Outdoor Camps and Skills Clinics

Becoming Outdoors-Woman gathering at Echo Ranch in Juneau From our largest cities to our smallest traditional villages, Alaska has unparalleled opportunities to use and enjoy abundant fish and wildlife resources. Outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and viewing are all vital parts of our heritage and provide people with many outdoor recreation experiences each year and generate billions of dollars for Alaska's economy. Being a confident, competent, and ethical outdoors person requires knowledge and skills. Not everyone learned these skills as a youth, and even seasoned outdoors people have plenty to learn. Whether you want to learn about fishing, hunting, the habitats and landscapes of Alaska, archery, or outdoor survival skills, we offer something for everyone.

Our camps and skills clinics teach people how to safely and responsibly fish, hunt, trap and participate in other outdoor activities. They are also designed to promote an understanding of Alaska's fish and wildlife conservation and management principles. We encourage you to join us in discovering more about Alaska's outdoor heritage and activities.

Take a look and see if there is anything that interests you. We offer camps and clinics for youth, women, and for the general public. Get outdoors and keep learning!

View the Calendar of Events here.

ADF&G Sponsored Programs

Class Name Description Audience
Alaskans Afield Alaskans Afield classes provide fun, safe, hands-on learning of outdoor skills. Classes are designed for both youth and adults. Youth & Adults
Becoming an
Outdoors-Woman (BOW)
Hands-on workshops that teach adult women outdoor skills while building their confidence in their ability to get out and safely enjoy all that Alaska has to offer. Women
Camp Habitat Nature Education & Ecology Camps located at Creamer's Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks. Ages 4–11
Hunter Certification Courses The four certification courses that ADF&G offers are: Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education (IBEP/NBEF), Crossbow Education, and Muzzleloader Education. These courses provide training in wildlife conservation, firearms safety and techniques, and being a safe and responsible hunter. These courses complete the certification requirements in certain hunt areas and permits. Ages 10 and up
National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) The program's focus is to provide International Style Target Archery in a physical education environment to boys and girls. Grades 4–12
Outdoor Youth Days This fun and exciting three day camp in Anchorage includes firearms safety, archery, outdoor survival skills, fishing, boating safety, and more. Ages 10–14