Camp Habitat - Friends of Creamer's Field - Fairbanks, Alaska

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Creamer's Field


1300 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99708
(907) 452-5162
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*WINTER* Schedule:
Saturday Noon-4:00 PM
and during programs.

Creamer's Field Refuge
and trails are open 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year.

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or register by phone at (907) 750-2298
from February 16 - July 16, 2018.
If you would like to get on a waiting list
for a filled program, call (907) 750-2298.

Download the 2018
Camp Habitat Brochure

Chris Eckerson
2018 Camp Habitat Director

“I am excited and enthusiast to be part of Camp Habitat this summer as its new Camp Director! Camp Habitat offers an amazing opportunity for campers and staff alike, exploring the habitats of interior Alaska found in Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Using my physics degree with a focus towards science education and outreach programs, I follow a teaching philosophy that encourages active and exploratory learning that leads learners towards understanding the intricate details of our world and the delicate balance required. When we can interact with the world through our senses and inquiry, an opportunity to leave a lasting memory while discovering new meaning and understanding can inspire learners towards a greater appreciation and stewardship.”

Limited financial aid is available to low income
families for no more than two consecutive years.
For more information, please contact us at

Download the 2018
Financial Assistance Application HERE

Jobs Available Now!

Camp Habitat Instructors
Camp Habitat Instructors Job Description

Camp Habitat Counselors
Camp Habitat Counselors Job Description

Crystal Alexander
2018 Camp Habitat Assistant Director

"I'm looking forward to coming back to Camp Habitat, especially as the new Assistant Director! I am going into my senior year as a forestry and wildlife management major at Stephen F. Austin State University, down in East Texas. I've lived in Alaska on and off now the past couple years and have fallen in love with everything it has to offer, especially the interior. Creamer's Field is a magical place for both kids and adults and I look forward to helping create an environment where kids can both learn and explore."

2018 Camp Habitat
      Question:                 What is Camp Habitat?                  

Answer:                 Local children enjoying guided
                                  explorations of the boreal forest,
                                       farm fields, seasonal ponds and      
                               wetlands at Creamer's Field. A
                                Nature Education and Ecology
                            Camp for Youth Ages 4 - 11.

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Every summer since 1990, local children have enjoyed guided explorations of the forests, fields, ponds and other wetlands at Creamer's Field during Camp Habitat. Through sensory exploration, discovery hikes, ecology-themed games, songs and creative craft projects, and growing food in the Creamer's Garden, campers learn about the ecosystems of interior Alaska and discover what makes where they live special!

Pre-School Programs Half-Day Program         8:30 AM - 12 PM or 12:30 PM - 4 PM
Children explore Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge through developmentally appropriate hands-on activities and games. Your kids will experience the natural world with sensory exploration, discovery hikes, ecology-themed games, songs, and creative craft projects.

Ages 4 - 5
Nature Sprouts
        June 11-15, 2017 (12:30 pm-4 pm)
Nature Sprouts         June 18-22, 2017 (8:30 am-12 pm)
*Nature Sprouts two week session*         June 11-15 and 18-22, *Spaces are limited*

Day Camp Programs Full-Day Program         9 AM - 4 PM
Kids learn about the natural history of Interior Alaska through engaging activities, games, hikes, projects and guest speakers. they will explore the natural world through themes such as plants, animals, birds, fish, habitats, and people & the environment. Each of the two weeks of day camp offered in each age group follow the same curriculum.

Ages 6 - 7
Nature Detectives
            July 9-13, 2018
Nature Detectives             July 16-20, 2018

Ages 8 - 9*
Water Striders
                    July 9-13, 2018
Water Striders                    July 16-20, 2018
                                                      *Youth enrolled in Water Striders & Refuge Adventurers sessions will go
Ages 10 - 11*                                   on an overnight campout on the Thursday night of their camp session.
Refuge Adventurers
        July 9-13, 2018
Refuge Adventurers         July 16-20, 2018

Registration Information

AGE REQUIREMENT: Camp curriculum and activities are specifically designed for age groups. Participants must be the age specified by the program on the first day of that session. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
MULTIPLE WEEKS: Camp curriculum and activities are the same for each age group from week to week. For this reason and in an effort to make Camp accessible to as many children as possible, please register your child(ren) for only one week.
REGISTRATION FEE: A registration fee of $25 is required per family. Tuition and fees MUST BE PAID IN FULL to secure your child's registration. All participants get a Camp Habitat T-shirt! All sizes are for youth-sized short-sleeve tees.
REFUND POLICY: Once registered, $50 of the tuition for each week of camp your child(ren) is (are) registered for is nonrefundable. A full program fee will be refunded if Camp Habitat cancels your program and space in a similar program is not available. 50% of the remaining balance will be refunded to those withdrawing from a program two weeks or more prior to the beginning of the program. No refunds will be granted to those withdrawing from a program within two weeks of the beginning of the program.
PRIVACY POLICY: Camp Habitat does not share any personal information or our email lists. We do not do business with OFAC sanctioned countries.

All sessions are taught by skilled instructors and assisted by junior counselors. Instructor to student ratios average about 8:2 for pre-school programs and 10:2 for older children. Curricula are designed to be developmentally appropriate for the age group.

Between February 16 - July 16, 2018 you can register Online (below)
or you can register by phone at (907) 750-2298. Also if you would like
to get on a waiting list for a closed program, call (907) 750-2298.

Camp Habitat is sponsored by:

Friends of Creamer's Field     Northern Alaska Environmental Center     Alaska Department of Fish and Game     Arctic Audubon Society

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(907) 750-2298
Camp Habitat

Physical Address:
1300 College Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 81065
Fairbanks, AK 99708
FoCF Office Phone:
(907) 452-5162
Friends of
Creamer's Field

Donate to Friends of Creamer's Field! We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, wholly dependent on donations, gifts, and grants.

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This document was last modified on: February 13, 2018