Strengthening Kids and Communities! TM

We are fortunate to have the support of several great organizations that help make our programs possible and affordable.  

Special thanks to:
The Mat-Su Health Foundation
Alaska Community Foundation
Matanuska Sustain Borough School District 
NOLS, ALaska
REI Anchorage
Mountain Hardware


Contact Us to learn how you can support our programs; providing adventure education opportunities to our youth!

Benefits of outdoor adventure activities, as shown in the evidence based literature, include developing self efficacy, intellectual flexibility and relationship building skills.

Our staff members are educators trained in group facilitation, adolescent development, risk management, wilderness first aid, expedition leadership, adventure based counseling and outdoor education. 


We are committed to act with unconditional positive regard toward each student ; maintaining a caring relationship built on respect, compassion and genuine concern for students' physical and emotional welfare.  


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Our Philosophy

Experiential learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and synthesis.  Experiences are structured to require the learner to take initiative, make decisions and be accountable for results.

Our Team 

Success is connected with focused mindfulness, intention, presence, and most importantly action; therefore, successful people never stop moving.


Setbacks inevitably happen but through courageous and gritty persistence we can prevail.


By its very nature, Adventure Education ignites heart, mind, spirit, and passion for learning, which in turn inspires the aforementioned characteristics.


It is through this means that we are able to develop authenticity, performance, and relational character strengths, i.e. positive self-concept, healthy self-efficacy, along with empathy and compassion for others.


Through shared adventurous experiences of joy and challenge people connect and grow in ways that cannot be otherwise produced, taught, or contrived.  


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Knowledge Empowers

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.”

~ John Dewey

There is a strong body of research confirming that direct contact with nature increases mental health and psychological development. Benefits include stress reduction, increased attention span, improved self-confidence and a broader sense of community.