ACADEMIC AND SPECIAL INTEREST

Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA)

Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: 14-18

Dates and times: July 8-19, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: UAF campus

Description ASRA runs 2-week modules in science and technology. We have space left in: 1) Air, Water, Soil, Oh My! Analyzing our Arctic Environment, 2) Biomedicine (students entering junior/ senior year), 3) Desciphering the Past with Archeology, and 4) What’s for Dinner? Why we eat what we eat in Alaska and what it means for our health. Apply online at https://www.uaf.edu/asra/.

Cost: $700. Financial aid is available.

Contact: Lynnette Dunn, 907-474-7221; lddunn@alaska.edu

Chemical Curiosities

Sponsoring organization: Institute for Science and Mathematics

Ages: 8-13

Dates and times: June 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Mad Scientist Workshop, 2925 Horner Court

Description Campers learn about the fascinating story of matter and its interactions through hands-on chemistry and physics experiments. It’s colorful, active, and sometimes smelly, but always engaging and exciting. scimathinstitute.org

Cost: $335

Contact: Dr. Michael Donaldson, 907-479-6860 or 907-479-6960; workshop@scimathinstitute.org

Computers and Robotics

Sponsoring organization: Institute for Science and Mathematics

Ages: 8-13

Dates and times: June 10-14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Mad Scientist Workshop, 2925 Horner Court

Description From coding and game development to robotics and design, this camp is a great way to learn about computers, electronics and robotics. scimathinstitute.org

Cost: $285

Contact: Dr. Michael Donaldson, 907-479-6860 or 907-479-6960; workshop@scimathinstitute.org

Creative Problem Solving for the Future

Sponsoring Organization: Alaska Future Problem Solving Program

Ages: Entering grade 2 and up

Dates and times:  June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Pioneer Park Civic Center

Description Flying cars? A vacation on Mars? If you like to imagine the future and think in new ways about science and technology, then you’ll love our Creative Problem Solving Camp!

Grow your creativity with fun collaborative games and activities as you learn to solve challenges and design the future. 

Campers bring their own lunch. (Optional before/after care for extra fee)

Cost: $300

Contact: Colleen Smith 907-388-5278 (text or leave message): fairbanksfps@gmail.com

Delta Restoration Team (DRT) Camp

Sponsoring organization: Prince William Sound Science Center

Ages: Grades 9-12

Dates and times: June 22-29

Location: Cordova

Description Come play, work, and learn about restoration, ecosystems, and leadership among the incredible setting of Cordova. While at camp help restore native plant communities, improve fish habitat, explore the glaciers, wetlands, rainforest, and more! Participants will gain ecosystem knowledge, leadership qualities, a sense of stewardship toward their public lands.

Cost: $700 Scholarships available

Contact: Lauren Bien, (907) 424-5800 x231; lbien@pwssc.org

Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

Ages: K-12

Dates And Times: May 28—June 2

Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Description Come experience the Suzuki spirit in the golden heart of Alaska. Outstanding faculty and smaller class sizes offer individualized attention. Masterclasses, repertoire and technique classes, advanced program for both Suzuki and traditional students, piano coaching, Suzuki graduation, chamber music, fiddle, eurhythmics, theory and world rhythms offerings available. Daily recitals and a grand finale concert feature student performances.

Cost: Basic student curriculum: $310; intermediate curriculum: $410; advanced curriculum $550

Contact: Dr. Gail Johansen 907-479-4327; Cathy Apicella 907-687-1178; or Audra Carlson 907-699-4805; fsi.alaska@outlook.com

Inventopia

Sponsoring organization: Institute for Science and Mathematics

Ages: 8-13

Dates and times: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Mad Scientist Workshop, 2925 Horner Court

Description Located at the best-equipped maker-space in Fairbanks, this hands-on camp taps into campers’ creativity and intellect to promote collaboration, discovery, problem-solving and innovation. Throughout the week, students learn principles of science and engineering as they work together to invent a classroom-sized Rube Goldberg device and multiple take-home invention projects. scimathinstitute.org

Cost: $335

Contact: Dr. Michael Donaldson, 907-479-6860 or 907-479-6960; workshop@scimathinstitute.org

 Reading Rocks

Ages: Students entering grades 2-3

Dates and times: May 28-June21,  9 a.m. to noon for second graders; 1-4 p.m. for third-graders

Location: ALS Reading Clinic, 684 Gradelle Ave.

Description: Pre/post academic testing; individual parent conferences; word attack skills; sight words; comprehension; reading fluency; small groups (2-4) students. Delivered by reading specialists using Lindamood-Bell Reading programs. Additional activities: Math skills; map skills; handwriting; spelling. Limited space: eight morning and eight afternoon slots. Registration deadline May 15.

Cost: 60 hours total $1,200

Contact: Michele Walker, 907-378-8901; mwalker.als@gmail.com

DAY CAMPS

3D Design and Printing

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering grades 5-8

Dates and Times: June 17-21 (grades 5-6), 9 a.m.-noon; June 24-28 (grades 7-8), 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Learn about 3D design with hands-on labs and 3D printing. By the end of the week, campers will be printing their own 3D designs.

