Bear Club

"Bear Club was the best part. We would not have come to St. Louis because normally we would have to find a sitter for our kids. Bear Club made it happen for us - and our kids loved it." - 2017 Reunion Celebrant 

 "I wanted to drop you a note to say THANK YOU for the job that you and the team did this past weekend with Bear Club during the Reunion weekend. This is on multiple dimensions: content, venue, proximity to events, and security. My kids had such a wonderful time during the whole program, especially at the Juggling Jeff show. When we came to pick up our kids, we heard them laughing hysterically at his show." -Peter Froehlich, LA '93

 
Bear ClubBear Club allows alumni to enjoy their Friday and Saturday night Reunion events while knowing that their children will be entertained and cared for by licensed and bonded temporary professional nannies from TLC for Kids assisted by Washington University staff and students.
 

Bear Club Tracks

Bear Club is divided into five recommended tracks to 
ensure age-appropriate and engaging activities for all. 
See below for a full schedule and activity descriptions.
  • Baby Bears: Under 2
  • Cub Club: Ages 2-5
  • WashU Bears: Ages 6-8
  • Ursa Bears: Ages 9-11
  • Grizzly Bears: Ages 12+

Session 1: Friday, April 12th | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

Time Cub Club : Ages 2-5 WashU Bears: Ages 6-8 Ursa Bears: Ages 9-11 Grizzly Bears: Ages 12+
5:30 p.m. Arrival ​ ​
5:45 p.m. Dinner ​ ​
6:30 p.m. Magician​                             Youth Circus Performance

7:30 p.m. Movies, Crafts,
and Games
Movies, Crafts,
and Games
Movies, Crafts,
and Games
Student Fun Room
Activities
8:30 p.m. Departure
 

Session 2: Saturday, April 13th | 6:15-11:15 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.
Time Cub Club : Ages 2-15 WashU Bears : Ages 6-8 Ursa Bears : Ages 9-11 Grizzly Bears : Ages 12+
6:15 p.m. Arrival
6:30 p.m. Dinner Snack and
Student Fun
Room activities
7:15 p.m. St. Louis Science Center Workshop:
Build It! Test it! Fix it!
St. Louis Science Center Workshop: Icky, Sticky, Science St. Louis Science Center Workshop: Makey Makey Music
Pizza Cooking Class (includes dinner) or
St. Louis Science Center Workshop: Makey Makey Music
8:15 p.m. Cookie Decorating Ice Cream
Sundae Bar
Ice Cream
Sundae Bar
8:45 p.m.

Movies, Stories, and Quiet Time​​​

Juggling Jeff Show Juggling Jeff Show Juggling Jeff Show
9:45 p.m. Movies, Crafts, and Games Movies, Crafts, and Games Movies, Crafts,
and Games
11:15 p.m. Departure​
 
 

Activity Descriptions

Magician from EVERYDAYCIRCUS
This show, catered to 2-5 year olds, will include slapstick, juggling, magic, etc. that will keep the kids laughing.

Youth Circus Performance from EVERYDAYCIRCUS
Show featuring three youth performers w/ juggling, balancing & acrobatics. 

Build It! Test It! Fix It! presented by the St. Louis Science Center
Using the story of the Three Little Pigs, build a house using reclaimed materials. Then put your house to the test in front of our Big Bad Wolf Fan to see if he can blow your house down!

Icky Sticky Science presented by the St. Louis Science Center
These fun, hands-on activities will build interest in material science, increase understanding of concepts, and develop processing skills. Activities may include oobleck, slime, silly putty, pop rockets and more. Get ready to get sticky and even take home your own polymer!

Makey Makey Music presented by the St. Louis Science Center
Students will work together to create musical instruments using graphite, paper and a circuit board! The teams will work through the design and development process which brings together the basics of circuitry, collaboration and creative problem solving.

Pizza Cooking Class
Kids will enjoy making their own pizza dinner in the Bear’s Den with Bon Appetit’s chef.

Juggling Jeff Show
“Juggling Jeff” Koziatek, an internationally recognized and award winning performer, will entertain with his many tricks including juggling clubs and balls, riding a unicycle, and escaping a straitjacket.

Student Fun Room​ at Washington University
The Fun Room features a pool and Foosball table along with a variety of games and multimedia systems.


Questions?

Contact Annie Deutsch at 314-935-7383 or annie.deutsch@wustl.edu.

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