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Discovery Southeast- Outdoor Explorers Summer Camp
June 4 - August 17
Discovery Southeast offers weekly day camps, plus kayak camping for middle schoolers and overnight cabin trips. We’re outside having fun every day!
Small group sizes allow travel by van to a different location daily, as we explore Juneau’s gorgeous natural areas and the Tongass National Forest. Our open format allows inquiry-based STEM learning, and plenty of unstructured time to explore and enjoy.
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 4:00 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 park lands 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.
Overnight Cabin-to-Cabin special details:
Monday is not overnight, but is a shake-down day to make sure everyone has the proper gear, food, and equipment–we will help find gear if you do not have access. Then Tuesday through Friday will include wilderness backpacking, spending the nights in remote cabins. Days will include roughly 4 mile hikes with a pack; you do not have to be a super-hiker but should have excitement to backpack in a group.
Regular tuition is $260 per week, Overnight (cabin to cabin) is $410, 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 – you can even put $0.
June 4th-8th: Rocks Week
June 11th-15th: Adventure Week
June 18th-22nd: Oceans Week, Overnight #1
June 25th-29th: Photo Camp, Animal Camp, Kayak Expedition #1
July 9th-13th: Kayak Expedition #2
July 16th-20th: Peak Week #1, Adventure Hikes
July 23rd-27th: Salmon Week
July 30th- August 3rd: Photo Camp, Botany/Wild Edibles, Overnight #2
August 6th-10th: Maps/Orienteering Week, Peak Week #2
August 13th-17th: Stream Camp