Nature Camps at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Center

It may look like just fun and games, but deep connections to the environment are made minute by minute at Nature Center Nature Camps.  Through daily outdoor activities, songs, games, crafts, hikes, and embracing children’s universal passions to build forts, sneak, and play unstructured in the woods, nature campers connect to the outdoors, and science naturally comes along for the ride.  Camps are designed for children entering 1st-5th grades and a special middle school camp at Fountain Creek Nature Center for students entering 6-8th grades.

Nature Camp Testimonials from Camper Parents

“Our children attended summer camps at both Bear Creek Nature Center and Fountain Creek Nature Center. The experience was so positive at both centers. Summer camps not only helped my children to understand about the flora and fauna of Colorado, but also encouraged them through daily experiences to learn how to quietly experience the most intangible wonders of the outdoors.”

“Nature camp was an amazing experience for Jada this summer. She is eager to attend camp again, to learn more about the great parts of nature. She has also been talking and teaching her brother and even parents about the things she has learned. Jada loved the staff, even the teenage volunteers. Nature camp has made Jada more aware of what is actually happening, right in front of her. Thank you.”

Nature Camp in Action!

Bear Creek Nature Camp Dates

June 4-8
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Crawlers, Wigglers, & Diggers

June 18-22 (registration & wait list currently full)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Where the Wild Things Are

July 9 – 13
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
**Nocturnal Nature

July 23 – 27
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Crawlers, Wigglers, & Diggers

July 30 – August 3
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*H2 Whoa!

Play outdoors, get wet on creek days, build shelters, & discover Colorado’s foothills habitats. Create memories to last a lifetime!

*For students entering 1st – 5th grades
**For students entering 6th, 7th, 8th grades

Bear Creek Nature Center
Full Day Camp:
$130 per member chlid
$140 per non member child

Half-Day Camp:
$90 per member child
$100 per non member child

Discounts and scholarships available

Fountain Creek Nature Camp Dates

2018 Summer Camp flyer for Fountain Creek Nature Camps

June 11 – 15
*Nature Quest

June 25 – 29
*Fox Run Park: Nature Quest

July 9 – 13
**Wild Child Adventures

July 23 – 27
*Cattail Kids

August 6 – 10
*Cattails Kids

Play outdoors, search for bugs, fish the ponds, build shelters, & discover life under the water. Make new friends and create memories!

*For students entering 1st – 5th grades
**For students entering 6th, 7th, 8th grades

Fountain Creek Nature Center
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$130 per member child
$140 per non member child

Fox Run Camp at Fox Run Park
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$90 per member child
$100 per non member

Discounts and scholarships available