Spring Break Adventure Days

Registration Now Open For Spring Break Programs

We’re excited to have you join us to explore outdoors! Spring Break Adventure Days offers programs outdoors exploring Juneau’s parks and natural areas.

We’re continuing our structure of 1/2 day programs, in lieu of our normal week long spring break camp, 

  • Small groups of 8-12 students mixed grades K-5th or 6th-8th
  • 3 hour long programs either 9am-12pm or 12-3pm for K-5th graders (can sign up for two)
  • 6 hour 9am-3pm program available for 6th-8th graders
  • Valley and Douglas all outdoors locations- specified when you select the different options below
  • Our focus for the day will include Winter Skills & Safety, Outdoor Games, Animal Tracking and Signs of Spring. We’ll shift the focus based on what the group is interested in and the current trail conditions. 
  • We will follow our pandemic protocols which include: small groups, cloth face coverings, social distancing, health screenings and exclusively outdoors

You can see more details in the “Description” tab below, and please send us an email info@discoverysoutheast.org if you have any questions. 

Children may enroll in up to 2 programs, or a total of 6 hours. This can either be a morning and afternoon to make a full day, or whatever combination works for your family. If your desired program is full, families may sign up on our waitlist.

Regular tuition is $25/program ($50/full day) but if that isn’t appropriate for your family, you can name your own price. If you’re enrolling multiple children, list the price per child, the internet will do that math. 

We can bill HomeBridge or Raven directly for you, please indicate in the appropriate box below when registering and we’ll take care of the rest.

Registration will close on March 17th.

**** Recently added a half day middle school program on Thursday 3/25 from 12-3pm at Skater’s Cabin- 5th-8th graders welcome!***

Groups will focus on Winter Skills & Safety, Outdoor Games, Animal Tracking and Signs of Spring!

Monday

March 22

Tuesday

March 23

Wednesday

March 24

Thursday

March 25

Friday

March 26

At Sayeík Elementary

K-5th Grade

9am-12pm

At Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

K-5th Grade

9am-12pm

At Dzantik’i Heeni 

Middle School Full Day Program  5th-8th grade 9am-3pm

At Skaters Cabin

K-5th Grade

9am-12pm

At Fish Creek

K-5th Grade

9am-12pm

At Riverbend Elementary

K-5th Grade

12pm-3pm

At Sayeík Elementary

K-5th Grade

12pm-3pm

At Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

K-5th Grade

12pm-3pm

At Skaters Cabin

K-5th Grade

12pm-3pm

 

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Description

Spring Break Theme: Winter Skills & Safety, Outdoor Games, Animal Tracking and Signs of Spring!
 Building shelters, practicing fire safety, learning navigation skills, snowshoeing, animal tracking, and edible plant harvesting are some of the activities we may explore depending on what’s out there! Join us to learn, adventure and have fun!
What should my child bring? 
  • In a daypack: A snack, water and warm layers
  • Please come to camp wearing a well-fitting, comfortable face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Having a dry spare on wet days is really nice!
  • 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 may have clothing to loan or give.
How does tuition work?

Regular tuition for $25 for the 3-hour programs and $50 for the 6-hour programs. However, we proudly offer sliding scale tuition.  If that amount is not appropriate for your family right now, just enter the amount you’d like to pay, per child.

Is there transportation? 

This year families are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child at the day’s trailhead or school site.  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.

Can we sign up for multiple days?

Families may sign up for up to 2 half-day programs, either on the same day for a full day or on two different days. 

Will I ever get off the waitlist?

If a day is full, please do sign up on the waitlist, and there’s a good chance we can make it happen if a space becomes available.

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. This year we’ll also require an online addendum specific to the pandemic.(If you’d like to preview either form, you’re welcome to download a review pdf of the Participant Agreement, and a review pdf of the Pandemic Addendum.)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.

Can I cancel?
  • If you cancel more than 10 days in advance, there’s a $10 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 $10 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 is Discovery doing for the coronavirus pandemic?

Many of the above details are new this year for the pandemic.  For additional discussion, you are welcome to read our blog post summarizing some considerations here. You can also review our protocols here, updated 1/11/21 As described above, we will  have smaller groups.  We also will be minimizing supplies to avoid touching similar items, minimizing or totally avoiding group transportation, and supporting social distancing and mask-wearing. Campers will regularly be expected to wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth. Campers are expected to stay 6 ft apart from others outside their household during the whole day, and we will help them learn what 6 feet looks like. 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, which includes a questionnaire about symptoms, travel and close contacts. 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. If the participant or anyone in their household has traveled, we expect families to be complying with the health mandate requiring testing or quarantine if traveling here from out of state.  We will be reliant on you and your family for your open communication about these things to keep our programs running.  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. We also remind you to practice social distancing even when you’re not at our program, to avoid large gatherings, and to keep a record of anyone you have come into close contact with.

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, especially with regard to our pandemic protocols may be asked to be picked up, stay home the next time, or to not return to our program. 

Spring Break Adventure Days are possible thanks to a community of support.

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