Blue Hole Nature Camps
Blue Hole Nature Camp
Our Nature Camps have grown in popularity as well as in experience and we are so excited to offer this award-winning camp to the Wimberley community for the seventh year in a row! Blue Hole Nature Camp is a weekly day camp program that the City of Wimberley Parks and Recreation Department provides to the nature-conscious youth of the community, ages 6 to 12 and a Counselor in Training program ages 13 to 15.
Campers learn camping skills, explore native Texas wildlife and their habitats, basic archery skills, local flora and fauna, conserving our natural resources, and of course traditional camp games! We have partnered with several entities over the years including The Meadows Center, Texas Master Naturalists, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Wildlife Association, the Wimberley Village Library, and local Animal Rehab Groups.
Nature Camp Themes and Pricing
|$150/per camper||$200/per camper|
Interested in registering for Blue Hole Nature Camp? View our online catalog to register today!
Spring Break Camp
Get ready to sign up for our Blue Hole Spring Break Camp today! This week is all about nature. From March 14th to March 18th, campers will explore topics like botany, ecology, entomology (the study of insects), geology, herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians), limnology (the study of freshwater ecosystems), and ornithology (the study of birds). Even better, campers will get some sneak peaks of the NEW things we will do this summer!
Spring Break Camp Registration Now Open!
Interested in registering for Spring Break Camp? View our online catalog to register today!
Counselor in Training (CIT) Program
Young adults (ages 13-15) who have completed 6th grade and are ready to take a leadership role are encouraged to apply for the Counselor in Training (CIT) program. For a discounted cost of $75 per week, CITs work alongside camp counselors where they play games, hike, lead environmental lessons, and more. The CIT program runs for 10 weeks during the summer at Blue Hole Nature Camps. CITs can choose which weeks they would like to participate.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: CITs Assist the Camp Specialists and Counselors in coordinating and organizing recreational activities for youth ages 6-12.
DUTIES: Assist youth in arts and crafts, games, sports, and outdoor activities. Help ensure the safety of program participants at all times. Assist in maintaining the organization of the site by completing tasks assigned. Follow instructions efficiently and effectively, requiring minimal guidance while completing assigned duties. Take the initiative to assist site staff in daily duties. Maintain a thorough knowledge of all policies and procedures; make sure policies and procedures are followed at all times. Assist in the supervision of youth while on excursions in the park. Maintain a positive environment for program participants. Strive to be a role model for program participants. Perform other duties as assigned. If we feel you are not performing up to expectations, we reserve the right to dismiss you with a full refund.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works primarily in an outdoor park facility, outdoors, in varying types of weather, and locations.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: CITs must have a desire to work with youth and to interact in a positive manner with all ages and backgrounds of children. This position requires a desire to develop leadership skills, problem-solving abilities, and decision-making skills. CITs must have the ability to motivate themselves, peers, and youth in an enthusiastic manner. CITs must be reliable, honest, creative, and willing to follow through on all assigned tasks. Must be able to work Monday through Friday of all assigned weeks.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS: Must be between 13-15 years of age and have completed 6th Grade. Experience working with youth in areas such as baby-sitting, scouts, church groups, sports, or any other volunteer work is preferred. Qualified applicants must possess a clean and professional appearance and attitude and be comfortable working with the public.
CIT Registration Now Open!
Interested in registering to be a CIT? View our online catalog to register today!