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Camp Director/Operations Coordinator Jeremy Spann

Jeremy is equally excited to lead both the Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool and the Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp programs.

Throughout his life Jeremy has walked many paths, but through this new role at Lake Nixon Outdoor Center he has been blessed to find the most meaningful work, guiding youth from prekindergarten through middle school on their many adventures and building their faith in God.

Jeremy is a kid at heart, who is lucky enough to have married the love of his life, Elizabeth Spann. They have been blessed with two children, Kenneth and Miles. Jeremy brings to this new role a background in environmental science, his experience as a middle school educator, and serving the community through the Little Rock Climbing Center.

Jeremy seeks to provide the children and families of Central Arkansas with a trusted environment to grow, play, and learn. He looks forward to growing a meaningful relationship with the wonderful community surrounding Second Baptist, and fulfill his calling to serve through Lake Nixon Outdoor Center. You can contact Jeremy by emailing him at jspann@2bclr.com.

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Educator/Camp Director Marie Brakebill

Serving as a full-time teacher, Mrs. Marie is the newest addition to the Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool family. However, her ties to Lake Nixon and to Second Baptist Church are true and deep. Marie was born in Louisiana and has lived in Arkansas since 1986. She is married to her husband, Charles, for 39 wonderful years and has three children and six grandchildren. In addition to her role at Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool, Marie has served as Assistant Director for the Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp for the last 22 years.

Mrs. Marie began her teaching career 24 years ago when her children first entered preschool, and it wasn't long before she realized she had found her calling in teaching. Marie went on to earn an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and continues to be as enthusiastic about education today as she was when she began.

In addition to her love of reading, Marie enjoys walking and has finished the Little Rock Half Marathon. Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool and Summer Day Camp is proud to have such a dedicated and hard working individual.

Marie's favorite Bible quote, "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." -Phil. 4:13

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FAQ What about meals and snacks?

Campers may bring their lunch each week or you may purchase a sack lunch for the week from the Snack Shack for $15 during registration. Snacks will be provided to campers each morning and afternoon. The cost for all snacks is included in your weekly fee.

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FAQ What if I don’t want to attend all 9 weeks?

You may attend as many weeks as you wish, however, there is a two-week minimum registration. Our value-building program changes each week, so campers can attend all summer without becoming bored. Registration preference will be given to campers attending the most weeks.

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FAQ What if it rains?

In case of inclement weather, we have numerous covered pavilions, a lodge and our crafts building to provide shelter. So, Lake Nixon is open rain or shine!

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FAQ Is transportation available?

Lake Nixon also provides bus transportation to and from the following locations:
Second Baptist Church, 8th & Cumberland (6 blocks south of the River Market)
Our old Sears stop has been relocated to St. Marks Baptist Church at 5722 W. 12th Street. Turn on Taylor Street.
Our K-Mart stop at Rodney Parham and Interstate 430 has been relocated to 1200 Breckenridge Drive
Back/Lower Parking lot, near the Regal Cinema.
Buses begin boarding at 7:30am and depart for camp at 8am. Buses arrive back at the pick-up locations at 5:00pm and campers must be picked up by 5:30pm. Secure counselor supervision is provided on all buses.
You may drop off your child at one location and pick them up at a different one. The cost for transportation is $10 per week per child.

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FAQ What are drop-off and pick-up times?

Campers may be dropped off at Lake Nixon after 7:30am and must be picked up by 5:30pm. All campers must be signed in and out by persons authorized on their pick-up list. Bus stop drop off is from 7:30am to 8:00am. and pick-up is from 5:00pm to 5:30pm.

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FAQ When is Open House?

There will be an Open House at Lake Nixon for registered campers and parents on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. Campers and parents have the opportunity to view the facilities, meet the counselors and staff, receive additional information and ask questions.

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FAQ I’m on board! How do I register my child?

Registering for Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool and Summer Day Camp is easy. Look for the MyLakeNixon button in the upper right hand corner of the page, or visit my.lakenixon.com.

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Day Camp

 

2020 Summer Camp is On Its Way!

 

Online registration opens March 1st each year and closes May 1st...but many weeks fill up before registration closes!

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50 years of excellence

Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp.

Give your child the opportunity to participate in camp traditions as old as time!

Now Hiring for Summer 2020!

Packed with Fun

Lake Nixon Summer Camp is a 9-week summer day camp. With a rotating variety of activities, including camp songs, arts and crafts, nature hikes, team games and sports, swimming, fishing, paddle boating, volleyball, basketball, picnicking, sand structures, water games, Bible lessons, table games, and more…Each day is packed with fun!

