2015 Denali Discovery Camp Inspires Local Kids to Experience Their National Park

Campers lines up and wave as hiking up a mountain
Campers wave while hiking up Mt. Healy during Discovery Camp.

NPS Photo / Sierra McLane

Denali Discovery Camp is a signature summer education program for the Murie Science and Learning Center. The program started originally as an idea from local parents who had a common goal of wanting their children to be able to go explore and learn about Denali National Park. That idea grew into a partnership program between the park and the Denali Education Center that now caters to campers between 6 and 14 years old. 

Discovery Camp is about discovering the natural world through hands-on activities and experiential education. Campers have the opportunity to camp out, go for hikes, participate in games, and learn about the natural history of the park.