Summer Fun for Kids - 2013

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A listing of summer camps, programs and activities for kids in Fairbanks, Alaska. Includes, arts, theater, sporting camps and events, day camps, church-sponsored activities and more.

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    A listing of summer camps for children in the Fairbanks area

  • 2 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    A Week in the Woods

    Sponsor: The Folk SchoolAges: 7-97Dates and times: June

    15-19 or June 29-July 3Location: FairbanksDescription: Week in the

    Woods is an opportunity to leave our everyday routines behind and gather in the remote boreal forest, learning and creating in a multi-gener-ational community. It is a rare chance to live and study with an amazing cast of instruc-

    tors, including woodworkers, craftspeople, artisans and naturalists. Individual and family-oriented.

    Cost: $478Contact: John Manthei,

    455-4547; info@weekinthewoods.org

    Alaska Department of Fish and Games Alaska Conservation Camp Basic

    Sponsors: Alaska Depart-ment of Fish and Game, Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, community sponsors and vol-unteers.

    Ages: 11-14.Dates and times: Basic

    Camp No. 1, June 10-14; Basic Camp No. 2, June 17-21; Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus Thursday overnight cam-

    pout. A camp barbecue and camper graduation on Friday, 4:30 p.m.

    Location: ADFG Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, and various nearby locations.

    Description: Basic Camp is designed to promote under-standing of Alaskas natural resources and conservation, and to give youth hands-on experience in hunting, fish-ing, and related outdoor skills. Activities include Alaska Basic Hunter Education Course, firearms safety, shooting, wildlife identification, fishing, map and compass, outdoor survival, basic camping skills and more.

    Cost: $250 per camper. Space is limited 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 workbook before camp start.

    Website: www.alaskaconservationcamp.org

    Contacts: Cathie Harms, (907) 459-723, or John Wyman (907) 459-7292; camp@aimcomm.org

    ADFG Alaska Conservation Camp Advanced

    Sponsors: Alaska Depart-ment of Fish and Game, Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, community sponsors and vol-unteers.

    Ages: 12-16, who have attended the ACC Basic Camp, or who have completed the Alaska Basic Hunter Edu-cation Course.

    Dates and times: June 24-28, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily plus a Wed.-Fri. campout. A camp barbecue

    and camper graduation on Friday, 4:30 p.m.

    Location: ADFG Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, and various nearby locations.

    Description: Designed to promote understanding of Alaskas natural resources and conservation, and to give youth a hands-on experience in hunting, fishing and relat-ed outdoor skills. Activities may include firearms safety, shotgun or muzzleloader rifle shooting, archery, wildlife identification, fly fishing, fly tying, GPS and outdoor navigation, canoeing, outdoor survival, shelter building, camping, field cooking skills and more.

    Cost: $250 per camper. Space is limited to the first 24 who register and pay.

    Website: www.alaskaconservationcamp.org

    Contacts: Cathie Harms (907)-459-7231, or John Wyman (907)-459-7292; camp@aimcomm.org

    Alaska Business Week

    Sponsor: Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

    Ages: Finishing grades 9-12 in May 2013

    Dates and times: June 1-8

    Location: University of Alaska campus

    Description: Program

    Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible Camp Where Kids Stand Strong for God

    K-4th grade June 17-21 1-5 pm daily Fairhill Community Church of God

    101 City Lights Blvd, Fairbanks Pre-Register Online:

    www.fairhillchurch.com email: fairhillccg@gci.net

    907-457-5522

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    Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association

    FYSA Soccer Summer Programs

    www.fysasoccer.org www.fysasoccer.org (907) 456-3976

    Summer Leagues & Camps start June 3, 2013

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    for youth ages 4-18

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    For the Best

    Open 6:45 a.m . 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday For ages 3 12

    Discounts available Limited Enrollment

    Where Boys & Girls LEARN To Live

    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

    Academic/special interest camps ............. 2Day camps ................... 6Faith-based camps ....... 7Fine arts camps .......... 10Overnight camps ......... 11Sports activities .......... 13Sports camps .............. 14Summer programs ....... 18

    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 activi-ties 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.

