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

Registration will soon be open for 2015! You can get a head start on our medical and release form (available HERE).

Pricing Information

Price is $220 each week. Full and partial scholarships availible to children in need - contact info@discoverysoutheast with scholarship requests. 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 if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for additional weeks, or have program and registraion questions, contact the above email or call 463-1500.

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

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



2015 Outdoor Explorers Weekly Themes

(we will list a note when sessions are reaching near capacity)

Each week is avaible to children ages 7-9 AND ages 10-12. You will be asked to indicate preferred age group during registration. 


Week 1 - June 8-12 Eco-detectives:

Week 2 - June 15-19 Beach Week:

Week 3 - June 22-26 Juneau Rocks:

Week 4 - June 29-July 3 Up in the Air:

Week 5 - July 6-10 Marine Madness: 

Week 6- July 13-17 Wilderness Explorers:

Week 7- July 20-24 Alpine Explorers:

Week 8-  July 27-31 Journey Downstream:

Week 9 - August 3-7 Our Wild Backyard:


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.

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: