2017 Youth Programs

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  • Mountain Arts for Youth, July & August: programs invite school aged youth to join artists and naturalists for a series of summer arts workshops for kids designed to connect them with the natural world around them. Program Director Lara Applebaum. $5 per participant.All programs meet from 1-4 pm at Porphyry Place in McCarthy, unless otherwise specified.
  • The 2017 Mountain Arts for Youth schedule is coming soon! Stay tuned.


  • Mountain Science for Youth,  July-August: programs invite school aged youth to join artists and naturalists for a series of summer workshops focusing on science and natural history for kids designed to connect them with the natural world around them. Program Director Lara Applebaum. $5 per participant. All programs meet from 1-4 pm at Porphyry Place in McCarthy, unless otherwise specified.
  • The 2017 Mountain Science for Youth schedule is coming soon! Stay tuned.


  • Kid's Making History, July 3rd, Meet at 1 pm at the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum. For the 7th year running, The WMC will partner with the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum for this afternoon event. We’ll start at the Museum for a look at what kids did back when McCarthy was an active mining town. From there a guest historian will lead the group on a walking tour of downtown with an emphasis on what it was like to be a kid in McCarthy years ago. Back at the WMC, the group will document their own stories. This information will be archived at the museum--helping to create a living document of today’s Kennecott Kids.  All ages of children are welcome to join us in learning about McCarthy while also documenting their own moments in history! $5 per participant.

  • Family Music Camp, July 13-16, is back again this year. Summer camp is not just for kids. At the McCarthy Family Music Camp, all family members get to enjoy learning and playing music with others, accompanied by the melodies of some of Alaska’s biggest glaciers and most inspiring mountain scenery. During our tune-filled, action-packed folk music camp, families will engage in multiple instructor-led group sessions and classes. Family members will have opportunities to play together, as well as with individualized peer sessions. Craft activities for youth and exploration of the Wrangells environs will round out the fun.

Banner Photo: Nathaniel Wilder