Dedicated to getting Alaskans of all ages into the woods
Into the Woods’ mission is to connect community to nature through educational outdoor experiences.
In order to achieve our mission, we operate by three guiding principles:
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees
This summer, give your child the gift of nature.
Into the Woods offers an outdoor educational experience to children ages 6-18, divided into two different experiences—a day camp for ages 6-12, and a backpacking camp for ages 13-18.
Both experiences are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (7:30 am early drop-off and 6 pm late pick-up available), with 4 Day Camp sessions and 4 Backpacking Sessions from May to August—8 week-long sessions in all.
For both Day Campers and Backpackers, each week features a different topic of study and a different route. As we wander through nature, campers become young scientists, learning to record observations of their natural surroundings. With science informing our day, campers learn how to become safe operators in the outdoors, with skills such as: shelter building, keeping warm in cold weather, filtering water, packing a bag, and map reading, among others. Learning real-life skills in a small group setting increases camper’s confidence, self-esteem, and sense of personal-and global-responsibility. Our mission is to get the children of Anchorage into the woods.
Our experienced trail guides and teachers will ensure the learning environment is safe while also teaching children how to become confident operating independently. The backpacking trips take campers into the Chugach State Park to explore the many wonders in our city’s backyard. The Day Camp will meet at a new park every week-from Kincaid to Glen Alps, we will discover the different ecosystems and environments that make up our city.
*Minimum registration for Backpacking Camp is 6 campers. If we have not reached minimum registration 14 days before the start date of camp, a full refund will be given and the camp will be canceled.
*Minimum registration for Day Camp is 10 campers. If we have not reached minimum registration 14 days before the start date of camp, a full refund will be given and the camp will be canceled.