Archaeology Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 4-6

When: June 15-19, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Where: UA Museum of the North

What: Campers will work with professional archaeologists to complete a simulated archaeological dig, examine authentic museum artifacts, and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist. We’ll explore the history of Alaska’s Native cultures through hands-on activities both in the field and the museum.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu 


Art Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 2 and 3

When: June 22-26, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: UAF Fine Arts Building, Room 317

What: This will be a week of fun, educational art experiences with  opportunities to explore drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. Students will create art in the studios, experience field painting, and collaborative outdoor projects. The week will culminate in an exhibition and reception featuring student artwork in the UAF Art Department Gallery.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu 


Ballroom Dance Camp

Sponsor:  LHS Ballroom Dance Team

Ages: 6 and older

When: June 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon ,1:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Ryan Middle School Gym

What: For 6 to 9 years old: Beginning Ballroom, 9 a.m.-noon; Beginning Latin and Swing, 1:30-4:30 p.m. For 10-14 years old: Beginning Ballroom, 9 a.m.-noon; Beginning Latin and Swing, 1:30-4:30 p.m. For 14 years old and older: Beginning Ballroom, 9 a.m.-noon; Beginning/Intermediate Latin and Swing, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Intermediate Ballroom, 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $150 1/2 day; $250 full day

Contact: Stefani Borrego

Email: Stefani.borrego@k12northstar.org 


 

Bug Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 3-7

When: July 20-24, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

What: Learn about Alaska’s insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less lovable mosquitoes and spiders. Through field, forest and pond, under rocks, in flowers and everywhere else, we’ll collect (catch and release some, keep others) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Cost: $200

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Calypso Farm Camp (Half-day)

Sponsor:  Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Ages: 4-6 years

When: June 22-26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 4780 Old Nenana Hwy., Fairbanks

What: In this half day program we will visit the animals in the barn, taste fresh produce from the garden and explore the forest. We’ll learn through play. Parents are welcome to stay and visit the farm during camp, and are encouraged to carpool.

Cost: $200

Contact: Matt Labrenz, 451-0691

Email: calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com


 

Calypso Farm Camp

Sponsor:  Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Ages: 7-12 years

When: July 6-10, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

Where: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 4780 Old Nenana Highway, Fairbanks

What: Experience life on the farm. We’ll do animal chores — milking the goat, hauling hay and checking the coop for eggs. We’ll harvest fresh produce and make delicious feasts. We’ll kick back in the shade of the forest and try our hand at farm crafts like woodworking and weaving.

Cost: $275

Contact: Matt Labrenz 451-0691

Email: calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com


Camp Habitat: Nature Detectives

Sponsor:  Camp Habitat

Ages: 6-7

When: July 13-17 or July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

What: Camp Habitat Summer Camps offers children 4-11 years old guided explorations of Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, through games, discovery hikes, creative projects, and guest speakers.

Cost: $215

Contact: Elizabeth Padilla, 750-2298

Email: camphabitat@gmail.com


 

Camp Habitat: Nature Sprout

Sponsor:  Camp Habitat

Ages: 4-5

When: June 8-12, 12:30-4 p.m.; June 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

What: Camp Habitat Summer Camps offer children 4-11 years old guided explorations of Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge through games, discovery hikes, creative projects and guest speakers.

Cost: $140 session

Contact: Elizabeth Padilla, 750-2298

Email: camphabitat@gmail.com


Camp Habitat: Water Striders

Sponsor:  Camp Habitat

Ages: 8-9

When: July 13-17 or July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

What: Guided explorations of Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, through games, discovery hikes, creative projects and guest speakers.

Cost: $265, with $25 registration fee per family

Contact: Elizabeth Padilla, 750-2298

Email: camphabitat@gmail.com


Camp Habitat: Refuge Adventures

Sponsor:  Camp Habitat

Ages: 10-11

When: July 13-17 or July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; includes one overnight camp-out on Thursday night

Where: Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

What: Camp Habitat Summer Camps offer children 4-11 years old guided explorations of Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, through games, discovery hikes, creative projects and guest speakers.

Cost: $265, with $25 registration fee per family

Contact: Elizabeth Padilla, 750-2298; register at creamersfield.org/camp_habitat.html or by phone

Email: camphabitat@gmail.com


Camp Yes! in the Woods

Sponsor:  The Other Paw Assistance Dogs

Ages: 5-12

When: July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for ages 8-12; July 27-31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for ages 5-7

Where: Effie Kokrine Early Charter College School/Pearce Park

What: Camp Yes! in the Woods embraces and supports the many different ways people learn and experience the world. Camp curriculum combines nature literacy with social thinking and self-regulation. Campers learn about nature, themselves, and each other while playing outside and exploring nature. Activities include nature hikes, games, crafts, music, nature exploration, science experiments, fort building and assistance dog training.

Cost: Full-day (week one), $250; half-day (week two), $175. Scholarship funding is available to families that qualify.

