Check in and First Day!
Arrival to Cub Creek
Cub Creek Science Camp is located at Bear River Ranch in Rolla, Missouri. 16795 State Hwy E, Rolla, MO 65401. We are located 9 miles north of Rolla, Missouri on State Hwy E. Read more about driving directions and airport transportation.
The First Day of Camp
For all camp sessions, the first day of camp is the Sunday of your session. Check-in (also called "Drop Off") starts at 1 pm and ends at 3pm, the first Sunday of each session. Please allow at least an hour for check-in, in order to make your way through all of our stations.
More important than the check-in process, we want to comfort families as they pack up and leave their camper with us for the first time. Sometimes, camp is harder for the parents! We have many things set in place that will allow you to stay in touch and enjoy the camp experience with your camper.
At 3:30 PM, after the check-in concludes, campers will go on a guided tour led by counselors. This tour covers crucial areas of the camp, aiding in familiarization, playing games to get to know cabin mates, and acquainting everyone with the respective rules of each area of camp. During this tour, campers receive information about their selected courses, can make changes if desired, and sign up for Monday's classes. Following the tour, dinner is served and any received mail is handed out. Post-dinner, Opening Campfire takes place, led by Lori, our executive director. Here, camp rules are discussed, beads are distributed, and the leadership team is introduced. After the Opening Campfire, campers return to their cabins to complete unpacking, engage in activities, and learn about their cabin's nightly routine.
Preparing for Camp
Here you will find information on everything relating to camp prep! And it's all in one handy place. This is a place to find links to information for Paperwork, The Camp Photo Gallery, and more! Have an additional question? Make sure to check out our FAQ page. It's filled with questions we've gotten over the years from parents just like yourself - just click the button below!