Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in Fall 2022
What is a Nature Scout?
Play is at the heart of learning for Nature Scouts. Led by instructors who specialize in early childhood education, Scouts use their five senses to explore and discover Denali in new ways.
Whether your child learns best in nature, the classroom, or elsewhere, Nature Scouts supports your child’s educational strengths while challenging them to think in new, fun ways with peers on the adventure of the summer! Nature Scouts have one night of camping at Riley Creek Campground.
If your child has a curiosity for nature, adventure, and learning, then go ahead and have them join the Nature Scouts this summer in Denali!
Where might the Nature Scouts be exploring?
Nature Scouts 2022 Example Schedule:
Please Note: This schedule is an example of the trails our Natures Scouts may hike during their camp week. A detailed and updated itinerary, including trails, pickup, and drop-off locations, will be provided to all parents and guardians on Day 1 of Camp at orientation.
|Day||Possible Hike Location*||What to Bring||Drop Off||Pick Up|
|Monday||Orientation and McKinley Station Trail||Day Pack, lunch||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Tuesday||Horseshoe Lake Trail||Day Pack, lunch||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Wednesday||Meadow View Trail||Day Pack, lunch, overnight gear for gear check||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Thursday||Overnight!||Day Pack, lunch, overnight gear||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Friday||Overnight||Remember to bring an item to the BBQ!||N/A||11:00am|
*To find out more information about these possible hike locations, 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 complete the Medical History, Authorization, COVID-19 Release, and Code of Conduct pages.
All forms, including the scholarship application can be found at the links below. Please make sure you are filling out forms for the correct session!
Forms for Session 1: June 13th-17th
Forms for Session 2: June 20th-24th