Homer Wilderness Leaders

Alaskan Summer Camps and Wilderness Expeditions for Youth 

Our mission is to empower young leaders by providing outdoor, experiential education through fun and dynamic adventures in Alaska.


Upcoming Courses and Events:

Jul 23 Wed
Skilak Fantastic
Jul 23 – Jul 29 all-day

Canoe, hike, backpack and camp in the incredible Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Day Trip: Building Bridges
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HoWLers will begin the day with a hike down to the beach. From there we will begin building! We will use anything we find on our hike and on the beach to construct  sturdy and crossable bridges. Once we’re done with construction we will play and learn trust building games, then build a fire and maybe roast some snacks. We will meet at Mariner Park ( The first right on the Spit after Starvin’ Marvins) Bring extra clothes, a towel, your water bottle and a snack!

Jul 24 Thu
Day Trip: Sailing to Gull Island! (ages 13+)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sail Homer, Alaska’s most eco-friendly way to experience Kachemak Bay, is hosting HoWLers on a sailing tour around Gull Island! Please bring clothes that will keep you warm in the wind and sea. Don’t forget rain gear, a water bottle and a snack. We will meet at the Harbor.

Jul 25 Fri
DiRtBaG Service Corps: Small Pond Natural Playground
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HoWLers will be helping out Small pond by building a natural playground for their littles to play on. We will meet at HoWL headquarters (1554 Homer Spit Road) and drive as a group to Small Pond. Bring a day pack, warm work clothes, a water bottle and a good snack – we’ll be working hard!

DiRtBaG Service Corps Excursions are volunteer opportunities located throughout Homer, benefitting the larger community. HoWLers who are seeking financial aid or scholarships may participate in our DiRtBaG Service Corps Excursions to earn money off their other expeditions and day trips. All volunteer opportunities will be based outside and may include: litter pick-up, gardening, painting, digging, building, and much more. More information about today’s trip coming soon!

Jul 27 Sun
Day Trip: Ring of Fire – Advanced Fire Skills
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling those who want to challenge themselves and what they know about building fires! During this trip HoWLers will be reviewing our fire basics as well as becoming familiar with some more advanced fire skills such as using Bow Drills. HoWLers will also explore other types of fires, such as Dakota Fire Holes, and Swedish Fire Torches! Bring your appetite for some delicious goodies we’ll be preparing on our trip using our newly attained fire building knowledge! We will meet at the lower parking lot of Ocean Shores Motel (down Crittenden Dr. across from Homer Middle School) where we will hike down to the beach. Bring a day pack, a snack, warm, non-flammable clothing and your water bottle!