Summer Camp & Programs

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 week-long day camps, tree planting workshops and “pop-up camps.”

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 – Katey Shedden

Katey is originally from Fort Worth, TX and attended college at Chaminade University of Honolulu, where she majored in Environmental Studies and Mass Media Communications. Since 2017, she spent her summers doing seasonal environmental education work on the Kenai Peninsula, and made the full move to Alaska in the spring of 2021. Katey has also worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and non-profits in Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Hawaii connecting people of all ages to the natural spaces around them. Katey’s passions include hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, wild food foraging, watercolor painting, nature photography, and sitting in pretty places.


2022 Summer Schedule

We have a variety of styles of summer programs for 2022.  To ensure campers get the most out of their experience, we offer a variety of sessions for different age groups.  Pop-Up Camps may be added, so be sure to check back!

June 20-24  ~ CAMP IS FULL ~ Novice Naturalist Camp, ages 6-8

July 6-8  ~ CAMP IS FULL ~ Intermediate Ecologists, Ages 8-11

July 11-15 – CAMP IS FULL ~ Intermediate Ecologists, Ages 8-11

July 18-22 ~CAMP IS FULL ~ Novice Naturalist Camp, ages 6-8

July 25-29 ~ CAMP IS FULL – Novice Naturalist Camp, ages 6-8


Weekly Camps

These sessions are designed for ages 6-8 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.

Novice Naturalists camps start at 9 and finish at 3pm.  Campers can be dropped off and picked up at the pavilion by the children’s playground in Soldotna Creek Park.

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

The cost is $200 per camper.


Pop-Up Tree Planting

Pop-Up Tree Planting Workshop: Age 6-11

June 28,  10am-2pm in Swift Water Park, Soldotna

Join us for a day of Tree Sapling Planting!

The Kenai River Rotary and The Kenai Watershed Forum are hosting their 3rd Annual Tree Sapling Workshop!

Campers are registered on a first come first serve basis as we can only accept a limited group of 15. Campers must be ages 6-11 years old and dropped off or joined by an adult. Program will begin at 10am with a lesson and a craft, followed by a BYO picnic lunch and lots of tree planting!

The cost is $10 per camper for supplies.

Online Registration

After you have submitted the online registration, please print, fill out and submit this packet before the first day of your child’s camp:  2022 Registration Packet

Scholarships

Campers interested in a scholarship must submit the 2022 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 2022 scholarship, please contact Katey:  education@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 education@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.