VENTURE OUTSIDE! Gear up your camper for a week of outdoor adventures at our day camp located in Anchorage on the campus of Alaska Pacific University. We take full advantage of this natural setting, making every day another opportunity for campers to go marching through the forest on a hike, practice target sports, or launch a canoe from the waterfront. In addition to a huge catalog of activities, games, and regular swim lessons, we structure each session around a unique theme to build campers’ excitement towards a grand finale on the last day.

FAST FACTS

  • Weekly Sessions
  • June 4 – August 10
  • Ages 5-13
  • TIP: Camp is open 7:30am—5:30pm
    NOTE: Si-La-Meo will be closed the week of July 4th

 

Program Details:

$290 for regular weekly sessions
$50 annual registration fee, per child 
$35 per session deposit (to be credited toward your session cost)
$95 Horseback Riding Add-On for Ages 9+

What will your camper do at camp? 

slm swimSwimming (All ages)
NEW: Caterpillars (5 year-olds) get to swim every day! Swim lessons and fun pool activities are provided for campers of all swim levels. Activities are planned by a certified swimming instructor, and certified lifeguards are on duty at all times.
slm boatingBoating (All ages)
All campers participate in recreational boating as they explore University Lake in canoes and kayaks. They receive orientation in safety and paddling and are guided by certified lifeguards.
slm archeryArchery (All ages)
Archery instruction is provided by a certified specialist at the camp’s shooting range. Campers learn about the bow and arrow, safety, and shooting techniques. Target shooting provides campers with great opportunities for skill progression.
slm outdoorOutdoor Living Skills (All ages)
Most of the day at camp is spent outside, which naturally provides opportunities for youth to explore the natural world around them. Counselors lead campers in skill building activities that include building fires, outdoor cooking, shelter making, wildlife safety and Leave No Trace principles.
slm teamTeam Building (All ages)
Team building activities encourage leadership and communication skills, and challenge campers to step out of their comfort zone as they learn to trust themselves and those around them.
slm artsCreative Arts (All ages)
Throughout camp’s daily activities campers will participate in a range of creative arts such as drama, songs, dance, and creative arts & crafts.
slm hikingHiking (All ages)
Campers explore on-site and off-site hiking trails as they engage in nature activities and learn about Leave No Trace principles. Hikes are intentionally designed to meet the physical abilities of each age group.
slm rockwallRock Wall Climbing (Ages 8+)
APU’s rock climbing wall provides the perfect opportunity for youth to learn the basics of climbing, repelling and bouldering. Belay-certified counselors are on hand to support campers and ensure a fun and safe climbing experience.
slm rifleRiflery (Ages 9+)
Once campers have had the opportunity to learn basic shooting skills and safety procedures through archery, they may progress to shooting air rifles. Riflery instruction is provided by an experienced specialist using Civilian Marksmanship Program guidelines.
slm horseTrail Rides (Ages 9+)
Campers have the opportunity (for an additional fee) to add a trail ride experience to their camp adventure. This is an off-camp activity where campers take a bus to the Alaska Horse Adventures Ranch in Palmer on Monday from 11am - 4pm. Led by experienced instructors, campers learn how to guide and direct the horse along with other horsemanship skills.