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Creamer's Field


1300 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99708
(907) 452-5162
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*WINTER* Schedule:
Saturday Noon-4:00 PM
and during programs.

Creamer's Field Refuge
and trails are open 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year.

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Camp Registration Availability as of June 15, 2017:

Nature Sprouts (June 19-23): OPEN-ish (a lot of spaces available but starts next week)

Nature Detectives (July 10-14): OPEN (eight spaces available)
Nature Detectives (July 17-23): REGISTRATION CLOSED

Water Striders (July 10-14): OPEN (four spaces available)
Water Striders (July 17-23): REGISTRATION CLOSED

Refuge Adventurers (July 10-14): REGISTRATION CLOSED
Refuge Adventurers (July 17-23): REGISTRATION CLOSED

or register by phone at (907) 750-2298
from March 15 - July 17, 2017.
If you would like to get on a waiting list
for a filled program, call (907) 750-2298.

Download the 2017
Camp Habitat Brochure

Limited financial aid is available to low income families
for no more than two consecutive years. For more information
please contact us at

Download the 2017
Financial Assistance Application

Bennett Wong
2017 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."

Bennett joined us as director in 2016.

Chris Eckerson
2017 Camp Habitat Assistant Director

""Hello, I look forward to an exciting summer as the Assistant Director for Camp Habitat! Originally from Oregon, I came here as a physics student at UAF with a passion to educate and inspire people about the wonders of the world around us through science education. As someone who has been an active participant of outreach programs and spent much of their childhood enjoying the tranquility of the forests, nature provides a great opportunity for interactive learning that can lead young minds towards a life of inquiry and stewardship. I am excited to return to Camp Habitat this summer and help to create a fun and exploration-based experience for our campers!" Chris Eckerson

2017 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.


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Camp Habitat Camp Habitat 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 12-16, 2017 (12:30 pm-4 pm)
Nature Sprouts         June 19-23, 2017 (8:30 am-12 pm)
*Nature Sprouts two week session*         June 12-16 and 19-23, *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 10-14, 2017
Nature Detectives             July 17-21, 2017

Ages 8 - 9*
Water Striders
                    July 10-14, 2017
Water Striders                    July 17-21, 2017
                                                      *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 10-14, 2017
Refuge Adventurers         July 17-21, 2017

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 15-July.
If you would like to get on a waiting list for a closed program, call (907) 750-2298.

Camp Habitat is sponsored by:

REI     Friends of Creamer's Field     Northern Alaska Environmental Center     Alaska Department of Fish and Game     Arctic Audubon Society

D W Grill & Catering    

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1300 College Road
P. O. Box 81065
Fairbanks, AK 99708
(907) 452-5162
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This document was last modified on: May 17, 2017