Discovery Camp

Home base for the 2016 Elm Fork Discovery Camp will be the Eagle Exhibit Hall (ENV 160) in the Environmental Education Science and Technology (EESAT) Building, located on the UNT campus at the corner of Ave.C and Hickory. The physical address is 1704 W. Mulberry St. - Denton, TX- 76201.Please park in the lot on the west side of the building (D11) when dropping off or picking up your camper  You will not need a parking permit to drop off or pick up your camper.  Please make all efforts to pick up your camper by 6:00 pm.  If you need to pick up your camper early please call Brian Wheeler at 940.368.1810 to make arrangements.


Discovery Camp meets from 12 noon to 6 pm Monday through Friday.  We will follow the same basic schedule each week

Lunch daily from 12 noon to 12:30 pm, most days we will eat in the building, however on occasion we may eat at a park on the way to the pool.


Monday – Eagle Exhibit Hall

Tuesday - Denton Civic Center Pool 1pm to 4 pm. (515 North Bell Ave, Denton, 76209)

Wednesday – Fieldtrip (locations to be announced) 12:30 pm to 5pm off campus

Thursday – Denton Civic Center Pool 1 pm to 4 pm

Friday – Eagle Exhibit Hall


Discovery Camp is intended to be more recreationally focused and will include structured group and individual activities such as board games, traditional arts and crafts, etc.  At the pool and at the center there will be periods of supervised “free play”.   We encourage campers to make the most of this time to explore their interests and share with their camp friends.  Many campers choose to bring books, cards of all types and of course electronics such as cell phones, iPods, DSI’s etc. We are okay with it as long as the camper is responsible for keeping track of their property and it does not become a distraction.  Please contact us if you have any questions. 


The Sun and heat are a constant challenge when trying to make the most of our Texas summers.  In order to stay safe in the sun we encourage the proper use of sunscreen and will ask that all campers apply sunscreen before we leave for the pool (or any other outdoor activity) and to re-apply at 3 pm during Adult Swim /snack time.   Campers will also be encouraged to rest in the shade and to stay hydrated.  Water will be available at all times.


Each day, we will provide an afternoon snack and drinks for campers; however, if your camper has specific food allergies/ special dietary needs, please send them with a snack from home and inform Elm Fork Staff.


Camp Check List:

  • Make sure you fill out and bring the attached medical form and copy of both the front and back of the camper’s medical insurance card the first day of camp. These only need to be turned in once for each camper.  If you’ve completed the forms for any of the Explorers camps you are covered.
  • Sun protection – sunscreen, hats, sunglasses
  • Sack Lunch
  • Change of clothes for the pool on Tuesday and Thursday.