Best Buddies Adventures: Alaska offers a select group of fitness enthusiasts a world-class, eight-day experience, June 12-19, in the scenic roads and wildlife-studded backcountry of Alaska. Participants will pedal, paddle, float and, hike through this wilderness north of the 60th parallel to support people with IDD.
The Adventure will provide an exciting program for each individual camper. Experienced cyclists and weekend warriors alike will have multiple opportunities to embark on epic gravel rides in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks. Campers not interested in cycling will have options to hike, fish, practice yoga, and more!
All campers will enjoy group activities including a white-water rafting trip, a kayak adventure through Kenai Fjords glaciers, a zipline experience through the Denali National Park tree canopy, and a whale-watching odyssey through the Kenai Peninsula. Ground transportation will be provided throughout the trip, along with a flight transfer from Denali National Park to Kenai Fjords Peninsula!
Each day will elevate the soul, and each night will repair the body with evenings at the highest accommodations Alaska has to offer. With a reputation honed by decades of producing elegant but challenging charity rides, the Best Buddies team invites you to the top of the world for this peak Alaskan experience.
Funds raised through the Best Buddies Challenges, Camps & Adventures benefits Best Buddies International – the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs help people with IDD form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.