Summer Programs




Grades 9-12
Cost: $700, scholarships available

High school students from all over the country come to Cordova to participate in our residential service-learning camp. The camp, nicknamed DRT Camp, focuses on restoration activities, ecosystem stewardship, and leadership development. As part of our stewardship building ethic, students gain experience in a wide range of careers that involve outdoor restoration work. While partnering closely with the U.S. Forest Service Cordova Ranger District, campers do things such as revegetate Dusky Canada Goose nest islands, create overwintering habitat for juvenile salmonids, improve local hiking trails, and much more. The weeklong outdoor experiential-learning camp revolves around the ultimate goal of creating great stewards. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained at camp are taken back to the campers’ communities and will hopefully stay with them for years to come. 

This camp 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. 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 are available for all of our camps!

Apply for the Carol Treadwell Scholarship