Have the best summer ever!
2021 Camp Format
Choose any combo of Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday, or Monday-Thursday for each two week session or all summer long. 8:00am-4pm. Two week sessions start June 7th and go through August 12th.
Please see our COVID-19 guidelines for parents.
All parents will receive a copy of our Program Contract which includes these guidelines. Parents will read, complete, and sign this COVID safety agreement.
More information coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Please fill out the scholarship application and return it to Wild Bear for review. You may save a copy, fill it out digitally, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may print a copy and return it in person to Wild Bear Nature Center (70 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO 80466)
For safety reasons, we can no longer provide our popular shuttle service from Boulder. For that reason, please note the following:
NederRangers (ages 5-6) will be based out of Wild Bear Nature Center. Campers will be outside most of the day, but will be able to access the bathrooms and spaces within the nature center, as needed.
Wild Naturalists (ages 7-8) please drop-off and pick-up your camper at Wild Bear Nature Center.
Wild Adventurers (ages 9-12) please drop-off and pick-up your camper at Wild Bear Nature Center.
$70/day. Generous scholarships and multiple children discounts available. Wild Bear is a CCAP (state child care assistance) provider.
Programs will continue to run in the case of inclement weather! Wild Bear Nature Center provides large spaces with dedicated bathrooms to hold programs indoors when needed. Masks are worn at all times when inside, and the separate rooms for each age group provide enough space for physical distancing. Crafts, stories, games and science will all be integrated into indoor activities when weather does not permit outdoor activity.
Bear Cubs: Ages 3-5 with a Grown up!
Every Wednesday, 10:30a-noon $15 per child and grown up pair (Must represent only one household per registration).
Bear Cubs is a grown/child workshop held at Mud Lake Open Space from 10:30-noon on Wednesdays. Meet at the Mud Lake parking lot and hike with us to the lake! Venture on trails, sing with us and discover the many plants and animals who live in and around Mud Lake. Pre-registration is required.
NederRangers – Ages 5-6
What a great opportunity to enjoy a full day together in nature! Play and discover nature at Mud Lake!
Wild Naturalists – Ages 7-8
Venture out onto the surrounding Nederland area trails! Discover the high alpine mountain ecosystems on daily adventures up high!
Wild Bear is Boulder County's only nonprofit nature center that is open to the general public year-round. Through both our free nature center and many camps and programs, we provide hands-on nature experiences for people of all ages.