Scholarships and Ways to Afford Camp



Every child should experience summer camp! The memories, friendships, and accomplishments that children gain from attending camp are incredible and many times life changing. Camp helps kids learn how to make friends, builds self-confidence, and understand that one person can make a difference. Through summer camp, many campers learn 21st century skills like teamwork, problem solving, and communication. We want every camper to be able to experience the benefits of camp.

The Bear River Ranch Project is our nonprofit branch that supports our wildlife rehabilitation center and our scholarship fund. Our scholarship fund helps support those who need financial assistance and discounted tuition in order for their child to attend Cub Creek Science Camp. While our scholarship will not cover 100% of the camp cost, they are able to reduce the cost of camp to families in need.

We want our scholarship funds to stretch as far as possible, helping as many kids as it can, to attend camp! Therefore, the more that families can afford to pay, the more likely they are at getting a scholarship for the remaining portion. We very seldom offer 100% scholarships.

Ways to Afford Camp



1. Register Early!

All you need to secure your spot for camp is a deposit of $100 (per week of camp). That is all! When you register early, you’re able to pay off camp monthly in small portions over the course of the year. We also offer the best deal at the end of camp with an Early Bird discount.


2. Payment Plans.

You can create an auto payment plan that allows you to pay how you like, when you like, at whatever time schedule works best for you! You can then make payments over the months until our payment deadline of April 1st. For families who need, we are able to extend our April 1st deadline up to two weeks before your session start date.


3. Referral Bonus.

For each person you refer to Cub Creek, you get $50 put towards camp! If you sign up for the “Spread the Word” Campaign, your bonus goes up to $100! This means you could refer 10 people to camp and nearly pay off all your camp tuition! We will also send you marketing materials to help you out in spreading the word of camp.

Spread the Word Campaign


We want to give campers the opportunity to work toward earning money toward their own camp tuition. We don’t mean selling candy bars, cookies, magazine subscriptions or candles. Campers can earn credit toward their camp tuition simply by spreading the word about camp.

Help us spread the word about and camp, and earn a $100 credit toward camp tuition, for every first-time camper or first-time staff member who learns about camp from you! Through this program, we will send you fliers to pass out, images for posting to social media, and brochures to give to interested families! We are also happy to come to your home and speak with friends and family or speak to your school, club or youth group. We can even bring an animal! Some schools will even allow a student to offer an information session after school to hand out brochures and answer questions. To sign up for the Spread the Word Campaign, fill out the form below!


Campaigner Information

Campaigners MUST be adults, 18 years or older. If a child, ages 17 or younger wants to campaign, they must do so under the name of an adult named here.
Select the ones you are interested in doing!

Camper Information

Let us know who these referral bonuses should apply to!

Campaign Disclaimers

In order to receive the $100 referral bonus/camp credit, your referral must sign up for camp and use your name as the reference. They can do this by mentioning your name during sign up as their "referral"or sending us an email confirming that you were their referral /// Your place at camp is not held, or saved by being a part of the Spread the Word Campaign. Spaces at camp are only reserved by a $100 per week non-refundable deposit. /// We are asking you to share information about your current/potential camper (school, district, etc) to help us know what areas our campers are coming from. By providing us with this information, you aiding us in knowing how we can further us our scholarship/donation funds. We want to give back to our campers' communities! /// We ask that all campaigns be listed under an adult name. This does not stop anyone from ages 7 to 17 from campaigning for themselves! We want campers to be able to earn money towards their tuition! /// For questions about the Spread the Word Campaign, please contact Ari at marketing@bearriverranch.com.

4. Scholarships

We offer scholarships to families to help make camp a possibility for their child. These scholarships are awarded on May 15th for all first-time campers. Returning campers are rewarded on April 15th.

In applying for a Cub Creek scholarship, you forfeit the ability to reserve a space in a session of your choice. Scholarships will be rewarded on May 15th (April 15th for returning families) for spaces available. To secure a spot in a session of your choice, you must pay a $100 non-refundable deposit and you are agreeing to pay camp’s full tuition. However, there are ways for you to earn money towards your camper’s tuition. See: Spread the Word Campaign. To apply for a camp scholarship, CLICK HERE .

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