Cub Creek Science Camp and Animal Camp

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Cockatoo at Cub Creek Science Camp and Animal Camp


Cub Creek Science Camp

Located at Bear River Ranch

16795 Hwy E

Rolla, Missouri  65401




Boys swimming at Missouri science camp


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Cub Creek Science Camp

Located at Bear River Ranch

16795 Hwy E

Rolla, Missouri  65401




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kinkajoe kiss at science camp









This summer science camp is

no ordinary summer camp!


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Cub Creek Science Camp is the only residential camp in the world with its own zoo.  


By combining a science camp, an animal camp and traditional summer camp activities,

 we have created a place where kids will have the most fun they have ever had!






Imagine adopting a monkey, kangaroo or sloth for a week, feeding lemurs, walking llamas, petting porcupine, training parrots and bathing miniature horses.  At the same time, enjoying all the fun of an overnight summer camp; swimming, fishing, exploring, tie dying a t-shirt, roasting marshmallows, shooting a bow and arrow, making crafts and singing songs. 


In addition to all of our animals, at Cub Creek Science Camp, campers can; solve a mystery in our Crime Science course, make fudge in our Candy Factory, fly down a zip line at the ropes course,  build their own shelter and fire, and then cook a meal and sleep outside in our Survival Skill campout.


Our kids camp combines the best aspects of a traditional overnight summer camp, a science camp, a zoo camp and an animal camp, to create a truly one of a kind experience.  Cub Creek Science Camp began operation in 1993.  Each summer we have campers attend from nearly every state and many different countries. 


To our knowledge, Cub Creek Science Camp is the only overnight animal camp in the country and offers one of the only Jr. Vet programs, as well as many other unique camp activities.  For a complete list and description of our camp activities visit our camp activities page.


Our overnight summer camp stands apart from all other camps, because of our animals, our unique camp activities and our fantastic camp facility. 



American Camp Association



Bear River Ranch and Cub Creek Science Camp are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.


Click here to learn more about ACA accreditation.


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Did you know that it is less expensive for a child to come to Cub Creek Science Camp than it is to go to camps in many other states, states that may even be closer to your home? We have campers attending from all 50 states and many other countries. To ensure campers safety and comfort, we offer an airport pickup service. Our staff will be waiting at the airport when campers arrive. They will meet them at their gate and escort them to camp.


Don't let the distance prevent your child from having the time of his/her life. Flying nonstop to St. Louis is easy and safe. You put them on the plane, we take them off the plane and have them call you as soon as they arrive.


Cub Creek is proud to be an accredited Missouri Summer Camp, and the first and only animal camp of its kind. We are located in the middle of the United States, in the middle of Missouri and close to everywhere. Cub Creek Science Camp takes place at Bear River Ranch in Rolla, Missouri.



Camp Activities  -  Check session availability   -  Our Animals   - 


Frequently Asked Questions about Science Camp




Tell me and I'll forget,

 Show me and I'll remember,

Involve me and I'll understand!




We protect what we love,

We love what we understand,

We understand what we have been taught!


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(573) 458-2125


Register for 2016


  • For ages 7 - 17





  • Do you know of another animal camp or summer camp where you can feed a kinkajou, pet a baby kangaroo, hold a hedge hog, walk an alpaca, bathe a goat, make toys for a parrot and play with a puppy all in the same day?



  • Swimming Pool


  • 240 acres of beautiful Missouri Ozark forest.




Science is all about asking questions.  The process of discovering the answers is what our Science Camp is all about.  Whether your question is; How can I make a clay pot on a wheel?  Does a kangaroo like raisins?  or What does it feel like to hold a hedgehog?  Campers enjoy learning that they can discover the answers, through their hands-on involvement at Cub Creek Science Camp.  Campers learn that science is everywhere and that anyone who takes the time to try to discover an answer to a problem or question is a scientist. 


At Cub Creek Science Camp, we encourage campers to never stop questioning and never stop learning.


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