Into the Woods Alaska

Into the Woods Alaska

Into the Woods Alaska After School Program at Westchester Lagoon: Pick up from Denali Montessori 1
Into the Woods Alaska After School Program at Westchester Lagoon: Pick up from Denali Montessori 2
Into the Woods Alaska After School Program at Westchester Lagoon: Pick up from Denali Montessori 3

After School Program at Westchester Lagoon: Pick up from Denali Montessori

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Into the Woods Alaska


Into the Woods Alaska After School Program at Westchester Lagoon: Pick up from Denali Montessori 1
Into the Woods Alaska After School Program at Westchester Lagoon: Pick up from Denali Montessori 2
Into the Woods Alaska After School Program at Westchester Lagoon: Pick up from Denali Montessori 3
Ages

5 - 13 yrs

Dates

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aug 18, 2022 - May 23, 2023

168 classes
Time

3:30pm - 6:00pm AKDT

Location

Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park 1824 W 15th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501

Instructors

Drew K., Rachel F., Kristina K., Ryan M.

Capacity

10 students


Class Experience

  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm (pick up from 4:30-6:00pm) 
  • Mondays - Fridays
  • K to 6th Grade Students 
  • After School Pick up from Denali Montessori Elementary School


We are very excited to once again offer a series of After School Programs, day-time programs, afternoon workshops, home school programs, bike clubs, and weekend workshops, widening the breadth of our Jr. Youth Outdoor Studies & Environmental Science Programs. 


  • HOW TO BOOK: If you need regular after-school care each week, select the day(s) of the week per month you would like to book. You can book 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 days of the week. 
  • CANCELLATIONS: booking is scheduled per month, and payments will be automatically generated monthly - for cancellation of monthly enrollment, you must fill out our cancellation form at least 1 month before the desired month of cancellation.
  • COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: 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. Mask use depends on the level of risk in the community and follows local and national health official guidelines.

Notes

Please make yourself familiar with 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!

What you'll learn

  • 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, outdoor art, and play in addition to engagement in seasonal outdoor recreation activities like bicycling, ice skating, sledding, and nordic skiing. Topics and themes will loosely follow the seasons and the weather, and we take learning opportunities as they occur through exploration and observation.
  • We will be working with our youth explorers to develop a collaborative, ongoing nature journal project where characters, maps, and plots are born from imagination and are interwoven with the science and activities behind our local urban-wild connection.

Sample Class Format

  • *3:30 pm: Youth Outdoor Explorers are picked up from Denali Montessori Elementary when school lets out at 3:30 pm and from there we will transport via van to start our journey into the West Chester Greenbelt for the afternoon.
  • *4:30-6:00 pm: Parents Pick up their students at Westchester Lagoon, or another designated spot as communicated for the day. Sometimes, we walk to Valley of the Moon Park.
  • *Starting around mid-October through mid-March, we will have a "home-base" and parents pick up 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.
  • OPERATING CALENDAR: Our after school programming runs from Mid August to Late May, following the Anchorage School District 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.

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
See Schedule
Cancellation Policy

INTO THE WOODS ALASKA PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN INITIATED CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND 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.


What To Bring

  • Dress for the weather, pack extra snacks. 
  • We will communicate any outdoor gear needed for the day, in advance (like ice skates, etc).

Into the Woods Alaska Location

Westchester Lagoon

Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park 1824 W 15th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501


Meet your Instructors

Drew K.

Rachel F.

Kristina K.