Clark's Bears Summer 2024

2024 registration now open!

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Wilderness Explorer

June 8, 2024

Clark's Bears in Lincoln, NH is proud to host the Wilderness Explorer Program for Cub Scouts and their families. In addition to the rides and shows that Clark's Bears is known for, Cub Scouts of all ranks will have a special 2-hour, hands-on program. This may be the best Scouting program to date! There are Clark's Bears Scouting patches for sale in the main gift shop to remember your day.

Wilderness Explorer Program

June 8, 2024 at 1:30-3:30

Presented by the US Forest Service and NH Fish and Game. Scouts will be broken into four 25-minute programs as they learn outdoor awareness from professionals working in the field. Scouts will earn their Wilderness Explorer patch and certificate for participating. Smokey Bear will be on hand during the awards celebrating his 80th birthday!

  1. Forest Rangers will guide Scouts on a nature walk using a scavenger hunt to see what is hiding in the forest.
  2. Strike it rich! Scouts will learn how to pan for gold from an experienced prospector. See if you leave with gold fever.
  3. Scouts will meet and learn about the work of wildland firefighters. How can you help prevent fires?
  4. A NH Fish and Game Conservation officer (and possibly a K9 unit!) will teach the Scouts about their work keeping our wildlife resources safe and healthy.

Forest Ranger explains what to expect on the nature walk and scavenger hunt
A Forest Ranger explains what to expect on the nature walk and scavenger hunt.

Scavenger Hunt
What to find on the nature walk and scavenger hunt

Testing Cub Scouts knowledge about what have they learned.
Testing Cub Scouts knowledge about what have they learned.

US Forest Rangers along with Smokey Bear will present patches and certificates for the Wilderness Explorer program.

Cub Scouts will watch the 12:00 Bear Show. They will receive discounts throughout the park when dressed in their Cub Scout uniform. The Wilderness Explorer program takes place rain or shine.

COST - The cost is $29 per person, which includes both the Junior Ranger Program and entrance into the Clark's Bears Theme Park. Your ticket includes all rides, all shows, all day.

FAMILY MEMBERS - The Scout's family is welcome to visit Clark's, but only Scouts and Leaders (or a parent) are allowed into the presentation. Family members ages 4 and above will receive the $29 rate per person but they must be included in the registration. Registered family members will be able to enter the park early with the Scouts at the Anaconda Gate. Once registration is sold out, family members who would like to purchase a ticket must do so online or in person at the Railroad Station at the regular ticket price. These family members must enter the park through the Railroad Station and will not be allowed into the park early with the Scout.

REGISTRATION - Registration is online only and must be received by June 4, 2024 to participate. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Scouts are able to register independently or with their entire Pack for the Cub Scouts. This program does sell out, so register early to avoid disappointment. Canceled registrations will not receive a refund.

Registration Form

CHECK-IN - Registered Scouts and their family must check-in at the Anaconda Escape (water raft-ride) gate from 10:00-11:00. At this time they will receive their hand stamp and the schedule for the day.

UNIFORM - Class A uniforms are preferred for this event.

FOOD - Lunch, drinks and snacks are available for purchase at Clark's. You may also choose to bring a bagged lunch if you so desire.

QUESTIONS - If you have questions the best way to reach me is to email Anne Englert at or call 603-745-8913 Extension 2.

Scout Fire
A quick and safe way to make a campfire.

Scouts will learn how to pan for gold!
Scouts will learn how to pan for gold!

Campgrounds within ten miles of Clark's Bears:

Private Campgrounds

Country Bumpkins: Lincoln, NH 603-745-8837
Lost Valley Campground: North Woodstock, NH 603-745-8321
Maple Haven Campground: North Woodstock, NH 603-745-3350
Woodstock KOA Campground: Woodstock, NH 603-745-8008

White Mountain National Forest Campgrounds

Wildwood: Easton, NH
Hancock: Lincoln, NH
Big Rock: Lincoln, NH

NH State Park Campgrounds

Lafayette Place: Franconia, NH
Cannon Mountain RV Park: Franconia, NH

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Clark's Bears
PO Box 1
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Lincoln, NH 03251

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