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    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL

    INTEREST CAMPS

    On the cover: counter-clockwise from top, Wild Rose Summer Camp, ADFG Alaska Conser-vation Camps, Wild Rose Summer Camp, Tennis Camp, ADFG Alaska Conservation Camps and Camp Li-Wa.

  • 3Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    gives high school students hands-on experience in run-ning a company. Students work with leaders from Alaskan companies and dis-cover leadership skills. Cost includes tuition for two col-lege credits and room/board at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Scholarships avail-able. Register at www.wbw.org. Deadline is May 15; appli-cations processed until spaces are filled. More information at www.uafleadership.com.

    Cost: $475Contact: Andrea Miller,

    (907) 474-5942; acmiller3@alaska.edu

    ALCAN Entrepreneur Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: July 22-

    26; Aug. 5-9Location: Lily of the Val-

    ley ChurchDescription: Participants

    will produce, market and establish the sales process for a real product a Real World Lemonade Stand in Fairbanks

    to include the planning process and product develop-ment evaluation; advertising strategies including radio and print; online production, website design principles and social media, and graphic design and artwork.

    Cost: One week, $225; two weeks, $400; four weeks, $800; six weeks, $1,150

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Gardening Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: June

    17- 21; June 24-28; July 8-12; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: Mini Golf Fair-banks at Pioneer Park

    Description: The Par-ticipants will plan and produce amazing and unique flower boxes and flower garden dis-plays at Mini Golf Fairbanks in Pioneer Park. By weeks end the participants will be proud to have produced Fairbanks most

    impressive flower display.Cost: One week, $225;

    two weeks, $400; four weeks, $800; six weeks, $1,150

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Lego CampSponsor: ALCAN Sports

    and AdventureAges: 8-13Dates and times: July

    15-19; July 29 to Aug. 2; Aug. 12-16

    Location: Lily of the ValleyDescription: Participants

    take part in creative building, daily challenges and the great project. They will use their creative and architectural skills to build an impressive display exhibition. They will learn pre-sentation skills to their peers, and final exhibition presenta-tion for parents and guests.

    Cost: One week, $225; two weeks, $400; four weeks, $800; six weeks, $1,150

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    CAF Kids Cooking Camp

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 6-9Dates and times: Session

    1: June 3-7; Session 2: July 8-12; both sessions 9 a.m. to noon

    Location: Hutchison Din-ing Services

    Description: Focus on fun Continued on Page 4

    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

    Photo courtesy of the ADFG

    Fly tying is one of many outdoor skills taught at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Alaska Conserva-tion Camps. See the camp listings on Page 2.

    Raven Correspondence

    School A Quality K-12 Statewide Home School Program

    374-9401 or 1-888-99RAVEN www.RavenSchool.com raven@yksd.com

    Students Receive K-8 $2,000 or 9-12 $2,300 Laptop computer options & internet funds (Receive

    up to $1,000 in additional benefits to your allotment!)

    Specialized support staff, local resources and activities

    Ten $1,000 Raven Scholarships for graduating seniors.

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  • 4 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    with food from start to finish. Includes preparation, eat-ing and cleanup with kitchen safety in mind. Learn prepa-ration, presentation, kitchen etiquette, stove safety and food safety. Topics include baking (biscuits, pretzels, muffins, tortillas), cooking (individual casseroles) and smooshing (cream cheese play dough, ice cream, freezer jam) and culmi-nating with an English tea on Friday for invited guests.

    Cost: $270Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: summer@alaska.edu; 474-7021

    CAF Tween International Culinary Arts Workshop

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 10-12Dates and times: June

    10-14; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Hutchison Din-

    ing ServicesDescription: A culinary

    adventure for tweens. 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: $270Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: 474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

    CAF Teen International Culinary Arts Academy

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 13-17Dates and times: June

    17-21; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Hutchison Din-

    ing ServicesDescription: 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 demonstra-tion of skills will be presented at the end of the course.

