FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your drop off/pickup procedures?
Drop off and pick up take place at Wild Bear Nature Center in Nederland. Drop off is between 8:00-9:00am. Pick up is between 3:30 and 4:00pm. Grown-ups will meet a Wild Bear Staff Member outside the nature center with the sign-in sheet. Grown-ups will sign their child in or out and confirm that the child has everything on the Happy Camper Checklist and that we have the proper contact information for that day.
What is the structure of the programs?
Children will be dropped off between 8:30am and 9:00am. Once the children have arrived they will go outdoors for most of the day, staying at local locations such as open spaces, hiking trails, Wild Bear’s property at Mud Lake, community gardens, the Barker Reservoir, local stocked fishing lakes, etc. Children will be instructed by trained Nature Educators and Nature Education Interns following that month’s or week’s nature theme. They will spend most of the day outdoors as weather permits. At the end of the day, children will return to the nature center to be picked up between the hours of 3:30pm and 4pm. Wild Bear is not offering After School Programs as of now.
What is Wild Bear’s plan for inclement weather?
Because we are keeping our group sizes to 12 children, guidelines from the CDC have stated that our programs are safe to move indoors if it is absolutely necessary. However, we pride ourselves on providing excellent outdoor education, so we do our best to keep programs outside even in snow and rain. Wild Bear will not be providing refunds if parents are unable to travel to Nederland due to inclement weather.
What are you doing to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks and spread?
Children will wash their hands regularly, and remain outdoors for most of the day. We also strongly recommend wearing masks inside and in vehicles.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, please fill out our Scholarship Application and return either via email or in person to our nature center.
Will Wild Bear be providing a shuttle from Boulder to Nederland?
Yes, we are offering a shuttle both ways for an extra $10. Please add this on during registration if you would like to sign up!
What should my child bring to camp every day?
Please see our Happy Camper Checklist.
What should I be aware of as a parent?
Please see our Parent Handbook 2021
Do children wear masks all day?
We recommend children to wear masks while indoors and in vehicles. We do not require them to wear masks outside, which is the majority of the day at Wild Bear.
What forms do I have to fill out?
Grown-ups registering their children will register via UltraCamp. We require immunization records or exemptions before the first day of programs. Required forms can be found and uploaded via the UltraCamp document center on the upper lefthand side of the page.
Once a Wild Bear, Always a Wild Bear. For 25 years, Wild Bear has helped children and adults forge lifelong connections to nature through creative exploration of the outdoors. Specializing in mountain ecology, Wild Bear welcomes visitors to its hands-on nature center and provides year-round educational programs for people of all ages.