Who Can Apply to Alaska Crossings?
Alaska Crossings’ wilderness behavior program is designed to address a variety of issues and behaviors.
Below is a list of some of the issues that a participant may struggle with upon entering the program:
Who is Not Appropriate for Our Program
Some individuals require a level of care that Alaska Crossings cannot safely provide in a wilderness environment. Alaska Crossings is not a suitable program for youth who are struggling with the following issues:
Full disclosure of any of the above conditions must be included in application documents to determine eligibility and ensure the safety and well being of all participants and staff.
*We have a minimum IQ requirement of 70.
Alaska Crossings does not discriminate in accepting participants on the bases of race, color, creed, ethnicity, or national origin. AICS Alaska Crossings is an equal opportunity provider.
Alaska Crossings is not able to accept youth with the below medical conditions:
*On a typical canoeing day participants paddle fully loaded canoes for 6-10 miles, but on occasion may paddle up to 15 miles in one day. On a typical hiking day participants carry backpacks weighing up to 25% of their bodyweight for 1-3 miles over rough and challenging terrain, but on occasion may hike up to 10 miles in one day. Alaska Crossings participants must be able to participate in these activities without physical or medical restrictions. As such, Alaska Crossings has a minimum weight requirement of 90 pounds.