    Cost: $270Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: summer@alaska.edu; 474-7021

    CAF Youth Baking Blitz

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 9-16Dates and times: May 28-

    31; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Hutchison Din-

    ing ServicesDescription: Learn how

    to make a basic pie crust, a variety of quick breads and yeast breads. Delight in mak-ing pies and tarts, zucchini bread and muffins, scones, Irish soda bread, whole wheat sunflower seed rolls and arti-san bread. Plan on getting elbow deep into the dough and having fun, all at the

    same time. Cost: $240Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: summer@alaska.edu; 474-7021

    Camp Talkabout Circus Malurcus

    Sponsor: Talkabout Inc.Ages: 5-21Dates and times: June

    3-7; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Ken Kunkel

    Community CenterDescription: Camp Talk-

    about is a weeklong morning camp strictly for non-verbal children with communication devices. Activities, crafts and snacks are all geared toward the annual theme and encour-age functional use of the communication device. Camp Talkabout gives this popula-tion a unique opportunity to enjoy a true summer camp experience.

    Cost: $350Contacts: Mandy

    Hernandez, 452-4517; talkaboutinc7@yahoo.com

    EATinG programSponsor: Calypso Farm and

    Ecology Center, UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 11-14Dates and times: Session

    1: June 3 to July 3; Session 2: July 15 to Aug. 15; Mondays and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.

    Location: Choose one school: Pearl Creek Elemen-tary, Hunter Elementary, Chinook Charter and Randy Smith Middle.

    Description: Get outside and learn how to grow your own food in one of the school gardens. Students, working with a garden educator will learn gardening basics such as seeds, transplants, com-post, irrigation and farmstand salesworking and will gain valuable job readiness, team-work, communication and cooking skills in the process. Program participants receive a share of vegetables each week. Apply through UAF Summer Sessions.

    Website: www.uaf.edu/summer/programs/programs-for-youth

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    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

  • 5Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013 ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

    Cost: $300/session, scholarship option available.

    Contacts: Sarah Furman, 451-0691, calypsosgi@gmail.com; summer@alaska.edu, 474-7021

    Fairbanks 911: Inside the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Systems

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 13-15Dates and times: June 3-7;

    10 a.m. to noonLocation: 604 Barnette St., Room

    211, FairbanksDescription: Students will spend

    a week exploring the many facets of todays criminal justice and public safety systems and be introduced to forensics and investigate various law enforcement agencies, the Division of Corrections and the State of Alaska Court System. The week includes on-site visits along with hands-on learning activities with justice profes-sionals.

    Cost: $250Website: www.uaf.edu/summer/

    programs/programs-for-youthContacts: summer@alaska.edu;

    474-7021

    Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

    Sponsors: Fairbanks School of Talent Education, Fairbanks Sympho-ny Association and UAF Department of Music

    Ages: 3-18Dates and times: May 28 to June 2Location: Monroe Catholic High

    SchoolDescription: Suzuki violin, viola,

    cello, and flute camp is open to stu-dents who study the Suzuki method. Student programs available as well as intermediate and advanced programs.

    Cost: $260-$440Contact: Sally Endestad,

    479-6634; sendestad@gmail.com

    Institute for Science and Mathematics

    Sponsor: Michael Donaldson, PhD., program director

    Ages: 3-12Dates and times: Computer Camp

    1, grades 3-8, June 11-14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $220; Computer Camp 2, grades 6-12, June 17-21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $280; Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades K-2, July 8-12, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $195; Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades 3-5, July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $295; Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades 6-8, July 29 to Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $295;

    Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades 3-8, Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $295.

    Location: 2925 Horner Court, Fairbanks

    Description: These very active camps offer a mixture of group explo-rations, games and independent stud-ies to help campers explore, discover and invent in ways that make math and science fun.

    Cost: $195-$295Website: www.scimathinstitute.orgContact: 479-6860; workshop@

    scimathinstitute.org;

    KTVF Broadcast AcademySponsor: KTVF TV 11Ages: 12-18Dates and times: June 3-7;

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: 530 Seventh Ave., Suite

    1, FairbanksDescription: Students will learn

    the basics of news gathering and com-mercial production and how to turn concepts into finished commercials and news segments. Brainstorming, script writing, storyboa...