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All programs follow standard procedures for safely operating to help mitigate the spread of covid-19. We reserve the right to cancel a program with little notice in case of severe community spread or positive cases amongst our customers and/or staff.
Together, we are stronger.
We are here for you – we are running full day and half day programs daily. Although school is set to reopen on Oct. 19, if schools suddenly close and you need quality, outdoors-focused care for your child, we are offering daily bookings for our unparalleled youth outdoor studies programs. We will be available for last minute bookings for when you need us.
SUCCESS! Into the Woods Alaska is now an ASD Homeschool Vendor!
Check out our offerings above and don’t miss out! In spite of everything else 2020 is throwing our way, we are going to have a great time getting into the woods this year, learning outdoor skills, environmental sciences, special topics (see above), and the three basic rules for life in the woods: safety, kindness, and respect to oneself, others, and mother earth.
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Into the Woods Alaska is dedicated to connecting all ages to our world’s great, wild beauty. Through our youth outdoor studies programs, we create life-long users of our local natural spaces and teach essential outdoor safety skills for ages 4-18.
We believe 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. Our nature school programs are designed so children can have quality time outdoors learning outdoor safety skills and feeding their curiosity through environmental sciences and naturalist studies.
Experiential learning, Outdoor Studies, and a childhood spent playing in the woods — This is what we’re all about.
Safety is our top priority. Now with this crisis, this gives a whole new depth to that practice. At drop-off, children remain in their car – our central guide scans with a touch less thermometer and checks them in, directing them to their guide and group stationed several dozen feet away. We will ask that children with temperatures over 99.1 stay home for the day and potentially longer. All adults wear masks at drop off and pick up, and in close quarters. Children are encouraged to also wear masks in the same instances…more on masks below. At check out, our guide will walk your child to your car. Before drop off, we ask that each family take a moment to fill out our Daily Health Questionnaire.
Safety is paramount. We therefore have safety protocols in the event of an emergency or necessary field medicine. Our lead guides are CPR/ first aid and/or Wilderness First Aid certified at a minimum while some are certified at a higher level of Wilderness First Responder. All personnel at Into the Woods, LLC have background checks and references. All guides will carry appropriate radios and communication equipment as well as bear abatement tools (bear spray, air horns). Firearms are strictly prohibited in our programs, and we do not carry firearms of any kind in the pursuit of our programs. All guides are trained in and will follow wildlife and environmental safety standards at all ITWAK programs.
Our programs are active, with plenty of walking, forest play, and socially-distant interaction with peers within the guidelines of local, state, and national COVID-19 policies and/or mandates.
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