Explore the Rock 2017

KANA’s Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative is partnering once again with Healthy Tomorrows to invite kids to “Explore the Rock” this summer. Kodiak students entering Grades 6–12 are invited to join in this popular program. Weekly outdoor activities are designed to promote physical activity and teach valuable social and survival skills. 

Local program leaders and guest presenters will help in the adventures. Lessons taught will include First Aid, Nutrition and Personal Fitness, Bear Safety, Photography, Environmental Conservation, and teamwork. Each week’s event is a complete adventure; kids can participate in any—or all—of the weeks, but they will need to register before they show up. Registration forms can be found on our Explore the Rock page on Facebook or online at kodiakhealthcare.org/exploretherock. 

What to Expect
Explore the Rock is more than an opportunity for teens to go hiking; Explore the Rock facilitates friendships and builds social skills in our youth. This program provides an opportunity for adventure and wellness for youth living in Kodiak alongside staff and volunteers who care.

Each trip will take around five hours, and will be led by KANA staff and adult volunteers. Students must wear appropriate footwear, such as gym shoes or hiking shoes —no sandals or flip-flops. Wear warm clothes. Everyone needs to have long pants as well as a jacket or hoodie. Please mark all personal items with your name. KANA will not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

Bring a healthy snack such as an apple or granola bar and a full water bottle. Please DO NOT bring soda, energy drinks, chips, or candy on hikes. 

Hike locations and topics are listed below, but are subject to change due to trail maintenance or weather. Confirmed hike locations will be announced each Wednesday via email for those who have registered, on the Explore the Rock Facebook page, and again at the drop-off location. Please print your email legibly on the registration packet to receive these updates.

For more information, questions or help with registration, please call Annegelica Lopez at 907.486.9888 or email her at prevention@kodiakhealthcare.org.

2017 Schedule

June 1
Bear Safety at Boy Scout Lake

June 8
CPR/First Aid at Sometimes Island

June 15
Team Building at Buskin Beach

June 22
Nutrition on Old Woman

June 29
Photography at Fort Abercrombie

July 13
Conservation at White Sands Beach

July 20
Team Dynamics on Pillar Mountain

July 27
Fitness at Boy Scout Lake

August 3
Communication at Termination Point

August 10
Closing Picnic at Fort Abercrombie