Experience the Beauty of Denali National Park

Denali Education Center’s secluded 10-acre campus is just across the Nenana River from Denali National Park, providing an ideal setting to learn about and truly appreciate Alaska. Come explore the mysteries of the subarctic and enjoy our warm Alaskan hospitality.

Denali Campus Facilities

Our campus is open from mid-May to mid-September and provides a wonderful opportunity for school organizations, conservation groups, alumni travel groups, and other organizations to bring their members to our campus for an incomparably fun and enriching travel experience in Denali.

Sheldon Center

This amazing post and beam structure was completed with over 4,000 volunteer hours from the Denali community. Each summer, this large lecture hall sets the stage for local artists, live music, evening presentations, yoga classes, and much more.

If you have questions or are interested in renting the Sheldon Center for an upcoming group event, please contact Program Director Keith Reimink at keith@denali.org.

Riverside Hall

The Riverside Hall is an ideal place to enjoy a quiet moment during your visit to our campus, perched along the banks of the beautiful Nenana River.

During the summer months, this building is where groups eat all meals and participate in classes and lectures. It is their home-away-from-home where they can peruse our library or relish a cup of coffee before breakfast.

Guest Cabins

Each cabin shares an enclosed porch- a perfect place to hang wet gear or to host a gathering with your cabin-mates! Each cabin has two guest rooms which feature two double beds and a private bath.

Amenities include linens, heat, electric outlets, soap, complimentary Wi-Fi, good cell reception, and views of wild surroundings.

Special Emphasis Series

Through a partnership with Camp Denali, the Denali Education Center welcomes this six part Special Emphasis Series during the summer of 2024. All programs will happen in the Charles Sheldon Center on the DEC campus. Learn more about our speakers below.

Dr. Jon Atwood

Conservationist & Ornithologist
Date: June 2nd
“Full-life Cycle Bird Migration & Changing Bird Names”

Susan Paskvan

Former Native Language Coordinator of Yukon-Koyukuk School District
Date: June 9th
“Connections to Land Through Indigenous Language Revitalization”

Sarah Roeske, PhD

Research Geologist, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis
Date: June 16th
“The Geology Around Denali; Mountain-building, Earthquakes, and their Role in Shaping the Alaska Range”

Carolyn Finney, PhD

Author and Storyteller
Date: July 14th
(with James Edward Mills)

James Edward Mills

Author and Storyteller
Date: July 14th
(with Carolyn Finney)

Ben Rawlence

Award-Winning Writer, Activist & Former Speech Writer
Date: July 21st
“The Last Forest & the Future of Life on Earth: An Exploration into the Importance of the Boreal Forest”

Dr. Nikoosh Carlo, PhD

CEO of CNC North Consulting
Date: July 28th
“Indigenous-led Climate Solutions in the Arctic & Beyond”

Princess Daazhraii Johnson

Writer, Actor, Producer
Date: August 8th
“Narrative Sovereignty: The Power of Telling Our Own Stories”

Ronn and Marketa Murray

Aurora Borealis Experts and Photographers
Date: August 18th
“Northern Lights Exploration”

Ralph Clevenger

Photographer
Date: August 25th
“Autumn Photography Workshop”