Why visit Alaska? What draws people to wild places and how do they affect us? These are the questions that this beautiful short video, Alaska, strives to answer. Alaska does a wonderful job of highlighting both Denali Education Center and many of the landscapes that we are able to share with the visitors that stay on our campus each summer.
For over 30 years Denali Education Center has strived to Inform, Engage, and Inspire youth and adults through immersive Denali-based learning experiences. We feel that one way to create a better world is by helping people form lasting connections to wild places. We would love to have you visit us in Alaska, but no matter what, we hope this short film helps inspire you to get out and explore your national parks and wide-open spaces!
Alaska from Rupert Shanks on Vimeo
2020 LEARNING VACATIONS
Join Denali Education Center for a place-based learning vacation led by expert field educators and welcoming support staff. For 30 years we have been hosting
groups on our campus, giving participants the opportunity to learn about and experience Alaska in a way that one would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
During your time in Denali, you will be able to relax into the pace of life on our 10-acre campus. Located along the banks of the beautiful Nenana River, our campus features newly renovated cabin accommodations, Riverside Dining Hall where you will enjoy delicious homemade meals, and a quiet walking trail that winds through the forested campus and along the Nenana River.
Come to Denali National Park – and make yourself at home!
This year, we are excited to be working with G Adventures to offer small group travel opportunities in Alaska! G Adventures is based out of Canada and is offering this Alaskan adventure in partnership with National Geographic Journeys. We believe that their core value “…to help others experience authentic adventures in a responsible and sustainable manner…” is one that pairs well with our own mission and could not be happier to be sharing Denali with their guests this summer.
Please visit G Adventure’s website to
register and learn more about this program.
Alaska Journey: Anchorage to Anchorage
2019 Dates: ($3,799 to $3,999- date dependent)
June 1st – June 10th
June 12th – June 21st
June 22nd – July 1st
July 3rd – July 12th
July 13th – July 22nd
July 24th – Aug 2nd
Aug 3rd – Aug 12th
Aug 14th – Aug 23rd
Aug 24th – Sept 2nd
*Program 9748 is now listed as Program 22254 in Road Scholar catalogs*
2020 ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAMS
2019 marks Denali Education Center’s 30th year providing
top-quality Road Scholar programs. Our programs cover a large array of abilities and interests. You won’t find any other tour to Alaska that stays in Denali for an entire week! Check out our list of program dates and pricing below. We hope to see you in Denali soon.
Road Scholar is the program name for Elderhostel
The Best of Alaska’s National Parks: From Denali To Kenai (1012)
2020 Dates ($4,599):
May 30th – June 10th
July 11th – July 22nd
Aug 29th – Sept 9th
Sept 5th – Sept 16th
The dates below also include two nights at
Katmai National Park ($6,499):
June 13th – June 24th
Aug 8th – Aug 19th
Aug 15th – Aug 26th
Discover Alaska By Rail: A Traveling Adventure (1014)
2020 Dates ($5,299):
June 5th – June 15th
June 8th – June 18th
June 22nd – July 2nd
July 3rd – July 13th
July 6th – July 16th
July 31st – Aug 10th
Aug 21st – Aug 31st
Aug 24th – Sept 3rd
Denali Discovered: Wildlife, Hiking, and Backcountry Wilderness Lodge (22254)
July 19th – July 28th
Aug 2nd – Aug 11th
Tracks and Trails: Discovering Denali with Your Grandchild (2515)
June 26th – July 2nd
July 6th – July 12th
-This program is for grandchildren ages 9-11
*Please see the Road Scholar website for program pricing*