Students entering 7th & 8th grades in fall of 2022.
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 challenges as they climb mountains to gain new perspectives and travel off-trail to experience Denali’s wilderness first hand.
Where might the Wilderness Researchers be discovering?
Wilderness Researchers 2021 Example Schedule:
Please Note: This schedule is an example of the trails our Wilderness Researchers 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||Hike LocationS*||What to Bring||Drop Off||Pick Up|
|Monday||Roadside and Rock Creek Trails||Day pack, lunch||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Tuesday||Mt. Healy Trails||Day pack, lunch||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Wednesday||Triple Lakes Trail, from the south (entire)||Day pack, lunch||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Thursday||Mt. Vista Trail Area (off trail)||Day pack, lunch||9:00am||4:00pm|
|Friday||Horseshoe Lake Trail||Day pack, lunch||9:00am||4:00pm|
*To find out more information about the 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 print, complete, and return the Medical History, Authorization, and Code of Conduct pages. All completed paperwork can be mailed to Denali Education Center or emailed to Justine at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Camp Scholarship Application 2021