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Banquet Tracks

2016 Auction Purchase

Thanks for supporting Discovery Southeast at the 2016 Banquet & Auction!


If you still need to check out, please enter your total below, along with any notes.  If you’d like us to mail or drop off your item, just let us know and provide an address.  Thanks!

2018 Award Banquet and Auction

***Online ticket sales are closed.  We have a few dozen tickets remaining, which will be available at the JACC shortly before 5PM doors opening.  We can’t wait to see you tonight!***

Join Discovery Southeast for our annual Award Banquet & Auction on Saturday, March 10th 2018 at the JACC. Doors open at 5:00, with dinner at 6 PM followed by a live and silent auction. The highlight, our 4th annual Discovery Award, recognizes Harborview teacher Jennifer Thompson for her support of outdoor education and hands-on science!

Our Taku Taco dinner features local salmon donated by Alaska Glacier Seafoods, and wine courtesy of K&L Distributing. (No-host bar).  Auction items include an (UnCruise) cruise for two to Baja, two tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and local favorites like nagoon berry liquor and rhubarb jam.

Taking a page from Jennifer’s book, we’ll accept gently used outdoor gear at the banquet, and use it in Discovery Southeast programs.  Specific needs include youth sizes of: rain jackets & pants, fleece tops and pants, gloves and mittens, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, youth packs (internal frame, 40-70L)

New this year: We’ll have a mix of cocktail tables and standard larger tables seating 10. Reserve  one of the larger tables via the “Super Supporter” ticket…We’ll have your table for 10 ready, along with two complimentary bottles of wine!

Thank you for supporting outstanding nature education for Southeast Alaskans!

2019 Award Banquet and Auction

Doors open at 5 pm at the JACC, tickets available at the door.

Join the Discovery Southeast community for our annual Award Banquet & Auction on Saturday, March 30th, 2019! We are proud to honor Dirk Miller as the recipient of the 2019 Discovery Award! Read more about Mr. Miller here.

30th Anniversary Award Banquet & Auction

Let’s celebrate 30 years of hands-on learning in nature!  Our Award Banquet & Auction is March 14, 2020 at the JACC.  Doors open at 5pm, and dinner is served shortly thereafter.

Please purchase your tickets now, in advance, to help us plan accordingly.  Tickets, and donations in-lieu of tickets, can be purchased below.

Additionally, to donate an item, service, or dessert for our auction please complete the auction item donation form here.

Auction items already donated include:

  • UnCruise trip for 2 to Hawaii
  • Alaska Airlines tickets
  • Alpacka Raft $500 gift certificate
  • Personally catered dinner for 6
  • ski waxing, 4 pair of skis
  • Art work/art cards

Three decades and counting!  It’s possible only with strong community support, thank you!



For the weeks of July 22 and July 29, we’re offering a new “after care” program for Outdoor Explorers summer camp.  This provides care for kids from the time camp ends (3:30) to the time parents get off work (by 5:30). 

We’ll continue to explore outdoors, but will focus on options closer to home for this short time.  For example, we may garden, play games at Twin Lakes, or work on crafts.  This is open only to families enrolled in those weeks of regular camp, and the same general format, policies, and expectations of regular camp apply.  

Please review the details in the “Description” tab below.  Some highlights:

  • This is open to any child currently enrolled in these two weeks of camp: July 22nd-26th and July 29th-August 2nd.
  • Regular tuition is $50/week, but if that isn’t appropriate for your family, you can name your own price.
Out Of Stock

K/1 Summer Program

The littles get to play with Discovery this summer at Auke Rec! Our K/1 camp is designed for children going into either kindergarten or first grade and will run June 24-28th from 9am-1pm. Our open format allows inquiry-based STEM learning, and plenty of unstructured time to explore and enjoy. We will be outside playing in the creek, taking short walks through the forest, tide-pooling, building, creating, and having fun outside!

*This camp is half-day and begins and ends at Auke Recreation Area, not Discovery Southeast’s usual meeting spot!