Cost: 150 + $20 materials fee

Contact: 907-456-7970; foundation@catholic-schools.org

Advanced Photo Skill-building Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 6-8

Dates and times: July 29-Aug. 2; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF campus

Description: Ready to learn more about how to take the perfect photo? This camp is for young photographers and artists looking to improve their skills by experimenting with advanced camera operation and composition. Explore digital editing with Photoshop and other programs. Campers may borrow a digital SLR camera or bring their own. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Aerial Silks - Level 1

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades: 2-3

Dates and times: June 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Golden Heart Performing Arts; 3501 Lathrop Street Suite C

Description: Beginners welcome; this class is the perfect way to spark your aerial silks fire! You will get the “hang” of the foundational concepts and start progressing into a dynamic series of moves that will be sure to wear you out, in a good way!

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Aerial Silks - Level 1

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 10-14; 9 a.m. - noon

Location: Golden Heart Performing Arts; 3501 Lathrop Street Suite C

Description: Beginners welcome; this class is the perfect way to spark your aerial silks fire! You will get the “hang” of the foundational concepts and start progressing into a dynamic series of moves that will be sure to wear you out, in a good way!

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Aerial Silks - Level 1

Sponsoring Organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering Grades: 2-3

Dates and times: July 15-19; 1-4 p.m.

Location: Golden Heart Performing Arts; 3501 Lathrop Street Suite C

Description: Beginners welcome; this class is the perfect way to spark your aerial silks fire! You will get the “hang” of the foundational concepts and start progressing into a dynamic series of moves that will be sure to wear you out, in a good way! For more information or to register, go to www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Aerial Silks - Level 1

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 7-8

Dates and times: July 15-19; 9 am - noon

Location: Golden Heart Performing Arts; 3501 Lathrop Street Suite C

Description: Beginners welcome; this class is the perfect way to spark your aerial silks fire! You will get the “hang” of the foundational concepts and start progressing into a dynamic series of moves that will be sure to wear you out, in a good way! For more information or to register, go to www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Aerial Silks - Level 2

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades: 2-3

Dates and times: July 29-Aug. 2; 9 a.m. - noon

Location: Golden Heart Performing Arts; 3501 Lathrop Street Suite C

Description: Take your silks to grander heights. Experience needed in dancers foot locks, climbs and inversions. Students take flight up to 24 feet off the ground completing sequences of moves and working on complete control of body movement. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Aerial Silks - Level 2

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 22-26; 9 a.m. - noon

Location: Golden Heart Performing Arts; 3501 Lathrop Street Suite C

Description: Take your silks to grander heights. Experience needed in dancers foot locks, climbs and inversions. Students take flight up to 24 feet off the ground completing sequences of moves and working on complete control of body movement. For more information or to register, go to www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Archaeology Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 10-14; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Museum of the North, Room 148; UAF Campus

Description: Learn from professional archaeologists how to decipher clues from ancient artifacts and animal bones. Campers will participate in a simulated archaeological dig and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist. For more information or to register, go to www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Art Studio Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 2-3

Dates and times: June 17-21; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Fine Arts Complex, Room 317

Description: Journey into the artistic! Experience drawing, design, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture in new ways. There’s even an art show at the end of camp. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Art Studio Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 17-21; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Fine Arts Complex, Room 317

Description: Journey into the artistic! Experience drawing, design, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture in new ways. There’s even an art show at the end of camp! For information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Artful Antics

3D Focus

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering 1st through 6th grades

Dates and times: June 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon (1st through 3rd grades), 1-4 p.m. (4th through 6th grades)

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Release your child’s imagination this summer at Artful Antics, a week-long camp designed to provide your child with the opportunity explore art through active, hands-on projects. We may get a little messy! Camp instructor Paige Bickford, CSF 5th grade teacher, has worked at summer camps for many years and has a passion for art and design.

Cost: $160

Contact: 907-313-3291; foundation@catholic-schools.org

Artful Antics Outdoor Focus

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering 1st through 6th grades

Dates and times: July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon (4th through 6th grades), 1-4 p.m. (1st through 3rd grades)

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Release your child’s imagination this summer at Artful Antics, a week-long camp designed to provide your child with the opportunity explore art through active, hands-on projects. We may get a little messy! Camp instructor Paige Bickford, CSF 5th grade teacher, has worked at summer camps for many years and has a passion for art and design.

Cost: $160

Contact: 907-313-3291; foundation@catholic-schools.org

Bonanza Creek Science Adventure Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program

Ages: 11 - 16

Dates and times: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Bonanza Creek Research Forest

Description: Come spend a week outside exploring nature, being creative, hiking,making art, making friends, experimenting, and working with scientists in a real experimental forest. Participants must be in care at the time of the camp (e.g., foster care, group home, temporary custody of relative). Transportation and meals provided. More information at https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/fosteringscience/2019-camps

Cost: Free

Contact: Christa Mulder, 907-474-7703; cpmulder@alaska.edu

Bug Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 3-7

Dates and times: July 15-19; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Museum of the North Room 148; UAF Campus

Description: Learn about Alaska’s insects and their relatives. Through field, forest and pond, under rocks, in flowers and everywhere else, we’ll collect (catch and release some, keep others to build a collection of dead specimens campers can take home) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Bead-tastic Jewelry Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades: 2-3

Dates and times: July 8-12; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus

Description: Make bracelets and necklaces using many kinds beads and charms, including polymer beads we make ourselves. Work with knots, simple connections and metal stamps while making awesome jewelry. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Camp Jessie Bloom

Sponsoring organization: Farthest North Girl Scout Council

Ages: Girls going into 2nd-12th grade in the fall of 2019

Dates and times: July 15-27

Location: Ken Kunkel Community Center in Goldstream

Description: Our day camp offers girls a beautiful and safe environment to explore nature, create friendships, earn an outdoor art badge and build confidence through fun, hands-on programming. Each camp ends with a sleepover that includes a campfire with s’mores, songs, talent show, and a pajama dance party. All girls are invited to join the fun and create an unforgettable summer.

