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.
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.
Construction continues on the new John Glenn Nature Trail on the campus of Bear Creek Community Charter School at Ten Mile Run. Named in memory of former Bear Creek resident John Glenn Popple, the 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. There are educational stations as well as rest areas along the trail, which meanders through hemlock forest, wetlands, and along beautiful Ten Mile Run. The trail will be open for public use, sun up to sun down when school is not in session. This includes evenings, weekends, holidays and summer months. The trail is anticipated to open in September 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bear Creek Foundation is proud to be the chartering organization for Cub Scout Pack 2000. Organized in the Spring of 2011, Cub Scout Pack 2000 is open to any boy or girl attending kindergarten through fifth grade, regardless of where they live or where they attend school. Meetings are typically held at Bear Creek Community Charter School, but activities are held throughout the community.
Cub Scouting is fun for the entire family. It includes fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and helps to prepare them for today, and for life.
To learn more about Cub Scout Pack 2000, contact Denise Abrams via e-mail at email@example.com
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To learn more about Cub Scouting in general, visit https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/
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.
Construction is currently underway for a new 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 be open for public use, sun up to sun down when school is not in session. This includes evenings, weekends, holidays and summer months. The playground will be adjacent to a new 5,000 square foot pavilion and regulation soccer field. The playground is anticipated to open in September 2019.