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12 Days | 11 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Start of Program
Aug 30, 2015
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
Sep 10, 2015
After breakfast. Room checkout is 10 a.m.
You will be staying at the Trail Lake Lodge the night before.
Location: Moose Pass
Nearest city or town: Seward
Nearest highway: Seward Highway
Nearest airport: Anchorage
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 (the dining and classroom facility), 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. Our campus is being newly renovated! All cabins no longer have a shared bath, they are all private.

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 newly-renovated cabin at the Denali Education Center has two rooms with private bath. 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. We do not supply shampoo or conditioner, but do provide soap. There are no phones in the rooms, though cell phone reception is good. 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 (coins not required); laundry detergent included. Internet access is available.

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

Additional nights before:
We do not offer additional nights on our campus, however there are two places within walking distance. You may contact Denali Grizzly Bear Resort 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: Motel

Description: The Trail Lake Lodge is a full-service lodge located in the beautiful Chugach Mountains of Moose Pass, 28 miles north of Seward. Travel between Moose Pass and Seward takes approximately one hour each day. Rooms are double occupancy with either two twin beds or one queen bed, and all rooms have private baths. Please indicate on the Supplemental Form your bed preference and if you require first floor accommodations.

Contact info:
PO Box 5
Moose Pass, AK 99631 USA
phone: 907-288-3101
web: www.traillakelodge.com

Room amenities: A TV with limited channels is available in each room.

Facility amenities: There is internet, but no laundry facilities available at Moose Pass.

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

Additional nights after: $119
Please call 907-288-3101 or contact moosepass@alaska.com to reserve a room for additional nights.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips


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