Summer camps in Alaska

Source: Flickr, Gareth James

Being a kid in Alaska in the summer is an amazing gift we give as parents. But to make it worthwhile–with lifelong memories and skills–we need our children out of the house making new friends and doing things. Thus we have summer camp. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk about summer camp choices, and practical considerations for parents in planning your kids’ summer. Summer may not seem close today, but it is definitely time to begin scheduling your kids’ activities.



HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Erin Kirkland, operator of AKontheGO website and author
  • Katie Adrian, manager of Camp K and other Campfire AK programs
  • September Martin, summer camp director at the Anchorage Museum
  • Tom Burek, camp director from Trailside Discovery Camp


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BROADCAST: Thursday, March 09, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 16, 2017. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs.

After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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