Please review the details, participant agreement, cancellation policy, and more info in the “Description” tab below.  Some highlights:

  • Grades listed are the grades the child is going into.
  • Regular tuition is $200, but if that isn’t appropriate for your family, you can name your own price. *This year we’ll ask anyone paying $100 or less to apply for the city-wide scholarship funds.
  • After registering you’ll need to complete our Participant Agreement, noted below in the “Description” tab.

If a week is full (”out of stock”) sign up for our waitlist. We take children from the waitlist regularly.

Outdoor Leaders Discovery Day

We’re excited to have you join us to explore outdoors! Discovery Days offer day-long outdoor programs exploring Juneau’s parks and natural areas. We have spent the time after school developing outdoor skills, now is the time to put those skills to the test as we spend an entire day in the outdoors together!

Times and Locations (New!):

This November we will have two drop-off and pick-up locations: Dzantik’i Heeni & Floyd Dryden middle schools

Floyd Dryden: The drop off time is 8:45 AM and pick up is at 3:30 pm.  

Dzantik’i Heeni: The drop off time is 8:45 am and pick up is at 3:30 pm.

Registration Deadlines:

November 4th is the deadline for the November Discovery Day.

Outdoor Explorers, stream crossing

Reserved Summer Camp Week

If you’ve been taken off our wait list, you can pay for camp(s) here.

Once you’ve paid, please complete our Participant Agreement–a link will be emailed to you. Thanks!


Registration Details

Regular tuition is $240/week, or see below for our easy to get scholarships.

Please pack a sack lunch, water, and a snack.
Bring clothes for the weather… usually raingear, boots, warm layers, and a change of clothes. *If these are hard to come by, just let us know; we have clothing to loan or give.
We expect children to behave in a manner that does not jeopardize the group’s safety or the ability of our staff to offer meaningful programs for all participants.

If you cancel more than 14 days in advance, there’s a $25 cancellation fee.
If you cancel 14 or fewer days in advance, refund is only possible if we can fill your spot, and if so there’s still the $25 cancellation fee.
If you don’t submit a completed participant agreement within 14 days of camp starting, or if a child is not allowed to participate due to behavior reasons, that is considered a cancellation 14 or fewer days in advance.

Participant Agreement, including Health and Medical Information, Risk Acknowledgement, and Legal Waivers:
After registering you’ll be emailed a link to our online Participant Agreement, which needs to be completed more than 14 days before camp starts.  We recommend you take a moment now to look over a copy, so you know you’re comfortable with the terms before registering.  Registration is voluntary, so if you don’t agree with the terms there, please don’t register, and instead let us know at


Easy to get scholarships

Scholarships are available to every family in need.  It’s easy, as you register just fill in the blank to let us know how much is the right tuition for your family.

Not sure?  Every family is different, but here’s a guide that might help; it’s based on the school’s free and reduced lunches.  If you have questions, email or call (907) 463-1500.

Scholarship guidelines

Riverbend & Glacier Valley Discovery Days

This October 17th, we will host a special site-specific Discovery Day at Riverbend Elementary, open to current students at that school in grades 4-5. Similarly, on October 18th we will host a special site-specific Discovery Day at Glacier Valley Elementary, open to students at that school in grades 4-5. They’re from 8:00 to 2:30. We will spend this time exploring and uncovering the nuggets of nature provided in our very literal backyard.

Full tuition is $50 per day for the day, but pay whatever price is right for your family.  Name your price below. When enrolling multiple children or days, please list the amount you’ll pay per child, per day.

To enroll, please add the amount you are willing to pay and select a quantity. Upon check out, you’ll receive a link to our online Participant Agreement, which you need to complete at least 10 days before the Discovery Day(s).  Please review it and more info below in the “Description” tab.

Registration will close on October 14th.

If a day is full (or “Out of Stock”), you can join our waitlist here.



Waitlist Registration for Outdoor Explorers

Register and pay here if we’ve offered you an Outdoor Explorers summer camp spot off the waitlist.

Regular tuition is $260 (or $320 for Kayak Camp), but pay-as-you-can by entering the amount you’ll pay below. Even if you enter “0” be sure to check out so your registration is confirmed.

Please review the important camp info in the “Description” tab below.  Email with any questions.