Wild Naturalists Summer Camp for Ages 7-8

Wild Naturalists Campers who are 7-8 years old

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).

No Shuttle will be provided from Boulder.  Children will not be transported in vehicles during camp, unless there is an emergency.

******************************************************************************** Wild Naturalist Summer Camp 2020 Details

Bring your camera and put on your water shoes to discover the water, the woods, and the mud.

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.

Wild Naturalist Class offerings


Earth Ninja ~ June 1-4 Get camouflaged and sneaky in the forest! Become a silent ninja who lives closely with nature.  Let’s practice predator-prey games to enhance your ninja reflexes.  Learn to travel silently and camouflaged and learn the ‘fox’ walk.  And, try your hand at archery and disc golf!

Natural Shelters ~ June 8-11  Become one with your environment and build your own habitat.  Create your shelter, observe and contemplate how other animals survive.  Could you survive the harsh mountain climate in your shelter?

Art in the Woods ~ June 15-18  Get inspired by the beauty in nature and create your very own masterpiece.  Using different media and materials we will transform the world around us into art pieces to display & take home.

Savage Ways of the Wild ~ June 22-25  How do wild animals survive in the outdoors at all times?  Discover the adaptations and survival.  Study the food chain as it relates to mountain lions, deer, bears, owls, and rodents.  How do animals protect themselves from brutal weather? Discover what is living in your own backyard and how they survive in nature.


Almost Invisible Animals ~  June 29-July 2~  Let’s get out the magnifiers and microscopes and collect samples to examine.  Let’s search for the animals under our feet, in the water, on our hands and in the food we eat!  Did you know that we eat a pound or two of insects in our normal diets, even if you’re vegetarian!?

Bird Brains~ July 6-9 What songs do you hear in the forest around you? Which birds can you find through the binoculars?  Learn about Colorado’s songbirds! Document the birds, try to identify by song and create a field guide to take home.

Herbal Expressions ~ July 13-16 Become a junior herbalist and harvest the many herbs available in the Montane Forest.  Explore and learn about their healing properties and create herbal crafts and a guide book to take home!


Wild Mountaineers ~ July 20-23 Muir put it simply….”climb the mountains and get good tidings…” We’ll hike the trails to discover our unique ecosystem and the tools we need to navigate it.

Mountain Blooms: July 27-30 Why are the flowers different colors?  Why do some smell sweet while others smell bad?  Discover Pollination Syndromes and explore the abundance of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers!

Water Creatures ~ August 3-6 Discover the animals that are creeping through the Rocky Mountain waterways.  Encounter the arthropods, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals that make their homes in and around the mountain water.  What will you discover along the rivers, lakes, and streams?



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