Welcome to your classroom

The Matauska Outdoor Institute’s GAP Semester is three full weeks of learning adventure and leadership skills while living in the Alaskan wilderness.

15 days on our mountain side campus practicing and putting to use critical outdoor adventure skills and leadership knowledge.

6 days on a backcountry expedition designed and led by you.

Fill your GAP Year with an Adventure in the Alaskan wilderness.

The experiences in the wilderness bring clarity to our lives.

The skills we learn in the outdoors bring confidence to all that we endeavor to do, outside or in.

There are powerful and enriching moments that come with meeting Alaska on it’s own terms, especially when you do this within a goal focused community.  Our campus, curriculum and the Alaskan environment give you the path to lifelong friendships, epic memories, and true mountain skills all of which are more powerful than any tattoos. 

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 and sometimes uncomfortable environment for three weeks in the mountains of Alaska. Is it for you?