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OUR PROGRAMS

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.

HALF DAY AFTERNOON PROGRAMS
HALF DAY AFTERNOON PROGRAMS

from $28, daily bookings
ages 5-12
Mondays – Fridays
Between 2-6 pm

Our Half-Day Programs include:
*Art & Jr. Naturalism with Summer (ages 8-14)
*Children’s Forest Theater with Tara (ages 6-12)
*Outdoor Ed. & STEM Half Days with Bri (ages 5-12)

BIKE CLUB
BIKE CLUB

$22 – daily bookings available
ages 6-12
min. 2, max. 10
Mondays – Fridays, 2:30-4:30
Saturdays 10-12

COME SHRED THE TRAILS WITH PEPPER AND LUKE!
Learn bike maintenance and repair, how to bike pack, DIY bike accessories, how to rip new moves and ride right. The first rule of bike club? ALWAYS talk about bike club!

SKI CLUB
SKI CLUB

$22 – daily bookings available
ages 6-12
min. 2, max. 10
Mondays – Fridays, 3-5 pm
Saturdays 10-12
set to start Nov. 30…or as soon as the snow flies!

Come learn another way to enjoy the winter outdoors. Kristina will teach your young explorer the fundamentals of nordic skiing – movement, balance, and gear – from which they will gain a solid lifelong grounding in the sport. Whether they go on to join competitive ski programs or use their skis as a ticket to enjoying the Alaskan winters, this is the perfect start.

<br>PRIVATE PODS: <br>FULL DAY OUTDOOR PLAY & STEM

PRIVATE PODS:
FULL DAY OUTDOOR PLAY & STEM

$450 – private daily bookings available
up to 10 kids per pod
Mondays – Fridays

Stay in your social group and get into the woods with us over this unprecedented school year. Guides Bri, Pepper, and Luke are ready to meet you and your pod at a convenient local outdoor space and bring Into the Woods to you.

A PRESCHOOL IN THE WOODS
A PRESCHOOL IN THE WOODS

$15/child – daily bookings
ages 2+
min. 5, max. 10
Mondays – Fridays, times vary

Join Tara as she leads your preschoolers through play and movement in the woods, with the forest as our classroom. Parents come with their children, siblings younger and older are welcome.

FULL DAYS IN THE WOODS
FULL DAYS IN THE WOODS

$68 – daily bookings available
ages 5-12
min. 5, max. 10
Mondays – Fridays, 9 am – 4:30 pm
through October 30

Join us for Outdoor Play and STEM for full day programs in the woods of Abbott Loop Community Park and BLM lands. We will go over water science (filtration and purification), environmental science, and hands-on learning.

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.

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