HoWL 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.

On HoWL Day Trips and Multi-Day Expeditions, youth go: hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering and stand-up paddleboarding. They learn: wilderness survival, leadership, environmental stewardship, teamwork and self-awareness.

 

 

Upcoming Courses and Events:

Clean Up Week -May 2nd through May 7th

3:30pm to 5pm Monday to Friday at our old HoWL Headquarters (1554 Homer Spit Rd.)

Saturday May 7th 11am to 3pm @ Bishop’s Beach

Jun
4
Sat
Trails Day
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

We’re heading across the bay for a whole day to do trail work in Kachemak Bay State Park! Bring work gloves, hiking boots and a full lunch. Ages 10+

This all day trip embarks from the harbor, unless otherwise specified in the description. For all Day Trips, bring: a water bottle, a snack, a rain jacket, warm layers, sunscreen, a day pack and whatever else the description tells you to bring!

Jun
6
Mon
Instructor Training
Jun 6 – Jun 10 all-day

This is Instructor Training for HoWL Staff.

Jun
12
Sun
SUP on the Spit
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stand-Up Paddleboard in the surf of Kachemak Bay off the Homer Spit. You’ll learn cold water safety, SUP technique, and how to capsize your buddy’s board! Bring a bathing suit and towel. Ages 10+

All Day Trips embark from HoWL Headquarters  at noon, unless otherwise specified in the description. For all Day Trips, bring: a water bottle, a snack, a rain jacket, warm layers, sunscreen, a day pack and whatever else the description tells you to bring!

Jun
13
Mon
Fire and Ice #1
Jun 13 – Jun 17 all-day

Build One-Match Fires. Swim to Icebergs. Learn all the Basic Wilderness Skills.

Jun
14
Tue
DiRtBaG Service Corps – Youth Litter Patrol
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DiRtBaG Service Corps excursions are outdoor volunteer projects that earn participants scholarships for their other HoWL trips. Exact projects TBA. Bring work gloves. Ages 10+

All Day Trips embark from HoWL Headquarters  at noon, unless otherwise specified in the description. For all Day Trips, bring: a water bottle, a snack, a rain jacket, warm layers, sunscreen, a day pack and whatever else the description tells you to bring!