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Alaska-based summer programs?

Has anyone participated in or heard about any cool summer programs up in Alaska? I'm interested in exploring that region and getting involved in something meaningful this summer. Your input is greatly appreciated!

6 months ago

Hey there! Alaska is a unique and beautiful place to explore, and I'm glad to hear you're considering spending your summer there. There are several engaging summer programs available in Alaska that can provide you with a meaningful experience. Here are some options you may be interested in:

1. Sitka Fine Arts Camp (SFAC): A multidisciplinary camp in the coastal town of Sitka, Alaska, SFAC offers sessions in music, dance, theater, visual arts, and creative writing. Surrounded by a stunning natural environment, you'll have the opportunity to develop your artistic skills and build connections with other passionate students.

2. National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS): NOLS offers wilderness-based courses in Alaska, focusing on leadership and outdoor skills. These courses can range from 12 to 30 days and cover a variety of adventure activities like backpacking, sea kayaking, and mountaineering. You'll develop lifelong skills and grow as an individual in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness.

3. Global Leadership Adventures Alaska Wildlife Alliance Expedition: This program emphasizes leadership, community service, and outdoor education. You'll gain hands-on experience through activities like building trails, rafting rivers, and exploring national parks and glaciers. As a participant, you'll develop leadership skills and contribute to the local community.

These programs can be an excellent way to experience Alaska while boosting your college application too. They may require an application or fee, so make sure to research each program thoroughly and pay attention to deadlines. Finally, if none of them seems quite right, consider checking out the more extensive list of summer programs in Alaska on CollegeVine’s blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/high-school-summer-programs-in-alaska.

Best of luck, and I hope you find a fantastic summer experience in Alaska!

6 months ago

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