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Outdoor Camps and Skills Clinics

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!

ADF&G Sponsored Programs

Class Name Description Audience
Alaska Conservation Camp The Alaska Conservation Camp is currently a day camp (with an overnight campout included) that is based in Fairbanks. Ages 11–16
Alaskans Afield Alaskans Afield classes provide fun, safe, hands-on learning of outdoor skills. Classes are designed for both youth and adults. Youth & Adults
Bear Baiting Clinics Clinics to receive your bear baiting certification. Ages 16 and up
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 three certification courses that ADFG offers are: Basic Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education (IBEP/NBEF), and Muzzleloader Education. These courses provide training in wildlife conservation, safety, techniques, and being a safe and responsible hunter. These courses complete the certification requirements in certain hunt areas and permits. Ages 10 and up
Hunter Information & Training (HIT) Clinics A variety of hunting-related clinics including bear hunting, sheep hunting, trophy skinning, waterfowl hunting, reloading, and bear baiting. All ages
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

ADF&G Partnership Programs

Class Name Description Audience
Alaska Experience Camp Eagle River Scout Camp. All youth ages 11–18 are invited to attend a fun-filled 5-day outdoor residential camp. Youth will learn about lure and fly casting, firearms skills and safety, shooting sports, kayaking, wilderness survival and more! AK Experience Camp is sponsored by Alaska 4-H Cooperative Extension, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Ages 11–18