Where Will This Summer Take You?: Alaska Mountains & Coast!

Where will this summer take you? Perhaps to a babbling brook running through the mountains in Chugach State Park, where you’ll stop for a snack break, maybe spot a moose, and look at the beautiful green peaks rising all around. Please enjoy the next feature in this series highlighting our summer teen adventure program way up north: Alaska Mountains & Coast!

Teen summer adventure camp student hiking in Alaska Mountains and Coast
An Alaska Mountains & Coast student taking in excepional views!

This program is perfect for:

  • Students interested in exploring the wonders of the state of Alaska on a more intermediate trip rather than an advanced backcountry expedition;
  • Students looking to stay within the US, but excited to explore landscapes that look very different than the rest of the country;
  • Students new to camping and hiking but are looking for something a little more challenging than a beginner-level trip;
  • Students excited to experience new things: the midnight sun, the Alaskan wildlife, ice climbing on a glacier, sea-kayaking in fjords and more!
  • Alumni who loved our Iceland Mountains & CoastCosta Rica Mountains & Coast, or Golden State Adventure trips and are looking for the next step;
  • Alumni who loved our Maine’s Downeast Explorer trip and are looking for a similar itinerary in a different location!
Teen adventure summer camp kayaking through Alaska Mountains and Coast
Sea kayaking in Alaska and the views it provides are hard to beat!

Fast, Fun Facts about AKMC:

  • Sledding in July! You’ll likely come across snow at higher altitudes on some of your hikes, and you may be able to do some sledding and have some snowball fights… in July!
  • Life above Tree-line: Due to Alaska’s latitude, a lot of the hiking on the trip will occur in the “alpine zone,” where no trees grow. Because of this, you’ll get awesome panoramic views along your hikes without having to peep through trees!
  • Travel flexibility: We know Alaska can be challenging to get to, but we’ve built the itinerary to allow for multiple different arrival/departure windows, to help expand flight options available to families.
  • Backcountry/Front country: Our trip spends three nights backcountry camping – two while hiking and one while kayaking! The other eight nights are spent front country camping – at campsites with running water and showers.
Teen adventure summer camp backpacking through Alaska Mountains and Coast
The Alaskan backcountry is stunning in every way!

Have other questions or want to check trip availability for this teen summer hiking adventure? Call us at 207-725-7025 or email the AKMC trip specialist, Jackie Weik, at jackie@apogeeadventures.com