What ages does Lake Nixon day camp serve?

Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp has two different programs; Lower Camp and Upper Camp:

  • Lower Camp is for children who are going into 1st grade through 6th grade, so your camper would need to be finishing k, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade before the start of camp to be eligible for Lower Camp. 
  • Upper Camp is for children who are going into 7th grade through 9th grade, so your camper would need to be finishing 6th, 7th or 8th grade to be eligible for Upper Camp.
Do you offer transportation?

 

Yes, we offer bus service for campers. This service is $25 per week. The bus stop is at the interchange of I-430 & I-630 at the commuter parking lot (753 S Shackleford Rd., 72211).

Drop-off is between 7:30am-8am. Pick-up is between 5pm-5:30pm.

How much does camp cost?

Our camp session prices have a tiered pricing structure. In this format, you may choose the tier that best fits your family. No matter which tier is selected, all campers receive the same camp experience. (A limited amount of financial assistance or “camperships” are available. For more information, see below).

  • Tier I: $195/week, plus a one-time, non-refundable $25 registration fee. This is the lowest rate. This price does not reflect what it costs to run our summer camp program.
  • Tier II: $225/week plus a one-time, non-refundable $25 registration fee. This is a partially subsidized rate for families who want to do a little more to help Lake Nixon but cannot pay at the level of the full cost of camp.
  • Tier III: $250/week plus a one-time, non-refundable $25 registration fee. This rate most closely reflects the full or true cost of summer day camp at Lake Nixon, including equipment and supplies, staff salaries, insurance, and facilities and groundskeeping/property maintenance.

Our goal in offering tiered pricing is simple: we want to provide a safe, active, memorable, and inclusive camp experience for all campers while providing opportunities for partnership for those who value this ministry and want to take an active role in sustaining Lake Nixon. Again, tier selection is completely voluntary and has no effect on your camper’s experience at Lake Nixon. We will not ask for any documentation to support your selection; you decide the level of commitment to Lake Nixon and camp that best fits your family.

When is payment due?

All camp tuition payments are due in-full by May 23rd, 2022. Registrations made after this date (for example, adding a week later in the summer) will be allowed, with the understanding that full payment will be required before campers can be enrolled in any sessions.

If you are choosing to pay the one-time registration fee by check, we must receive that check within two weeks of the application date (or May 23rd, whichever comes first) for your camper to retain a spot. (If applying after May 23rd, registration fees will be due the day of application).

All camp tuition payments are due in-full by May 23rd, 2022. Registrations made after this date (for example, adding a week later in the summer) will be allowed, with the understanding that full payment will be required before campers can be enrolled in any sessions.

How do I register my kids for camp?

To sign your camper up for a summer of fun, click here

What is the camp schedule?

 

Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp operates M-F, 9am-4pm.  We will be closed on the 4th of July. We offer the option of Early Drop-off/Late Pick-up for $45 per week.  The Early drop-off time is 7:30am.  The late pick-up time is up to 5:30pm. 

What activities are available for campers? What happens on a typical day?

 

Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp offers kids the classic “camp” experience. A variety of age appropriate activities are available for campers all summer long including swimming, archery, crafts, “gaga ball”, hiking, fishing, boating, orienteering, and more.

Campers spend their days in age-based groups, and groups of similar ages often do activities together. There will be different theme days throughout the summer, and unique special guests and special activities (like the famous counselor/lifeguard high-dive competition . . .).

All in all, our goal is to provide campers a safe, affirming environment in which they can develop skills, grow in character, and learn about and learn to love God’s creation more as they enjoy it (and each other).

Where is Lake Nixon located?

Our address:

18500 Cooper Orbit Road Little Rock, AR 72210
We are:
  • 7 minutes from Kroger on Chenal
  • 4 Minutes from Colonel Glenn and I-430
  • 9 Minutes from Baptist Hospital
  • 8 Minutes From Bass Pro and Otter Creek
  • 13 Minutes From UAMS
  • 5 Minutes From Woodlands Edge
Does Lake Nixon offer scholarships?

