Watershed Discovery Camp 

Summer Camp in Sandpoint

Lake Pend Oreille | Pend Oreille River


Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) we have decided to cancel Watershed Discovery Camp again this year. We care immensely about the health safety of our campers and our community. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your understanding.

Summer Camp with Science, Service and Stewardship – and a lot of fun!

The Lake Pend Oreille Watershed is full of wonderful discoveries and fun summer activities. One of our very favorites is Watershed Discovery Summer Camp, held in Sandpoint, Idaho each summer in July.

We partner with the Eureka Institute to host this fun-filled week of hands-on science, service and stewardship experiences for students. Summer camp is geared for kids 8-12 years of age.

If you’ve got a curious and creative kid in your life, they’re sure to have a blast at Watershed Discovery Camp this summer!

We had a blast with our campers this past summer and we’re looking forward to 2020! Our campers learned about water quality monitoring, went on field trips to the Kootenai Wildlife Refuge and the Clark Fork watercraft inspection station (to look for invasive species hitchhikers), went kayaking and paddle boarding on Sand Creek, and participated in local service and stewardship projects, water-themed games at City Beach, crafts and much more! Drop off and pick up will be at City Beach.

Summer Camp is limited to 20 campers and will fill quickly, so register your camper early! Online registration is open now!

Summer Camp Schedule
 ​Cancelled for 2021 

$200 (includes summer camp t-shirt, water bottle, activity fees, supplies and two healthy snacks each day).

Summer Camp Scholarships Available:

  • Full Scholarship: $200
  • Scholarship (level 1): $125
  • Scholarship (level 2): $75

If you are in need or just interested in learning more about our scholarship program please contact Steve Holt at 208-597-7188.


July 27 – 31st, 2020

5 Days – 9 AM to 4 PM

2019 Summer Camp Activities: 2020 TBD

  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Kayaking and Paddle Boarding on Sand Creek
  • Field Trip: Kootenai Wildlife Refuge
  • Water-themed games at City Beach
  • Field Trip: Clark Fork watercraft inspection station
  • Local service and stewardship projects

Support this Program!

Are you interested in providing a full or partial scholarship to Watershed Discovery Camp for a student in need? ​Donate today and make a big difference in a special kid’s life!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a trained citizen scientist. Collecting water samples is a great way to enjoy time on the water & get involved in active stewardship of our local waterways!