Each summer, the Bear Creek Foundation provides funding to allow students from Bear Creek Community Charter School to attend a week of nature day camp at the Beautiful Bear Creek Camp. Nature Day Camp programs range from three to five days in length and are centered on specific environmental themes. From catching critters in local streams to searching for birds high in trees, campers will explore the world around them. Campers experience fun while learning, including hiking, aquatic activities, games, arts and crafts, and more! As campers grow individually and as a group, they will discover ecological connections in the world around them. Learn More.
The Bear Creek Foundation, in collaboration with Bear Creek Community Charter School, will host the 2021 Community Fall Festival on the campus of Bear Creek Community Charter School, on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The event is free and open to the general public. In addition to free entertainment throughout the day, there will be educational presentations on environmental topics, crafts, games and other fun activities for the entire family. A free Community Trunk or Treat event will be held in the late afternoon/early evening for children.
Each summer, the Bear Creek Foundation provides funding to supplement funding provided by Sanofi Pasteur, to allow seventh grde students from Bear Creek Community Charter School to attend a one-week science camp at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Students interact with local college professors, hand-picked for their fun, approachable nature, as they showcase their research in a variety of fascinating fields. They also share their personal stories about the challenges and rewards of becoming scientists. Topics explored include engineering, geology, wildlife biology, thermodynamics, entomology, physics, chemistry, environmental science and science education. Participants conduct fieldwork on an ongoing scientific research project during the week, as well as participate in field trips. Learn More.
The Bear Creek Foundation was proud to partner with Bear Creek Community Charter School on the construction of a community playground on the campus of Bear Creek Community Charter School at Ten Mile Run. Designed by Playworld System, the Wilderness Trail Community Playground includes a 1,584 square foot handicapped-accessible play structure consisting of 25 fun-filled play activities designed for children ages 5 through 12. The playground will is located adjacent to the Pavilion and soccer field, and is open for public use, from sunrise to sundown, when school is not in session. This includes evenings, weekends, holidays and summer months.
All Pro Dads is a group of parents who are dedicated to strengthening their relationship with their children, who participate in a monthly breakfast meeting held at Bear Creek Community Charter School covering fatherhood and other family topics. A great networking opportunity as well as a chance to take away great tips and resources to help you be the best parent you can be. The monthly breakfast is free, and open to all children and parents, regardless of where you live or where you go to school. Monthly online reservation required. Register now.
For more information, contact Jeff Scullion, Team Captain, at email@example.com
Two community nature trails are available for public use on the Bear Creek Community Charter School Campus. Named in memory of former Bear Creek resident John Glenn Popple, the John Glenn Trail (Blue Trail) will serve as a valuable resource in support of Bear Creek Community Charter School’s comprehensive environmental education program. The 1.25 mile trail consists of mostly gentle-sloping terrain, and is lined with crushed red stone and well-marked. The trail is ideal for casual walking and family day trips. Educational stations are currently under development along the trail, which meanders through hemlock forest, wetlands, and along beautiful Ten Mile Run. The Green Trail runs the perimeter of a portion of the property line, skirting the school building and pond, and connecting to the John Glenn (Blue) Trail. The surface of the Green Trail is wood mulch, and visitors should be aware of trip hazards along the trail. Both trails will be open for public use, sunrise to sunset, when school is not in session. This includes evenings, weekends, holidays and summer months.
The two nature trails are still being developed, so please use caution when walking the trails. Please stay on the trails as adjoining property is private. Be aware of wildlife and the dangers of walking in the woods. Follow the posted rules and regulations.
In March 2008, the Bear Creek Foundation coordinated the first Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Bear Creek Recreation Park, and every year since the event has grown bigger and better! The Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt is now held indoors, in the gymnasium at Bear Creek Community Charter School’s Ten Mile Run Campus, and the event is held rain or shine. There are separate egg hunts based on the age of the children participating. Various prizes are awarded, and each egg contains a surprise! Children will also have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and free lunch is provided. The event is free and open to the general public, regardless of where you live or attend school. Advance registration is required. Learn More.
The Bear Creek Foundation is proud to sponsor the annual Community Trunk or Treat Halloween event, that is held each October on the campus of Bear Creek Community Charter School and is open to the general public. There is no cost for families to participate in the event. Children are invited to dress in their favorite costumes and trick or treat from car to car, which are decorated for Halloween. Children receive candy or other special treats at each stop. Prizes are awarded to children dressed in costume. Children also enjoy free face painting, and inflatable obstacle course, haunted trail, and more. Fun for the entire family! Learn More.