Outdoor Explorers

 

Our week-long summer day camps for ages 7-12 are spent exploring the trails and beaches, flora and fauna of Juneau's spectacular wilderness setting. Each day's destination is a new place and experience as children learn to be safe, confident, and responsible outside while having a great time with old and new friends. In addition to hikes and explorations, each week features role-play games, an art project, and an age-appropriate outdoor presentation by a local expert on the natural history of Southeast Alaska.

Registration Process

Camp is full for 2014, and we have started waitlists for the weeks. To be included on the waitlist, send a an email including your week preference and contact information to oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org. You can also get a head start on our medical and release form (available HERE). Member price for each week is $175, and non-member price is $195 - each child is limited to three weeks. For program and registraion questions, contact the above email or call 463-1500. Cancellations incur a $25 cancellation fee, and are otherwise fully refunded up to one week prior to the session.  Within one week, refunds are only possible if we are able to fill the spot off the waitlist, and will incur the cancellation fee if so.

Scholarships are available for any child who needs one. Please contact us to learn more.  

 

 

2014 Outdoor Explorers Summer Day Camp Weekly Themes
(we will list a note when sessions are reaching near capacity) 

Week 1 - June 9-13 Juneau Rocks:
Learn about geology, mining history and more.

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

View parent newsletter here

 

Week 2 - June 16-20 Beach Week:
Explore low tide and learn about intertidal life.

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist,
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

Week 3 - June 23-27 Plant to Plate:
Learn about Juneau's edible plants and at-home agriculture.

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

Week 4 (10-12 year olds) - June 30-July 4 Wilderness Adventures:
A different adventure everyday. Past adventures include river rafting, ropes courses, kayaking, and SUP.

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

Week 5 - July 7-11 Our Wild Backyard:
 Head out the door and discover your wild side!

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

Week 6- July 14-18 Marine Madness:
More beaches, more fun with low tide.

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

Week 7- July 21-25 Journey Downstream:
 How do watersheds work? From streams to lakes, and the ocean!

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

Week 8- (10-12 year oldsJuly 28-August 1 Alpine Explorers:
Gain a perspective from above.

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

Week 9 - August 4-8 Eco-detectives:
 Connect the clues to find out how nature works.

(0 spaces left, to be placed on  the waitlist, 
contact oceaned@discoverysoutheast.org)

 

 

Details about the program

Groups consist of 12 participants ages 7-9 or 10-12, with two to three adult naturalists. Participants must dress appropriately for each day's weather and terrain, and need to bring their own water and lunches.

Daily camp times are from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Riverbend drop off and pick up is 8:30 and 4:00; Harborview drop off and pick up is 9:00 and 3:30.  

Itineraries vary from week to week. Locations we often use include Point Bridget/Cowee Meadow, Windfall Lake, Point Louisa, Outer Point, Eaglecrest, Montana Creek, Dredge Lakes, West Glacier Trail, and the Dan Moller Cabin.

 

Take a look back at our past summer adventures!

2011 Outdoor Explorers Archive

2012 Outdoor Explorers Archive

This program is partially funded by the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues.

 

 

Check out the Outdoor Explorers videos from Summer 2010: