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Camp Habitat Summer Camps

Week-long nature education and ecology camps for youth ages 4 - 11 have been a part of the Fairbanks Community thanks to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Friends of Creamer's Field, and the Northern Alaska Environmental Center since 1990. Learn more and register for the upcoming season beginning each March.

Camp Habitat Summer Camps

Nature Education & Ecology Camps for Youth at Creamer's Migratory Waterfowl Refuge on College Road in Fairbanks, Alaska

Every summer since 1990 young people have had the opportunity to enjoy guided explorations the Boreal Forest, Farm Fields, Seasonal Ponds and other wetlands at Creamer's Field designed especially for them.  Through outdoor activities like sensory exploration, discovery hikes, ecology-themed games, songs and creative craft projects, young people learn about the ecosystems of Interior Alaska, the home of most of our participants.

Camp Habitat helps youth discover what makes where they live special!Camp Habitat 2008

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. Throughout the week, guest specialists share their knowledge on insects, farming, forests, and other hands-on subjects. Youth learn about the ecosystems of Interior Alaska, including the people, plants, and animals that call Alaska home through games, crafts, songs, hikes, and growing food in the Creamer's Garden. All curricula are designed to be developmentally appropriate.

Parent involvement is encouraged!

Camp Habitat is sponsored by:

Alaska Department of Fish & Game logo Friends Logo from their website NAEC Logo

Registration began March 20, 2012.

Pre-School Programs (Ages 4-5)

Half-day programs, 9am - 12pm

Nature Sprouts
Children explore Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge through developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities and games. They will experience the wonders of the natural world through sensory exploration, discovery hikes, fun-filled games, songs, and simple craft projects.

Day Camp Programs (Ages 6-11)

Full-day programs, 9am - 4pm

Young people learn about the natural history of Interior Alaska through a engaging activities, games, hikes, projects and guest speakers. Youth explore the natural world through themes such as plants, animals, birds, fish, habitats, & people and the environment.

Nature Detectives (Ages 6-7): This group is based at Creamer's Field the entire week with no campout.

Water Striders (Ages 8-9): This group is based at Creamer's Field the entire week with one campout.

Refuge Adventurers (Ages 10-11): This group is based at Creamer's Field the entire week with one campout.

2012 Dates* & Pricing**


Click Here to see dates, prices, and register online!

TUITION ASSISTANCE: Contact the Camp Director (see above) for information.

Call or email the Camp Habitat Director at (907)750-2298 and with any questions.

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