Alaska Sprint

Ages 14-18
Service Hours 15+

Alaska highlights

  • Complete 15 hours of meaningful community service
  • Learn to ice climb on a glacier
  • Camp and hike in Denali National Park
  • Take to the water on an incredible river rafting trip
  • Land on a glacier deep in Denali National Park

Alaska Details

Alaska’s high placement on the globe means it has the most extreme sunrises and sunsets. In fact, it barely sets when we’re there. While in the land of the midnight sun, we work with Habitat for Humanity, learn to ice climb, hike and camp in Denali National Park, ride in bush planes, explore glaciers, and get face to face with wildlife.

Community service will be an essential component along the way. While we explore Alaska we want to give back so we leave it better than we found it. Community service days include working with rangers in Denali National Park and building homes with Habitat for Humanity.

Activities on this adventure

Ice Climbing

Flight Tour

Hiking

River Rafting

Community Service

On Every Zeal Adventure

At Zeal we hold safety, growth, friendships, service, and fun as our core beliefs. These are reflected in all our trips, so rest assured you could only make a good choice when you decide to go on a Zeal trip. Our leaders are seasoned, trained, and equipped to keep you safe on your adventure. Our itineraries are incredibly fun and offer you the opportunity to grow into your best self. Each trip will have 15-25 hours of meaningful community service. Finally, we encourage you to live the adventure with your friends, old and new! At Zeal, we allow both groups of friends and individuals to sign up for a trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel

Day one is all about travel. You’ll meet with our trip leader at your local airport, and then travel together with other participants. Let the adventure begin!

Day 2: Welcome to Zeal

Get to know each other, learn about Zeal, and prepare for the incredible days to come.

Day 3: Ice Climbing

Touted of one of the best days on the trip, Ice Climbing day is incredible. Not only do we get to see Matanuska glacier up close, we’ll walk along its blue pools and climb up its white walls.

Day 4: River Rafting

Hit the rapids, enjoy the scenery, and eat a delicious gourmet lunch river-side.

Day 5 and 6: Habitat for Humanity

These two days are all about building homes for those in need.

Day 7: Relax

Today we reset with a late wake-up call, clean laundry, and calls home. In the afternoon, we drive to Denali National Park.

Day 8: Denali

Experiencing Denali National Park by foot is a great way to see it up close. We visit alpine lakes, wild blueberry patches, and keep our eyes open for bears, moose, rabbits, and other critters.

Day 9: Hike Day

Today we see the park from above. We’ll set out in the morning for a nearby peak.

Day 10: Back to Anchorage

After our arrival back in Anchorage, we enjoy some much-needed downtime.

Day 11: Downtown Anchorage

Today we explore Anchorage. This is your moment to buy special Alaska gifts.

Day 12: Alaska Sea Life Center

Encounter sea otters, octopi, puffins, and many more.

Day 13: Flight Tour

Ride in a bush plane, seeing Denali National Park from above. Stop the flight to land directly on the snow of a glacier.

Day 14: Travel

After 13 amazing days of adventure, it’s time to head home. Today we say farewells and head back.

Travel Dates

Session 1: 14 Days

Session 2: 14 Days

What’s Included

The trip price covers all expenses related to activities, food, accommodations, in-trip travel, gear, and fees associated with parks and other destinations.

Please note the trip price excludes travel expenses to and from program. Participants are encouraged to bring $100-200 of spending money for optional purchases.

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