Summer Camp

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A recreational day camp with sessions June – August!

Make Your Child a Happy Camper!

Every child dreams of camp–exploring creeks, singing silly songs and frolicking in the forest.

Make your child a happy camper!  The Kenai Watershed Forum is happy to offer the week-long day camp Fur, Fins, Flowers, Feathers and Fun at Soldotna Creek Park. What better way for your child to spend a summer day than by exploring Soldotna Creek on a bug hunt, flipping over logs to see decomposition in action or pretending to be a forest predator on a hunt?

Each week-long session will include games, crafts, lessons, songs and most importantly, lots and lots of fun!

Camp size is limited so reserve your spot early!  Scholarships are available.


Camp Staff

Melissa Steritz

Melissa (Skye) is the KWF Education Specialist and Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator who came to us from California. Melissa has six years of experience in environmental education and loves sharing her passion for nature with children.  Melissa is positive, creative, and fun for kids to be around. She is putting her own unique spin on an already awesome camp!

Alex Bergholz

Raised in Alaska, Alex has spent her days exploring, running, and fishing the Kenai. She is currently studying chemistry and biology at The University of Alaska Fairbanks in pursuit of a career in education. Alex loves how science and nature coincide, and hopes that she will be able to share her passion of the outdoors with those around her.

 

Different Sessions for Different Ages

Camp Hours:  9am to 4pm
Children are asked to be dropped off at Soldotna Creek Park and ready for the day’s activities by 9am.  Children will be finished with their camp day and ready for pick-up at 4pm.

 

To ensure campers get the most out of their experience, we offer different sessions for different ages with slightly different focus areas.

Small Fry Camp for Ages 6-8

Small Fry Camp

A fun week full of activities and games that encourage integration with the natural world

*Please note:  Children must have completed Kindergarten to participate in this camp.

2017 Sessions

June 12 – 16

July 10 – 14

Wild About Art Camp for Ages 6-12

Wild About Art 

Art is great way to create memorable connections to encourage a love of nature and connect with children’s wild side.

2017 Sessions

June 19 – 23 for 6-8 year olds (must have completed kindergarten)

July 17 – 21 for 9-12 year olds

July 31 – August 4 for 6-8 year olds (must have completed kindergarten)

Adopt-A-Stream Camp for Ages 9-12

 Adopt-A-Stream Camp 

Featuring all of the fun of our famous Adopt-A-Stream program wrapped into one week of water testing, insect hunting and watershed exploration.

2017 Sessions

June 26 -30

July 24-28


Registration Information

Registration is easy!  There are 15 spots available in each session.  You are encouraged to register early, as the sessions will “close” when each camp reaches capacity.

$150 per camper/per session

Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.

Option 1 – Register online on the next tab down.  It’s quick and easy!  You will be emailed the rest of the packet to fill out and turn in before your child’s camp begins.

Option 2 – Download the 2017 Registration Packet. Once the packet is completed please mail, email, fax or drop off at the Kenai Watershed Forum Office in Soldotna Creek Park.

Option 3 – Has your child attended camp before? Download the 2017 Re-Enrollment Form and submit to the Kenai Watershed Forum.

Classes size is limited so reserve your spot early!

Register Online NOW!

Scholarships

Campers interested in a scholarship must submit the 2017 Scholarship App with their registration form.  There are a limited number of scholarships available and they are awarded as they are submitted until the scholarship fund is depleted.

Camp scholarships are made available by generous contributions from individuals, local business and organizations.

*If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact sarah@kenaiwatershed.org.


Thank You!

An investment in youth is an investment of our future.  ConocoPhillips and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have embraced this philosophy as well as the mission of KWF by their cornerstone support of KWF Summer Camp.  It is through their generosity that KWF Summer Camp came to fruition its first year.  Their support helped launch the program and has given KWF the opportunity to build a solid foundation for this camp.  We are most appreciative of their continued support of KWF and our programs.

$25,000 – ConocoPhilips

$20,000 – US Fish & Wildlife Service

$10,000 – Hilcorp Alaska

$3,000  – Wells Fargo

In-Kind – City of Soldotna

 

Working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula since 1997.