KWF Summer Camp
at Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna, AK
A Recreational Day Camp
Always a good time, Naturally!
Summertime is almost here, and if you are looking for something exciting for your 6-12 year olds this summer, you’ve found it!
The Kenai Watershed Forum is happy to offer Fur, Fins, Feathers, Flowers, and Fun at Soldotna Creek Park. What better way for your child to spend a summer day than by exploring the banks of Soldotna Creek and searching for aquatic insects, flipping over logs in search of decomposition in action, or playing in a forest pretending to be a predator on the hunt?
Each week long session will include games, crafts, lessons, songs, and most importantly lots and lots of fun! Participants will benefit from spending time outside with new friends exploring rivers and forests on the Kenai Peninsula.
Alaska is full of all sorts of adventures. Come explore Fur, Fins, Feathers, Flowers, and Fun with new friends this summer, and experience Alaska in exciting and educational ways.
All sessions will be led by Dan Pascucci, Education Specialist and Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator for KWF. Dan is an enthusiastic and dedicated environmental educator with over 10 years of experience in education, and over 30 years of experience in exploring nature and playing in the woods!
Different Sessions/Different Ages
To ensure that participants get the most out of their experience at camp, we are offering different sessions for different ages with slightly different focus areas.
Small Fry Camp • Ages 6-8
A fun week full of activities and games that encourage interaction with the natural world.
*Please note: Children must have completed Kindergarten to participate in this camp.
Smolt Camp • Ages 9-12
A deeper exploration of Alaskan nature through lessons, games, and activities focusing on natural history and natural science.
Adopt A Stream Camp • Ages 9-12
Featuring all of the fun from our famous Adopt A Stream school program wrapped into one week of water testing, insect hunting, and watershed exploration.
Session Dates & Times
|June 24-28||Adopt A Stream Camp||Ages 9-12|
|July 8-12||Small Fry Camp||Ages 6-8|
|July 15-19||Smolt Camp||Ages 9-12|
|July 22-26||Small Fry Camp||Ages 6-8|
|July 29 - Aug 2||Adopt A Stream||Ages 9-12|
|August 5-9||Small Fry Camp||Ages 6-8|
Camp Hours - 9am to 4 pm
Each camp runs from 9am to 4pm daily. 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.
Camp Registration & Fee Information
Registration will open on March 1, 2013.
We have 15 spots available per session. You are encouraged to register early, we expect to fill the sessions quickly.
Parents are encouraged to download and read the camp policy and parent letter before completing the registration form. Registrations will be processed once all paperwork/forms are signed and returned and payment is received.
$150 per camper/per week session
This includes snacks, supplies, and a camp t-shirt.
Full payment in the form of cash, check, Visa or MasterCard must be received for registration to be complete. We recognize circumstances may arise and a fully registered camper may not be able to attend camp. We will make every effort to accommodate the family by transferring the registration to another session if available. If another session is unavailable and a full cancellation is necessary, we will make every effort to fill the empty spot. If the spot is filled, you will receive a full refund. If the spot can not be filled, you will receive a 25% refund.
There will be two scholarships awarded for each session of camp. Scholarship applications will be available on March 15. Applicants will be notified in early May.
Scholarship applications must accompany a complete registration packet (see documents above) to be considered.
Scholarship recipients will be selected from a panel of reviewers on the KWF Education Committee.
Please contact Dan Pascucci, KWF Education Coordinator.
This year's summer camp pilot program would not be possible without the very generous support from ConocoPhillips, City of Soldotna, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Hilcorp Alaska, and Wells Fargo. We are grateful for their committment to enriching the lives of they youth in this area and protecting the natural resources we all hold so dear.
It is often said an investment in youth is an investment in the future. ConocoPhillips and 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 this year. Their support helped launch this idea and has given us 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 - ConocoPhillips
$20,000 - US Fish & Wildlife Service
$10,000 - Hilcorp Alaska
$3,000 - Wells Fargo
In-Kind Support - City of Soldotna
The scholarships available this year are made possible by generous contributions from area businesses & Organizations.