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Youth Programs

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School Break Programs

School’s out and it’s time to play! We offer a series of programs over winter and spring break that engage kids in exploration of the KMTA NHA- connecting them to their local environments, histories, and communities.

Fresh Air Fridays

Back by popular demand! This year, Fresh Air Fridays is being offered as a month-long day program series and will rotate around KMTA communities. The program is a combination of afterschool, half day, and full days sessions based on the KPBSD calendar.

Pathfinders

Many of our region’s historic corridors are preserved and enjoyed today as multi-use trails. Pathfinders empowers kids to build skills, have adventures, and create lasting connections to the KMTA via these “trails across time.”

Coastal Connections

Piloted in 2023, expanding in 2024! During an exciting week-long day-based program, participants explore their local coastal ecosystem through a variety of adventure outings, science and art activities, and personal connections.

Scroll down to learn more and register!

Fresh Air Fridays

Back by popular demand! This year, Fresh Air Fridays (FAF) is being offered as a month-long day program series and will rotate around KMTA communities. The program is a combination of afterschool, half day, and full days sessions based on the KPBSD calendar. FAF offers adventure, art, science, and outdoor skill-building and activities on in-service days to KMTA kids throughout the school year. Our goal: build community, foster pride of place, empower kids through skill-building, and support families with safe and supervised fun for their kids.

All programs days include snacks, activities, and transportation.

Afterschool Days: 2-hour program (Moose Pass- begins @ 3:30, Seward- begins @ 2:30)

Early Release Days: 3.5-hour program (Moose Pass- begins @ 2, Seward- begins @ 1)

In-service Days: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Participating kids need to bring full winter gear, lunch, a water bottle, and a backpack.

February: Moose Pass

Open to students in grades K-5 at Moose Pass & Cooper Landing Schools. Pick up/drop off @ Moose Pass School.

February 2: Afterschool
February 9: Early Release Day
February 16: In-Service Day
February 23: Afterschool

Cost: $50

**February 16 only: $25
March: Seward

Open to students in grades 2-5 at Seward Elementary & Connections. Pick up/drop off @ Seward Elementary.

March 1: Afterschool
March 8: In-Service Day
March 22: Afterschool
March 29: In-Service Day

Cost: $60
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School Break Programs

Winter Break Programs Update: A big thanks to all of the kids and families who joined us during Winter Break!

Are you interested in KMTA offering Spring Break Programs? If yes, please fill out the form below. We value your input, thank you in advance!

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Pathfinders

Travel through and across the KMTA NHA’s mountainous terrain has always required creativity, fortitude, and skill. Today, many of these historic transportation corridors are preserved and enjoyed as multi-use trails that provide access to the region’s incredible natural beauty and resources. Our Pathfinders programs empower kids from across Southcentral Alaska to build skills, have adventures, and create lasting connections to the heritage area via these “trails across time.”

Pathfinders is a new program for Summer 2024. We are excited to share more details with you soon!

Coastal Connections

During an exciting week-long day-based program, Seward kids explore their local coastal ecosystem through a variety of adventure outings, science and art activities, and personal connections. Participants will have the opportunities to safely explore and play outside along with some focused time to connect to the places we visit through art and hands-on science activities. Students explore the coast on foot, kayak the bay, and paddleboard to experience the land and waters of Seward while working on team building, leadership, and strategies for personal balance and resilience. This program is made possible through partnership with the Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center and Alaska SeaGrant.

Coastal Connections is a 5-day summer camp program. Program fees include snacks, activities, instruction, and transportation.

Participating kids need to bring rain gear, extra layers, rain boots, hiking shoes, lunch, a water bottle, and a backpack.

2024 Pathfinders & Coastal Connections registration COMING SOON!

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