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Fri, Apr 17


Downtown Des Moines - East Village

Bear Necessities 2020: Off to Camp

The Capital Bears welcome you to join us for a weekend of fun in Des Moines. Dance Parties, Bear Socials, Pool Party with plenty of bears, food, and fun. You do not need to be a member of the Capital Bears to attend this event, but need to agree to our Terms.

BEAR NECESSITIES 2020 - Registration is now Closed.
Bear Necessities 2020: Off to Camp
Bear Necessities 2020: Off to Camp

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2020, 5:00 PM CDT – Apr 19, 2020, 12:00 PM CDT

Downtown Des Moines - East Village, Des Moines, IA, USA

About The Event

Host Hotel

Comfort Inn Suites & Event Center 

Group Code: KD24D6

929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Phone: (515) 282-5251

0.9 Mile Walk to the East Village - 1.2 Mile Walk to The Garden Nightclub. Questions? Email us at

Purchased tickets are ONLY be required for the (1) offsite Capital Bears Party - Bear Trap: Dance Uncaged - Private Venue on Friday, April 17, 2020. Venue address and specific details to be solidified and published at a later date. Please reach out to us at or on Facebook/CapitalBears with questions. 


(1) You must be 21 years of age at the time of the event. (2) You will conduct yourself in a reasonable manner in the public areas of the hosting facilities. More specifically, this includes: (a) no public sex, (b) no public nudity, (c) complete coverage of genitals and butt crack (i.e, no jock straps or similar items in public areas), (c) no public advertising for sex, (d) no unwelcome or unruly sexual advances during Bear Necessities, (e) no public urinating or defecating, (f) only respectable public displays of affection, (g) controlled public intoxication (seek assistance if necessary), and (h) no abusive verbal and/or physical confrontations. (3) You agree not to hold Capital Bears of Des Moines, Iowa, its officers, membership, guests, sponsors, or any commercial establishment used in conjunction with this event responsible for any loss or injury to either your property or your person while participating in this event. (4) You are fully responsible for any damages you may cause to the hotel property, private venues, or commercial establishments used during this event. (5) You are fully responsible for any non-Bear Necessities attendee guests that you allow into the hotel property, including any damages caused to the property. (6) You will not post any advertisements, photos, or any other written or pictorial matter in the halls or on the doors of the private guest sections in the hotel. (7) You will not use any controlled substances (excluding medicine prescribed to you personally) during any Capital Bear activities or volunteer shifts. (8) You will not indulge in actions that are discriminatory or racist. (9) You will grant the Capital Bears of Des Moines, Iowa, and anyone designated by such, the right to use your likeness, image, voice and appearance whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, or other media, for publication, broadcast or use on the web. (10) You will assist the Captial Bear’s Bear Necessities Planning Committee by immediately reporting any witnessed violations to this code while keeping yourself from becoming part of the situation and allowing the hotel and/or security staff and/or Capital Bears Officers or Capital Bear - Bear Necessities Chair to handle the situation. 

Waiver of Liability:

In consideration of acceptance of my participation, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may now or hereafter have against individuals associated with this program and events(s), their agencies, representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in said program event. Further, if I sustain an injury or become ill while on the premises of, or while engaged in an activity associated with Capital Bears, I do hereby give my permission and/or consent to the personnel of Capital Bears of Des Moines, Iowa to secure and authorize such emergency medical, dental, and/or other treatment as I require.

By signing or electronically submitting this form, I indicate my acceptance and agreement with the terms outlined above.


  • Weekend Pass

    Weekend pass includes: dinner at the Welcome Grill Out, entrance into Bear Trap at Club G (venue address will be published at a later date), catered dinner Saturday night during Bear Happy Hour, entrance into the After Hours Pool Party, and breakfast during the Pajama Brunch Sunday morning. Ticket prices increase to $45 on Feb 1 and $60 on Mar 17. Each item will also be available a la carte at their respective event.

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