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STEAM Spring Break Camp 2020

Mon, March 16, 2020 @ 8:30 am Fri, March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Spring Break Camp is back again this year at River Bend Nature Center March 16th through the 20th from 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM!  Join in on all the cool hands-on activities and make new friends!

Outdoor adventures await this year’s campers! Every day will explore a different theme. Campers will construct art tool bags and create their own handmade journals. They will use these items every day as they explore the bottomland forest and nature trails. Campers will use a variety of artistic mediums and materials to construct, paint, and design projects. Innovation and creativity will be at the heart of every activity. 

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Click here to view the STEAM Camp Information Sheet.


Spring Break Camp FAQ

Where is it and when does it start?

Camp starts Monday, March 16th and ends Friday, March 20th. Camp is held at River Bend Nature Center located at 2200 3rd Street, at the corner of Sunset Drive and 3rd Street. 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.

When can you drop off and pick up your camper?

STEAM Spring Camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., campers may be dropped off no earlier than 8:15 am and must be picked up no later than 12:15 pm.

4-5-year-old session– Parents or guardians will need to sign their children in and out each day in the Library, located inside the Learning Center. Only parents/guardians/designated adults listed on the camper’s form will be allowed to pick up campers. Please bring a photo ID.

6-11-year-old session– Parents or guardians will need to sign their children in and out each day in the Pavilion, located outside. Only parents/guardians/designated adults listed on the camper’s form will be allowed to pick up campers. Please bring a photo ID.

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

You register for camp by completing the Camp Registration Form located below. This form along with payment is required for registration, and they are due on or before 5:00 pm on Wednesday before camp. No registrations will be taken after this deadline.

Spring Break Camp is filled on a first-enrolled basis and may fill up prior to the registration deadline. The 6-11-year-old group has a maximum of 40 campers, and the 4-5-year-old group has a maximum of 12 campers.

What should campers wear?

Campers should wear comfortable clothes that could get dirty during creativity and closed-toed shoes. Sunscreen and a hat are good ideas. Bring a jacket if the weather is chilly. Please apply any sunscreen or insect repellent before camper arrives. We will not be providing insect repellent or sunscreen.

What should campers bring with them?

During camp, many “make and take” crafts and activities will be made by your child. Please send a backpack with your child to help carry the crafts home each day.

Campers should wear comfortable clothes that could get dirty during creativity and closed-toed shoes. Sunscreen and a hat are good ideas.  We will not be providing insect repellent or sunscreen. Please apply any sunscreen or insect repellent before camper arrives.

Please send a water bottle and snack marked with your child’s name on it.

How do I pay the registration fee?

After you complete the registration fee it will automatically take you to PayPal to complete your transaction. You can check out as a guest by clicking the grey button that says pay with debit or credit card. If you would like to pay over the phone please call 940-767-0843. You can also pay in the gift shop during regular business hours.

What are the requirements for campers to attend?

STEAM Spring Break Camp is for ages 4-11.

Campers must be potty trained and will be placed in groups according to ages.

What’s RBNC refund policy?

Due to limited space, refunds will not be issued.

Is your child to old to attend camp, but still wants to participate?

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.

Spring Break Camp is full. Registration is now closed. Check out our summer camps by clicking here.