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We are no longer taking Camp Registrations for 2016.
Thank you for your interest!

Bennett Wong is our 2016 Camp Habitat Director.

"Hello, I’m excited to be the new Camp Habitat Director this summer! Creamer’s field is a captivating place filled with a rich history and diverse ecosystem and I cannot wait to share its boundless marvels. My love for the environment originated from my birthplace, Malaysia. There I enriched myself through my curiosities about the jungles of SouthEast Asia. I received my Masters Degree, focusing on environmental conservation aspects in education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I have conducted field work in Alaska from southeast, on Prince of Wales Island to the northern most point at Barrow, and I can truly say without hesitation that Alaska is a spectacular gem with amazing wildlife and educational opportunities. In my free time I enjoy drawing, backpacking, kayaking and most of all birding, a hobby that manifested itself into a scientific opportunity. Creamer’s Field has provided me with some amazing experiences through the banding of birds with the Alaska Songbird Institute, exploring and understanding the boreal forest with Friend’s of Creamer’s Field and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and finally having the opportunity of sharing my experiences through Camp Habitat. My goal as Camp Habitat’s director is to develop relevant and awe-inspiring activities to nurture curiosity, creativity, and passion for our ecosystems just as nature has inspired me."

Annyssa Interrante is our 2016 Camp Habitat Assistant Director.

"Hi there! My name is Annyssa and I’m ready to kick off this summer as Camp Habitat’s Assistant Director! I was born and raised in Texas, but I couldn’t resist the urge to travel north and experience the expanses of natural beauty Alaska has to offer. I’m graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in May with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and I can’t wait to share my experience and enthusiasm with the campers. Alaska continues to amaze me with its vast, and numerous, ecosystems that maintain such intrinsic connections. I’ve traveled from the coastal rainforests of SouthEast to the boreal forest of the Interior via helicopter and have seen how each ecosystem stitches together to form this great state. When I have free time to myself, I often enjoy painting and crafting in every medium. I hope to use my passion for nature combined with art to create engaging and educational experiences for the campers. My goal of this summer is to share the wonder and excitement I experience with the natural world with those that may have only scratched the surface."
                "In the end we will conserve only what we love;
                we will love only what we understand;
                and we will understand only what we are taught."
                (Baba Dioum, 1968.)

2016 Camp Habitat

        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


To register online,
click the registration
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 13-17, 2016 (12:30 pm-4 pm)
Nature Sprouts         June 20-24, 2016 (8:30 am-12 pm)

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 11-15, 2016
Nature Detectives             July 18-22, 2016

Ages 8 - 9*
Water Striders
                    July 11-15, 2016
Water Striders                    July 18-22, 2016
                                                      *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 11-15, 2016
Refuge Adventurers         July 18-22, 2016

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.
Limited financial aid is available to low income families for no more than two consecutive years. For more information please contact us at camphabitat@creamersfield.org. Application now available for download: CLICK HERE

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 15-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!

August 2015 - Thanks to you all, the directors, counselors, parents and
campers, for making Camp Habitat a success for the last 25 years!

Camp Habitat is sponsored by:

REI     Friends of Creamer's Field     Northern Alaska Environmental Center     Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Holland America

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Friends of Creamer's Field
1300 College Road
P. O. Box 81065
Fairbanks, AK 99708
(907) 452-5162
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Creamer's Field

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