Into the Woods Alaska Youth Outdoor Studies Programs

Now Introducing Nature School!

Session 1: August 31 – September 25
session 2: September 28 – October 30

We are proud to offer nature school programs, with session 1 starting August 31, 2020 – each calendar is a different age group offering various age-appropriate programs. All programs have a focus on academic subjects within the context of nature.

You can book your program by 1-month sessions. Book a single day per week/per session, or book multiple programs to create a full-time nature school program per session.

The Anchorage Youth Hiking Club

The AYHC, ages 13-18


The Junior Outdoor Explorers Club

The JOEC, ages 9-12


The Young Outdoor Explorers Club

The YOEC, ages 5-9


A Preschool in the Woods

ages 3-6 (TBA)



ages 8+

German Immersion

coming soon

Chinese Immersion

coming soon

Spanish Immersion

coming soon

At Into the Woods Alaska, our guides apply experiential learning and outdoor safety skills, as much as possible, to support the learning of academic subjects.

For example, in math and science we will bring in map reading, the making of compasses, and measuring natural phenomena like creek levels, trees, and doing geometry measurements in the mountains.

In literature and writing, we will read while in nature but also assign children to read outside of the program so we can discuss the book while wandering through our natural spaces and learning outdoor safety skills. Kids – everyone- learns best while moving and using their hands. We are excited to bring Into the Woods Alaska into this next phase of development and offer more quality outdoor studies programming to your family.

Experiential learning, Outdoor Studies, and a childhood spent playing in the woods — This is what we’re all about.

Into the Woods Alaska is dedicated to the idea that all children have the right to grow up playing in the woods and learning the value of nature in our lives. During these stressful times, children need nature in their lives now more than ever. We are working on a nature school program for children so they can still have quality time outdoors and gain access to an education in core curriculum without being on a screen device all day. Stay tuned to our blog and newsletter-more details coming at the end of July.

Contact us if you have any questions, subscribe to our newsletter for the newest updates, and welcome to the Into the Woods Alaska Family!

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Mandarin Immersion in the Woods – sign up now available!

Join Into the Woods Alaska for our unique nature immersion<>language immersion programs. Our Chinese Immersion program focuses on acquiring aural and oral fluency all within the context of connecting to nature and being in the woods. session 1: august 31 – september 25 In Chinese Nature School, students will immerse themselves in nature and Chinese … Continue reading Mandarin Immersion in the Woods – sign up now available!

We’ve extended the magic of summer – you can now book summer camps through August 31!

We are happy to announce that we are extending the summer camp season through to the end of August, right up to the beginning of our Nature School Programs. We have had a beautiful summer; with only three weeks left, we can’t wait to share the rest of it with our amazing campers! As we … Continue reading We’ve extended the magic of summer – you can now book summer camps through August 31!


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