Cost: $250

Contact: Leah Hill: 456-4782; program@gsak.org

Cloverbud Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF CES Tanana District 4-H

Ages: Youth who just completed grades K-2

Dates and times: July 15-17; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day

Location: Georgeson Botanical Gardens

Description: This day camp will present adventure in the out-of-doors with the security of evenings at home. Nature observations, crafts and games will be designed to the interest and attention span of this age group. Fun will be the key ingredient.

Cost: Non 4-H member is $45; 4-H member is $35. Registration will be available June 1. You can call to get on the list.

Contact: Marla Lowder 474-2427; mklowder@alaska.edu

Cooking Camp: Baking Blitz

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades: 2-3

Dates and times: May 28-31, 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Hutchison kitchen

Description: Learn how to make a basic pie crust and a variety of quick breads and yeast breads. Plan on getting elbow deep into the dough and having fun, all at the same time. For more information or to register, go to www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $215

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Cooking Camp: International Cooking

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 8-12

Dates and times: June 17-21; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Hutchison kitchen

Description: A culinary adventure for teens! Explore recipes from Africa, France, Korea, Italy and the USA. In addition to learning a variety of cooking methods, topics covered include kitchen safety, kitchen etiquette, food safety and presentation. A demonstration of skills will be presented at the end of the course. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Cooking Camp: International Cooking

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 5-7

Dates and times: June 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Hutchison kitchen

Description: A culinary adventure for tweens! Explore recipes from Africa, France, Korea, Italy and the USA. In addition to learning a variety of cooking methods, topics covered include kitchen safety, kitchen etiquette, food safety and presentation. A demonstration of skills will be presented at the end of the course. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Crime Scene Detective Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 6-8

Dates and times: July 22-26; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Brooks Building Room 302

Description: Gain the skills of how to investigate a crime scene. Learn how to photograph a crime scene, lift fingerprints, cast footwear and tool mark impressions, package evidence, and much more. This camp will include a lot of hands-on training, which is perfect for any aspiring crime scene investigators. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Dance and Choreography Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 8-12; 1-4 p.m.

Location: Old U Park Gym

Description: We will explore two themes: “We are Dancers” and “We are Choreographers.” Develop both technique and dance vocabulary while creating your own choreography. Use the body and imagination to express yourself and connect to others. Practice appreciating artwork that is different from yours. No prior dance experience required. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Dinosaur Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 2-3

Dates and times: June 3-7; 1-4 p.m.

Location: Museum of the North Room 148; UAF Campus

Description: Discover dinosaurs and other fossils — especially those found right here in Alaska. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Dinosaur Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 3-7; 9 a.m.–noon

Location: Museum of the North Room 148; UAF Campus

Description: Discover dinosaurs and other fossils — especially those found right here in Alaska. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Emergency Preparedness and Wilderness Survival

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering grades 4-8

Dates and times: July 8-12 (7th & 8th graders) 1-4 p.m., July 15-19 (4th through 6th graders), 1-4 p.m.

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Campers will explore wilderness first aid, survival techniques including emergency shelters and kits, disaster preparedness, and evacuation plans. They will even be introduced to search and rescue dogs. Instructor: Lorna Illingworth, CSF Safety Liaison. Lorna has more than 35 years of experience in public safety and is active in the Volunteers in Policing program.

Cost: $150

Contact: 907-313-3291; foundation@catholic-schools.org

Engineering Camp: Emerging Engineer 101

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 2-3

Dates and times: July 22-26; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Engineering Building (ELIF) Room 151

Description: An introduction to Engineering Design Process and the different types of engineers through hands-on lessons and activities. Simple machines, simple circuits, and constructing real-world structures. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Engineering Camp: Engineering for Girls 101

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 22-26; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Engineering Building (ELIF) Room 151

Description: Real-world, hands-on engineering lessons that feature bridges, rockets, electrical components, and space exploration. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this camp will explore the vast fields of engineering and get you thinking about a future in STEM fields. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

  

Engineering Camp: Junior Engineer 101

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 15-19; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Engineering Building (ELIF) Room 151

Description: Be creative and innovative with hands-on engineering activities and real-world scenarios. Build simple machines, construct amazing bridges, and more. Whether you are a future engineer, architect, or mechanic, there will be many opportunities to learn and have fun. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

  

Engineering Camp: Junior Engineer 201

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 15-19; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Engineering Building (ELIF) Room 151

Description: This second installment of Junior Engineers features additional hands-on engineering activities and real-world scenarios. Rockets, principles of aerodynamics, a mission to Mars, and more.  Junior Engineers 101 is not a prerequisite for this camp. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

  

Fairbanks Drama Association’s Summer Drama Project

Sponsoring organization: Fairbanks Drama Association and Children’s Theatre

Ages: 5-18 years

Dates and times: Session #1 (For 5-14-year-olds) June 24-July 5; Session #2 (For 13-18-year-olds) July 15-Aug. 4. Classes for Session #1: 5, 6,7-year-olds: 9 a.m.-noon; 8,9,10-year-olds: 9 a.m. to noon; 11,12,13,14-year-olds: 1-4p.m. All classes are Monday-Friday. For Session #3: Class is 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., M-F, with three public performances of “Pinocchio” on Aug. 2, 34.

