Summer will be here soon and the 2019 Summer Camp Guide has the camp or activity for your kid! Search through more than 90 listings for Alaska camps to find the perfect fit and register before summer arrives.
Camp Fire's Camp K on Kenai Lake
GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-17 | COST: $225-$690
Get away this summer to Alaska's longest running, co-ed overnight camp along the shores of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing - a two-hour bus ride from Anchorage. Just a stone's throw from main camp is a half-mile long beach with access to hiking trails, boating activities, field games and an art building, as well as river rafting and horseback excursions nearby. This 160-acre campus within the Chugach National Forest is "wild Alaska" with everyday opportunities to be off the grid, experience nature and take in the epic beauty right outside your cabin door. Sessions range from an introduction to overnight camp, with only a few nights away for young campers to a week for older youth. Roundtrip transportation is provided from Anchorage for all sessions.
WHEN: May 29 - July 25; Overnight; Sessions from 3-7 days
CONTACT: 907-279-3551; campfireak.org
H2O: Headwaters to Ocean Overnight Camps
Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova
GRADES/AGES: Grades 6-8 | COST: $500; scholarships available
H2O Overnight Camp is a great time to be active and have fun in the outdoors while learning about the amazing landscape that surrounds Cordova. Each day is filled with hands-on science activities, games and adventures. During the week at camp we will hike in the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, canoe through the wetlands of the Copper River Delta and explore Orca Inlet. By the end of the week you will be able to see for yourself that from headwaters to ocean? it's all connected. Camp activities will take place all over Cordova and the Copper River Delta.
WHEN: June 10-14; Aug. 5-9; Overnight
CONTACT: Lauren Bien, 907-424-5800 x231; email@example.com
Jr. Naturalist Camp
Wynn Nature Center and Peterson Bay Field Station, Homer
GRADES/AGES: Ages 9-12 | COST: $450
Four-day camp with two day sessions at the Wynn Nature Center and two overnights at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Explore the diverse habitats and wildlife of the forests and beaches around Kachemak Bay. Activities include animal tracking and wildlife cams, tide pooling, hiking, fun and adventure! Campers sleep in yurts. Perfect for a first-time camper!
WHEN: June 27?30; Overnight
Teen EcoAdventure Camp
Peterson Bay Field Station, Homer
GRADES/AGES: Ages 12-15 | COST: $999
This 10-day outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship camp explores the changing environment and how this connects to a most basic and delicious part of our lives - food! Activities include backcountry and yurt camping, hiking along forests, beaches, alpine and at the foot of a glacier, berry picking and preserving, learning about salmon fishing, tidepooling, understanding ethnobotany and local edible plant uses, and having fun in the kitchen making a range of homemade foods. Throughout all this, participants learn about how different changes to the forest, beach and marine ecosystems affect the food we eat and how our food choices affect the environment and communities around us. Price includes all boat transportation around Kachemak Bay, food and lodging.
WHEN: July 22?31; Overnight
Marine Mammal Camp
Peterson Bay Field Station, Homer
GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-12 | COST: $600
Campers will spend four nights and five days at the Peterson Bay Field Station learning about marine mammals, being wildlife detectives and articulating (putting together) a mystery skeleton. An exciting combination of hands-on science, adventurous exploration and fun-filled games. Includes a boat tour on Kachemak Bay to view marine mammals.
WHEN: Aug. 7?11; Overnight