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It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that ITWAK is closing all programs until further notice. We are hoping to reopen mid to late January. Due to the high amount of community spread and increased risk that any social group may be compromised, we have decided on re-entering into… Continue reading URGENT UPDATE: All programs cancelled until further notice.
Come Explore the Gift of Nature
- Our COVID safety plan: Masks are required at all times, we will have groups of 10 or less, and it is 100% outdoors. Click here to read our COVID-19 mitigation plan.
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.