Summer Camps

Registration for Summer Camps is now open! 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. Registration is easier than ever, scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up today!

Science Explorers! June 8th – June 12th

Roll up your sleeves, dust off your science goggles, and prepare to have some fun! Campers will create different concoctions of slime, make their own science tool kits, build terrariums, create vehicles, use digital scopes to investigate the microscopic world of nature, create chemical reactions using kitchen chemistry, and so much more!

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!

RAWR for Dinosaurs!  July 6th – 10th

Ready, set, RAWR for Dinosaurs! Campers will travel back in time and learn about the amazing giants that roamed the land, go on a dino dig, create their own dinosaurs, create replica fossils, build dinosaur habitats, go on a fossil hunt, and so much more!

Nature Ranger! July 20th – 24th

Grab your hiking shoes, walking stick, and adventuring hat and become a River Bend Nature Ranger! Campers will make tracks, explore different pelts and animal skulls, see our rescued critters up close and personal during an RBNC Animal Show, explore the pond, look for evidence of creatures on the trail and so much more!

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 940-767-0943 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 River Bend 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.

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?

Space is limited. Camp River Bend is filled on a first-enrolled basis and may fill up prior to the registration deadline.

Please complete the Camp River Bend Registration form found below. This form along with payment is required for registration, and they are due on or before 6:00 pm on Wednesday before the session you wish to attend. No registrations will be taken after this 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.

If you wish to fill out a paper copy of the registration form and make your payment in person, hard copy forms are available in the gift shop.

What are the requirements for campers to attend?

Camp River Bend is for ages 4-11.

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

What should the camper bring with them?

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

Snack- with your child’s name on it.

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

Comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes- 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.

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


  • 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 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.

Summer Camp Registration Form

Summer Camp Registration Form 2020

Please use one form per child. Please make note of any special accommodations or medications a child may need. RBNC is not responsible for the administration of prescription medicines. Dates: June 8-12, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24 Ages: 4-11 years* Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration Fee: $90 for Members and $100 for Non-Members *Campers must be potty trained and will be placed in groups according to their ages.
  • Camper Info

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  • Parent/Guardian Info

  • Emergency Contacts: Name and phone number of person to be called in case parents cannot be reached:

    (Please be sure proper identification is available and presented when picking up children.)
  • General and Medical Release

  • My child,

  • has my permission to participate in all activities while attending camp at River Bend Nature Center. I understand that many activities will be outdoors which may expose my child to the risks of stinging insects, high temperatures, and other environmental conditions. While all due care will be taken, I acknowledge that I am aware of these risks.

    I authorize camp personnel to seek appropriate medical services for my child if an accident occurs and the parent/guardian or contact person cannot be reached.

    Furthermore, in consideration of acceptance of my child’s registration, I release and hold harmless Camp River Bend, River Bend Nature Center, and the City of Wichita Falls from any liability associated with this activity.

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  • Clicking submit will take you to Paypal to complete payment. Please note that your reservation will not be taken unless forms and payment are received.