Sunday, July 3, 2022

Summer Programs at the Bob Jones Nature Center

Turn off your screens and head outside for summer adventures at the Bob Jones Nature Center!

Summer programs at the Bob Jones Nature Center offer exciting and educational nature experiences for kids of all ages.

Pollination Station – Preschool

Join our group of explorers as we learn how insects help our planet. We will learn about pollinators and the job they do to help nature create food for humans. After a fun introduction to entomology (the study of insects), we will create models of winged and terrestrial insects. We will also do observations of nature in the grassy areas. We will not capture insects, and we will respect their habitat.

Date: June 10 – 14
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Resident Fee: $146
Non-Resident Fee: $183
Ages: 3 – 5
Click here to learn more and register.

Wilderness Survival Camp

Little Wilderness School teaches medicine, science and the importance of health in an entertaining, exciting and fun way. This camp teaches children about some dangers in the wild and how to safely handle a medical situation. For example, students will learn about snake bites and hypothermia as well as how to tie a tourniquet, splint a broken leg, filter dirty water and treat bug bites. Each session is led by a trained Little Medical School instructor. Each child will receive a diploma, disposable lab coat, LMS bandanna, thermal blanket and so much more.

Date: July 15 – 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Resident Fee: $385
Non-Resident Fee: $482
Ages: 6– 11
Click here to learn more and register.

Want to enjoy the beautiful outdoors as a family? Come out for Family Fun at the Bob Jones Nature Center! For more information about our nature programs, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Get Creative and Learn Something New in Southlake’s Summer Youth Programs

Our summer programs give kids of all ages the opportunity to unleash their creativity, make new friends and have a blast while school’s out.

Kreative Kids

Imagine the fun your little artist will have creating his or her own masterpieces! Crafts include Father’s Day gifts, birdhouse bird feeders, Fourth of July placemats, Mason jar vases and more.

Dates: June 11 – July 1
Time: Mondays, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Registration: $75
Ages: 4–8
Click here to register

Lil’ Chefs

Lil’ Chefs is a hands-on, creative class where chefs-in-training will learn to mix, measure, decorate and taste. Recipes include beach cupcakes, firecracker cookies, pirate party snacks, octopus hot dogs, pizza quesadillas, summer fun shakes and much more!

Dates: June 11 – July 1
Time: Mondays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Registration: $75
Ages: 4–8
Click here to register

Youth Safety Tools

This class teaches kids how to be observant of their surroundings and make wise, safe decisions. Kids ages 7-12 will learn how to stay safe while walking to school, interacting with strangers, dealing with bullies and so much more. We’ll even cover best practices in technology, from using the internet and social media to identifying programs that are bad for your devices.

Date: Saturday, June 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: $59
Ages: 7–12
Click here to register

You can register for all of these programs online or in person at Southlake Town Hall (1400 Main Street, Suite 210). For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.

World Class Martial Artist Maria Dhami Visits Southlake Jiu Jitsu Students

Internationally renowned judoka Maria Dhami stopped by Southlake’s jiu jitsu class on Monday, May 14 to share her journey towards becoming an Olympic athlete.

World class judoka Maria Dhami visits Southlake jiu jitsu classAlthough Ms. Dhami, a member of USA Judo National Team FORCE, will be leaving for China later this week, she returned on Wednesday evening to cheer on jiu jitsu students Kyle Harris and Maahiyaa Datwani as they tested for their black belt 1st dan. Their impressive promotions bring the total number of black belts generated by the Southlake jiu jitsu program to 40!

Southlake’s popular jiu jitsu program is designed to teach children self-discipline, confidence and techniques for channeling their energy in a positive way. Student growth is marked by progression through a skills-based belt system, but the heart of jiu jitsu is its emphasis on the hard work and dedication that goes into earning each belt. Sparring with partners teaches children respect, self-control and sportsmanship—and it’s a killer workout, too! In addition to improving physical fitness and flexibility, practicing jiu jitsu strengthens multi-tasking skills and even improves hand-eye coordination. The social, emotional and physical benefits of practicing jiu jitsu encourage kids of all ages to commit to living a healthy and balanced life.

Registration is currently open for our two summer jiu jitsu sessions: early summer (June 4–July 18) and late summer (July 23–August 29). You can register online using the links below or in person at Southlake Town Hall (1400 Main Street, Suite 210). For more information, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.

June 4–July 18 (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Ages 5–7: 6:15–7:00 p.m.
Click here to register

Ages 8–18: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Click here to register

July 23–August 29 (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Ages 5–7: 6:15–7:00 p.m.
Click here to register

Ages 8–18: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Click here to register

The 2018 Southlake Scene Summer Issue Is Live!

Whether you’re looking for summer athletics, cool new classes or exciting camps for kids, the Southlake Scene is your family’s guide to summer fun.

Grab your calendar and get ready for summer—the 2018 Southlake Scene summer issue is live! In addition to our popular returning camps, programs and events, this issue has some exciting new additions that you won’t want to miss out on. Here are just a few highlights of the cool activities we’re offering to keep you and your family entertained all summer long:

Summer Youth Camp Highlights

  • Summer Camp Mania & Teen Scene
  • Video Game Game Design & Minecraft Camps
  • Robotics, Lego & Hands-On Science Camps
  • Wild About Weather Camp – NEW!
  • Southlake Spy Academy (Southlake Library’s Summer Reading Program)
  • Natural Discovery Camps at Bob Jones Nature Center

Summer Athletics Highlights

  • 3v3 Coast to Coast Basketball League Powered by Under Armour
  • Youth Volleyball & Basketball Leagues (Teams & Individuals)
  • Basketball & Volleyball Camps for All Ages & Skill Levels
  • Soccer Camps & Programs for Ages 3-10
  • Jiu Jitsu (Ages 5-18)

Summer Adult Program Highlights

  • College Financial Planning
  • Mother & Daughter Self-Defense
  • Group Fitness Classes

Free Summer Events

Plus so much more! Be sure to check out the summer issue of the Southlake Scene for more ways to make the most of your summer.

You can register for classes online or in-person at the Community Services Office at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210. For more information, please call 817-748-8019.