Bob Jones Nature Center SUMMER DAY CAMP

BJNC’s 2017 Eco-Explorations Camp will be the bridge between your child and the wonders of the Cross Timbers Forest ecosystem located right here in Southlake. Guided by TEKS-aligned environmental education curricula, such as Project Learning Tree and Project WILD, our instructors will lead activities and explorations of the rich diversity of creatures present on our 758 acres, from the tiny macro invertebrates in our pond to the elusive bobcat.

Through outdoor explorations and experiments, arts in nature, eco games and team-building activities, campers will increase their comfort level in outdoor settings and become experts on a variety of nature topics, all while having a blast on our trails. We’ll hike, track, bird, color, journal, play water games, sample from our pond and listen to weekly presentations given by some of the most exciting and experienced naturalists and eco-educators in the DFW area. Summer Day Camp guest speakers now include the Dallas Zoo, Zooinversity, Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, Southlake Fire Department and many more! 

Campers will emerge from BJNC’s Eco-Explorations Camp with a love of nature, knowledge of how to act responsibly toward wildlife and the environment and memories to tell for years to come!

If your child has aged out of our Summer Day Camp program, we invite you to check out our Summer Tween Clinics specifically designed for 10-14-year-olds!

Camp Highlights

  • Rotation schedule with guided hikes
  • Two healthy snacks served daily
  • Experiments, recreation, art in nature etc.
  • 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 
  • Fridays- extra change of clothes (full-day campers)


Age Groups: 3-5 | 5-6 | 7-9

Dates: June 6-August 11, 2017
Tuesday – Friday
Sign up for one week or as many as you want; it’s up to you and what works best for your family’s schedule.

3-5 year olds: Half Day 9:30am to 12:30pm 
5-9 year olds: Full Day 9:30am to 4:00pm 

3-5 year olds: $180 per week
5-9 year olds: $225 per week

Discount: 10% Discount for Family level Members of BJNC! Become a member here! BJNC members, please call 817-491-6333 to register at the discounted rate.

Registration Now Open!

3-5 Year Old Registration
(Note: all campers MUST be potty-independent, NO exceptions)

5-6 Year Old Registration

7-9 Year Old Registration

Refunds and Cancellations: Camps cancelled up to eight weeks before the start of a camp session are refunded at 100% excluding all processing fees. Camps cancelled within four weeks of a camp session start date are refunded at 50% excluding all processing fees. Camps cancelled within two weeks of a camp session start date 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