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Camp K

GET AWAY!

Alaska’s longest running, co-ed overnight camp is nestled along the shores of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing, a two-hour bus ride from Anchorage. Just a stone’s throw from main camp and your own cabin is a half-mile long beach with access to hiking trails, boating activities, large fields for outdoor games, an art building, as well as river rafting and horseback riding nearby.

This 160-acre campus within the Chugach National Forest is “wild Alaska” with everyday opportunities to be off the grid, experience wildlife, and take in the epic beauty right outside your cabin door.

Transportation and camp t-shirt included!

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Camp Experience

TRADITIONAL CAMP—Ages 6-17
4 days/3 nights to 6 days/5 nights
Traditional Camp is the heart of Camp K. Each session promises to bring fun, friendship, discovery, and the sheer joy of making memories that last a lifetime.

EXPEDITION CAMPS—Ages 13-17
6 days/5 nights & 11 days/10 nights
NEW this summer! Longer sessions for older campers ready to go to the next level. Two sessions to choose from: Challenger Trek (11 days) and Expedition Halibut Cove (6 days).

What’s NEW this summer!

Camp News: We are thrilled to bring you several improvements in response to your feedback. While much of camp will feel the same, there will be some exciting, new experiences!

 

  • Mini Camps were too short, so this year 6-8 year-olds will be able to attend full sessions. Our very first
    session is a little shorter for those who still like to ease into the camp experience.
  • All sessions start on Sunday and most return on Friday
  • Back by popular demand is our Challenger session with a wilderness twist, now called Challenger Trek
  • The popularity of Color Wars brings a new competitive session: Survivor—come and see if you have
    what it takes! Don’t worry, Color Wars 3.0 is back and sure to sell out fast!
  • NEW this summer is our Expedition Camp to Halibut Cove! A small group of campers will spend time at
    camp and then depart for Homer, where they will head across Kachemak Bay for a unique Alaskan
    adventure.

Camp Activities

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Waterfront

Camp K’s waterfront activities include a variety of things like canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. The beach is also a great place for skipping rocks or just relaxing with friends while enjoying the spectacular views. Activities are lead and supervised by a Certified Lifeguard and Waterfront Specialist.

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Target Sports

Target sports are not only a lot of fun, but they also help develop hand-eye coordination, concentration, and focus. Camp K offers Archery, Riflery, Blow Darts, Atlatl, and even Wrist Rockets! What’s atlatl–spear-like projectiles that use a tool to fly further than the arm alone could throw. trust us, you’re going to want to try it out!

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Camp Games

Camp K’s large activity field is perfect for games and sporting activities. Campers love playing GaGa and 9 Square in the Air, as well as all-camp games such as Capture the Flag, Dragon’s Nest or Pony Express.

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Arts & Crafts

Painting, beading, wood burning, fiber arts, leather bracelets, woven friendship bracelets, tie-dye…and so much more. Camp K has its own crafts pavilion named “Lenny”.

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Hiking

From climbing mountains to exploring trails close to camp, opportunities abound for getting outside and exploring. Popular hikes to Russian River Falls allow us to watch salmon or meander down to Rainbow Lake.

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Camp Outs

Older campers spend a night or two out of camp for a more wilderness experience. They prepare, pack and carry their gear for a camp out that can include tent camping, cooking over the fire, and filtering water. There’s no better location on earth to learn how to camp out.

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The Sauna

The lake is COLD…the sauna is hot! Need we say more?

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Nature and Outdoor Living

Learn how to build a fire, make a shelter, and the principles of Leave No Trace. Technology trends mean that many kids never learn how to build and cook over a fire, set up a tent, and camp responsibly. In fact, some kids have never gone camping. With current research demonstrating the need for kids to unplug and connect with nature, you can trust our professionally trained staff to teach your kids these skills and more.

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Opening and Closing Campfires

What would summer camp be without a campfire? Camp sessions begin and end with evenings around the fire sharing skits, songs and fun times together in order to create community and a sense of belonging. Our staff teach your kids that camp is a safe place to be the truest version of yourself. Campers watch counselors model what it means to be comfortable with who you are.

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Horseback Riding

Sign up for horseback riding and enjoy a beautiful ride through the forests and beaches along Kenai Lake. There’s time in the saddle as well as at the barn, so campers can also learn about handling and caring for horses.

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Rafting

During a two-hour scenic float down the upper Kenai River, campers can count the bald eagles along the way–in 2018, one camper counted 52! If you’re lucky, you may even see a moose or brown bear. During peak fishing season, the spectacle of  “combat fishermen” jostling for salmon is always a highlight.

Camp Expeditions

NEW this year for campers age 13-17. Extended backcountry adventures in the wild add an element of excitement and challenge for high schoolers. Campers start out at Camp K where they experience traditional camp while preparing for their expedition. Challenger Trek is a 10-day epic journey, back by popular demand but with a new twist. Expedition Halibut Cove is six-day trip to Kenai Lake and Kachemak Bay. Limited space available.