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 29 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 wild places!
Alaska from Rupert Shanks on Vimeo
2018 LEARNING VACATIONS
Join Denali Education Center for a place-based learning vacation led by expert field educators and welcoming support staff. For 29 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
2018 Dates: ($3,999 to $4,199- date dependent)
June 2nd – June 11th
June 16th – June 25th
June 30th – July 9th
July 14th – July 23rd
July 28 – Aug 6th
Aug 11th – Aug 20th
Aug 25th – Sept 9th
*Program 9748 is now listed as Program 22254 in Road Scholar catalogs*
2018 ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAMS
2018 marks Denali Education Center’s 29th 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 new brand name for Elderhostel
The dates below also includes two nights at
Katmai National Park ($5,699):
June 14- June 24
Aug 6 – Aug 16
Discover Alaska By Rail: A Traveling Adventure
2018 Dates ($5,299):
May 26 – June 6
June 16 – June 27
June 30 – July 11
July 20 – July 31
Aug 24 – Sept 4
Denali Discovered: Wildlife, Hiking, and Backcountry Wilderness Lodge
June 10 – June 19
Aug 12 – Aug 21
Tracks and Trails: Discovering Denali with Your Grandchild
July 15 – July 22
-This program is for grandchildren ages 9-11
*Please see the Road Scholar website for program pricing*