Monday, October 18, 2021

Bob Jones Nature Center Hosts Haunted Family Campout

It was a dark and spooky night, and ghosts and ghouls gathered at Bob Jones Park for a weekend of Halloween-themed fun.

The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve hosted its annual Haunted Family Campout this past weekend from Saturday, October 9, through Sunday, October 10. 70 community members gathered in Bob Jones Park with their tents, sleeping bags, and sense of adventure for a weekend of freights and delights under the Southlake stars.

Camping activities included morning and evening hikes, a scavenger hunt, games, and Halloween adventures! Families also enjoyed tales from local Storyteller and retired Southlake Librarian, Elizabeth Beamon. Participants rose to the occasion, bringing their costumes and decorations to make their campsites the spookiest around. The festivities also featured arts and crafts, nature-themed hikes on the glowstick-lined Bluebird Trail, and dinner, snacks, and breakfast for the participants. The Bob Jones Nature Preserve provided the perfect background to learn more about our local wildlife while getting into the Halloween spirit. Local in-kind sponsors included Sprouts and Starbucks.

The Haunted Family Campout is for sure a community-favorite program that staff enjoys putting on and sells out quickly every year.

There’s always something exciting happening at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve! Don’t miss out on our next Community Lake Hike happening on November 20!