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Alaska Explorer

Tuition $4,495





July 3- July 16

Backpack, Sea Kayak, Whitewater Raft

Arrival Location

Anchorage, AK

Departure Location

Anchorage, AK

Trip Overview

Experience the Land of the Midnight Sun on this 14-day adventure. Students will explore the Alaskan wilderness on a 4-day backpack of Johnson Pass – one of the Kenai Peninsulas most notable through hikes! On the backpacking expedition, students will learn backcountry skills including traveling comfortably with a backpack, selecting and setting up a backcountry campsite, sourcing and purifying water, and cooking over small backpacking stoves. They’ll hone those skills as they embark into the backcountry again to sea kayak the Prince William Sound. For 4 days, the group will paddle through pristine waters, among stunning glaciers and wildlife. At night, they will set up camp on the beaches of the Sound and warm up by the campfire. Students on this program will also experience the thrilling Matanuska River with a day of whitewater rafting.

*Backpacking locations may vary depending on permits and trail conditions.


Activity Highlights

  • Backpack Johnson Pass – 4 days (overnight)
  • Whitewater Raft Matanuska River – 1 day
  • Sea Kayak Prince William Sounds – 4 days (overnight)

Trip Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Group gear

Not Included

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Airfare to and form the trip start and end
The activities were so much fun, I had an amazing pair of leaders who were so much fun to be with, everyone in my group was super cool, and I learned a lot. This trip taught me how to be a better leader, have more confidence in myself, and become comfortable in completely new situations. But most importantly, this trip taught me that I can do anything. It was so much fun to take part in all the adventures my trip to Alaska had.

Dana, WA student


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Tuition $4,495