Field Trips


In addition to our award-winning academic field trip programs, Canyon County Parks offers place-based educational opportunities for children, adults and families! Click through the tabs below to learn more about our current program offerings, and how to register.

Our Canoe Science Camp program launched at Lake Lowell Park in summer 2019.

Offered:  June and July, summer 2020

June 15-19

June 22-26

July 6-10

Timeframe:  Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm

Capacity:  14 students per camp Age range: 10-12 year olds

Participants must be registered by their legal parent or guardian. Please register for one camp week only.

Registration Information: TBA. Watch for more information on how to register in spring 2020. Contact Laura Barbour ( if you have any Canoe Science Camp questions in the meantime.




Desert Studies Institute (DSI) was established in 1997 as a cooperative program between the Department of Anthropology at Boise State University and Canyon County’s Celebration Park. Each summer, Canyon County Parks staff team up with local natural and cultural resource experts to bring you a 2-day Desert Ecology course focused on Celebration Park and other unique sites of the Snake River canyon. Desert Ecology is just one of the exciting academic programs offered through the Desert Studies Institute each year: for for information on course offerings and faculty (or to register), visit the DSI website.

Undergraduate or graduate credit is available through Boise State University for DSI workshops. A small workshop fee also applies to these programs, and advance registration is required. For detailed information, or for registration information call 426-1709 (Boise State Summer Program/Extended Studies).


Summer Internship Opportunity: Outdoor Education

Canyon County Parks hires undergraduate and graduate student interns to act as canoe guides and field instructors for our summer Canoe Science Camp programs. These paid interns are responsible for teaching middle school-aged students about hydrology, riparian ecology, water quality science, and habitat at Lake Lowell. They also instruct students in canoe skills and water safety. Interested students should contact Laura Barbour, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at

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