Summer Camp

We are sorry to announce our 2020 Summer Camps have been cancelled.
With the current state mandates, and keeping our campers, their families and our staff safe, we had to make this difficult decision.
Please keep an eye out for some half-day pop-up camps offered throughout the coming months!  

Make Your Child a Happy Camper!

Every child dreams of camp–exploring creeks, singing silly songs and frolicking in the forest.   The Kenai Watershed Forum is happy to offer the week-long day camp, this year’s camp theme is “Wilderness, Wildlife & Wonder” and 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

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.

 


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.

2020 Sessions *subject to change with regards of Corona Virus restrictions

July 13 – 17

July 27 – 31

 

Intermediate Ecologists ~ Camp for Ages 9-12

These sessions involve empowering the slightly older participants with more advanced concepts related to understanding environmental processes, with an added dimension of introducing them to environmental study and stewardship.

2020 Sessions  *subject to change with regards of Corona Virus restrictions

July 6 – 10

July 20 – 24

Registration Information

Registration is easy!  There are 13 spots available in each session.  You are encouraged to register early, as the sessions will “close” when each camp reaches capacity.

$200 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 2020 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 – Download the 2020 Re-Enrollment Form if your child is a returning camper.

Classes size is limited so reserve your spot early!

Register Online NOW!

Online registration is currently unavailable.

Scholarships

Campers interested in a scholarship must submit the 2020 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. 

2020 Scholarship App

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 tami@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.

Pop-Up Camp Registration

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