Students entering 7th & 8th grades in fall of 2023.
What is a Wilderness Researcher?
A researcher 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 firsthand.
Where might the Wilderness Researchers be discovering?
Wilderness Researchers 2023 Example Schedule:
Please Note: This schedule is an example of the trails our Wilderness Researchers 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||Day Activities||What to Bring||Drop Off||Pick Up|
|Monday||Hike and Activities||Day pack, lunch, overnight gear for gear check, and leave for Tuesday||9:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||Overnight||Day pack, lunch||9:00 am||N/A|
|Friday||Overnight||Overnight Pickup from MSLC||N/A||12:00 pm|
Below is a list of documents that will help you and your child prepare for Denali Discovery Camp. The required forms for the Wilderness Researchers include medical history, authorization, and code of conduct. All the forms are available in the link below.
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