Location: Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre, 1852 2nd Ave.

Description: Drama Project is a professional and fun theater training program for children and teens. The faculty consists of professional theater educators. Camp work includes voice and physical expression coaching, self-confidence-building skills, story-telling appreciation and dedication to the ‘ensemble’ concept of working well with others.

Cost: Session #1: $150 for the two-week session. Session #2:  $325 for the three-week session.

Contact: Peggy Ferguson, 907-451-4378; pegferguson@gci.net

Farm Camp

Sponsoring organization: Calypso Farm & Ecology Center

Ages: 5-7 & 8-12

Dates and times: Session 1 (ages 8-12): June 3-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m; Session 2 (ages 5-7): June 10-14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Calypso Farm

Description: Farm Camps take place at Calypso Farm and immerse children in life on the farm through play, creativity, and exploration. They help with fun farm chores such as feeding animals, express their creativity with art projects, and snack their way through the fields! Campers will have a blast exploring the farm and forest!

Cost: Session 1: $275 members, $300 nonmembers; Session 2: $200 members, $225 nonmembers

Contact: 907-451-0691; info@calypsofarm.org

Geology Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades: 2-3

Dates and times: July 22-26; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Reichardt Building Room 233

Description: The other rocky planets in our solar system can tell us a lot about how rocks are formed here on Earth. Learn about geology on Earth and in space. Explore the surface of Mars and Venus, create craters, and more in this exciting camp. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Geology Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 22-26; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Reichardt Building Room 233

Description: The other rocky planets in our solar system can tell us a lot about how rocks are formed here on Earth. Learn about geology on Earth and in space. Explore the surface of Mars and Venus, create craters, and more in this exciting camp. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Golden Heart Running Club

Sponsoring organization: Golden Heart Rotary

Ages: 7-12

Dates and times: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. May 30-July 30

Location: Birch Hill Recreation Center

Description: Free Running Club for kids ages 7-12. Coached by Susan Kramer and volunteers from the Golden Heart Rotary Club. All abilities welcome.

Cost: Free

Contact: Susan Kramer - 590-5086;  eventplanning2004@hotmail.com

Golf Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 3-5

Dates and times: June 17-21; 9-11 a.m.

Location: Fairbanks Golf Course

Description: Beginning golf instruction to learn the basics of this popular sport including putting, driving, and golf etiquette. Golf clubs will be provided for those who need them. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Golf Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 6-8

Dates and times: June 24-28; 9-11 a.m.

Location: Fairbanks Golf Course

Description: Beginning golf instruction to learn the basics of this popular sport including putting, driving, and golf etiquette. Golf clubs will be provided for those who need them. uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Gymnastics Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Enter grades 3-8

Dates and times: June 24-28; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: 3411 Lathrop St # A

Description: Gymnastics is a great way to improve coordination, body awareness, agility and body strength in a fun, positive atmosphere! Campers will get to experience gymnastics related equipment, tumble track, and obstacle courses. Join us to learn new gymnastics skills while playing games, making new friends and getting stronger. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Gymnastics Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 3-8

Dates and times: July 29-Aug. 2; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: 3411 Lathrop St # A

Description: Gymnastics is a great way to improve coordination, body awareness, agility and body strength in a fun, positive atmosphere! www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

H2O: Headwaters to Ocean Day Camps

Sponsoring organization: Prince William Sound Science Center

Ages: Grades 3-5

Dates and times: May 27-31 & July 1-5

Location: Cordova

Description: H2O Day Camp is a great time to be active and have fun in the outdoors while learning about the amazing landscape that surrounds Cordova. Each day is filled with hands-on science activities, games, and adventures. During the week at camp we’ll hike in the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, explore the wetlands of the Copper River Delta and more.

Cost: $225. Scholarships available

Contact: Lauren Bien, 907-424-5800 x231; lbien@pwssc.org

Hip-Hop Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 2-3

Dates and times: June 24-28; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Description: For campers interested in upbeat, modern dance techniques, this camp explores different genres of hip-hop dance, empowering campers to get active and express themselves through movement and music. For information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

  

Hip-Hop Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 24-28; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Description: For campers interested in upbeat, modern dance techniques, this camp explores different genres of hip-hop dance, empowering campers to get active and express themselves through movement and music. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Intro to Programming and Robotics

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering grades 5-8

Dates and times: June 3-7, 9 a.m. to noon (5th & 6th graders), June 10-14, 9 a.m. to noon (7th & 8th graders)

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Learn to program Lego Mindstorm and Sphero Robots using the Swift coding language. Design, build, and program robots to chariot race, traverse mazes, draw, play soccer, and more. No programming experience necessary. Register online: catholic-schools.org/summercamp

Cost: $150

Contact: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks, 907-313-3291; info@catholic-schools.org

Japanese Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 2-3

Dates and times: June 3-7; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Gruening Building Room 609

Description: Spend a week enjoying Japanese through interactive and cultural activities. We will focus on fun games and hands-on-activities that help kids gain fine motor control while learning simple Japanese words and phrases. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Japanese Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 7-8

Dates and times: June 3-7; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Gruening Building Room 609

Description: Spend a week enjoying Japanese through interactive and cultural activities. This is a fun introduction to Japanese and its non-alphabetical writing system. Students will focus on mastering Hiragana, one of the three writing systems of Japanese. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Junior Authors Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 17-21; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Old U Park School, Room 151

