Spring Creek Farm
All of our programs are designed to be both fun and informative. Naturalists lead small groups teaching campers about Alaska’s history, wildlife, and natural science while developing social growth as well as leadership and outdoor skills. Programs emphasize interactive, hands-on, outdoor experiences. Participants slog through bogs, explore forests, tread gently across trails and learn about nature while immersed in it. Join us for a fun-filled summer in the great outdoors!
Programs begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.
Meet at Spring Creek Farm in Palmer. 6402 Lossing Road.
Out of this world (4-6)
⦿ Journey through the solar system
⦿ Pioneer the last frontier
⦿ Find your place in the universe
Dino Detective (4-6)
⦿ Solve the prehistoric puzzle
⦿ Become a junior paleontologist
⦿ What dinosaur is your favorite?
Survivor AK Style (4-6)
⦿ How can you be safe in the outdoors?
⦿ Make an edible fire
⦿ Explore the outside and shelter building
Bugs & Butterflies (4-6)
⦿ Make a friendly bug catcher
⦿ Learn about the life cycle of butterflies & bugs
⦿ Invent your own bug
Fun on the Farm (7-9)
⦿ Taste fresh organic produce
⦿ Plant your own crops
⦿ Recognize how weather impacts a farm
Artsy Animals (7-9)
⦿ Sand art, beading, leaf collages
⦿ Unearth your artistic flare
⦿ How will nature inspire you?
Wilderness Survival (7-9)
⦿ Find your way with a compass
⦿ What to do in an emergency
⦿ Create your own shelter
Earth, Fire & Ice (7-9)
⦿ Learn about the forces that shape Alaska
⦿ Volcanology, Paleontology & Geomorphology
⦿ Glaciers, volcanoes and plate tectonics
Backpack (8-9 only)- join forces with Camp Creek Science center campers for some backpacking fun. ($425)
⦿ Learn about low-impact camping
⦿ Safety in the outdoors
⦿ Adventure the local surroundings
Mission: Space (7-9)
⦿ Visit the local planetarium
⦿ What is beyond Earth?
⦿ Explore the stars
⦿ Explore the single tracks of Anchorage
⦿ Become a bike mechanic
⦿ But first, Bike safety!
River Wranglers (Cost $325)
⦿ River float trip!
⦿ Become a hydrologist
⦿ Test local waterways
Venture Bound (High Adventures)
⦿ Bike, hike, and canoe!
⦿ Learn to navigate on land and in water
⦿ Practice camping skills and outdoor adventure spirit
AK Native Culture Keepers
⦿ Exploring local arts and culture
⦿ Native Elders share their knowledge
⦿ Potluck! And parents are invited!
Climate Scientist (Cost $325)
⦿ Flightseeing tour
⦿ Learn about renewable energy
⦿ Create a plan for change