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A list to camps and activities for kids during the long summer months in Fairbanks, Alaska

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  • April 13, 2014Fairbanks, Alaska

    forkids

    A listing of 2014 summer

    camps for children

    in the Fairbanks

    area

    PHOTO COURTESY CALYPSO FARM

  • 2 Sunday, April 13, 2014Fairbanks Daily News-MinerSUMMER FUN FOR KIDS

    Brought to you by Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Childrens

    Theatre, Inc.

    17503820 4-13-14SFFK

    An intensive and FUN theatre training program for children and young people, ages 518,

    featuring a professional teaching staff.

    Session #3 For Young People ages 12 through 18 years The Theatre Ensemble Company Class

    Class Dates: July 14 through August 3 Classes MonFri., 1 6 p.m. Class size limited to 30 students.

    Registration fee: $325 for the three week program. Performances of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Aug. 1, 2 & 3 Directed by Heath Robertson

    at The Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre (1852 Second Ave.) Session #1 June 1 6 June 27 (Classes Mon. Fri.)

    Class A 57 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class B 810 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class C 1114 yrs. 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

    Registration fee: $200 per student for the two week program.

    Session #2 June 30 July 11 ( Classes Mon. Fri.) No classes 7/4 Class A 57 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class B 810 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class C 1114 yrs. 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

    Registration fee: $200 per student for the two week program.

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    REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1.

    For information, phone 456-PLAY

    Class size limited to 15

    students.

    Class size limited to 15

    students.

    Drama Project 2014 is proudly

    sponsored by: Visit www.fairbanksdrama.org to download

    registration brochure starting May 1

    ACADEMIC AND SPECIAL INTEREST

    CAMPSAlaska Department of Fish and Game Alaska Conservation Camp (Basic)

    Sponsors: Alaska Department of Fish

    and Game, Outdoor Heritage Founda-tion of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marks-manship Committee, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, community sponsors and volunteers.

    Ages: 11-14Dates and times: Basic Camp 1:

    June 9-13; Basic Camp 2, June 16-20; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily plus Thursday overnight campout. Camp barbecue and camper graduation is at 4 p.m. Friday.

    Location: ADF&G Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, and other nearby locations.

    Description: Basic Camp is designed to promote understanding of Alaskas

    natural resources and conservation, and to give youth hands-on experience in hunting, fishing and related outdoor skills. Activities include Alaska Basic Hunter Education Course, firearms safe-ty, shooting, wildlife identification, fish-ing, map and compass, outdoor survival, basic camping skills and more.

    Cost: $250 per camper. Space is lim-ited to the first 30 youths who register and pay. Registered campers must pick up a basic hunter education packet from Fish and Game and complete the work-book before camp start.

    Contact person and phone: Cathie Harms, 459-7231, or

    John Wyman, 459-7292; www.alaskaconservationcamp.org

    Email: camp@aimcomm.orgWebsite: www.

    alaskaconservationcamp.org

    ADFG Alaska Conservation Camp (Advanced)

    Sponsor: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Outdoor Heritage

    Academic and Special Interest Camps 2

    Day camps 4Faith-based camps 6Fine arts camps 7Overnight camps 9Sports camps 11Summer programs 13One-day events 15

    CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

    Summer Fun for KidsThis Summer Fun for Kids supplement is provided as a public service to

    our readers.A word of caution: Parents must approach listings in this guide and check

    references as they would any advertised activity for children. These listings are not endorsements.

    We hope these pages help show parents the many activities available to Fairbanks-area children and families, and that it is useful for building ideas and finding things your children might enjoy through the summer months.

  • Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 3Sunday, April 13, 2014ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

    Foundation of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marksmanship Com-mittee, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, community spon-sors and volunteers.

    Ages: 12-16 who have attend-ed Basic Camp or completed the Alaska Basic Hunter Educa-tion Course.

    Dates and times: June 23-27, 2014; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily plus an overnight campout. Camp barbecue and camper graduation is at 4 p.m. Friday.

    Location: ADF&G Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, and other nearby locations.

    Description: Advanced camp program is designed to promote understanding of Alaskas natu-ral resources and conservation, and to give youths hands-on experience in hunting, fishing and related outdoor skills. Activities may include firearms safety, shotgun or muzzleloader rifle shooting, archery, wildlife identification, fly fishing, fly tying, GPS and outdoor naviga-tion, canoeing, outdoor surviv-al, shelter building, camping, field cooking skills and more.

