Northern Susitna Institute offers a variety of experience-based programs designed to immerse students in engaging environments. Our mission is to strengthen leadership skills, build self-confidence, encourage healthy, active lifestyles, and inspire life-long learning..

Programs offered to high school students offer an opportunity to earn high school credit, and may be offered both in Talkeetna, Alaska and in remote locations. Experience-based programs for younger youth are available during the summer in Talkeetna, Alaska.

NSI has invested in the quality of its risk management practices by participating in Risk Management Training offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), an organization with over 50 years of experience managing risk in wilderness environments. As a result of this training, while NOLS doesn’t endorse of certify our practices, NSI is developing its risk management strategy. We have invested time and resources in these practices because the health and well being of our participants is one of our highest priorities.