2021 Summer Camps

2021 Summer Camps

“Come to camp ready, go home tired and muddy, fall asleep with a full belly and a big smile…wake up and repeat!”

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2021 Summer camp goals!

Our Programs

Our Youth Outdoor & Environmental Studies Programs emphasize place-based, experiential learning, and our uniquely Alaskan summer camps are no exception. Within the context of the summer season and our local wilderness, we help our youth participants build a solid foundation in the field of outdoor and environmental studies. Our programs are designed to foster authentic learning experiences that will not only last a lifetime, but encourage our participants to become actively engaged in conservation, protection, and sustainable use of our wild spaces.

Each Summer Camp week has a unique curriculum built on specific environmental science and wilderness safety topics. Additionally, Bear and Moose safety & LNT are prominent features in each morning meeting as well as practiced & reinforced throughout each day. Scroll through this post to learn more and call us at 907-406-5651 if you have any questions.

Our 2021 Summer Program Offerings

We now offer five distinct programs for the 2021 Summer Season:

  1. The Wolf Pups, our young Outdoor & Environmental Studies Program for ages 4-6 (scroll down to learn more);
  2. The Coyotes, our Youth Outdoor & Environmental Studies Programs for ages 7-12 (scroll down to learn more);
  3. Weekly, Half-Day Mt. Bike Clubs for ages 7-12 (beginner/adv. beginners);
  4. Weekly, Half-Day Mt. Bike Clubs for ages 13-16 (intermediate/advanced riders);
  5. and ***Coming Soon*** Our AYHC (Anchorage Youth Hiking Club) Summer Wilderness Expeditions, ages 13-16 — Wilderness First Aid concepts & practice, weekend camping trips, August Expedition, Certification, & Thru-Hike.

Schedule & Prices

$275/week for ages 7-12, our young outdoor explorers
$325/week for ages 4-6, our little Wolf Pups

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Location — We are alternating between two locations:

1. Odd Weeks: Hillside Park (drop off and pick up at the Hillside Park Parking Lot on Abbott rd.)

2. Even Weeks: Kincaid Park (drop off and pick up at one of three parking lots: Jodhpur Parking Lot, Stadium Parking Lot, and Raspberry Parking Lot, varies by week/day, we will communicate details ahead of time).


Times: 9:00am to 5:30pm, early 8am drop-off available for $30/week,

Days: Monday – Friday, Weekly Programs from May 24 – August 20.

Themes/Gear: Scroll down & browse through this post to see our weekly themes/curriculum plan for each group.

General Daily Itinerary

8-9:00 am: early drop off ($30/week add-on at checkout)

9:00 am: drop off – snacks, games, morning chill time.

9:30: Circle-up, Morning Chat: “the three be’s” (1. be safe, 2. be kind, 3. be respectful to oneself, others, and nature), bear and moose safety practice, LNT (leave no trace) reminders.

10:00 am – 3:30 pm: take off! Heading out toward our daily adventure. We find a spot to dive into the woods and practice our daily theme/curriculum. Water, food, chill-out and play breaks as needed.

4:00 pm: head back toward pick-up location.

4:30-5:30 pm: pick up! Each Summer Camp week includes both environmental science and wilderness safety topics. Bear and Moose safety & LNT are prominent features in each morning meeting as well as practiced & reinforced throughout each day.

Our Summer Programs 2021

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The Coyotes — 7 to12 year old adventurers

Our Youth Summer Outdoor & Environmental Studies Program – The Coyotes, ages 7-12

This program is offered in 13 weekly summer camps alternating between Hillside and Kincaid Park, each week with a unique outdoor skills theme and set of learning goals. Our outdoor studies programs are focused on building the foundations of outdoor & environmental studies for ages 7-12 in the context of our beautiful Alaskan summers. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be Mt. Biking days.

The Details:

