Our Mission

Our mission is to create meaningful employment opportunities and summer camp programs that promote cognitive, social, emotional, and motor skill development.


40465 South Parks Highway
Talkeetna, Alaska 99676

Gateway to the Arctic Camp was established in the summer of 2013 on 101 acres of Matanuska-Susitna Borough property at Mile 100.5 of the Parks Highway.

Since then, the land has been developed into a fully functional agricultural camp facility including approximately three acres of gardening fields, a large high-tunnel, nine cabins, a main lodge facility, restrooms, showering facilities, a kitchen, and more. The grand majority of this construction was completed by hundreds of volunteers donating tens of thousands of hours of their time to see our vision come to reality.


Gateway to the Arctic Camp provides a variety of programming, including sessions for individuals who experience disabilities. All campers receive agricultural training and become equipped with the knowledge necessary to raise and harvest crops and animals.

The resulting produce from the farm is donated to those in need or sold, with the proceeds directly benefiting programs that support the underprivileged of Alaska. As our campers learn about agriculture, they also learn about themselves and their potential to make a difference in the lives of others.