Description: Join us for a week of writing, thinking, talking and writing some more. We will explore different genre of writing — poetry, memoir, fiction, nature journaling and more. We will work collaboratively and independently to write as much as we can as well as we can. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021;  summer@alaska.edu

Junior Broadcaster Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 6-8

Dates and times: June 24-28; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Rasmuson Library Room 375A

Description: Calling all young news anchors! Broadcasting gives you the chance to work in front of the cameras and behind them in a real, high-definition television studio. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Junior Firefighter Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 6-8

Dates and times: June 17-21; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Fire Department

Description: Explore the work that firefighters do including emergency medical care, rescue, and firefighting. Activities may include practicing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and cardiac defibrillation, observing the use of powered rescue tools, and using firefighting equipment. Participants will work alongside the firefighters performing station upkeep, housekeeping, and daily equipment checks. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Junior Gardener Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 2-3

Dates and times: June 10-14; 1-4 p.m.

Location: Georgeson Botantical Garden

Description: Come explore Georgeson Garden with us! Plant seeds and grow plants to take home. Learn ways we care for our plants from seed to plate. We will be making garden snacks, exploring the wonders of the garden, singing, storytelling, assisting with garden caretaking, making garden crafts, and more. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Junior Police Academy

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering grades 1-8

Dates and times: July 8-12 (7th and 8th graders) 9 a.m.-noon, July 29-Aug. 2 (4th-6th graders) 9 a.m.-noon, July 29-Aug. 2 (1st-3rd graders) 1-4 p.m.

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Here’s an opportunity to learn all about law enforcement including arrest procedures, crime scene investigation, interview techniques, critical thinking skills, and more. Instructor:  Lorna Illingworth, CSF Safety Liaison. Lorna has more than 35 years of experience in public safety and is active in the Volunteers in Policing program.

Cost: $165

Contact: 907-313-3291; info@catholic-schools.org

Junior Veterinarian Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 8-12; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus, Irving I Building Room 141

Description: Want to see what it takes to be a veterinarian? Join our Junior Vet Camp! Handle skeletons, learn how to do a physical exam and body condition scoring on a dog, practice surgical instrument skills, talk to veterinary students and veterinarians, examine X-rays, and more. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Kids Cooking Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 2-4

Dates and times: June 10-14; 1-4 p.m. or June 24-28; 1-4 p.m.

Location: Hutchison kitchen

Description: Focus on fun with food, including baking, cooking, and getting comfortable in the kitchen. We will finish with a presentation of dishes on Friday for invited guests. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $230

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Law & Order Fairbanks Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 6-8

Dates and times: July 22-26; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Brooks Building Room 302

Description: Explore the many facets of today’s criminal justice system including forensics, the Alaska Court System, the correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies (State Troopers, Fairbanks Police, and UAF Police). Experience field trips to various agencies and hands-on projects with justice professionals. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

LEAF Camp: Learning Ecology & Alaska Farming

Sponsoring organization: Calypso Farm & Ecology Center

Ages: 5-11

Dates and times: Session 1 (Hunter Elementary): June 17-21, 1-4 p.m.;  Session 2 (Woodriver Elementary): June 24-28, 1-4 p.m.;  Session III (Pearl Creek Elementary): July 8-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Hunter, Woodriver, and Pearl Creek Elementary school gardens

Description: LEAF (Learning Ecology and Alaskan Farming) camps take place at each of our school gardens and engage youth campers in a wide range of activities. Campers taste and cook the garden veggies, participate in organic gardening projects, explore art and science in the garden, and much more. For specific session info & registration, visit: https://calypsofarm.org/summer-camps/

Cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Contact: 907-461-0691; info@calypsofarm.org

Mad Scientist Day Camp

Sponsoring organization: Institute for Science and Mathematics

Ages: Session 1: 5-7; Session 2: 8-10; Session 3: 8-13, Session 4: 8-13

Dates and times: Session 1: July 8-12; Session 2: July 15-19; Session 3: July 22-26; Session 4: Aug. 5-9; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for all sessions.

Location: Mad Scientist Workshop, 2925 Horner Court, Fairbanks

Description: Curiosity leads to guided investigation, experimentation, evaluation, problem-solving and discovery in this camp that allows students to choose from a plethora of hands-on learning options in life science, physical science and earth/space science. scimathinstitute.org 

Cost: $335

Contact: Dr. Michael Donaldson, 907-479-6860 or 907-479-6960; workshop@scimathinstitute.org 

  

Money Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6: July 8-12; 9 a.m.-noon

Entering grades 7-8: July 15-19; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus

Description: This camp will provide the basic knowledge for campers to start learning the economic concepts of earning, spending, saving, and money management. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu 

Pottery Camp (two weeks)

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 17-28; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Fine Arts Complex, Room 415

Description: This is a fun two-week camp where students will learn ways to create, decorate and glaze pots. Projects will range from functional to sculptural. Artwork will be fired and presented at a student exhibition reception in the UAF Ceramics Studio on the last day of camp. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $365

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Puppet Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: June 3-7; 1-4 p.m.

