Hours and Location
Camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our camps are held at Denali Montessori School, 952 Cordova Street, just two blocks from the Anchorage Museum.
The adult-to-child ratio is a maximum of 1-to-10. Camp capacity varies. All camp staff undergo thorough background checks and have previous experience working with children. Each camp instructor holds a bachelor’s degree or equal teaching and childcare experience and has prior experience in the education field. Camp assistants are certified in CPR and First Aid.
Museum Member Discount
Anchorage Museum members receive a $20 discount on each camp. A family membership is $90 and entitles your family to unlimited museum admission for one year – including the Imaginarium Discovery Center – along with many other benefits. For more information, click here.
Register for one camp at regular price and receive $15 off each additional registration within the family.
Before- and After-Care
7:30 to 9 a.m.: $30 per week
4 to 5:30 p.m.: $30 per week
Both: $50 per week
After-Care Late Fees
Parents who arrive after 5:30 p.m. will be charged the following fees:
First 5 minutes: $20
6 to 10 minutes: $30
11 to 20 minutes: $40
21 to 30 minutes: $50
More than 30 minutes: $75
Field camps are designated with this bus logo. Campers will spend part of the week participating in activities in the greater Anchorage area. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Transportation is provided in a 15-passenger van.
Camps are age specific and cater to a camper’s academic, social and motor skill levels. A child may only attend a camp if he or she is the minimum age by the first day of camp.
Required Camper Information
Parents complete camper information online during the registration process. This information will be printed and available for parents’ review and signature on the first day of camp. Download the Explorer Camp Parent Handbook here.
If a camp is full, children can be added to a waiting list during online registration.
Payment and Refund Policy
Camps are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis; space is limited. Payment is required at registration. A full refund is granted if your camp is canceled. A 50% refund will be granted to those withdrawing from a camp up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the camp. An additional $25 service fee will also be charged for withdrawals. No refunds will be granted to those withdrawing from a camp less than two weeks before a camp begins.
A $25 service fee will be charged to transfer between sessions.
Contact the museum education department at email@example.com or (907) 929-9280.
Explorer Camp Parent Handbook