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 week at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers 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.”

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Bear Creek Nature Camp Dates

March 23-27 *Spring Break– Junior Naturalists

June 1-5 *Bear Creek ROCKS!

June 15-19 *Parading with Pollinators

June 22-26 **Middle School Kids in Colorado

July 13-17 *Bear Creek ROCKS!

July 27-31 *A Closer Peek at Bear Creek– 1/2 Day

Play outdoors, get wet on creek days, & hike to explore 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:
$140 per member chlid
$150 per non member child

Middle School Full Day Camp
$150 per member child
$160 per nonmember child

Half-Day Camp:
$100 per member child
$110 per non member child

Discounts and scholarships available

Fountain Creek Nature Camp Dates

June 8-12 *Next Generation Naturalists

June 22-26 *Fox Run Park: Cattail Kids

July 6-10 **Wild Child Adventures

July 20-24 *Eco Engineers

August 3-7 *Cattail 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.
$140 per member child
$150 per non member child

Fox Run Camp at Fox Run Park
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$100 per member child
$110 per non member

Discounts and scholarships available