Watershed Discovery Camp

Lake Pend Oreille | Pend Oreille River

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 Camp, held in Sandpoint each summer in July.

LPOW partners with the Eureka Institute to host this fun-filled week of hands-on science, service and stewardship experiences for students. 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!

We had a blast with our campers this 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 hitch hikers), challenged themselves on the Tree to Tree ropes course, 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!

Camp is limited to 20 students and will fill quickly, so register your camper early! Online registration will begin in April 2020.

Camp Schedule
​July 27th thru July 31st – Watershed Discovery Camp
9AM-4PM Monday-Friday (Early drop off begins at 8AM, Late pick up by 5PM)

April 2020 – Registration opens online.
Submit the form below and we will send you an email and/or text 24 hours before public registration opens.

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

Scholarships Available:

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

July 27 – 31st, 2020

Camper Activities

  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Kayaking and Paddle Boarding on Sand Creek
  • Field Trip: Kootenai Wildlife Refuge
  • Water-themed games at City Beach
  • Tree to Tree Ropes Course
  • 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!