JOIN US FOR NATURE CAMP THIS SUMMER!
CHOOSE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
WILD BEAR WORKS WITH YOUR SCHEDULE!
HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Shuttle service is available from Boulder, pick up at 8:00 a.m. drop off in Boulder at 4:00 p.m.
Spaces fill quickly so register today!
Summer Camps for children ages 5-15
Wild Bear Camps are from June 5-August 11
• 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F in Nederland, Colorado and 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each Friday at NCAR in Boulder
NederRANGERS: 5 & 6 year olds (for the first time Wild Bear). Join other young friends to explore the forest, play, sing and make crafts with other campers with our highly experienced Early Childhood Educators. This program includes trips to Mud Lake!
Click here to see 2017 NederRangers weekly programs
Neder Rangers photos
Mountain Rangers – For the Wild Campers who are 6-7 years old The Mountain Rangers head
out to Mud Lake to explore this magical place and integrate the arts into their discoveries.
Click here to see 2017 Mountain Rangers programs
Mountain Rangers photo album
Wild Naturalists- For the Wild Campers who are 8-9 years old Venture out onto the surrounding Rocky Mountain forest, bring your camera and put on your water shoes to discover the water, the woods, and the mud. Try your hand at catch and release, camping and survival skills, and document the fun through creative lenses.
Click here to see 2017 Wild Naturalists programs
Wild Naturalists photo album
NCAR Fridays For ages 5-8, children meet at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder EVERY Friday and enjoy nature workshops in and around the local foothills. DROP OFF: at 8:30 and PICK UP: at 3:30pm at the “drop off” at the NCAR parking lot. Children access the trails surrounding NCAR as well as the famous Mesa Lab with exhibits and scientists who will help us to connect even more with nature!
Mountain Youth Adventure Program Summer Camps for ages ten and older: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Nederland, Colorado. Includes Mountain Biking, Fly Fishing, Homesteading & Bushcraft, Peak Baggers!
Bear Cubs: Ages 3-5 with an Adult: Every Wednesday
10:30 a.m.-noon $15 per caretaker/child +$5 for each additional child (must be related). During the summer months, Bear Cubs is a parent/child workshop. Meet at the Mud Lake parking lot every Wednesday 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.HOW DO I GET TO MUD LAKE? CLICK HERE.
Licensing: Wild Bear Mountain Ecology 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.
Wild Bear is an equal opportunity service provider and is a permittee of the Roosevelt National Forests.
CCAP is the Child Care Assistance Program. CCAP is accepted for payment at Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center. You apply for CCAP in the county where you LIVE.
If you wish to see if you might be potentially eligible for Boulder County CCAP, please visit their website: www.bouldercountychildcare.org. The application is posted there as is the check list of required verification you will need to submit.
Apply on-line using: www.Colorado.gov/PEAK. CCAP can be used at Wild Bear Nature Center for after school and summer camps.
If you live in Gilpin county, please use this link for more information: http://www.co.gilpin.co.us/Human%20Services/Child%20care.htm