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9 Days | 8 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Aug 17, 2014
Start time: Check-in and register any time between noon - 5:00 p.m. on campus. Orientation begins at 5:00 p.m.
You will be staying at the Denali Education Center that night.
Location: Denali National Park
Nearest city or town: Fairbanks
Nearest highway: George Parks Highway
Nearest airport: Fairbanks

End of Program
Aug 25, 2014
End time: 11:30 a.m. at the Denali Railroad Depot.
You will be staying at the North Face Lodge the night before.
Location: Kantishna
Nearest city or town: Fairbanks
Nearest highway: George Parks Highway
Nearest airport: Fairbanks International Airport
Type: Cabin

Description: The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.

Contact info:
Milepost 231 George Parks Highway
Denali Park, AK 99755 USA
phone: 907-683-2597
web: www.denali.org

Room amenities: Our location is idyllic, rooms and services are simple. Each cabin at the Denali Education Center has one bathroom that may be shared by up to four people. There is no housekeeping during the week, though fresh towels are available mid-week. Rooms do not have clocks, radios, TV’s, microwaves, or hair dryers. All rooms are non-smoking. There are no phones in the rooms, though cell phone reception is fine. Emergency calls may be received in the office, as needed. An answering machine will receive calls after hours or when staff is in the field.

Facility amenities: Laundry facilities are available for $2 per wash and $2 per dry, laundry detergent included. Internet access is available nearby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Each cabin has two rooms with one shared bath.

Additional nights before:
We do not offer additional nights on our campus, however there are 2 places within walking distance. You may contact The Grizzly Bear Cabins http://www.denaligrizzlybear.com/. They offer everything from a soft sided tent to a small cozy lodge. You may also contact The Denali Park Village at denaliparkvillage.com Both are located within yards from the Denali Education Center campus.

Check in time: 12:00 PM

Type: Lodge

Description: Family owned and operated for more than 30 years, North Face Lodge lies in the heart of Denali National Park, just twenty-nine air miles from Mt. McKinley. At their North Face Lodge fifteen small, well-appointed guestrooms, each with a private bath, connect to a covered walkway that leads to the inn's comfortably furnished living room and dining room. On cool mornings, a crackling fire in the stone fireplace compliments fine Denali views from the living room's tall windows. On warm, sunny afternoons, a spacious patio invites relaxation in view of Denali's summit.

Contact info:
PO Box 67
Denali National Park, AK 99755 USA
phone: 907-683-2290
web: www.campdenali.com/

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

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8 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips


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