The Coyotes’ Weekly dates & Themes
Sessiondate fromdate toname/theme:
week 105/24/202105/28/2021Coyotes: Spring Prep – Gear Maintenance & Repair (HILLSIDE)
week 206/01/202106/04/2021Coyotes: Coastal Science & Birds of Alaska (KINCAID)
week 306/07/202106/11/2021Coyotes: AK Geology & Orienteering (HILLSIDE)
week 406/14/202106/18/2021Coyotes: Ecosystems at Work & Common Knots (KINCAID)
week 506/21/202106/25/2021Coyotes:To be a Fish! (HILLSIDE)
week 606/28/202107/02/2021Coyotes: Water Safety (Recreation & Drinking) (KINCAID)
week 707/05/202107/09/2021Coyotes: Camping How-To & Leave No Trace (HILLSIDE)
week 807/12/202107/16/2021Coyotes: Orienteering + AK Flora & Fauna (KINCAID)
week 907/19/202107/23/2021Coyotes: First Aid Concepts & Skills (HILLSIDE)
week 1007/26/202107/30/2021Coyotes: “The Magical World of Kincaid Park” (KINCAID)
week 1108/02/202108/06/2021Coyotes: Hypothermia Studies & Shelters (HILLSIDE)
week 1208/09/202108/13/2021Coyotes: Foot Care & The Layers of the Forest (KINCAID)
week 1308/16/202108/20/2021Coyotes: Planning an Adventure! (HILLSIDE)

The Coyotes’ Tentative Weekly Plan

“Come to camp ready, go home tired and muddy, fall asleep with a full belly and a big smile…wake up and repeat!”
Mondays — Overview/Games, Weekly theme skills and topics intro.
Tuesdays — Bike day – pre-ride, re-ride, skills workshop, bike maintenance
Wednesdays — Art in the Woods
Thursdays — Bike day – free ride, bike maintenance
Fridays — “Theater in the Woods” – based on week/theme/interests

Through the above structure, we teach STEM and outdoor safety skills topics/themes. Generally, each week has a different topic/learning goal and curriculum, but we always include: bear & moose safety, food, water, and gear management, kindness, safety and respect (our big three), and environmental advocacy mindset (leave no trace and responsible usership of natural spaces).


The Wolf Pups — 4 to 6 year old explorers

The Wolf Pups, our young Outdoor & Environmental Studies Program for ages 4-6

This program is offered in 13 weekly summer camps alternating between Hillside and Kincaid Park, each week with a unique outdoor skills theme and set of learning goals. Our Little Wolf Pups outdoor studies programs are focused on building the foundations of outdoor & environmental studies for ages 4-6. For this age group, we will enjoy a 2 hour “story time siesta” to snack, relax, and recharge in the middle of our full day of outdoor adventure. Check out the “our programs” page on our website for more details on weekly themes, weekly schedules, and daily itineraries.

The Details:

The Wolf Pups Weekly Dates & Themes
sessiondate fromdate toname/theme:
week 105/24/202105/28/2021Little Wolf Pups: Spring Prep – Gearing up for adventure! (HILLSIDE)
week 206/01/202106/04/2021Little Wolf Pups: To be a Bird! (KINCAID)
week 306/07/202106/11/2021Little Wolf Pups: Alaska Rocks! (HILLSIDE)
week 406/14/202106/18/2021Little Wolf Pups: The AK Circle of Life (KINCAID)
week 506/21/202106/25/2021Little Wolf Pups: To be a Fish! (HILLSIDE)
week 606/28/202107/02/2021Little Wolf Pups: A Story of Water – staying safe in Alaska’s Waterways (KINCAID)
week 707/05/202107/09/2021Little Wolf Pups: How do you like to Camp Out? (HILLSIDE)
week 807/12/202107/16/2021Little Wolf Pups: All about Bugs! (KINCAID)
week 907/19/202107/23/2021Little Wolf Pups: Trail Helpers – First Aid Concepts (HILLSIDE)
week 1007/26/202107/30/2021Little Wolf Pups: “The Magical World of Kincaid Park” (KINCAID)
week 1108/02/202108/06/2021Little Wolf Pups: Keeping Warm & Dry (HILLSIDE)
week 1208/09/202108/13/2021Little Wolf Pups: Taking Care – Our bodies, gear, and a life of advnenture (KINCAID)
week 1308/16/202108/20/2021Little Wolf Pups: Planning an Adventure! (HILLSIDE)

The Wolf Pups Tentative Weekly Plan

“Come to camp ready, go home tired and muddy, fall asleep with a full belly and a big smile…wake up and repeat!”


Mondays — Overview/Games, Weekly theme skills and topics intro.
Tuesdays — Science in the Woods
Wednesdays — Art in the Woods
Thursdays — Outdoor Skills Day
Fridays — “Theater in the Woods” – based on week/theme/interests

Through the above structure, we teach STEM and outdoor safety skills topics/themes. Generally, each week has a different topic/learning goal and curriculum, but we always include: bear & moose safety, food, water, and gear management, kindness, safety and respect (our big three), and environmental advocacy mindset (leave no trace and responsible usership of natural spaces).



Book a 2021 Summer Camp today!