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. This is a new day of the week for us, Saturdays! Have your middle schooler join long time naturalist Steve Merli for what is sure to be a learning adventure of off-trail animal tracking, winter skills and so much more. 

Times and Locations:

Saturday, December 11th at Floyd Dryden: The drop off time is 9 AM and pick up is at 3:00 pm.  

Saturday, December 18th at Dzantik’i Heeni: The drop off time is 9 am and pick up is at 3:00 pm.

Registration Deadlines:

December 8th is the deadline to register. 

See more details below.


Category: SKU: N/A


  • Days are spent outdoors in the woods accessible from each school
  • Morning drop-off is at 9am with 3:00 pm pick-up.
  • December 11th will meet at Floyd Dryden, December 18th will meet at Dzanitk’i Heeni
What should my child bring? 
  • In a daypack: A snack, lunch, water and warm layers
  • Please come wearing a well-fitting, comfortable face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Having a dry spare on wet days is really nice! Masks are optional when 3 feet distance can be maintained, and required at pick-up/drop off.
  • Clothes for the weather. Insulated winter boots, insulated winter pants and jacket, warm socks, warm hat, and insulated water proof gloves or mittens. *If these are hard to come by, just let us know; we may have clothing to loan or give.
How does tuition work?

We proudly offer sliding-scale tuition.  If full suggested tuition is not appropriate for your family right now, simply enter the amount you’d like to pay, per child. It’s totally fine to enter “0.”

What’s the paperwork?

After registering we have some important paperwork that includes Medical Information, Risk Acknowledgement, and Legal Waivers.  It’s all contained in our online Participant Agreement, which needs to be completed more than 7 days before the program starts.

(If you’d like to preview this form, you’re welcome to download a review pdf of the Participant Agreement)

Registration is voluntary, so if you don’t agree with the terms there, please don’t register, and instead let us know at info@discoverysoutheast.org.

Is there transportation? 

We do not currently provide any transportation, however, if getting to or from the daily drop off location is a challenge for your family, please reach out to us by phone 463-1500 or email info@discoverysoutheast.org.

What is Discovery doing for the pandemic?

We have reviewed and updated our Pandemic protocols as of June 18th, 2021.

This program will take place exclusively outdoors. We will be minimizing supplies to avoid touching similar items, avoiding group transportation, and supporting social distancing and mask-wearing when in sustained close contact.

Those with symptoms of COVID-19, or living with someone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, will not be able to take part in camp. Upon arrival to camp each day, we will conduct a health screening of each participant. We expect parents and children to answer these questions on a daily basis and let us know if anyone in their household develops symptoms of COVID-19.

For the safety of our staff and other participants, we ask that you cover your face at drop off and pick up and maintain at least 6 ft from anyone outside of your household.

Can I cancel?
  • If you cancel more than 10 days in advance, there’s a $15 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 $15 cancellation fee.
  • If you don’t submit a completed Participant Agreement within 7 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.
  • If your cancellation is due to a participant or household member experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, you can opt to be rescheduled for a later program day in lieu of a refund.
What’s expected of my child?

Students are expected to follow directions from the adult Naturalists in order to keep them and the group safe. Any student unable to follow safety directions, may be asked to be picked up, stay home the next time, or to not return to our program. 

Made possible thanks to the US Forest Service and the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenue.

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