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Alaska Crossings gearing up for new season in Wrangell


March 14, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Petersburg Pilot

Alaska Crossings Guides Alex Riordan (front) and Daniel Gelpi (left). Riordan, Gelpi, and all of the other Crossings guides practiced their canoeing skills last week at Reliance Harbor.

WRANGELL - Alaska Crossings has been a part of the Wrangell community since its inception in the early 2000s. The behavioral health program is designed to help troubled teens from all over the state. From April to December, according to Program Manager Jerrie Dee Harvey, Crossings attempts to help rehabilitate the teens via outdoor expeditions. By taking them on camping expeditions in the great outdoors, she said, they are attempting to teach them confidence, social skills, teamwork, stress management, and conflict resolution, among other important skills.

"A lot of these kids have struggle...

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