Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in Fall 2023
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 is curious about nature, adventure, and learning, then have them join the Nature Scouts this summer in Denali!
Where might the Nature Scouts be exploring?
Nature Scouts 2023 Example Schedule:
Please Note: This schedule is an example of the trails our Natures Scouts may hike during camp week. A detailed and updated itinerary, including trails, pickup, and drop-off locations, will be provided to all parents and guardians at orientation on Day 1 of Camp.
|Day||Possible Activity Location||What to Bring||Drop Off||Pick Up|
|Monday||Day Hike and Activities||Day Pack, lunch||9:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||Day Hike and Activities||Day Pack, lunch||9:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||Day Hike and Activities||Day Pack, lunch, overnight gear for gear check||9:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Thursday||Overnight! (Drop off at Riley Creek Day Use Area)||Day Pack, overnight gear||12:00 pm||N/A|
|Friday||Overnight||Pick up from the Overnight at the Murie Science & Learning Center||N/A||12:00 pm|
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 Forms.
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 19th-23rd
Forms for Session 2: June 26th-30th