May 6, 2021

Now Hiring For FVCS Summer Program Staff

Four Valleys Community School runs summer adventure camps and outdoor soccer camp for Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage youth. We are looking for the right person to be an assistant adventure camp leader as well as the assistant soccer coach for our 3 week soccer camp. This position averages 32+ hours a week M-F (no weekends!) and is based in Girdwood. Work will be June & July, and early August with opportunities for work doing program development and program coordination into the fall and early winter depending on experience and availability. Experience working with children, as well as a background and/or interest in playing and/or coaching soccer desirable. Pay is $17/hour. Basic First Aid is required. To apply, please send an email to Catherine at along with your resume and a brief introduction describing your work experience. Position open until hired. Detailed job description below.

2021 Senior Service Scholarship Application Open

Senior Community Service Scholarship 2021This scholarship for graduating high-school seniors is awarded each spring.

Four Valleys Community School partners with Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lion’s Club to provide two $1000.00 scholarships for graduating seniors. This year all applications must be mailed to FVCS, or submitted electronically (see application link above for details). Applicants interview with a small committee via tele-conference or video conference. 

Application deadline is April 9th, 2021.

Beginning Nordic Ski Lessons Open for Registration

The Girdwood Nordic Ski Club has partnered with the FVCS to offer Adult Nordic Ski Lessons right here in our own backyard. We are lucky to have experienced Nordic Coach Tyler Henegan in Girdwood to help improve your skills; you will also meet other cross country skiers and community members, and better enjoy your time out on the local trails with improved skills. Session 1 starts Monday January 18th!

These classes are small group and geared toward the beginner to low intermediate skier, and will cover basic classic skiing techniques. This is the year to get out on the local trails, work on your ski form, and improve your overall fitness.


All classes will be held at Moose Meadow unless changed by Coach Tyler.

Covid precautions will include mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, small groups (between 4-6 students), pre-class health questionaire and follow State of Alaska travel mandates. View our Nordic Lesson COVID-19 Mitigation Plan here.

If you have questions about the mechanics of this class please contact instructor Tyler Henegan: For registration contact FVCS at

Armchair Traveler: Three Years In Japan

January 13 at 7pm: Girdwood locals Jeff and Sharon Samuels embarked on a one year adventure to teach English in Japan in 2005, and ended up staying for 3 years. Come see slides from their time in Hokkaido. From food to skiing to local culture, you’ll enjoy this immersive slice of everyday Japanese life.

Topic: 3 Years in Japan: Jeff & Sharon Samuels
Time: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Alaska
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Meeting ID: 856 5132 6143

The Armchair Traveler series is sponsored by Bob and Sherry Dugan in order to help FVCS provide remote learning experiences for the community of Girdwood.