Rooted & Rising Camp

Seldovia Village Tribe is hosting four Rooted & Rising Camps this summer and we are excited to invite you to apply.  Alaska Native Youth who live in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and who are entering 9th through 12th grade in the next school year are eligible to apply to attend this exciting Cultural STEM camp, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, all in the beautiful and inspiring settings of Kachemak Bay.

2022 Summer Camps

This summer we will be hosting four camps for teens:

Camp 1: June 12th – June 18th

Camp 2: June 19th – June 25th

Camp 3: July 10th – July 16th

Camp 4: July 17th – July 23rd

A total of 64 students will have the opportunity to attend once and each camp will be comprised of 16 students total.  The camps last 7 days and all accommodations, food, and program activities are provided to participants free of charge. Additionally, travel will be provided at no expense from Homer to Seldovia via the Seldovia Bay Ferry.

Student accommodations will be provided at our Sea Otter Cabins, which are located at the head of Seldovia Bay.  Cabins do not have running water or electricity. Students should come prepared for off-grid camping: good flashlights, fresh batteries, and no cell phones. Adult staff will be present with students at all times. Campers will be interacting with camp staff, Seldovia Village Tribe staff, elders, naturalists, scientists and instructors from different science organizations located in the Kachemak Bay region.

Rooted & Rising Camp requires that participants be able to:

  • work with and get along with other members of a group in team situations;
  • be able to handle being away from home for 7 days,
  • be able to tolerate being in a new environment while experiencing many new situations including sharing living space with others, eating new foods, being on an early wake up schedule, camping and sleeping in a dry cabin with no electricity and having limited access to a phone to call home.


Participants must demonstrate a positive and respectful attitude towards others and be able to take care of and manage themselves and their emotions.

Students will be learning natural history skills through the lens of both traditional and western knowledge; will tide pool and observe marine life; and will kayak, camp and explore Kachemak Bay. Of course, there will also be a mix of games, activities, campfires, and more!


The application period is now closed. 

If you have any questions please email us at:

Wondering what to pack??

Due to the remoteness of the camps and potential risks involved, it is advised that participants have medivac coverage available. The Kachemak Bay region is served by LifeMed Alaska and Guardian Flight.

The membership enrollment form below can be completed and submitted directly to LifeMed or Guardian if you are interested in applying.


For more Rooted & Rising Camp information,
please contact Christine Brandon at (907) 435-3249.