Cross Timbers Nature Camp

Cross Timbers Nature Camp provides outdoor education and experiences through structured nature activities, crafts, hikes and more.

Each week we will learn about our Cross Timbers ecosystem through different themes and activities.

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Participants must be currently enrolled in Kindergarten or a private school equivalent. Structured activities take place between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Before and after care is provided free of charge from 7:30 to 9:00am and from 4:00 to 6:30pm.

Parents will receive a parent packet the Thursday before camp begins to answer
any questions about Cross Timbers Nature Camp registration.

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve (355 E. Bob Jones Rd.)
Instructor: Southlake Outdoor Experience Staff
Ages: 5 – 11 (As of September 1, 2018)
Fee: Resident: $141 per week; Non-resident: $176 per week
Participants: Min 25 | Max 48

2019 Cross Timbers Nature Camp Schedule

Week 1 (June 3–7): A Dip in the Pond
Come take a look into the world of wetlands!

Week 2 (June 10–14): World of Insects
Travel around with us to discover the insects surrounding our nature center.

Week 3 (June 17–21): Nature Sleuths
Investigate tracks and identify flora and fauna of our Cross Timbers ecosystem.

Week 4 (June 24–28): It's a Small World
Take a peek at the world’s tiny wonders through our microscopes and magnifiers.

Week 5 (July 1–5*): Cross Timbers Naturalists
Week 5 Fee: Resident: $113; Non-resident: $141
Spend the week experiencing hands-on activities with natural artifacts.
*No camp July 4.

Week 6 (July 8–12): Marvelous Mammals
Let’s get a closer view of our furry friends of the forest!

Week 7 (July 15–19): Creatures of the Night
While they sleep during the day, we will be learning all about the nocturnal creatures in the Cross Timbers.

Week 8 (July 22–26): Rock and Roll
Want to be a rock star of geology? Join us as we explore a variety of amazing rocks!

Week 9 (July 29–August 2): The Green Team
Team up with us as we learn how to make the world a greener place.


Register online or in person at the Southlake Community Services office located at Champions Club at The Marq. Online registration ends at 11:59pm the Thursday before each camp session. In-person registration will end at 10:00am the first day of camp (pending availability). NO registrations will be accepted at the camp location. Click here to register today!


Refund request forms must be received at the Community Services office seven (7) business days prior to the start of camp. No refunds will be issued after the request deadline has passed. There is a $35 administration fee per refund
request. Refund and transfer requests delivered at the camp location will not be honored.