Into the Woods Alaska

Into the Woods Alaska

After School Pick up from Chugach Optional - Fall/Winter Semester 2021


Into the Woods Alaska


5 - 13 yrs


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aug 17, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021


3:00pm - 5:30pm AKDT


1205 E St, Anchorage, AK 99501


Kristina K.


15 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Mondays - Fridays
K to 6th Grade Students
After School Pick up at Chugach Optional Elementary School
This 2021/2022 school year, we are very excited to once again offer a series of After School Programs, day-time programs, afternoon workshops, bike clubs, and weekend workshops, widening the breadth of our Jr. Youth Outdoor Studies & Environmental Science Programs.
This school year, our Afternoon Program in the West Chester Creek Greenbelt explores the wild/urban connection that exists in our West Chester Creek Greenbelt, Westchester Lagoon, and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. The focus will be outdoor studies and environmental science through hands-on learning and play. Topics and themes will loosely follow the seasons and the weather, and we take learning opportunities as they occur through exploration and observation.
In the Fall/Winter 2021 Semester, we will be working with our youth explorers to develop a collaborative nature journal where characters, maps, and plots are born from imagination and are interwoven with the science and activities behind our local urban-wild connection.
*3:00 pm: Youth Outdoor Explorers are picked up from Chugach Optional when school lets out at 3:00 pm and from there we will walk down to our local Valley of the Moon Park where we start our journey into the West Chester Greenbelt for the afternoon.
*5:30 pm: Parents Pick up their students at Westchester Lagoon (by the field, not the playground), or another designated spot as communicated for the day.
*Starting around mid-October through mid-April, we will have a "home-base" and pick up will happen between 5-5:30 from Inlet View Elementary School. While our program is nearly 100% outdoors, on very cold days we will utilize an indoor space for the afternoon program, either coming in briefly to warm-up, or staying in for the afternoon, depending on the temperature and wind-chill.
You can select drop-in days if you are looking for a more random or on an as-needed basis, or, if you need regular after-school care each week, select the day(s) of the week per semester you would like to book.
In addition to following State of AK and CDC guidelines, we will follow both ASD and each school's guidelines based on the program we are operating. All of our guides are vaccinated and we will be wearing masks in indoor spaces, and potentially outdoors depending on the level of risk in the community and as recommended by local and national health officials.
Our after school programming runs from Mid August to Late May, following the Anchorage School District 2021/2022 calendar. After School Programs operate on all scheduled school days and not on in-service days, half-days, or winter and spring break. We do offer specific in-service, half-days, winter, and spring break programs - check out "our programs" or booking page on our website for more information.


Please make yourself familiar with the "parent info page" on our website. It contains gear lists, parent update forms, the parent portal, and other information that might be helpful. As always, call us at 907.229.9780 or 907.406.5651 if you have any questions!

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
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Cancellation Policy


Please submit all cancellation requests using the cancellation request form on our parent info page

Please view the entire policy by clicking here. 

Covid-19 Precautions

We follow all CDC guidelines and standards. Our programs are all 100% outdoors, we wear masks, and our guides have received their vaccines.

Into the Woods Alaska Location

Chugach Optional

1205 E St, Anchorage, AK 99501

Meet your Instructor

Kristina K.