Gear up your camper for a week or more 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 explore the forest, practice target sports, or launch a canoe from the waterfront. In addition to a huge catalog of activities and games, we structure each session to create a classic, outdoor summer camp experience.
SWIMMING IS BACK IN 2022!
Campers get to swim 1-2 days each week! Activities are led by our experienced aquatics team and certified lifeguards are on duty at all times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout camp’s daily activities campers will participate in a range of creative arts such as drama, songs, dance, and creative arts & crafts.
ROCK WALL IS BACK IN 2022!
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.
Available as an add-on.
FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK IN 2022!
Hop in the Camp Fire van and join us for a field trip from 9:30am – 3:30pm to explore local museums, nature centers, and other exciting places! Campers will have hands-on learning experiences based on camp session themes each week.
Available as an add-on (only available during full weeks of camp).