Day Camp FAQ

What will my children do all day?

Who can attend?

What about meals and snacks?

What if it rains?

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

What are drop-off and pick-up times?

Is transportation available?

How much does it cost?

When is open house?

What’s the schedule?


What will my children do all day?

At Lake Nixon our goal is to help build kids of character. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a 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.

Who can attend?

Day Camp is open to boys and girls who have completed kindergarten but not yet entered 6th grade. Reservations fill up fast, so request your registration form today to reserve your space. Campers are divided by grade and sex and are placed under the care of trained counselors who are responsible for the campers at all times. Lifeguards and counselors closely supervise all water activities. Lake Nixon provides a safe, shallow swim area for younger children. Our swimming facilities are approved by the Arkansas State Department of Health.

What about meals and snacks?

Campers may bring their lunch or purchase a sack lunch from the Snack Shack for $3.00. Snacks will be provided to campers each morning and afternoon. The cost for all snacks is included in your weekly fee.

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!

What if I don’t want to attend all nine 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.

What are Drop-off and pick-up times?

Campers may be dropped off at Lake Nixon after 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. All campers must be signed in and out by persons authorized on their pick-up list.

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)

Sears at University and Interstate 630

K-Mart at Rodney Parham and Interstate 430

Buses begin boarding at 7:30 a.m. and depart for camp at 8 a.m. Buses arrive back at the pick-up locations at 5 p.m. and campers must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. 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.

How much does it cost?

There is a one-time registration fee of $40 per child regardless of the number of weeks the child attends.

Weekly fees are:

$145 for one child per week

$125 each for two children from same household per week

$110 each for three or more children from same household per week

Fees include morning and afternoon snacks and all programming materials.

You will receive the lower rate only when you have multiple children attending the same week of camp.

When is open house?

There will be an Open House at Lake Nixon for registered campers and parents on Saturday, June 4, 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.


Week 1 June 6-10

Week 2 June 13-17

Week 3 June 20-24

Week 4 June 27- July 1

Week 5 July 5-8 (closed July 4 – weekly fees are not prorated)

Week 6 July 11-15

Week 7 July 18-22

Week 8 July 25-29

Week 9 August 1-5

Registration begins March 1.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – MAY 1 (Some teams will fill up before the deadline)

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