Summer Camp 2020

After a very thoughtful process, Wild Bear Nature Center has made the decision to open summer camp beginning June 1.  Because our model and our guidelines have changed for camp, you no longer can register online.  We are asking for families to contact us at 303-258-0495 to register.

Before contacting us, please review the guidelines

👇👇👇Our model this summer will be 👇👇👇

👉👉👉Families must commit to one or more sessions with regular schedule as follows:

2-4 days per week (Monday AND Tuesday, or Wednesday AND Thursday or Monday-Thursday).  There will be no camp on Fridays.

Session ONE:  June 1-June 25 (4 week session)

Session TWO: June 29-July 16 (three week session) 

AND/or Session THREE: July 20-August 6 (three week session).

Neder Mountain Rangers (ages 5-6) will be based out of Wild Bear Nature Center.  They will be outside most of the day but will be the only group accessing the bathrooms and the spaces within the Center as needed.

Wild Naturalists (ages 7-8) will be dropped off and picked up at Wild Bear Nature Center

Mountain Youth Adventurers (ages 9-12) will be dropped off and picked up at Wild Bear Nature Center

Every camper must comply with the Happy Camper Checklist  and submit the 2020 Intake Form

No Shuttle will be provided from Boulder. Here are some FAQ about our summer.

******************************************************************************** Summer Camp 2020 Details

CAMP HOURS:  Monday-Thursday 8:30am drop off- 3:30-4pm pick up.  There will be no camp on Fridays.

$70/day.  If you are experiencing financial stress, please contact CCCAP (Colorado Childcare Assistance Program) to determine if you qualify.  They are adjusting their qualifications to include more families.


Neder Mountain RANGERS: 5 & 6-year-olds

Based out of Wild Bear Nature Center, join other young friends to explore the frog ponds and local nature.  Play, sing and make crafts with other campers with our highly experienced Early Childhood Educators.

Click here to see 2020 Neder Mountain Rangers weekly programs

Neder Mountain Rangers photos



Wild Naturalists– For the Wild Campers who are 7-8 years old

Meet at Wild Bear Nature Center. Venture out onto the surrounding trails at Wild Bear’s property at Mud Lake! Bring your camera and put on your water shoes to discover the water, the woods, and the mud.

Click here to see 2020 Wild Naturalists programs
Wild Naturalists photo album


Mountain Youth Adventurers for ages 9-12:

Meet at Wild Bear Nature Center

Mondays: Hiking Club

Tuesdays: Fly Fishing

Wednesdays: Art at Mud Lake with Juniper

Thursdays: Primitive Skills and Wild Crafting

No Camp on Fridays.

Click here to see 2020 9+ programs 

Pre-registration is required. HOW DO I GET TO MUD LAKE?  CLICK HERE.

Spaces are limited. Scholarships are available.

Licensing: Wild Bear Nature Center is a licensed School Aged Child Care facility and strictly follows all regulations and licensing guidelines. Licensing mandates a 15:1 child: adult ratio. However, Wild Bear maintains an average of 8:1 child: adult ratio, ensuring personal attention to your child.

Wild Bear is proud of its reputation of providing highly engaging, creative and age-appropriate workshops, integrating music and craft into most of its programs. Wild Bear staff hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in the field of Education, Environmental Education, Biology or related fields and have worked with children for many years. All instructors are CPR/First Aid trained, and receive full training in educational philosophy, group management, and teaching strategies.

Click this link to see our photo album!

Wild Bear is an equal opportunity service provider and is a permittee of the Roosevelt National Forests.


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