Outdoor Explorers


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Outdoor Explorers week-long summer day camps for ages 7-12 explore Juneau's spectacular outdoors. Each day brings a new destination and the opportunity to learn, explore, and grow outside with old friends, new friends, and Discovery Southeast Naturalists. 

Each week has a 7-9 year old camp and a 9-12 year old camp.  Drop-off and pick up either 1) in the valley behind USFS headquarters at 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM, or 2) shuttle from Harborview Elementary 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM (space is limited). Itineraries change each week, and will be sent to parents in the week prior to camp.  Weekly themes indicate a general focus for the week, but all weeks prioritize open time to explore outdoors each day.




The Details

Tuition is $220, and we proudly offer full and partial scholarships for every family for whom cost is a hardship. Consider our scholarship guidelines here, and please let us know if you’d like a scholarship or discount. 


Before you register, please review our medical form and liability waiver.  You’ll complete the blanks online during registration, and will be asked to sign it online—make sure you read it first!


We ask that each child brings a lunch, waterbottle, snacks, boots, and raingear each day. We can keep raingear and a change of clothes in the van for the week. 


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. We ask that you limit registration to 3 weeks per child, and email us to be placed on the waitlist for additional weeks.


Please note, registration is not complete and your spot is not saved until we have recieved BOTH the online form and payment.


This program is supported by the US Forest Service, and partially funded by the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues.

Hey, Discovery Southeast is a non-profit, why is there tuition?  We run a quality camp, with great staff and a high adult to child ratio.  Even the full cost of $220 does not cover our expenses, and we rely on grants and donations to make our program available to Juneau families.  We’re proud of our open scholarship program, and invite any family for whom tuition is a hardship to request a scholarship or discount.



Take a look at photos from the summer!

Beach Week
Juneau Rocks
Up In the Air
Marine Madness
Wilderness Explorers
Alpine Explorers
Journey Downstream
Our Wild Backyard