Location: UAF Campus

Description: Create a variety of hand and shadow puppets while exploring the art of puppetry around the world. Learn a different way to tell a story and have fun creating and performing a puppet show by the end of the week. www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Photography Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 29-Aug. 2; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus

Description: Learn how a camera functions, the building blocks of a good photograph, concepts of composition and post-processing techniques in iPhoto. Students must provide their own camera. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

Rock Climbing Camp

Sponsoring organization: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering grades 4-6: Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-noon

Entering grades 7-8: June 10-14; 9 a.m.-noon

Location: UAF Campus, Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Description: Join us for an exciting week of rock climbing. Campers will be introduced to basic rock climbing skills and technique through top rope climbing and bouldering indoors. Campers will also learn important life skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving, trust, and confidence through climbing. For more information or to register, go to: www.uaf.edu/summer.

Cost: $190

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions; 907-474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

 Spy Camp

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Dates and times: July 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Campers will learn how to crack secret codes, create and identify disguises, use disappearing ink for secret messages, and solve mysteries around the school. Instructor: Lorna Illingworth, CSF Safety Liaison. Lorna has more than 35 years of experience in public safety and is active in the Volunteers in Policing program.

Cost: $150

Contact: 907-313-3291; foundation@catholic-schools.org

Strategy Games & Escape Rooms

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Ages: Entering grades 5-8

Dates and times: June 18-22 (5th & 6th graders), 1-4 p.m., June 24-28 (7th & 8th graders), 1-4 p.m.

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Practice logic puzzles and learn how to design and build an escape room (a game where teams must figure out to to escape a room by searching for clues, cracking codes, and solving puzzles.)

Cost: $150

Contact: 907-456-7970; info@catholic-schools.org

The Science Chef

Sponsoring organization: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

 Ages: Entering grades 5-8

 Dates and times: June 3-7, 1-4 p.m. (5th & 6th graders), June 10-14, 1-4 p.m. (7th & 8th graders)

Location: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks

Description: Learn to cook while learning about the science of cooking. Hands-on science labs include strawberry shortcake, whipped cream, butter, meringue, ice cream, and more. Register online: catholic-schools.org/summercamp.

Cost: $170

Contact: 907-313-3291; info@catholic-schools.org

Summer Adventure Camp

Sponsoring organization: North Pole Christian School

Ages: 3 year old (potty trained) to 12 years

Dates and times: May 28-Aug. 2

Location: 2936 Badger Road, North Pole

Description: Weekly themes with field trips.

Cost: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: $175 per week

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m: $250 per week

Contact: Nina Adams 907-488-0133; nadams@npcs.org

UAF Summer Music Academy

Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks & Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra

Ages: 11-18

Dates and times: Monday-Friday, June 2-14, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: UAF Fine Arts Building

Description: SMA is an intensive two-week program of musical education focused on developing to the fullest the artistic potential of each student. We recognize that each student has a unique style and pace of learning, and we seek to provide opportunities for students to learn in their own style and at their own pace while fitting into the larger musical community.

Cost: $600

Contact: Amy Ingram (907)474-6862; uafsummermusicacademy@gmail.com

UAF Visual Art Academy

Sponsoring organization: UAF Art Department

Ages: 12-18

Dates and times: June 3-14, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: UAF Fine Arts Complex

Description: From June 3-14, 2019 the UAF Art Department will host an intensive visual arts program for students from grades 6–12. Our faculty of professional visual artists will be teaching classes in: Animation, Cartooning, Ceramics, Computer Art, Fashion Design, Photography, Drawing and Design, Metalsmithing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture & 3D Design. Full day or half day morning or afternoon options available

Cost: Full day $600; 1/2 day $350

Contact: 907-474-7530; uaf-art@alaska.edu

Wild Rose Summer Camp

Sponsoring organization: Susan Kerndt

Ages: 5-14

Dates and times: June 3-7 (5-7 year olds); June 10-14 (8-13 year olds); June 17-21 (8-13 year olds); June 24-28 (5-7 year olds)

Location: Location: Large hay field at 1.5-mile Sheep Creek Road, 3 miles west of the University of Alaska.

Description: Wild Rose Summer Camp is an outdoor educational camp providing children with an enthusiastic experience of nature coupled with a creative art program. Children participate in many activities including gardening, composting, plant dyeing, wool felting, paper making, tie-dyeing, batiking, block printing, bookmaking, marbling, candle dipping, water color painting, puppet making, pottery and the building of shelters, earthen ovens and kilns.

Cost: $285

Contact: Susan Kerndt; wildrosecamp@gmail.com

FAITH-BASED CAMPS

Athens Vacation Bible Camp

Sponsoring Organization: Fairhill Community Church of God

Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade

Dates and times: June 24-28, 2-4:30 p.m.

Location: 101 City Lights Blvd.

Description: Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love today. www.vbspro.events/p/fairhill2019

Cost: Free

Contact: Melissa Vanderwaal 457-5522; fairhillccg@gci.net

Bingle Camp

Sponsoring Organization: Bingle Camp Ministries

Age: Grades 1-12

Dates and times: Full summer schedule June 2-July 26. All ages family camp, July 26-28

Location: Harding Lake

Description We offer overnight camps for all youth going into first grade through 12th grade. Bingle Camp Ministries is an inter-denominational Christian organization. We offer age-appropriate fun, inspiring, and educational camps for your children. Find the full schedule and sign up at binglecamp.org

Cost: $200 - $300

Contact: 907-479-0562; binglecamp@gmail.com, director@binglecamp.org

Camp Baldwin

Sponsoring Organization: Tanana Valley Baptist Association

Ages: have completed grades K-12

Dates and times: June 19-21, grades K-2; June 24-28 grades 3-4; July 1-5, grades 5-6; July 8-12, grades 7-8; July 15-19, grades 9-12

Location: Delta Junction

Description: Camp Baldwin is a traditional camp with studies, activities and Bible lessons. Caregivers are trained summer missionaries. Camp Baldwin is an overnight camp outside of Delta Junction, with bath houses, dining room/kitchen, recreation area, bunkhouses, etc. Van service may be provided from Salcha Baptist Church to Camp Baldwin on limited availability for a small fee.

