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Welcome to our updated webpage. Like many other small businesses in Alaska, Into the Woods faces an uncertain future; after a tumultuous and exciting last 10 months of adapting and finding creative solutions to this crisis, we are continuing to do so for the foreseeable future. In spite of all the upcoming challenges we face, we are optimistic; we have amazing customers that support us and, with us, believe 100% in Into the Woods Alaska’s mission and in the value that it provides to children in our community.

What we do: we are dedicated to teaching kids from a young age through their teen years outdoor safety, teamwork, and survival skills that will keep them and their back country companions safe over a lifetime of exploring our world’s wild spaces. We believe that kids who grow up playing in the woods will become adults who advocate for its protection; for this reason, we combine the idea of being a naturalist in addition to recreating in our wild backyard. In our programs, kids learn specific and general safety skills through hands-on, active play and experiential learning. We offer special courses with specific learning goals in mind as well as general courses that introduce younger children to the concept of being an outdoor explorer. Check out our upcoming courses to see what we offer year round. We are coming up with new ideas daily; the more we go exploring and learn, the more cool ideas we come up with and want to explore with kids at Into the Woods AK! Read more about us…


All programs are cancelled until Jan/Feb. or until it is advisable & safe to operate again. Please subscribe to our email list so we can update you as soon as we have new information.



INTO THE WOODS ALASKA & OUR THREE PILLARS OF FOCUS:

Outdoor Safety Skills Programs

Monthly outdoor themes – gain safety, teamwork, & survival skills at Into the Woods Alaska. Monday – Friday for ages 5-12 plus weekend workshops for older youth and teens.

Outdoor Recreation Courses

Level up your outdoor recreation skills with new ways to access the back country in Bike Club, Ski Club, and Hiking Club. Kids learn all about gear fit, care, and repair.

Jr. Naturalist Courses & Workshops

STEM activities flow amongst all programs, but our Jr. Naturalist courses dive deeper with specific programs into science, Art, and the power of observation in science & nature.


What People Are Saying:

Jackie Savina
Jackie Savina
September 4, 2020.
Verified
Amazing experience for children! Both of our boys (age 4 & 6) had the best experience at the summer camp at Kincaid. Our 6 YO is currently enrolled in the Wednesday camp at Russian Jack and is loving that too. Awesome teachers and the kids learn so much about the great outdoors. Highly recommend.
Stolf Short
Stolf Short
August 26, 2020.
Verified
I really appreciate how well the guides and staff communicate with us. My son is so happy to be outside playing, learning, and growing with his friends. This type of hands on, experiential learning, is exactly what I want for my son. Thank you!
Ashley Cummins
Ashley Cummins
August 20, 2020.
Verified
I love everything about this camp! My daughter was one of the youngest kiddos at camp (age 4). She struggled a little in the beginning and complained so I reached out to Kristina. She took the time to listen to my daughters concerns and came up with a plan to provide extra support for my kiddo. The next day at camp, my kid came home raving about how much she loved it and she didn't have a complaint after that. My daughter loves to tell us all she learned in the camp when we are hiking with her and we have noticed a HUGE improvement with her abilities on the trail. She has become an awesome hiker this summer and I am beyond grateful 🤗
Robyn Forbes
Robyn Forbes
June 25, 2020.
Verified
Wow 🙂 Finally a camp that gets kids into the outdoors, pushing their comfort zone (a little) and teaches them skills that they truly need to explore Alaska. We are so happy to have our 10 year old with Dan and Christina again with Into the Woods and look forward to exploring some overnight adventures and other offerings as well. What a great team who offer a huge value and experience for the kids. Very happy with the experience, value, and professional approach.
Anna Hoffmann
Anna Hoffmann
June 18, 2020.
Verified
This is a great experience for Alaskan kids to explore the outdoors in a safe and educational setting, while also getting to spend their days outside and not cooped up inside. So far this has been a great experience for our kids and they never want to come home at the end of the day.