Check out our new fall expeditions!
Kachemak Crack (New!)
Missing summer already? Join in on the fun at Kachemak Crack! Learn how to rock climb or practice your technique on the Salty Dawg route. If you’re not on the rocks, try bouldering around the sea cave, hop on a paddleboard, or develop your fire building skills! Spend your weekend learning a new way to enjoy Kachemak Bay.
fall foraging fantastic (New!)
Experience the best autumn Homer has to offer! HoWL and Coastal Studies come together for a September extravaganza of berry picking, beach camping, medicinal plant harvest, and campfire cuisine. Hike Diamond Creek, from the bogs to the beach and then set up your tent in a spectacular location. With your spot on the beach, you can toast s'mores, stargaze, watch sea otters from your sleeping bag, and even explore the tidepools in your pajamas!
Check out our Summer line-up!
Alpine Ridge Leadership
June 27-July 2 (SOLD OUT)
Develop leadership skills while enjoying stellar views of Grewingk Glacier and Kachemak Bay. On Alpine Ridge we’ll be balancing fun, learning, and trail work, helping Kachemak Bay State Park maintain trail access into a beautiful alpine landscape. Expect merriment, frigid lakes, and sun-drying on the banks.
Fire and Ice
July 12-July 16 (SOLD OUT)
Explore local trails and learn skills that are essential for having adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. Camping is better when you can light a warm fire and avoid being eaten by a bear. Practice your skills on an overnight expedition to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Grewingk Lake features an epic Capture the Flag court and ice bergs thrones (if you can brave the swim).
Upper Tutka Bay Exploration
August 2-7 (SOLD OUT)
Join us for an epic goodbye to summer! Paddle board in Tutka Bay, swim in subalpine lakes, and snack on autumn berries. The Tutka Backdoor trail is brand new, so be ready for some trail work and an adventure.
howl instructor training
by invitation only
Experienced outdoor educators and aspiring volunteers will spend six days learning HoWL's unique teaching methodology while doing trailwork and exploring the vastness of Kachemak Bay State Park. We'll practice remote risk management scenarios and discuss topics in the outdoor industry while we interact with the flora, fauna and topography of the Grewingk Glacier Valley and surrounding ridgelines. In 2021, the IT Trip will be led by HoWL's founder, Libby Bushell.
CENTER FOR ALASKAN COASTAL STUDIES SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies has some great opportunities for families and youth to explore Kachemak Bay! Check out their full line up of programs on their website www.akcoastalstudies.org