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Thanks to you all, the directors, counselors, parents and
campers, for making Camp Habitat a success for 25 years!


2015 Camp Habitat

Camp Habitat is Celebrating 25 Years

        Question:     What is Camp Habitat?
        Answer:        Local children enjoying guided explorations of the
boreal forest, farm fields, seasonal ponds and wetlands at Creamer's
Field. A Nature Education and Ecology Camp for Youth Ages 4 - 11

All of the 2015 camps are full! Feel free to call 750-2298 to check on the "wait" list if you are interested.

For online registration, click the link*
at the bottom of this page

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Every summer since 1990, local children have enjoyed guided explorations of the forests, fields, ponds and
other wetlands at Creamer's Field during Camp Habitat. Through sensory exploration, discovery hikes,
ecology-themed games, songs and creative craft projects, and growing food in the Creamer's Garden,
campers learn about the ecosystems of interior Alaska and discover what makes where they live special!

Pre-School Programs Half-Day Program         8:30 AM - 12 PM or 12:30 PM - 4 PM
Children explore Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge through developmentally appropriate hands-on activities and games. Your kids will experience the natural world with sensory exploration, discovery hikes, ecology-themed games, songs, and creative craft projects.

Ages 4 - 5
Nature Sprouts
        June 8-12, 2015 (12:30 pm-4 pm)
Nature Sprouts         June 15-19, 2015 (8:30 am-12 pm)
*Nature Sprouts two week session*         June 8-19, 2015 *NEW This year. Spaces are limited.

Day Camp Programs Full-Day Program         9 AM - 4 PM
Kids learn about the natural history of Interior Alaska through engaging activities, games, hikes, projects and guest speakers. they will explore the natural world through themes such as plants, animals, birds, fish, habitats, and people & the environment. Each of the two weeks of day camp offered in each age group follow the same curriculum.

Ages 6 - 7
Nature Detectives
        July 13-17, 2015
Nature Detectives         July 20-24, 2015

Ages 8 - 9*
Water Striders
        July 13-17, 2015
Water Striders         July 20-24, 2015
                                                                      *Youth enrolled in Water Striders & Refuge Adventurers sessions will go
Ages 10 - 11*                                                   on an overnight campout on the Thursday night of their camp session.
Refuge Adventurers
        July 13-17, 2015
Refuge Adventurers         July 20-24, 2015

Registration Information

AGE REQUIREMENT: Camp curriculum and activities are specifically designed for age groups. Participants must be the age specified by the program on the first day of that session. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
MULTIPLE WEEKS: Camp curriculum and activities are the same for each age group from week to week. For this reason and in an effort to make Camp accessible to as many children as possible, please register your child(ren) for only one week.
REGISTRATION FEE: A registration fee of $25 is required per family. Tuition and fees MUST BE PAID IN FULL to secure your child's registration. All participants get a Camp Habitat T-shirt! All sizes are for youth-sized short-sleeve tees.
REFUND POLICY: Once registered, $50 of the tuition for each week of camp your child(ren) is (are)registered for is nonrefundable. A full program fee will be refunded if Camp Habitat cancels your program and space in a similar program is not available. 50% of the remaining balance will be refunded to those withdrawing from a program two weeks or more prior to the beginning of the program. No refunds will be granted to those withdrawing from a program within two weeks of the beginning of the program.
PRIVACY POLICY: Camp Habitat does not share any personal information or our email lists. We do not do business with OFAC sanctioned countries.

All sessions are taught by skilled instructors and assisted by junior counselors. Instructor to student ratios average about 8:2 for pre-school programs and 10:2 for older children. Curricula are designed to be developmentally appropriate for the age group.

You can register Online (below) or register by phone at (907) 750-2298 March-July.
If you would like to get on a waiting list for a closed program, call (907) 750-2298.

Sending out a big THANK YOU to REI,
the Northern Alaska Environmental Center
and Holland America Line for your very
generous support of Camp Habitat in 2015!

Camp Habitat is sponsored by:

REI     Friends of Creamer's Field

Northern Alaska Environmental Center     Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Holland America    

Camp Habitat Director 2015

Alex Buetow and Elisabeth Padilla,
Assistant Director and Director 2015

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1300 College Road
P. O. Box 81065
Fairbanks, AK 99708
(907) 452-5162
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