Wild Bear Summer Camp- Wild Naturalists | Kids Out and About Denver

Wild Bear Summer Camp- Wild Naturalists

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.

For the Wild Campers who are 8-9 years old

Get Lost! ~ June 3-7~Join us for an orienteering course and search for hidden treasure throughout the forest. Learn the orienteering skills needed to find your way in the wilderness.  Follow clues, use your compass and map, and find the treasure.

Creatures Healers ~ June 10-14 Become the ultimate advocate for our wild animal friends! Explore how the animals and plants protect themselves for survival in the wild.  Let’s learn from them!  Visit with rescued animals with local wildlife rehabbers and hear their stories of the wild.

Rockin Geologists ~ June 17-21~These mountains are made of ROCK!  Discover the world of plate tectonics. What makes the Rocky Mountains unique to other mountain ranges?  Head back to the Jurassic period to understand the last of three plate tectonic episodes which is responsible for raising the Rocky Mountains!

Water Creatures June 24-28 Discover the illusive predatory diving beetle, nymphs, tadpoles and more as we investigate the creatures found in creeks, rivers, ponds, and lakes.  Bring your water shoes!

Ancient Earth Ways ~ July 1-3 (No Camp Thursday, July 4 or Friday July 5) Let’s learn to survive by understanding and using the earth’s natural materials.  Make cordage, build shelters, and learn about medicinal plants that grow in these mountains.

Mountain Trekkers July 8-12“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” Hike the trails, and explore these majestic mountains.  Bring your camera and capture the beauty!

Flying High July 15-19 Discover the aerodynamics of those who fly, the birds and raptors, the dragonflies and the bees.  Learn about these amazing animals and create your own things that take to the air.

Crazy Corvids~ July 22-26 Let’s discover the brilliant birds known as Corvidae, the crows, ravens, Jays, magpies, and nutcrackers. They are smart, curious, social birds with excellent memories.  Let’s find them, watch them, draw them and study them.  They are cool.

Junior Entomologists ~ July 29-August 2 Study the magnificent world of insects!  Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and more!  Broaden your knowledge of the Arthropod Phylum and how they help us every day.

Aquamania ~ August 5-9Beat the heat of the summer and get wet in the mountain water!  Explore the creeks, streams, ponds, lakes, reservoirs and puddles!  Bring your water shoes (and an extra change of clothes!) discover the properties of this valuable resource in our mountains.

LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NEDERLAND, COLORADO.  Shuttle is available from Boulder, Colorado.

REGISTER HERE.   Preregistration is required and only with payment.

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PO Box 3017 20 Lakeview Drive Unit 107
Nederland, CO, 80466
United States


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Wild Bear Nature Center
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8 am-4 pm