Cost: $90 - $120

Contact: Sandy 474-4989; tvba@tananavalleybaptistassociation.com

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Weekend on the River

Sponsoring organization: The Folk School, https://folk.school

Ages: 8 to adult

Dates and times: 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21

Location: Homestead on Tanana River, 30 miles downstream from Fairbanks

Description: Weekend on the River is a long weekend retreat at a fish camp and homestead. Together we’ll learn about the river’s wealth of fish by cutting, drying, cooking, and making art/crafts with them. We’ll gather raw natural materials and transform them into practical items. We’ll explore beyond camp, gathering wild edibles and building materials, tracking animals, and enjoying the setting.

Cost: Adult: $250, Adult & one youth: $400. Scholarships and other options available.

Contact: Jenna Jonas, 907-457-1219; info@folk.school

Week in the Woods

Sponsoring organization: The Folk School, https://folk.school

Ages: 6 to adult

Dates and times: Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. –Wednesday, June 26, 4 p.m.

Location: Deep in the Tanana Valley Forest (road-accessible)

Description: Week in the Woods is an opportunity to gather in the remote boreal forest, to learn and create. It is a rare chance to live and study with amazing instructors, including woodworkers, craftspeople, artisans, and naturalists. Participants will be exposed to new ways of seeing and appreciating the forest, experiencing the connection between natural history and the creative process.

Cost: Adult: $600, Adult and one youth: $900. Scholarships and other options available.

Contact: John Manthei, 907-457-1219; info@folk.school

Fine Arts/Special Interest

Cordova 4H Music Camp

Sponsoring Organization: Cordova 4H

Ages: 6-18, plus adult classes

Dates and times: July 15-19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus evening activities.

Location: Cordova

Description: Hawaiian Camp for 6 to 8 year olds features ukulele, hula, Hawaiian language, culture, arts and crafts taught by Hawaiian musicians. At Bluegrass Camp for 9 to 18 year olds, campers take three classes and are in a band ranging from bluegrass to island, folk, rock n’roll, and jazz. Guest artists are Nashville Fiddlers plus Jazz Greats. Salmon Jam and adult classes, too! www.cordovamusiccamp.org

Cost: $250 for early bird special

Contact: Darcy Saiget 541-806-3099; Malani Towle 907-253-6455; cordovabluegrass@gmail.com

Fairbanks Bluegrass Camp for Kids (17th Annual)

Sponsoring Organization: Fairbanks Folk Fest.

Ages: 7-18

Dates and times: June 24-28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Unitarian Fellowship, 4448 Pike’s Landing Road

Description: Americana music (bluegrass, old time, folk) for kids of all levels of experience. Expert instruction and inspiration from great musicians in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, songwriting, vocals, and vocal harmonies. Camp includes square dancing for beginners and student concert on the final day. Further info and online applications at www.fairbanksfolkfest.org and fairbanksfolkfest@gmail.com.

Cost: $300

Contact: Peter Bowers, 907-978-1980; petebowers959@gmail.com

Summer Dance Camp

Sponsoring Organization: Mo Holland Dance Studio

Ages: 7 to 14

Dates and times: June 10 to 28

Location: 914 College Road

Description: Three days a week for three weeks in June. Campers will learn tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary styles of dance as well asyoga, musical theater and zumba. They’ll enjoy outside activites (weather permitting). There will be a performance for family and friends on June 28.

Cost: $375

Contact Person And Phone: Mo Holland 907-452-5678; dance1@acsalaska.net

 Youth Summer Fiberarts Program

Sponsoring Organization: Fairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild

Ages: 6 to 15

Dates and times: Morning session 9 a.m. to noon; afternoon session 1 to 4 p.m. for May 20-24; May 28-31 (four days only); June 3-7; June 10-14; June 17-21; June 24 28; August 6-10; August 13-17

Location: Room 219, Lathrop Building, 516 Second Ave.

Description : Weekly three-hour classes in the morning and afternoon sessions that explore art-related projects that stimulate creative ideas, develop skills and techniques in basketry, beading, cartoons, drawing, fantasy costumes, machine sewing I, II, III, paper engineering, paper making, puppets, sculpture, quilting, watercolor, weaving and the science and art of rocks.

Cost: Cost: $90/week per session, 2 sessions per day. The cost covers either all morning classes or all afternoon sessions ($80, for the 4-day week, May 29 to June 1) Students may enroll in both morning and afternoon classes for the week, for $180 plus $10 for the week if student stays during the lunch hour.

Contact: Penny Wakefield, 452- 7737, fairbanksweavers@gmail.comfairbanksweavers@gmail.com 

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Buccaneers of the North

Sponsoring organization: UAF CES Tanana District 4-H

Ages: Youth who just completed grades 3-8

Dates and times: June 24 6 p.m. to June 27 11:30 a.m.

