Summer Programs

Our Mission
The Science Center’s environmental science camps are an opportunity for campers to experience the amazing landscape that surrounds us in an educational and exciting way. Through camp experiences, we’ll hike in the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, canoe through the wetlands, and explore the tide pools and ocean. We are dedicated to helping campers develop their understanding of the world around them through scientific inquiry, positive outdoor experiences, leadership skills and ecosystem stewardship.

Staff and Location
Our camp is located on the beautiful Copper River Delta adjacent to Prince William Sound in Southcentral Alaska. The landscape provides an excellent classroom for participants to explore the ecosystems that make this area so diverse. With a student/leader ratio of 5:1, we offer a high quality and personal learning experience for all of our participants. Campers attend from Cordova, other Alaskan communities and throughout the United States. Camp instructors include educators and scientists from the Prince William Sound Science Center. All staff members are college graduates with training in (at a minimum) CPR, first-aid, bear safety, and education and interpretation techniques.

For questions, contact Lauren Bien, Science Education Coordinator: 907-424-5800 ext231; lbien@pwssc.org

Fees
A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot at camp. The balance is due one week before your session of camp begins. Scholarships are available through the Carol Treadwell Scholarship Fund. Applications for scholarships are due May 14.

Camp includes all meals and snacks while camp is in session, transportation during camp, Cordova airport/ferry pick-up and drop-off and all daily activities.

2016 Summer Program Descriptions
2016 Summer Camp Registration Form (download)
Summer Camp Brochure 2016 pdf
Carol Treadwell Scholarship Fund