Elementary Day Camp is open to boys and girls who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade, and our middle school camp is open for those finishing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Campers are divided by grade and gender and are placed under the care of trained counselors who are responsible for the campers at all times. Swimming and playing in the lake are core components of each day at camp. Rest assured that lifeguards and counselors closely supervise all water activities, and that our swimming facilities are approved by the Arkansas State Department of Health. Lake Nixon provides a safe, shallow swim area for younger children, and more adventurous areas for older campers.

Middle School Summer Camp!

In 2019, Lake Nixon launched its summer day camp for children who have completed 6th through 8th grade, and we’re excited to expand the program in 2020. Middle school campers enjoy a separate swimming area, specialized activities to provide daily structure, positive role models, and the opportunity to play in a safe environment. Middle school is hard enough. Give your child a break this summer!

2020 Schedule

Let’s be honest, it’s never too early to start planning for your child’s summer. The dates for each week of camp are listed below.

Open House May 31st 10am-12pm

Week 1 June 1-5

Week 2 June 8-12

Week 3 June 15-19

Week 4 June 22 – June 26

Week 5 June 29 – July 3rd

Week 6 July 6-10

Week 7 July 13-17

Week 8 July 20-24

Week 9 July 27 – July 31

Parents must register each child for at least two weeks of the camp, and are obligated to pay for all weeks they register their child.

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Help us celebrate!

Lake Nixon 2019!All current and previous camp families are invited to attend Lake Nixon’s 50th anniversary celebration on August 3rd from 3-8pm. We’ve combined the previously scheduled Camp Carnival with the anniversary event to create a super celebration! Lake Nixon knows how to have a great time- check it out!!There is no charge for this event, but *please* take a moment to register here so we can plan accordingly: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/50th-anniversary-celebration-lake-nixon-summer-day-camp-registration-64533912670 .

Posted by Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp on Saturday, July 20, 2019

FEES and MORE

Lake Nixon Summer Camp has always been dedicated to serving the community. Our camp fees reflect this dedication by providing a lot of bang for you buck! Working families will appreciate our free of charge early drop-off and late pick-up times, as well as our three bus shuttle drop-off and pick-up locations within Little Rock for $10 per week. Below are some other highlights of Lake Nixon.

Free early drop-off time begins at 7:30am.

Camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30pm.

Free late pick-up lasts until 5:30pm.

Our three bus stops are located throughout the city. Our midtown stop is located at St. Marks Baptist Church, 5722 W. 12th Street. Our west Little Rock stop is located in the lower lot of the Regal Cinema, 1200 Breckenridge Drive, and our stop in downtown Little Rock is at Second Baptist Church, 222 East 8th Street. Bus stop drop-off is from 7:30am to 8:00am and pick-up is from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. To help make life easier, families may also choose to drop-off and pick-up at two separate locations.  Bussing is provided for $10 per week because we know how hard morning and afternoons can be!

Elementary age weekly camp fee: $175 per child and $150 per second child attending the same weeks and within the same household. These fees cover all the materials for your child’s summer activities, a camp t-shirt and water bottle, as well as a morning and afternoon snack.

Middle school age weekly camp fee: $175 per child with no additional discounts for multiple children. These fees also cover all the materials for your child’s summer activities, a camp t-shirt and water bottle, as well as a morning and afternoon snack.

The Fine Print: A $45 registration fee applies to each child. Parents must register each child for at least two weeks of camp, and are obligated to pay for all weeks they register their child.

Lunches: Upon registration you will have the option to purchase lunch for your child for $15 per week. You may also choose to send a sack lunch each day.

See our Frequently Asked Questions below to learn more.

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FAQ What about meals and snacks?

Campers may bring their lunch each week or you may purchase a sack lunch for the week from the Snack Sha…

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FAQ What if I don’t want to attend all 9 weeks?

You may attend as many weeks as you wish, however, there is a two-week minimum registration. Our value-b…

Learn more
FAQ What if it rains?

In case of inclement weather, we have numerous covered pavilions, a lodge and our crafts building to pro…

Learn more
FAQ Is transportation available?

Lake Nixon also provides bus transportation to and from the following locations: Second Baptist Church, …

Learn more
FAQ What are drop-off and pick-up times?

Campers may be dropped off at Lake Nixon after 7:30am and must be picked up by 5:30pm. All campers must …

Learn more
FAQ When is Open House?

There will be an Open House at Lake Nixon for registered campers and parents on Saturday, June 2, from 1…

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FAQ I’m on board! How do I register my child?

Registering for Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool and Summer Day Camp is easy. Look for the MyLakeNixon butto…

Learn more

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Camp Director/Operations Coordinator Jeremy Spann

Jeremy is equally excited to lead both the Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool and the Lake Nixon Summer Day Camp programs. Throughout hi…

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Educator/Camp Director Marie Brakebill

Serving as a full-time teacher, Mrs. Marie is the newest addition to the Lake Nixon Outdoor Preschool family. However, her ties to…

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