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.

 

Scholarship Application

Scholarships are available on an ‘as needed’ basis. Please download the DiRtBaG Scholarship Application here and return it to our office ASAP. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call at 907-399-4695.

Donate to our Scholarship Fund




Jul
6
Wed
Hike Diamond Creek to Homer
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Oh, but we’re not just hiking. We’re some kind of scientists. There’s mammoth tusks and other fossils in ‘dem ‘dere cliffs; seals, otters and orcas in the bay. Join us for a safari you never knew you could have so close to Homer. This Day Trip departs HoWL HQ at 10:00 am, returning by 5:00 pm. Bring a full lunch, hiking boots, your survival kit, a sketch book and maybe binoculars. 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!

Jul
9
Sat
SUP on the Spit
Jul 9 @ 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 SUP Trips meet at Mariner Park at noon and go until 4pm. 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!

Jul
11
Mon
Kachemak Complete
Jul 11 – Jul 15 all-day

Rock Climb. Stand-Up Paddleboard. Hike to a Glacier Lake. Camp on the beach.

Jul
12
Tue
DiRtBaG Service Corps
Jul 12 @ 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!

Jul
14
Thu
DiRtBaG Service Corps – Youth Litter Patrol
Jul 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!