Cub Creek Science & Animal Camp! The Camp With It's Own Zoo!

16795 Hwy E
Rolla, MO 65401

Cub Creek Science Camp offers the only

overnight animal camp in the country.

We even have our own zoo! (USDA licensed)

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

animal encounter at summe camp

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.  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.


Cub Creek Science Camp is the only overnight animal camp in the country, offering one of the only Jr. Vet programs in the country, as well as many other unique camp activities, including: Adopt an Animal course, crime science course, physics, and chemistry.  For a complete list and description of our camp activities visit our camp activities page.

Our overnight summer camp stands apart from 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 than 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.

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.

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