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URGENT UPDATE: All programs cancelled until further notice.

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.

Ski Club Starts Tuesday, November 10

An afternoon nordic ski program for ages 5-12 focusing on the fundamentals of nordic skiing, waxing and gear care, and how we can use nordic skiing to access our back country safely.

Available starting Nov. 10 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 4-5:30
ages 5-12

Sign up for a Program

In addition to our ongoing Afternoon Outdoor Explorers program, We have upcoming workshops and occasional specialized courses. We offer outdoor studies programs which follow the seasons and essential outdoor skills along the way, Jr. Naturalist/STEM & Art courses, as well recreation courses in which kids learn how to level up their skills in addition to caring for their equipment and gear. While some courses are more focused than others, the natural sciences and outdoor safety skills flow through through everything we do along with our three rules for life: Safety, Kindness, and Respect.

Afternoon Outdoor Explorers

It’s never too early to learn backcountry skills that can save a life. This course teaches kids the fundamentals to being safe in Alaska’s great outdoors. All of our outdoor studies programs meet kids at their level and utilize active, hands-on learning through play in woods.

Daily Bookings Available Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 5 pm
ages 5-12

Let’s get into afternoons in the woods at Russian Jack Springs Park.

Beginning next week, the boreal forestland of east Anchorage’s Russian Jack Springs Park will ring with the joyous sounds of kids playing among the trees and shrubs of this 300-acre favorite among local residents.  With school scheduling upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, fall is looking decidedly different this year. The team at Into the Woods… Continue reading Let’s get into afternoons in the woods at Russian Jack Springs Park.


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