Summer Programs



Open only to campers living in the Copper River Watershed

June 15-24
Grades 9-12
Cost: $300, scholarships available

How do we ensure that our future leaders understand the contribution that complex natural systems make to a healthy society? With multiple partner organizations, we support more than 10 high school student leaders (from coastal and upriver Copper River communities) as they study the ecosystems of the Copper River watershed. They spend time in both the upper basin’s boreal forest and the delta’s rainforests, connecting it all. Adventures include multi-day overnight sailing trips from Cordova to Valdez, habitat stewardship projects that benefit fish and wildlife, and fun, creative writing exercises to help you find your voice. 

Ten students from throughout the Copper River watershed will be recruited to participate in the ten-day adventure in 2020. 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. 

To apply for the 2020 Copper River Stewardship Program: Complete the application packet by April 6th.

For more information on the program and to see projects from past stewards visit the CRSP program page

*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.

Scholarships are available for all of our camps!

Apply for the Carol Treadwell Scholarship