Location: Twin Bears

Description: Come join us for camp this year. We have a great theme, “Buccaneers of the North.” Youth will rotate through classes learning about canoeing, trajectory, Legos, obstacle courses. There will be swimming, crafts, games, skits, hiking and campfires. It promises to be educational and fun — we look forward to seeing you there.

Cost: 4-H non-member is $105 and 4-H member is $95. Registration will be available May 1

Contact: Marla Lowder 474-2427; mklowder@alaska.edu

H2O: Headwaters to Ocean Overnight Camps

Sponsoring organization: Prince William Sound Science Center

Ages: Grades 6-8

Dates and times: June 10-14 & August 5-9

Location: Cordova

Description: H2O Overnight Camp is a great time to be active and have fun in the outdoors while learning about the amazing landscape that surrounds Cordova. Each day is filled with hands-on science activities, games, and adventures. During the week at camp we’ll hike in the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, explore the wetlands of the Copper River Delta, and more.

Cost: $500 *Scholarships available

Contact: Lauren Bien, 907-424-5800 x231; lbien@pwssc.org

Howie Van Ness Memorial Kid’s Fly Fishing Camp

Sponsoring organization: Midnight Sun Fly Casters

Ages: 10 to 16

Date and time: July 12-14

Location: Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp, 58.5 mile Richardson Highway

Description: MSFC Kid’s Camp is a fun, active three-day event that teaches kids ages 10 thru 16 (and their parent or guardian) all about fly-fishing. Our all-volunteer staff teaches classes in fly tying, casting, knot tying, conservation, and entomology. Cabins are available for two nights, and good healthy meals are provided. Every camper goes home with the knowledge and camp freebies or the tools to continue this engaging and rewarding interest.

Cost: $150 includes; classes, meals, lodging, graduation gifts. (for student and accompanying guardian)

Contact: Jim Brashear, 907 590-6088;  jjbrashear@alaska.edu or dawnelisebrashear@gmail.com

SPORTS ACTIVITIES

Fairbanks Tennis Association

Summer camps, junior academy, junior match play, tournaments, middle school and high school tennis

Sponsoring Organization: Fairbanks Tennis Association

Ages: 5-adult

Dates and times: May 19-Sept 13

Location: Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts — behind Mary Siah Rec Center

Description: Affordable tennis instruction to players of all levels to learn tennis, refine skills, improve match play in a fun setting all summer featuring returning USPTA certified pro John McElroy July 1-21. Equipment provided. More info and registration online at www.fairbankstennis.com.

Cost: $10-$15 per offering; scholarships available.

Contact : www.fairbankstennis.com; fairbankstennis@gmail.com; message phone: 455-4301.; fairbankstennis@gmail.com

Midnight Sun 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Sponsoring Organization: Hop-n-Hoops

Ages: 5-18 years (adults as well) boy/girl

Dates and times: Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pre-register Friday June 15, 12-4 p.m.)

Location: Carlson Center back parking lot

Description: Enjoy building your own basketball team! Play with friends, relatives, anyone you choose for one day. Win prizes, have family come out and watch you compete for the best team in your division. This competition is completely outdoors where you get to enjoy the wonderful Alaska sunshine.

Cost: $100 team entry fee. Maximum 4 players per team. $25 late fee after June 15

Contact: Howard Hornbuckle 907-888-4431; howardhornbuckle@gmail.com

SUMMERTIME PROGRAMS

A Universe of Stories

(Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries Summer Reading Program)

Sponsoring Organization: Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries

Ages: 2-18

Dates and Times: Sign up beginning Monday, May 20. Programs: May 28-July 19

Location: Noel Wien Library (1215 Cowles Street, Fairbanks), North Pole Branch Library (656 NPHS Blvd., North Pole), and FNSB Bookmobile (various locations).

Description: A Universe of Stories! Summer Reading Program is a free reading incentive program. Kids and teens can sign up to win prizes by reading books of their choice during the summer and enjoy eight weeks of special programs, library activities, weekly incentives and prize drawings at their local public library. http://fnsblibrary.org

Cost: Absolutely FREE

Contact: Youth Services Dept. 459-1052 (Susan Jones); susan.jones@fnsb.us

FTA’s Annual Community Block Party and Tennis for Kids

Sponsoring Organization: Fairbanks Tennis Association

Ages: K-12, and adult

Dates and times: May 19, 12-4 p.m.; grades K-2, 12-1 p.m.; grades 3-5, 1-2 p.m.; grades 6-12, 2-3 p.m.; adult beginner, 12-1 p.m.

Location: Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts, behind Mary Siah Recreation Center

Description: A family-friendly day of free food, fun, entertainment and tennis. Wear sports shoes. Tennis racquets provided. Arrive 15 minutes early to register for the free lesson.

Cost: Free

Contact Person And Phone: Fairbanks Tennis Association, 455-4301, www.fairbankstennis.comfairbankstennis@gmail.com

 RIZE & DANCE Studio Dance Summer Camp

Sponsoring organization: RIZE&DANCE studio

Ages: Grades 2-6

Dates: June 17-21

 Location: 3775 S. Cushman St. 

Description: RIZE & DANCE STUDIO summer dance program is for boys and girls, beginners to advanced who love to dance. Our camp offers dance classes and Midnight Sun Festival performances in all levels. The camp schedule is 100% yours to create your perfect combination of dance, PLUS fine arts, music, film, and fun!

Cost: $160 *Option Midnight Sun Festival performance - $10 Contact: 907-888-9014; cuddlychie0303@gmail.com