Summer Programs

Camps

H2O: HEADWATERS TO OCEAN DAY CAMPS

Cost: $225

H2O Day Camp is a great time to be active and have fun in the outdoors while learning about the amazing landscape that surrounds Cordova. Each day is filled with hands-on science activities, games, and adventures. During the week at camp we’ll hike in the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, canoe through the wetlands of the Copper River Delta and explore Orca Inlet. By the end of the week you will be able to see for yourself that from headwaters to ocean…it’s all connected. Camp activities will take place all over Cordova and the Copper River Delta. Thursday night will be an optional overnight, with campfires, s’mores, and activities at our permanent base camp located near 13 mile on the Copper River Highway.

*These are general age guidelines; if you feel your camper would be a good fit for a specific program, feel free to contact us!

COPPER RIVER STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

June 27-July 8 (Grades 9-12)
Cost: $300

Ten students from throughout the Copper River watershed will be recruited to participate in the ten-day adventure through the watershed. The program engages future leaders of the region in an active exploration of their surroundings to learn about the history, ecology, and future challenges facing the watershed and the wild salmon upon which their communities depend. http://copperriver.org/programs/watershed-education/copper-river-stewardship-program

*In partnership with Copper River Watershed Project, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. Open only to campers living in the Copper River Basin.

FAMILY CAMP

Cost: Varies

Family Camp offers an opportunity for the whole family to have fun and experience the amazing landscape that surrounds Cordova. Our staff will offer daily activities filled with hands-on science activities, games, and adventures. During the week at camp we’ll hike through the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, canoe through the wetlands of the Copper River Delta and explore Orca Inlet. Camp activities will be open to everyone, including, but not requiring, parents*! At night, reconnect with the entire family as you enjoy camping at our permanent base camp on the Copper River Delta. Dinner and breakfast are family time, but during the day, let us lead you on Delta and Sound adventures!

*Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult to participate in day camp activities.

Optional: Rent a campground spot through the following weekend to enjoy Cordova’s Copper River Wild Salmon Festival or the next week to participate in Cordova’s 4-H Music Camp!

DELTA RESTORATION TEAM CAMP (D.R.T. Camp)

August 13-20 (Grades 9-12)
Cost: $550

This camp, offered in partnership with the US Forest Service, offers high school students an opportunity to play, work, and learn about restoration, ecosystems, and their personal values among the incredible natural assets of the Copper River Delta. This service-learning oriented field experience, based at Snag Lake, a remote field site 19 miles outside of Cordova, will focus on restoration projects, team building, and leadership. Help us restore native plant communities and improve fish habitat while having fun. If these activities, plus canoeing and exploring a place few people ever see, sound like fun to you, sign up for D.R.T. Camp! Participating youth will gain ecosystem knowledge and practical restoration skills, but equally importantly, a sense of ownership over restoration activities in their public lands, improved understanding of an iconic and economically important ecosystem, and a sense of connection between themselves and natural habitats that support resilient communities.

 

Scholarships still available!

Apply for the Carol Treadwell Scholarship