Summer Camp & Programs

Make Your Child a Happy Camper!

Every child dreams of camp–exploring creeks, singing silly songs and frolicking in the forest.   Summer 2021, the Kenai Watershed Forum is happy to offer week-long day camps, tree planting workshops and “pop-up camps.” Wilderness, Wildlife & Wonder will be offering several locally-focused, science and environmental-themed sessions, for kids aged 6-12.

All sessions will involve fostering a connection to nature through a hands-on, immersion in the outdoors, allowing them to see, feel, smell and directly experience the flora and fauna of the Kenai Peninsula watershed for themselves.

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


Camp Staff

Instructor – Megan Pike

Megan Pike comes to the Peninsula from the state of Maine with a background in adapted outdoor education and recreation. She has worked in both the indoor and outdoor classrooms of Mexico, greater New England, and the woods of Maine. Passionate about getting every child outside, Megan spent five years working as a counselor and Wild Adventure Leader at a Maine camp. She looks forward a second year of continuing the traditions of summer adventure, nature studies, and community relationships with the Kenai Watershed Forum Summer Camp. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she treasures her time hiking, fishing, and backpacking and eagerly anticipates meeting this seasons’ group of explorers!


Different Sessions for Different Ages

To ensure campers get the most out of their experience, we offer different sessions for different ages with slightly different focus areas. Children should be dropped off ready for action by 9am, with pick-up at 2pm.

June 7 – 11  ~ Novice Naturalist Camp, ages 6-8

June 21 – 25  ~ Novice Naturalist Camp, ages 6-8

June 29 and/or 30 ~ Tree Planting Workshop, ages 6-12

TBA ~ Pop-Up Camps


Novice Naturalists ~ Camp for Ages 6-8

These sessions are designed to begin building a basic foundation of science in small children upon which more advanced environmental understandings can be built later in life. These sessions will include informative lessons and games, nature-themed art projects, presentations by plant and/or animal experts, and field forays such as hikes in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Tree Planting Workshop for Ages 6-12

Pop-Up Camps

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.

Naturalist Camp – $200 per camper/per session

Tree Planting & Pop-Up Camps – $25

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

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.

Class size is limited so reserve your spot early!

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Scholarships

Campers interested in a scholarship must submit the 2021 Scholarship Application with their registration form.  There are a limited number of scholarships available and they are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you are interested in applying for a 2021 scholarship, please contact Meg:  meg@kenaiwatershed.org.

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 meg@kenaiwatershed.org.  


Thank You!

An investment in youth is an investment of our future.

Through generous contributions of the following organizations, KWF Summer Camp came to fruition in 2011:  ConocoPhillips, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Hilcorp Alaska, Wells Fargo and in-kind support from the City of Soldotna.

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