2017 Tween Summer Wilderness Workshops

Your tween’s chance to gain valuable wilderness skills and knowledge is not far away! Bob Jones Nature Center educators will lead fun, inspirational Wilderness Workshops this summer specifically designed for 10 to 14 year olds.

Each workshop focuses on a skill necessary to survive independent of technology but also uses nature education apps and features to enhance your tween’s experience of the outdoors. There is no better place to impart these skills upon campers than in the Cross Timbers Ecosystem right here in Southlake, with its dense woodlands, savannas, prairies and diversity of wildlife.

Hiking Essentials • July 12-13

  • Ultimate Backpack List
  • Nutrition & Cooking
  • Hydration & Water Sources

Avoiding Hazards • July 19-20

  • Identifying Poisonous Plants
  • Recognizing Venomous Snakes
  • First Aid on the Trail

Shelter-Building • July 26-27

  • Striking a Tent
  • Knot Tying & Wood Working
  • Constructing Bridges

Navigation Skills • August 2-3

  • Geocaching
  • Off-Trail Hiking & Mapping
  • Rescue Scenarios

Dates: July and August – see above
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $85 per workshop per tween
Discount: 10% Discount for BJNC Members at a Family and above level
Registration: Eventbrite
Call 817.491.6333 to become a member or to register as a member.
Note: Dress for the outdoors and wear closed-toe shoes. Be sure to pack water, a snack, sunscreen and bug repellent.
Refunds and Cancellations: Workshops cancelled up to eight weeks before the start of a session are refunded at 100% excluding all processing fees. Workshops cancelled within four weeks of a session start date are refunded at 50% excluding all processing fees. Workshops 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 workshop week, every attempt will be made to honor a transfer request. If there is availability, a cancellation fee will not be charged.