Natural Discovery Summer Camp 2018


Did you come to Bob Jones Nature Center when you were younger and thought you had aged out of our summer camps? Are you ready to level up and take your naturalist knowledge to the next step? Join us for Natural Discovery Summer Camp LEVEL UP, where we will take you through new topics and eco-investigations, all while having a blast outdoors! This year’s camp is theme-based, so be sure to sign up for the weeks you are the most excited about.

10-12 year old registration

13-14 year old registration

Week 1 – Water Adventures (July 10-13)

Being the source of all life, water is an essential resource that must be conserved and protected. Campers at Water Adventures week will learn how to be protectors of this most precious resource all while having a blast sampling from the pond, playing water games, and learning about the wonders of aquatic life.

Week 2 – Cross Timbers Expedition (July 17-20)

Does your kiddo love long hikes, camping, and exploring the great outdoors? This week, we will hike to Lake Grapevine and profile our travels in the style of Lewis and Clark. We will learn about edible plants, how to build temporary shelters, and what hazards to avoid when out in the Cross Timbers. 

Week 3 – Birds, Bats, Beetles (July 24-27)

Ever wonder what lives out there in the great Cross Timbers forest? We will spend this week getting an overview of some of the species that inhabit this unique landscape. Each day will focus on a different animal group, giving your camper all the knowledge they need to be able to confidently describe the wildlife of North Texas.


Special Features:

  • Healthy snacks served twice daily
  • Weekly visits from special guests

Things To Bring To Camp:

  • Sun screen
  • Lunch (full-day campers)
  • Wear hiking clothes (close-toed shoes)
  • Water Bottle (refillable) 
  • Bug repellent 

Age groups: 10-12| 13-14


Tuesday – Friday

Sign up for one week or as many as you want.

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Early drop-off (8:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (5:15 p.m.) options are available. Indicate “yes” on registration form if needed. 


$170 per week**

** 10% discount for all BJNC Family level members! Sign up to be a member here.If you are already a member, receive your discounted camp rate by calling 817-491-6333.


Refunds and Cancellations: Camps cancelled by parents 6 weeks or more in advance of the camp session are refunded at 100% excluding all processing fees. Camps cancelled by parents between 6 and 3 weeks of the camp session are refunded at 50% excluding all processing fees. Camps cancelled within 3 weeks of the camp session will not be issued a refund of any kind. In those cases where there is availability in another week of camp, every attempt will be made to honor a transfer request. If there is availability, a cancellation fee will not be charged.

For more details on BJNC Summer Day Camp, please call us at 817-491-6333 or email

Bob Jones Nature Center’s educational programs are exempt from licensing by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.