Summer Camps!

Get ready to explore the outdoors this summer at one of our fun and exciting summer camps!  Lots of options for many ages!
Day Camp butterflies

10 10-week session from Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Weekly themes - spend the days outside from the forest to the sea

Begins June 12th

Summer Overnight Camps

Junior Naturalist (9-12 years olds) - 2 days at the Wynn Nature Center/2 nights and 2 days at the Peterson Bay Field Station

Marine Mammal Camp (9-12 year olds) - 4 nights/5 days at the Peterson Bay Field Station exploring marine mammals and marine life & putting together a skeleton!

Teen EcoAdventure Camp (12-15 year olds) - 10 days of amazing adventure in Kachemak Bay - explore our changing environment, camp, kayak, hike, make a difference in the world!

Family Camps (all ages) - a weekend getaway to the Peterson Bay Field Station including sleeping in a yurt, tidepooling, hikes, crafts and campfires!

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Yurt "Camping" at the PBFS

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Spend the night in the Field Station’s yurts! A comfortable camping experience at the edge of the Alaskan wilderness, overnight yurt stays are perfect for families, couples, or friends.  Spending the night allows you to truly enjoy best the land of the midnight sun has to offer - walk the beach after dinner, gather round our spacious campfire ring, or watch the sun (eventually) set over the ghost forest. Enjoy a relaxing morning before joining the next day’s Natural History Tour.  You can also combine your yurt stay with a half-day kayak tour or full-day kayak tour or additional camping and hiking in Kachemak Bay State Park the following day.  Overnight visitors depart the Homer Harbor at 4:00 p.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. the next day unless otherwise arranged. 

Overnight visitors have use of the Field Station kitchen for cooking (electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster) and food storage (refrigerator and small freezer compartment). Each yurt has six bunks and camp mattresses, as well as floor space and camp mattresses for two more people, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bags and extra pads, if desired.

Yurt rental: $35/person or $120 to rent the entire yurt for a family or group.
Yurt rentals are available in combination with tours.  Stay overnight for FREE if you are a CACS member! (must be used in combination with a tour). All low tide hikes are accompanied by naturalists to minimize impact to intertidal communities.


What to bring:

  • Bring a sack lunch (drinking water and complimentary hot beverages available)
  • Waterproof boots or shoes (we do have some boots available to borrow)
  • Warm, layered clothing including rain coat and rain pants if you have them
  • Camera, video camera, binoculars if you have them
  • Food, and sleeping bags for overnight yurt stays

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