The YAK

The Place for Youth

 These adventures are extremely necessary for our plugged-in youth and we have seen a tremendous positive change in their lives because of it! This project benefits our community by encouraging our youth to get physically and mentally healthy while promoting environmental awareness, appreciation, and stewardship to our next generation. The program also opens up amazing opportunities to mentor and encourage our youth.


Since this program is FREE, it allows many youth amazing opportunities to explore our beautiful environment that they wouldn't be able to experience otherwise!

The YAK is a 501c3 nonprofit funded by community donations. 
Your tax deductible gift of any amount is greatly appreciated

We have two 15-passenger vans and amazingly skilled and passionate leaders that load up our vans and spend 8 hours/day, twice/week within the wilds of Alaska hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, bouldering, or just playing in the mud! 

ALL youth in 6th-12th grade are encouraged to join us! Simply have a parent or guardian download and fill out the attached 2019 YAKventure Packet then bring it by The YAK to get your name on our list for that week's adventure! 

Not comfortable donating online? 
You can always send a check to:
The YAK
16005 E Shawn Dr
Palmer, AK 99645

​​While school isn't in session, The YAK utilizes our summer months to run a program called YAKventures! This is a FREE program that has been created to encourage youth to UNPLUG, GET OUTDOORS, and EXPERIENCE all the health benefits of nature! 





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