Meaningful Education in and around Denali National Park

Our programs range from day camps to multi-day backcountry expeditions and are offered to youth of all ages and abilities. Participants develop personal connections to Denali National Park and Preserve by providing opportunities to experience and explore this untouched landscape with their peers.

Programs for Kids & Young Adults

Tots Programs

Tundra/Timber Tots are toddler and preschool programs that bring together storytelling, art, and play to inspire meaningful outdoor experiences for the whole family. Tots Programs will get your kids laughing, learning, and exploring all the wonders that Denali has to offer!

Denali Discovery Camp

Denali Discovery Camp (DDC) provides local youth with a week-long experiential learning adventures through hiking, exploring, and discovering the diverse habitats of Denali National Park and Preserve.

Talkeetna Discovery Camp

Through hikes, science, art, and just plain fun, campers will be immersed in the natural world, exploring with their peers and fostering respect and love for their surroundings.

Denali Backcountry adventures

Introductory backpacking for high school students. These are a great opportunity to foster interest in the natural world by exploring Denali’s wilderness. DBA is open to students entering 9th – 12th grades in the fall. No prior experience is necessary.

W.I.L.D. About Denali

Wilderness Intensive Learning Development (W.I.L.D.) teaches respect, self-confidence, and teamwork during a three-day, two-night wilderness camping experience in Denali National Park.

Denali Field Camp

Denali Field Camp (DFC) is an immersive program for Alaskan teens and young adults excited to explore and challenge themselves in Denali National Park and Preserve. Students practice a myriad of safety, survival, and management skills.

Scholarships and Camperships

Scholarships and camperships are offered every year for Denali Education Center Youth Programs. Funding for scholarships comes from a wide variety of state and local funding sources, including grants, fundraisers, and endowments. Learn more about our scholarships and how to apply!