Cub Creek Science Camp



An amazing overnight summer camp experience for kids ages 7 - 17

at Bear River Ranch









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How far is Cub Creek from New York?

Just a few hours by plane.




How much does Cub Creek cost compared to New York Summer Camps?

Visit our calendar and pricing page.





How does the weather at Cub Creek compare to weather at New York Summer Camps?

Our temperatures are usually in the 80's and 90's in the summer, and our cabins are air-conditioned.

















New York Summer Camp


Cub Creek Science Camp is the only residential animal camp in the country!  We are the perfect camp for kids from New York because nothing like this is available in your area.  Last year alone we had near 50 campers from the New York area attend Cub Creek.

We have campers attending from all 50 states and many other countries.  We offer airport pickup service. 


Don't let the distance prevent your child from having the time of their life.  Campers flying a nonstop flight 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.




This is no ordinary summer camp!



Combining science, animals and traditional summer camp activities to create the most fun you have ever had!





Imagine spending a week or more, feeding monkeys, walking llamas, petting porcupine, training parrots, 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.  Cub Creek offers all this.  We combine 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. 


Cub Creek Science Camp offers one of the only Jr. Vet programs in the country, as well as a one-of-a-kind Adopt an Animal course, a crime science course, physics, chemistry and sixteen other hands-on courses.


We stand apart from other camps because of our many animals, our unique program opportunities and our fantastic camp facility. 

Some of our most recent course additions include; Riflery, Fabulous Foods and Pottery



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.








We have many native wildflowers at camp but few are as pretty as New York's State flower, the Rose.






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  • For ages 7 - 17





  • Do you know of another 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?


  • We offer air-conditioned cabins, with private bathrooms in each cabin.


  • Swimming Pool


  • 240 acres of beautiful Missouri Ozark forest.


  • A small private summer science camp, whose owner is also the director and founder of the program.



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.


Petting a baby kangaroo a Missouri Summer Camp



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Cub Creek Science Camp

Located at Bear River Ranch

16795 Hwy E

Rolla, Missouri  65401