Bear Pole Expeditions

Bear Pole Expeditions

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Focus on: Adventure

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Camp Category: Academics, Community Service, GeoScience, Leadership, Life Skills, Adventure, Teen Tour, Tour and Travel, Wilderness, Residential, Specialty, CIT Program, Winter and Spring Break, Sports, Backpacking, Fishing, Hiking, Mountaineering, Nature Studies, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Ropes, and Swimming

Bear Pole Expeditions is changing young lives through transformative outdoor adventures, one camper at a time. From our beautiful mountain property located just outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado, we have been offering fun, safe, exciting coed summer camp adventures for more than 50 years.

Campers age 11-17 are invited to join us in exploring pristine wilderness and experiencing the thrill of outdoor adventure with new friends. Our small camper groups (maximum of 9 participants in each group) allow us to focus on the individual and provide a highly supportive experience for each camper.

No matter your level of experience, we have a program that’s right for you. From the high Rockies to the Olympic Mountains in Washington, from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean, join campers from across the US and around the world for an epic journey. Welcome to the most memorable summer adventure you ever imagined.

Please explore our website for full details on our philosophy and all our exciting programs. We look forward to welcoming you this summer!

As a parent, you want the best opportunities for your child. We know that a quality summer camp experience can have a profound, positive impact on a young person's life. In fact, we have long believed that the camp experience is an essential component of a child's overall education. Campers are encouraged to be curious, and education driven by curiosity is a truly transformational opportunity.

Now more than ever, we believe Bear Pole Expeditions is uniquely positioned to equip the next generation of campers for success in a fast-changing world. Bear Pole provides a safe, nurturing environment for campers to explore, to learn, to build healthy community, and to develop a positive sense of self-worth. Campers benefit greatly from experiences in nature and outdoor adventures, away from distractions.

Camper diversity is an important part of our mission. Unfortunately, many children miss out on the camp experience because their families simply cannot afford it. As we endeavor to create a richly diverse camper population, camperships allow us to provide tuition assistance to families who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Please contact us ( for details on camperships or other payment options. We also offer multi-child and referral discounts.