About Outdoor Explorers...
Exciting 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.
Download the following Registration Form, print it out, complete it, and return with payment to our offices at PO Box 21867, Juneau, AK 99802. Member price of $165, non-member price of $195. Each child is limited to three weeks. If they would like to attend weeks beyond that there will be a waitlist.
Scholarships are available for any child who needs one. Please contact us to learn more.
2013 Outdoor Explorers Summer Day Camp Schedule
(we will list a note when sessions are reaching near capacity)
Week 1 - June 10-14 Glacier Goonies:
Join us for some high adventure with some of the most exciting landforms Juneau has to offer!
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Week 2 - June 17-21 Juneau Rocks:
Learn about geology, mining history and more.
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Week 3 - June 24-28 Beachcombers:
Explore low tide and learn about intertidal life.
Week 3 is FULL Waiting list only
Week 4 (10-12 year olds) - July 1-5 Wilderness Adventures:
A different adventure everyday. Past adventures include river rafting, ropes courses, kayaking, paddle boarding, and zipline fun.
Week 4 is FULL Waiting list only
Week 5 - July 8-12 Journey Downstream:
How do watersheds work? From streams to lakes, and the ocean! Possible activities include fly fishing and paddle boarding.
Week 5 is FULL. Waitlist only
Week 6- July 15-19 Eco-Ninjas:
Connect the clues to find out how nature works.
Week 6 is FULL Waiting list only
Week 7 - July 22-27 Beachcombers II:
More beaches, more fun with low tide.
Week 7 is FULL Waiting list only
Week 8- (10-12 year olds) July 29-Aug 2 Alpine Explorers:
Gain a perspective from above.
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Week 9 - Aug 5-9 Our Wild Backyard:
Head out the door and discover your wild side!
Week 9 is FULL Waiting list only
Details about the program
Groups consist of 13 participants ages 7-9 or 10-12, with two 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 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Fridays are a half day picnic excursion at Auke Rec from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Parents join their campers at noon on Fridays for an oceanside potluck picnic and a celebration of the week's fun activities and accomplishments. All Fridays this summer will be Member Days! Join the potluck action at Auke Rec and spend the afternoon enjoying the beach with nature-minded folks of all ages.
Transportation is provided from Riverbend Elementary School and Harborview Elementary School. Drop off time is at 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM and pick up time is at 3:30 PM and 4:00 PM (Friday drop off time is 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM and pick up time is 1:00 PM and 1:30 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. Fridays are typically spent at Auke Village Recreation Area or Sandy Beach.
Take a look back at our past summer adventures!
This program is partially funded by the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues.
Did you participate in Outdoor Explorers this summer?
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Check out the Outdoor Explorers videos from Summer 2010: