Ages 9-12.Four-day camp with two day sessions at the Wynn Nature Center and two overnights at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Explore the diverse habitats and wildlife of the forests and beaches around Kachemak Bay. Parents welcome to attend. Cost: $300 per person. More information >>
Marine Mammal Mysteries
August 5th-9th, 2013
Ages 9-15.This NEW camp is for kids who are curious about the ins and outs of animals. Campers will spend 4 nights and 5 days at the Peterson Bay Field Station learning about marine mammals, being wildlife detectives and articulating (or putting together) a mystery skeleton with 'Mr. Bone, Lee Post! Includes a boat tour on Kachemak Bay to view marine mammals. Cost: $500 per person. Download our flyer!
July 3rd-13th, 2013: Dude, what's happening to my world!?
Ages 12-15. This 11 day outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship camp includes 7 overnights at the Peterson Bay Field Station, a 2 night camp out at Gruwingk Glacier, and one day at Homer Farmer's Market. Activities include hiking, kayaking, yurt camping, campfire cooking, and multi-media exploration.
Cost: $850 per person.
June 28th - June 30th, 2013 or July 19th - July 21st, 2013
Fun and adventure for the family. CACS Family Nature Camps are a great opportunity to get families to be together and get outside in an amazing Kachemak Bay setting. Activities include: tidepooling, hiking, camfire songs, wildlife watching plus games and hands-on activities for all ages. Families sleep in yurts. Costs inlcude boat transportation, meals and program. Kayaking is available at an additional cost. For more information please contact us!
Cost: $450 includes 2 adults & 1 child, $375 includes 1 adult & 1 child (each additional family member is $80). Price includes ALL transportation, meals, lodging and program costs for the entire weekend! Kayaking is optional and an additional $50 per person.
Wynn Nature Center Summer Youth Programs
Knee-high Naturalist Program
Ages 2-4. A preschool story hour that includes a story, short hike and craft activity. Fridays: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.June - August. Parents welcome. $2 donation requested (Members free!). Programs begin June 15, 2012
Bio-kids: Art and Nature
Ages 5-8. Weekly series of programs exploring art & nature. Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. Each weekly program includes an art or craft project, and a short hike. Please dress for the weather! Drop-ins are welcome. $5/class or $4/class for CACS members. Classes begin June 18, 2012.
Ages 8-11. Weekly program that explores the exciting world of wildlife (including mammals, birds and forensics!) Learn the basics of birding and monitoring nesting songbirds, investigate skulls, learn to live trap voles and monitor small mammal movement and more at the Wynn Nature Center. Get a sneak peak of the secret lives of the birds and animals that live at the Wynn Nature Center. Wednesdays 1-4pm. June - August. Drop-ins are welcome. $5/class, $4/class for CACS members or $35/for all 10 sessions. 10 classes total. Classes begin June 19, 2013.
Ages 8-12. Discover the magic that lies in a seed! Budding botanist will study the amazing life of plants--how they live, grow, work together and compete. Get dirt under your fingernails in the Wynn garden and make new discoveries on and off the trails. Weekly from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursdays starting June 20, 2013. Drop-ins welcome, $4 for members, $5 for non-members.
Yurt on the Spit Summer Youth Programs
Creatures of the Dock
This daily program is fun for the whole family. Guided tours of the incredible life under the dock at the Homer Harbor. 1 hour tours leave from the CACS yurt on the Spit at 1pm and 4pm daily, June- August. $5/ participant.
Peterson Bay Field Station Summer Youth Programs
Children's Rates on Nature Tours & Hikes
Trips to across the bay to Peterson Bay Field Station only $80 for kids under 12.
Special Group Programs for Adults & Youth
Alaska Coastal Ecology Field Camps
Ecology field camps for college, high school or other organized youth groups can be arranged during the summer. Program length ranges from two to six days with guided activities and lodging at Peterson Bay Field Station combined with guided activities at Wynn Nature Center or Kastisna Bay Lab. More info >>
Service Learning Expeditions
Service Learning Expeditions can be arranged from June - August. Groups learn about natural history and stewardship through service projects. Projects can include trail work, building projects, invasive plant management, facilities beautification, and more. Call 907-235-6667 to arrange.
Group retreats can be arranged at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Enjoy a semi-remote, rustic setting to connect your group to the amazing natural surroundings and to each other. Call 907-235-6667 to arrange or sign up for one of our scheuduled retreats for 2012!
High School Internships
CACS offers a volunteer internship program for high school students who wish to gain more experience working in the fields of environmental education and environmental science. The internship combines working at the Carl Wynn Nature Center and the Homer Spit Yurt assisting with our popular Creature of the Dock Tours. Interns are also trained to be camp counselors for our summer camps for youth ages 9-15. Interns are encouraged to work on a special project of interest during their 6 week internship. Applicants must have completed one year of high school. Please email
and we'll send you an applications!! Thanks
Environmental Educator and Naturalist Internships
Paid internships for students completing junior or senior year of college, or recently graduated. Positions available at Wynn Nature Center and Peterson Bay Field Station. April to May and June-August. Applications due January 18. Check for position openings here.