Contact: Gretchen Chamberlain, 726-7151

Email: campyesinthewoods@gmail.com


Cloverbud Camp

Sponsor:  UAF CES Tanana District 4-H Program

Ages: Youth who have completed grades K-2

When: July 13-15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., each day

Where: Georgeson Botanical Gardens

What: 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: $35 for 4-H members and $40 for non-4-Hers

Contact: Marla Lowder, 474-2427

Email: mklowder@alaska.edu 


Creative Dance Camp

Sponsor:  North Star Ballet

Ages: 4-8

When: Session one: May 26-30, Session two: June 1-5

Where: Tanana Valley Fairgrounds, College Road

What: A fun, educational dance experience, Creative Dance Camp includes arts and crafts, costume making, music appreciation, folk and ballet dancing. The week ends with a demonstration for family and friends.

Cost: $185

Contact: Kristina West, 451-8800

Email: nsdf@polarnet.com


Dinosaur Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: For students entering grades 3-6

When: July 6-10, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Museum of the North

What: Discover dinosaurs and other fossils — especially those found right here in Alaska. We will learn about the different dinosaurs, how fossils are preserved, bone identification and dinosaur track formation. Hands-on activities will help participants understand how we study dinosaurs.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Fairbanks Tennis Association Summer One-week Sessions and Camps

Sponsor:  Fairbanks Tennis Association

Ages: Grades K-12

When: Camp one: June 15-19; Camp two: June 22-26; Camp three (grades K-5): Aug. 3-7; Camp four (grades K-5): Aug. 10-14. Registration will be from 1- a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 9 at Fairbanks Resource Agency, and from noon to 4 p.m. at the Dan Ramras courts.

Where: Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts

What: Week-long tennis camps feature daily lessons for all skills and ages. Participants have fun and play with experienced coaches. Information available at www.fairbankstennis.org

Cost: Students in grades K-2, $25 per week; all others, $55 per week; scholarships available.

Contact: Kathy Larson, 455-4301

Email: info@fairbankstennis.org


Fairbanks Tennis Association Summer Two- and Three-week Sessions and Camps

Sponsor:  Fairbanks Tennis Association

Ages: Grades K-12

When: Session one: June 1-12; Session two: June 29-July 17; Session three: July 20-July 31. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 9 at Fairbanks Resource Agency, and from noon to 4 p.m. on May 31 at the Dan Ramras courts.

Where: Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts

What: Each session is two or three weeks long, with lessons for all skills and ages. Kids play two times per week and there is a match play on Friday. For specific times, please confirm at registration. Information available at www.fairbankstennis.org

Cost: Students in grades K-2, $35 per two-weeks and $50 per three weeks; all others, $40 per two-weeks and $55 per three weeks; scholarships available.

Contact: Marie Schmidt, 455-4301

Email: info@fairbankstennis.org


Geology Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 2 or 3

When: July 6-10, Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Reichardt Bldg., Room 230

What: Campers will create projects as we investigate where rocks come from, how glaciers move, how volcanoes form, and other geological phenomena.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


 

International Cooking Workshop

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: For students entering grades 5-7

When: June 15-19, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -noon.

Where: Hutchison Career Center Kitchen

What: A culinary adventure for teens. Explore recipes from Africa, France, Japan, Spain 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.

Cost: $200

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu 


International Cooking Workshop

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 8-12

When: June 1-5, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Hutchison Career Center Kitchen

What: A culinary adventure for teens. Explore recipes from Africa, France, Japan, Spain 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.

Cost: $200

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Kids’ Cooking Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 2-4

When: Choose either June 8-12 or June 22-26, 2015, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Hutchison Career Center Kitchen

What: Focus on fun with food from start to finish. Includes preparation, eating, and clean-up with kitchen safety in mind. Learn preparation, presentation, kitchen etiquette, stove safety, and food safety. Topics include baking (biscuits, pretzels, muffins, tortillas), cooking (individual casseroles) and smooshing (cream cheese playdough, ice cream, freezer jam) and culminating with an English tea on Friday for invited guests.

Cost: $200

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


LEAF Garden Camp

Sponsor:  Calypso Farm & Ecology Center

Ages: 5-17

When: June and July

Where: Hunter Elementary, Pearl Creek Elementary, Woodriver Elementary, Randy Smith Middle School Gardens

What: LEAF Camps get kids in the garden having fun, gardening outdoors, and learning about healthy eating. There are five camps for ages 5-8 and 8-11 during June and July. For ages 12 and older there is Cooking in the Garden and Arts and Inspiration. More information is available online at calypsofarm.org

Cost: $125-$200 with scholarships available

Contact: Danny Sparrell, 451-0691

Email: calypsosgi@gmail.com


Music Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 2 and 3

When: July 6-10, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Old UPark Building, Room 156

What: Experience the excitement and fun of music through singing, dancing composing and playing instruments. Learn about music and how it is a part of our everyday lives through active games and play.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


North Star Ballet Summer Dance Intensive

Sponsor:  North Star Ballet

Ages: 12-19

When: June 15 to July 10

Where: North Star Ballet, Tanana Valley Fairgrounds

What: Summer Dance Intensive is a four-week intensive dance program providing in depth instruction in technique, theory and performance preparation. Daily classes in ballet, modern and Pilates.

