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Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis
***MAY 4 UPDATE*** We are tentatively hosting limited programs starting June 1, 2020.
The power of a healthy community
…lies in the health of its members-the sum is greater than the whole of its parts. This is what Into the Woods Alaska stands for. We believe that if more children (and adults) spent more of their time outdoors in nature, we would have a healthier community.
Operating our normal programs during a global pandemic would be antithetical to who we are and our guiding principles.
At this time, the word of the day is ACCOUNTABILITY. Often, the hardest choice to make is the right one. We are accountable to you by making the right choice to close business until the authorities say it is safe to re-open. Be accountable to yourself, your family, and your community by social distancing, washing your hands, and asking for help when you need it.
Thank you for your time, energy, and patience as we navigate this crisis. We are looking forward to getting back into the woods with you and your family.
Meet you in the woods,
~Kristina & Dan
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how you can help
Small businesses are the life-blood of a community. Right now, we need your help.
We understand, first-hand, the financial hardships that are a result of the economic shutdown created by the corona virus pandemic. Most families and small businesses, just like ours, are on the brink of ruin and are directly hurt by this crisis.
There are many ways to help us survive the economic fall-out from this global crisis. You can donate to our go fund me to help us cover operating costs and keep our employees. You can share our social media, re-post our posts, and ask your friends to do the same. Additionally, you can purchase or subscribe to our digital content once it is posted on the website.
While we were building a lot of momentum going into the busy summer season, this crisis has put us at an abrupt halt due to this virus. We would be incredibly grateful for anyone who wants to help support our business, in any way they can.
Into the Woods Alaska is going to survive this crisis by being creative and adapting to a complicated, uncertain environment.
We are creating a digital, online catalog of our Outdoor School, filled with Video Tutorials, articles, posts, and podcasts.
In the future, the digital content we are creating now will be coupled with our in-person programs. Additionally, our digital platform is the beginning of our Into the Woods Alaska Home School Program.However we connect with you, whether digitally or in-person, we are glad to be able to continue to enrich both you and your child’s life by sharing our programs with you.Be sure to follow our social media, blogs, and subscribe to our newsletter so you’ll be one of the first to know when our digital Outdoor Studies Program goes live!
OUR YOUTH Summer OUTDOOR STUDIES PROGRAMS
At this time, we are creating a wait list for our summer outdoor studies programs. You may join the wait list with no financial obligation; if the crisis abates enough to the point where we are able to host summer camps, then we will contact you to finalize registration.
summer camps at kincaid park – ages 5-12
From June 22 to August 14, offering weekly M-F summer camp sessions exploring the bounty of Kincaid Park for ages 5-12. Parents drop off between 8-9 am at the Raspberry Trail Head at Kincaid Park, and pick up between 4:30-6 pm at the Kincaid Park Main Chalet.
Limited to 9 children. $350/week
the anchorage youth hiking club – ages 10-16
From June 22 to August 14, offering weekly M-F summer camp sessions for ages 10-16. Parents drop off between 8-9 am and pick up between 5:30-6 pm at our HQ – the Little Blue Cottage. From there, we pack up in our Subaru Ascent and head our for a day of hiking adventure, exploring the trails of our Chugach State Park.
Limited to 7 children. $400/week
after school programs
After School Programs run throughout the year from different ASD schools. We run “short sessions” in which we pick up our students from their school for an after-school program in the woods, dropping them off at our centrally located HQ – The Little Blue Cottage.
We also run an after school program in the woods at Rilke Schule. Contact RSI for more information and to sign up.
coming soon: home school outdoor studies programs
Our new digital content platform serves more than one purpose; in addition to providing content for our social-distancing situation, it is part of a larger plan to develop a comprehensive Home School Program.
Our digital platform will help reinforce what our students are learning outdoors. Our Home School Outdoor Studies Program has two pillars: experiential and didactic learning.
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