Camp Bowie 2018

Discover the wonders of the natural world this summer at Bowie Nature Park’s Camp Bowie! Our day camps are a great way for kids to learn about nature while having fun.  Each week campers will experience exciting nature studies, fun games, arts & crafts, and exploration hikes around our 700 acre park.  Registration begins February 1st.

Camps are held in June and July. Half-day Camps for 5-7 year olds are from 8:30-12:00pm and require a tuition of $75 per week.  Half-day Camps for 8-12 year olds are also from 8:30-12:00pm and require a tuition of $100 per week.  Full-day camps are available for 8-12 year olds and are from 8:30-3:30pm.  The cost is $125 a week.  All campers will receive a water bottle, t-shirt, daily snacks, and life-long memories.

Camp Dates and Themes:

Half Day Camps

Art in Nature – 8-12 year olds (June 11th-15th) – $100 – 6 spaces available

Bring out the nature-loving artist in your child.  Campers will spend time outside learning to see the beauty of nature and develop artworks based on their discoveries. On Friday parents and friends are invited to an exhibition of the art campers created during the week.


Fun with Nature—5-7 year olds (July 9th-13th) – $75   FULL

This week is all about having fun in nature!  Campers will make nature art and play games as they learn about the world around them.


Wacky Weather—5-7 year olds (July 23rd-27th) – $75  FULL

This camp is all about how weather forms and how it affects the world around us.  We will use many tools and fun experiments to learn about all types of weather.


Full Day Camps

Wild Weather—8-12 year olds (July 16th-20th) – $125  FULL

We will be focusing on the extreme side of things in this week-long weather camp.  The campers will harness the power of lightning, create a tornado with their own two hands, and ultimately learn how to predict the weather!


Nature Navigators—8-12 year olds (June 25th-29th) – $125 FULL

Learn how to load your trail pack, read a map, and navigate many different ways.  Each day campers will discover a new way to traverse the world around them and will be faced with adventures that will challenge their new skills.


Rockin’ Minerals—8-12 year olds (June 18th-22nd) – $125 FULL

Spend the week rocking out! Learn about unique rocks, minerals, fossils, and geological features around the world and here in TN. Have a chance to sift for fossils, explode a volcano, create a rock collection, and much more!


Camper Registration Forms can be downloaded online or requested by email, phone or in person.

Download Registration Form here >


If you are in need of financial aid, scholarships may be available.  Please contact the Program Director for a scholarship application.


If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director:

Nancy Jackson

(615)799-5544 ext 2