COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Update on Summer Classes
May 12, 2020

River Legacy Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person summer classes and programs for the Summer 2020 season.  However, we are offering a new and exciting virtual Summer Camp experience. 

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this change in plans may cause but your family’s health and well-being is our number one priority at River Legacy. COVID-19 restrictions and precautions limit our ability to safely offer classes onsite for this summer.  We are disappointed.  We will miss exploring and discovering nature together in person. 

The leadership staff and Board of Directors do not want the children and families in our community to miss out on a summer of discovery.  We are working hard to develop and modify plans so that we can offer high quality, interactive nature exploration programming virtually.  Our virtual summer camps feature minds-on/hands-on lessons and activities for your child(children) at home. Please click here to see Camp topics.  There are two Camps (one in June and one in July) per age/grade group.  Campers may sign up for one or both camps for their age group.

Virtual camps are offered at a reduced rate this summer. We will transfer your current in-person class registration to our NEW virtual summer camp programs. Your previous registration means that you have top priority for all Virtual Summer Camps. You have choices about how to process the difference in tuition pricing.  Please reply to this email to let us know which of the options listed below will work best for your family. 

The following options are available for previously paid Summer 2020:

  • My child(ren) will participate in the virtual Summer Camp including a fun resource packet option at a reduced price. Camp activities, explorations and video content will be emailed daily for 5 days. Camp resource packets will be available for pick up the week before your Camp.  Any remaining balance will be returned in the form of original payment or can be reassigned as a 100% tax deductible donation.

  • My child(ren) will NOT participate in the virtual Summer Camp. Make a full or partial tax deductible donation of the difference in tuition to River Legacy Living Science Center to support our animals and our mission.

  • Reassign tuition funds to Summer Classes 2021 

  • Reassign tuition funds to Nature School  for the 2020 – 2021 school year.  

  • 100% refund of paid tuition. 

Please send Summer Camp requests and tuition choices via email to:

COVID-19 restrictions and precautions have created many challenges.  We are so glad you are part of the River Legacy Foundation family. Thank you for sticking with us – because that’s what family does in difficult times.  We will get through this TOGETHER even while we are apart. 

Update on River Legacy Living Science Center
April 15, 2020

River Legacy Living Science Center is currently closed. While there is no known direct contact with the virus at the science center, we will continue to implement the following measures in compliance with the Tarrant County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control when we open.

High contact surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, light switches, faucets and handles will be disinfected multiple times a day when guests are in attendance. In addition to our regular thorough cleaning, we are asking staff, guests, and campers to wash their hands often for 20 seconds or more and will make available hand sanitizer.  Common areas and bathrooms will be disinfected regularly.