It is very important to us that opportunities to enjoy recreation, education, and sanctuary in this beautiful place are financially accessible. For the summer of 2022 we will have limited funds available to help campers and families whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from experiencing summer day camp. To apply for financial assistance, complete the regular camp application and make sure to select “yes,” in the checkbox after the question asking about interest in a “campership.” In the Spring we will send a short electronic questionnaire/”application to everyone who wants to be considered. Decisions will be made by mid-May.

If you are able, please help make the fun, friendships, and memories of Lake Nixon possible for more kiddos in 2022 by making a donation. You can give to the 2022 Scholarship and Sustaining campaign by clicking here:

Please spread the word about this opportunity to make camp possible. Because camp can change lives!

Who do I contact if I have questions about camp?
 
For more information, contact lakenixondaycamp@2bclr.com
What are some of the differences between Lower Camp and Upper Camp?

We have added new sessions to our Upper Camp line-up.

These are the only Upper Camp sessions offered for the weeks indicated (weeks 1, 3, 4, & 8 ).

The other weeks of the summer schedule will be our standard, awesome Upper Camp sessions (with a few new activities so stay tuned for more info!)

New for 2022: Off-Property trip: Canoeing, Week 1

Session pricing: Tier I-$270, Tier II-$300, Tier III-$325

In this session, your camper will learn more advanced canoeing skills and put those to use by paddling the Little Maumelle river. We are partnering with certified canoe instructors from The Nature Conservancy and The Arkansas Canoe Club to teach your campers the ins and out of canoeing on moving water. We will start them off on our lake with several sessions of flat water paddling and then move onto a day on the river. In addition to this special, off-property trip, your campers will also take part in Lake Nixon’s regular activities. Canoeing is just one part of this great week of camp. This will be an adventure to remember!

Additional session fees include: transportation, equipment, food and instruction.

New for 2022: Off-Property trip: Rock Climbing

Weeks 3, 4, & 8

Session Pricing: Tier I-$295, Tier II-$325, Tier III-$350

In this session your camper will rise to new heights by learning how to rock climb. We will start them off with a session at the Little Rock Climbing Center. They will learn basic skills and have time to practice to prepare for a trip to Rattlesnake Ridge Nature Preserve. There, they will climb on real rock faces, guided by certified climbing instructors from The Nature Conservancy and the Little Rock Climbing Center. In addition to this special, off-property trip, your campers will also take part in Lake Nixon’s regular activities. Rock Climbing is just one part of this great week of camp. This will be an adventure to remember!

Additional session fees include: transportation, equipment, food and instruction.

Do you offer early drop-off/late pick-up?

 

This service is provided on a first-come, first serve basis. This service is for BOTH early drop-off & late pick-up. The early drop-off time is 7:30am. The late pick-up time is up to 5:30pm. This service is an additional $45/week.
Do you provide lunch service or snacks?

 

This summer we plan to offer lunch service through Little Bites Catering. This will be the only lunch service option for 2022. Little Bites has been providing kids friendly, nutritious lunches to schools in the Little Rock area for years. Lunch cost is $5.00 per day. Orders will be placed on-line through Little Bites. You can check them out on Facebook at “Little Bites Catering 2Go”. We will continue to offer snacks for all campers. We plan to offer 2 snacks a day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).
How do I access my campers account once they are registered?

Click here to access your campers account

What is the refund policy?

 

  • The $25 registration fee is non-refundable.

  • A full refund, minus the $25 registration fee, will be given for cancellations made outside of 30 days of the registrant’s session(s) starting date(s).

  • A 50% refund, minus the $25 registration fee, will be given for cancellations made between 15 days and 30 days of the registrant’s session(s) starting date(s). 

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registrant’s session(s) starting date(s).