Close
Dig deeper to get started.
Get Connected
Sign up for MyLakeNixon!

Register for programs, make online payments, and manage your account.

Get started
MyLakeNixon
Close
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.

Close
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.

Close
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!

Close
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.

Close
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.

Close
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.

Close
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.

Get out and play

Day Camp

 

2020 Camp Has Been Cancelled

 

This decision is based on health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. Please see below for refund/credit/donation information.

Online Portal

A difficult decision in a difficult time.

In order to safeguard the health of campers, staff, and the general public, we have cancelled day camp for the entire summer. We reached this difficult decision after closely following the development of guidelines for the operation of camps this summer from national organizations, directives for all day camps from the Arkansas Department of Health, and through detailed consideration of their application to every facet of our program. 

Second Baptist Church offers the Lake Nixon Outdoor Center to our community as a place for recreation, education, and sanctuary in God’s beautiful creation, and this mission goes on.

All families who have already made payments may request a full refund by contacting Lake Nixon Executive Director Andy Black. You may also request that any amount already paid be applied as a credit toward a future facility rental or next year’s camp. Everyone who registered for camp this year will have a priority status when registering for Summer 2021 next year. We invite you to consider designating all or some of the funds already paid as a donation to the Lake Nixon Outdoor Center. You can also make online donations at this link.

Need a local area for outdoor recreation this summer? Sign up for a time for your family to come to Lake Nixon for hiking, fishing, etc. by visiting this link

Want stay informed about other opportunities for your family to get out and play? Follow our day camp page on Facebook, and our Outdoor Center pages on Facebook and Instagram! .

Click here if you would like to receive updates via email

Since the beginning of April, Second Baptist Church has designated 20% of all tithes and offerings received to go toward individuals and organizations experiencing financial and other hardship. If you or anyone you know is in need of help, please see the application for assistance here.

Thank you for including Lake Nixon in your summer plans. We wish the best for all of you.

Click here to read the full announcement made May 22, 2020, which also contains this refund, credit, and donation information.

Packed with Fun

In 2021 give your child the opportunity to participate in camp traditions as old as time!

Navigation Previous icon
Navigation Next icon

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!

2021 Schedule

Let’s be honest, it’s never too early to start planning for your child’s summer. For us, it’s never too early to start planning for next summer. The weekly dates for 2021 camp will be based on our local school districts’ plans. We will keep you informed about our 2021 camp plans as information is becomes available. Thank you for your support and patience!

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.

FAQ

Scroll below to see our list of most asked questions.

Navigation Previous icon
Navigation Next icon
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…

Learn more
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…

Learn more
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

© 2020 Lake Nixon Outdoor Center