Please heed the age ranges, and please enroll a child for no more than 3 weeks of camp. If you’re just outside the age range or already signed up for 3 weeks, use our waitlist and we’ll make case-by-case decisions on whether we can accommodate your request.
Drop-off and pick up will generally be at 8:30 am and 3:30 pm at Twin Lakes. From there we will travel by 15 passenger van to our day’s destination, exploring the Tongass National Forest or other parklands in the CBJ. 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.
New! ORCA/SAIL Camp:
This year we’re excited to announce a collaborative camp with SAIL’s ORCA program. This inclusive camp will have an open format, allowing for inquiry-based learning and unstructured time, with activities emphasizing local natural sciences. We’ll have 6 spaces available for our Discovery Southeast families and combine with ORCA’s 5 participants for a week of fun outside. Our theme is communication, but like all our camps, we’ll be outside on different trails all day every day. Our theme for the week is communication: How do you communicate with the land? Lend your listening ears to nature this week as we explore how plants, humans, and animals communicate. We will traverse the microscopic mycelial networks of our forests, analyze birdcalls, and search for personal connections with the land this week.
Regular tuition is $260 per week, and Kayak Camp is $440. This is thanks to financial support from Discovery Southeast members, the Forest Service, and many others. In addition, we proudly offer sliding-scale tuition. If regular tuition is not appropriate for your family right now, simply enter the amount you’d like to pay, per child. We’ll ask anyone paying less than $150 per week to apply for the new city-wide summer scholarships form here. If the city-wide scholarship is awarded, we’ll expect some of it to be used for Outdoor Explorers camp. If a family does not qualify for a city-wide scholarship, we’ll ask that families pay at least $100 per week for camp, unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please fill out the CBJ scholarship form within a week of registering.
If getting to or from Twin Lakes is a challenge for your family, please reach out to us by phone or email email@example.com.
IMPORTANT: Participant Agreement, including Medical Information, Risk Acknowledgement, and Legal Waivers:
After registering you’ll receive a link to our online Participant Agreement, which needs to be completed more than 10 days before camp starts. We recommend you take a moment now to look over a copy, so you’re comfortable with it 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please pack a sack lunch, water, and a snack.
- Bring clothes for the weather… usually rain gear, 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 our ability to offer meaningful programs for all participants.
- If you cancel more than 10 days in advance, there’s a $25 cancellation fee.
- If you cancel 10 or fewer days in advance, a 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 10 days of the camp, or if a child is not allowed to participate due to behavior reasons, that is considered a cancellation 10 or fewer days in advance.
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