Students entering 7th & 8th grades in fall of 2017.
June 19 – 23
What is a Wilderness Researcher?
A researcher is someone who diligently investigates a subject to discover or improve a theory or fact. Researchers must be dedicated, patient, and willing to go the distance to gather information and data in support of the subject in question. During Discovery Camp, the Wilderness Researchers will travel to the heart of Denali National Park to investigate true wilderness and the role humans play in it.
Wilderness Researchers should come to camp ready to face physical and mental challenge as they climb mountains to gain new perspectives, travel off trail to experience remote wilderness first hand, and discover the rich human history evident in the Kantishna region.
Where will the Wilderness Researchers be discovering?
|Day||Hike Location||What to Bring||Drop Off||Pick Up|
|Monday||Savage Alpine Trail||Day Pack, lunch, overnight gear||9:00am: Denali Education Center||5:00pm: Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC)|
|Tuesday||Wonder Lake Campground Hike||Day Pack, lunch||9:00am: MSLC||**Campout**|
|Wednesday||Quigley Ridge Hike||—||**Campout**||**Campout**|
|Thursday||McKinley Bar Trail||—||**Campout**||**Campout**|
|Friday||Thorofare River Trail/Bus trip back to Denali Education Center||Dessert for BBQ (enough for 15)||**Campout**||BBQ at Denali Education Center, 5:00pm|
To find out more information about the hike locations and Wonder Lake Campground, please visit Denali National Park’s Homepage.
Below is a list of documents that will help you and your child prepare for Denali Discovery Camp. Please print, complete, and return the Medical History, Authorization, and Code of Conduct pages. If you have trouble downloading or printing the documents, please let us know and we will get the pages to you by mail or email.
Scott Menke Scholarship Application 2017