter, and create a bristle bot!
Pre-K Section Full, K-Grad and Up Section Open
All of our summer camps involve exploration of the Nature Trail, Nature and Butterfly Conservatory, Children’s Garden, and Learning Center. Registration fills up fast, so hurry and sign up today! All forms must be received by 5 pm the Wednesday before each camp. Camp is for ages 4-12. The cost is $90 for RBNC members, $100 for non-members. Registration forms are also available in our Nature Gift Shop. See you at Camp River Bend!
See you at Camp River Bend!
Summer Camp FAQ
Where is Camp River Bend held?
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.
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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.
All Pre-K sections of camp are full, K-Grad and Up sections are still open- To be added to our waitlist please call 940-767-0843.