Cost: $1200

Contact: Kristina, 451-8800

Email: nsdf@polarnet.com


 

Photography Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 2 and 3

When: Aug. 3-7, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Bunnell Building, Room 128

What: Learn how a camera functions, the basic concepts of composition and how to use them, and basic post processing techniques. The day begins in the classroom with a discussion of the elements of photography, then students will create photographs around campus. After each shoot, students will return to the classroom to edit their images. Students must have their own digital camera.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Photography Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 4-6

When: July 27-31, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Bunnell Building, Room 128

What: Learn how a camera functions, the basic concepts of composition and how to use them, and basic post processing techniques. The day begins with a discussion of elements of photography in the classroom, then students will create photographs around campus. After each shoot, students will return to the classroom to edit their images. Students must have their own digital camera.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Pottery Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: For students entering grades 2 and 3

When: June 22-26, Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Art Building, Room 415

What: Learn how to make and decorate pots during this hands-on, educational week of fun with clay. Artwork will be fired and presented at a student exhibition and reception in the UAF Art Department Gallery.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Pottery Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: For students entering grades 4-6

When: June 22-26, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Art Building, Room 415

What: Learn how to make and decorate pots during this hands-on, educational week of fun with clay. Artwork will be fired and presented at a student exhibition and reception in the UAF Art Department Gallery

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Storytelling Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 2 and 3

When: July 27-31, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Bunnell Building, Room 126

What: : Learn ways to tell more entertaining stories. Campers will present their stories to a live audience at the end of the week.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


Storytelling Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 4-6

When: July 27-31, Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Bunnell Building, Room 126

What: Learn ways to tell more entertaining stories. Campers will present their stories to a live audience at the end of the week.

Cost: $175

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu


UAF Summer Music Academy

Sponsor:  UAF Dept. of Music & Fairbanks Symphony Association

Ages: 6th grade through 12th grade

When: June 7-19, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week days

Where: UAF Department of Music

What: UAF Summer Music Academy is an intensive two week program of music education for middle and high school students. Teachers work to develop each student’s potential through a broad musical educational experience. Community involvement and public service are encouraged through performances and activities in Fairbanks community settings. Our goal is to promote excellence in music education.

Cost: $575

Contact: Linda Harriger

Email: laharriger@alaska.edu


Wild Rose Summer Camp

Sponsor:  Wild Rose Camp

Ages: 5-14 years old

When: First Session (for ages 5-7): June 15-19 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Second Session (for ages 8-14): June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Third Session (for ages 8-14): June 29- July 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fourth Session (for ages 5-7): July 6-10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Large hayfield at 1.5 Mile Sheep Creek Road, two miles west of UAF

What: This outdoor educational camp provides children with experiences in nature and art. Art activities include felting with wool, batiking, plant dyeing, paper making from plants, tie-dyeing, block printing, bookmaking, marbling, candle dipping, puppet making, pottery, string art and more. Afternoon activities include shelter building with willow, earthen kiln and oven construction, giant puppet theatre, storytelling and garden study.

Cost: $285

Contact: Susan Kerndt, 479-6363 Information available at wildrosesummercamp.com

Email: wildrosecamp@gmail.com


Wooly’s Team: Five Fabulous Camps

Sponsor: Fairbanks Children’s Museum

Ages: 4-10

When: Weekly half-day sessions from June 1 – August 7. Morning Session (ages 4-6): 9 a.m.-noon; Afternoon Session (ages 7-10): 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman Street, Suite 101

What: Half-day summer camps are designed around the museum’s mission of inspiring exploration and curiosity in a young mind. The camp themes address science, art, building and storytelling and are designed to appropriately engage children based on their age and learning level. All camps include hands-on learning and are taught by museum educators.

Cost: $175 per week, $155 per week (members and military) Register online at www.fairbanks childrensmuseum.com

Contact Person: Megan Gilmore, Visitor Services manager, 374-6873

Email: megan@fairbanks childrensmuseum.com


Youth Baking Blitz Cooking Camp

Sponsor:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ages: Students entering grades 4-10

When: May 26-29, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: Hutchison Career Center Kitchen

What: Learn how to make a basic pie crust, a variety of quick breads and yeast breads. Delight in making pies and tarts, zucchini bread and muffins, scones, Irish soda bread, whole wheat sunflower seed rolls and artisan bread. Plan on getting elbow deep into the dough and having fun, all at the same time.

Cost: $200

Contact: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, 474-7021

Email: summer@alaska.edu