Welcome to your classroom

Join us for a summer of adventure, community and self-exploration! Backpack, climb, and explore while developing leadership skills and outdoor expertise. Make new friends and create unforgettable memories.

Looking for fun adventure with challenge, and opportunity to grow?

Spend 10 days with us in our outdoors experience camp and challenge yourself to become a more capable human.

Courses open for young adults 16-18 years old.

At the Matanuska Outdoor Institute, we strive to build a community where a person can develop personal resilience, leadership skills, and Alaskan outdoor competence that can apply to all of life’s challenges. 

We work and live outdoors, thriving in the weather and challenges that Alaska has on offer.  In this environment we guide our students to challenge themselves, develop their resilience and experience group living, while camping, backpacking, ice climbing and exploring.  

MOI is founded by the Alumni and Staff of MICA Guides; the premier high-adventure guiding company in Alaska since 1999. More About Us.

What you will learn

Our philosophy of being capable revolves around the knowledge and skills that are gained outside.  Learn

Are we right for you?

Yes. If you are a person willing to live and learn in a remote environment with some of your new best friends. Is it for you?