Two weeks in the rugged terrain of Alaska is the perfect getaway for technology-obsessed teens to explore what they can never see in school.Wilderness Ventures is offering a two-week trek for 7th, 8th and 9th graders starting June 30 to the land of the “Midnight Sun” with sea kayaking, breathtaking views of glaciers, backpacking and taking in all of nature.
The first part of the trip starts in Anchorage and gives the teens a look at the Harriman Fjord. The shuttle boat gives a sweeping view of icebergs and dark blue sea. They will see the abundant animal and plant life around the tidewater glaciers.Then it is time for a day of adrenaline-inducing river rafting through Lion Head Canyon.
After 3 days the adventurous teens get to march through Matanuska and Chulitna valleys. They get to learn positive life skills including cooking, navigation, and team building as they admire the Alaska mountain range.
Ending the trip will be an exploration of Denali National Park and then back to Anchorage for a sourdough meal. Alumni of the program will come back with a better sense of adventure and a new perspective on their own American backyard.
Most of the major components of this trip have been offered by us over the past 36 years.