    Cost: $250; space is limited to the first 24 youths who regis-ter and pay.

    Contact person and phone: Cathie Harms, 459-7231, or John Wyman, 459-7292

    Email: camp@aimcomm.orgWebsite: www.

    alaskaconservationcamp.org

    ALCAN Gardening Camp

    Sponsor: ALCANAges: 8-13 Dates and times: June 9-13

    and June 16-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: Tanana Valley Fairgrounds

    Description: Participants will plan and produce amazing and unique flower boxes and flower garden displays at Mini Golf Fairbanks in Pioneer Park. By weeks end, the participants will be proud to have produced Fairbanks most impressive flower display.

    Cost: $225Contact person and phone:

    ALCAN Sports, 455-4203 Email: info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Lego CampSponsoring organization:

    ALCANAges: 8-13

    Dates and times: July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: Tanana Valley Fairgrounds

    Description: Participants take part in creative build-ing, daily challenges and the great project. They will learn information in regard to Lego and allow their creative and architectural skills to build an impressive display exhibition. They will learn presentation skills with their peers and pre-pare a final exhibition presenta-tion for parents and guests.

    Cost: $225 full dayContact person and phone:

    ALCAN Sports, 455-4203 Email: info@alcansports.com

    Algebra Made Easy: A Fun Introduction to Algebra

    Sponsoring organization: Monroe High School

    Ages: 8-18Dates and times: June 2 to

    Aug. 15, one-week campsLocation: Monroe High

    School-Immaculate Conception School, Illinois Street

    Description: In this intro-ductory class, students will enjoy learning a fun and easy way to solve simple algebraic equations. Students who know

    their multiplication facts and can do simple division are welcome to participate in this engaging camp. Campers who finish this one-week course will feel more confident with their algebra skills when they start school again in the fall.

    Cost: $100Contact person and phone:

    Kim Kelly, Ph.D.Email: algebra4allages@

    gmail.com

    Cooking CampSponsoring organization:

    JP Jones Community Develop-ment Center

    Ages: 8-17Dates and times:

    Grades 3-6: June 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon; Grades 7-12: July 7-11, 9 a.m. to noon

    Location: 2400 Rickert St. Fairbanks

    Description: Become a foodie and have fun while learning the basics of cooking. You will learn food preparation, presentation, kitchen safety and food safety. End the week with a presentation of your new skills to invited guests.

    Cost: $225Contact person and phone:

    Judy Dellinger 456-3729Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

    Culture CampSponsor: JP Jones Commu-

    nity Development CenterAges: 5-18Dates and times: June 30 to

    July 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: 2400 Rickert St.Description: As we approach

    Independence Day, learn about the many cultures that make our country a melting pot. Each day, explore a different cultures art, language, dress, dance and storytelling.

    Cost: $225Contact person and phone:

    Judy Dellinger, 456-3729Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

    Math and Science Camp

    Sponsor: JP Jones Commu-nity Development Center

    Ages: 8-16Dates and times: grades 3-6,

    July 7-11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; grades 7-12, July 14-18, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

    Location: 2400 Rickert St. Description: Discover your

    full potential using a variety of games and independent studies to discover the fun that can be found in science and math.

    Cost: $225Contact person and

    phone: Judy Dellinger, 456-3729

    Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

    Literacy Council of Alaska

    Sponsor: Literacy Council of Alaska

    Ages: grades 1-3Dates and times: June 10-26,

    July 8-24Location: TBADescription: This is an aca-

    demic program for students struggling in school. Teachers must give recommendations for students. Students below grade level in reading, writing or math who attend a Title 1 school are eligible. This program is reserved for students with the highest needs. Trained high school students and a certified teacher work together to teach students.

    Cost: freeContact person and

    phone: Ashey Yeats, 456-6212Email: ashley@

    literacycouncilofalaska.org

    Wild Rose Summer Camp

    Sponsor: Wild Rose Summer Camp, LLC

    Ages: 5-14

    WILD ROSE CAMP

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  • 4 Sunday, April 13, 2014Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Just outside of Fairbanks Just outside of Fairbanks

    12503518 4-13-14SFFK

    Wild Rose Summer Camp is an outdoor educational camp providing children with an enthusiastic experience of nature coupled with a creative art program. Children will participate in many art act