Chugach Children’s Forest Habitat Restoration Sea Kayaking Expedition
When? July 15-25, 2018
What? Camp in tents and travel by kayak in Prince William Sound while working with Forest Service rangers on restoring natural coastal habitat. Course starts and ends in Anchorage. Earn .5 high school elective credit.
Physical Activity Level: Physical requirements include upper body strength and ability to sit for long periods. Participants will travel up to 15 miles per day.
Chugach Backpack Trail Crew Expedition
When? July 6-9, 2018
What? Learn how to backpack in Chugach State Park while helping the Stat3e Park rehabilitate the trail corridor and educate other users about low impact camping techniques. The group will travel to Eagle River to hike the Crow Pass Trail in the Chugach Mountains. Course starts and ends in Anchorage.
Physical Activity Level: Participants should be able to carry up to forty-five pound backpack over uneven terrain for approximately five miles per day.
Denali National Park Backpacking Expedition
When? June 15-22, 2018
What? Backpack in wilderness of Denali National Park while working on volunteer projects with National Park Service Rangers. Spend the first and last night at the Murie Science and Learning Center.
Physical Activity Level: Participants should be able to carry up to a fourty-five pound backpack over uneven terrain for approximately five miles per day.
Activity Expectations and Physical Fitness
Participants should be in good physical condition and will be required to submit a medical history Health Form. Participants should be prepared for all weather conditions and receive active learning experiences in remote locations on water and land. Students must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for Alaska’s often-unpredictable weather (gear list will be provided). Participants will camp in tents in undeveloped areas and will participate in moderately demanding work projects and may include repetitive motion. Weather can include lots of rain.
Insurance and Liability
Participants should have their own health and accident insurance. Alaska Geographic and it’s coordinating partners act only in the capacity of agents and instructors in all matters relating to transportation and all other related travel services. We assume no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service or program. All participants will be asked to read and sign an Acknowledgement of Risk Form within the final packet of participant paperwork.