Science Summer Camps

2022 camps

*Camp registration is closed for 2022, check back in January for 2023 dates*

 

H2O: HEADWATERS TO OCEAN DAY CAMPS

Rising Grades 3-6

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.

This is a day camp and we will be spending our time exploring, playing, and learning throughout the Copper River Delta. Camp begins at 9am and ends at 3pm. Thursday night is an optional overnight at PWSSC's campground at 13 mile. Drop-off and pick-up at the PWSSC dock. Transportation, food, and all content-related materials are included with registration.

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GIRLS IN MARINE SCIENCE

Rising Grades 7-9

This camp will be a mini-intensive in all-things marine science. Explore the tide pools, dissect a squid, capture and identify plankton, learn about our local marine ecosystems and the animals that live in them. We will spend the three days and two nights immersed in the world of the ocean. We will meet with expert biologists, oceanographers, and marine ecologists to deepen our understanding of the marine world.

This is an overnight camp and we will be spending our days in/around town and the water. Our evenings will be spent at the PWSSC campground at mile 13. Camp begins at 9am on the 7th and ends at 3pm on the 9th. Drop-off and pick-up at the PWSSC dock. Transportation, food, and all content-related materials are included with registration.

 

COPPER RIVER STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM*

Grades 9-12
Open only to campers living in the Copper River Watershed

Ten students from throughout the Copper River watershed will be recruited to participate in the ten-day adventure. 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.

*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.

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HEALTHY HABITATS DAY CAMP

Rising Grades 2-4

Healthy Habitats is all about exploring the "homes" around us. What makes a good home for the plants and animals that live here? Why does a beaver build a dam? How do salmon fry survive the winter? This new, shortened program is designed to be an introductory experience to our camps. Maybe your camper is interested in camp but not ready to commit to the full week - that's okay, come join us for two days of fun and exciting adventures!

This is a day camp and we will be spending our time exploring, playing, and learning throughout the Copper River Delta. Camp begins at 9am and ends at 3pm both days. Drop-off and pick-up at the PWSSC dock. Transportation, food, and all content-related materials are included with registration.

 

INVESTIGATING INVERTEBRATES DAY CAMP

Rising Grades 2-4

How do so many animals survive without bones? Let's find out together as we tidepool, pond dip, catch insects, and more. This new, shortened program is designed to be an introductory experience to our camps. Maybe your camper is interested in camp but not ready to commit to the full week - that's okay, come join us for two days of fun and exciting adventures!

This is a day camp and we will be spending our time exploring, playing, and learning throughout the Copper River Delta. Camp begins at 9am and ends at 3pm both days. Drop-off and pick-up at the PWSSC dock. Transportation, food, and all content-related materials are included with registration.

 

NATURE ART CAMP

Rising Grades 7-9

This camp is for youth that are interested in exploring the natural world through different artistic mediums. Activities will take place all over Cordova and the Copper River Delta while we Nature Journal, press plants, use cyanotypes, dabble in landscape photography, and learn the basics of drawing and color theory. This camp is for interested beginners and experienced artists - all are welcome!

This is an overnight camp and we will be spending our days exploring the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds us. Our evenings will be spent at the PWSSC campground at mile 13. Camp begins at 9am on the 2nd and ends at 3pm on the 4th. Drop-off and pick-up at the PWSSC dock. Transportation, food, and all content-related materials are included with registration.

 

H2O: HEADWATERS TO OCEAN OVERNIGHT CAMP

Rising Grades 6-8

H2O Overnight 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. We will also learn, firsthand, what it means to be a good steward through active participation in restoration projects on the Delta. 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.

This is an overnight camp and we will be spending our days exploring the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds us. Our evenings will be spent at the PWSSC campground at mile 13. Camp begins at 9am on the 9th and ends at 3pm on the 12th. Drop-off and pick-up at the PWSSC dock. Transportation, food, and all content-related materials are included with registration.

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Scholarships are available for all of our camps!

Apply for the Carol Treadwell Scholarship