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Summer camps, classes and activities for kids in Fairbanks, Alaska

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<ul><li><p>SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS</p><p>Find cool things to do this summer!F12515392</p><p>www.newsminer.comT H E V O I C E O F T H E I N T E R I O R S I N C E 1 9 0 3</p><p>Fairbanks, Alaska Sunday, April 12, 2015</p><p>INSIDE:A comprehensive listing of summer camps for Fairbanks youth</p><p>PHOTO COURTESY WILD ROSE SUMMER CAMP</p></li><li><p> Sunday, April 12, 2015</p><p>SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS 2 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner</p><p>F17513892</p><p>North Star Ballet Summer 2015Dance Intensive with faculty from Jos Limn DanceJune 15July 10, for ages 1219 </p><p>Training in Ballet, Modern, Pilates, Performance, Dance History</p><p>Also offering drop-in classes beginning May 26</p><p>www.TheNorthStarBallet.org 451-8800</p><p>Santa Claus House101 St. Nicholas Dr. North Pole, AK 907-277-2784</p><p> Saturday, July 11 5K Run/Walk &amp; 1K KidsRun </p><p>with the Elves</p><p> 11502868 4-13-14SFFK</p><p> www.JingleInJuly.com www.JingleInJuly.comFor additional event information- t4BOUBt%PPS1SJ[FT</p><p>t$IJQ5JNJOHt4USPMMFST8BHHFST8FMDPNF</p><p>F11516425</p><p>ALCAN Gardening CampSPONSOR: </p><p>ALCAN AdventureAGES: 8-13WHEN: June 8-12, </p><p>8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.WHERE: Mini Golf Fairbanks at </p><p>Pioneer ParkWHAT: Learn basics of </p><p>planning and carry out planting project in fun, safe and educational environment. Design and produce personalized fl ower and plants boxes and gardens to be on display all summer long. Group project will have a design team listing and process explanation on site and online. Information available at www.alcanadventure.</p><p>comCOST: 1 week, $225; 2 Weeks, </p><p>$400CONTACT: </p><p>ALCAN, 455-4203EMAIL: info@alcansports.com</p><p>Algebra Made Easy!SPONSOR: algebra4allagesAGES: Grades 7-12WHEN: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. for the </p><p>following weeks: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17.</p><p>WHERE: Monroe High SchoolWHAT: Does your child </p><p>struggle with math? Do you want to introduce your child to algebra using a fun and easy method? Is your child starting high school? If yes, this camp off ers an inexpensive opportunity for you child to learn the fundamentals of algebra in </p><p>a student-friendly, student-centered classroom. Visit our website at algebra4allages.weebly.com</p><p>COST: $75/weekCONTACT: Kim Kelly, Ph.D. </p><p>(907) 590-5588EMAIL: algebra4allages@</p><p>gmail.com</p><p>ALCAN Lego CampSPONSOR: </p><p>ALCAN AdventureAGES: 8-13WHEN: June 15-19 and July </p><p>13-17, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.WHERE: Tanana Valley </p><p>FairgroundsWHAT: Initial: Learn history </p><p>and participate in enrichment activities and building. Creative Building Time: Daily Challenges and Project Builds. Planning Preparation: Participants </p><p>will learn preparation process. Exhibition: Presentation to parents and guests, and participants will display their creations at Fairbanks venue with full design descriptions.Information available at www.alcanadventure.com</p><p>COST: 1 week, $225; 2 Weeks, $400</p><p>CONTACT: 455-4203 ALCANEMAIL: info@alcansports.com</p><p>Fairbanks Suzuki InstituteSPONSOR: Fairbanks School </p><p>of Talent Education, the Fairbanks Symphony Association and the University of Alaska Music Department</p><p>AGES: 4-18WHEN: May 26-31WHERE: UAF Campus</p><p>WHAT: Enrollment is open to violin, viola, cello and fl ute students currently studying the Suzuki method. Student, intermediate and advanced curriculum available. Core classes include master, repertoire and dalcroze with optional enrichment classes.</p><p>COST: Student, $290; intermediate, $400; advanced, $505</p><p>CONTACT: Sally Endestad, 479-6634 www.suzukifairbanks.com</p><p>EMAIL: sendestad@gmail.com</p><p>Geo Trig - Aint No Big!SPONSOR: algebra4allagesAGES: Grades 7-12WHEN: June 1-26</p><p>WHERE: Monroe High SchoolWHAT: Introduce your </p><p>kiddo to geometry in an engaging, hands-on learning atmosphere. This 4-week summer course introduces students to the basics of geo-trig and will give them confi dence going into geometry or geo-trig in the fall. Also ideal for those who want to keep their math skills sharp over the summer. Limited to 20 students.</p><p>COST: $200 for 4 weeksCONTACT: Kim Kelly, Ph.D. 590-</p><p>5588EMAIL: algebra4allages@gmail.</p><p>com</p><p>Mad Scientist Day CampSPONSOR: Institute for Science </p><p>and MathematicsAGES: 5-13</p><p>A C A D E M I C A N D S P E C I A L I N T E R E S T C A M P S</p><p>Academic and Special Interest camps 2-3Day camps 3-9Faith-based camps 9-10Family/Group camps 10Fine arts camps 10Overnight camps 10-11Sports camps 11-14Sports activities 14-15Summer programs 15</p><p>ACADEMIC AND SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS</p><p>EDITORS NOTE: This 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 </p><p>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 </p><p>families, and that it is useful for building ideas and finding things your children might enjoy through the summer months.</p></li><li><p>Sunday, April 12, 2015 3Fairbanks Daily News-Miner</p><p>SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS</p><p> Fairbanks BEST Showcase</p><p>All BEST students are eligible to enroll in two classes for free at their local schools. Also, they may participate in FNSBSD sports, activities and music ikh`kZflpbmagh]^]n\mbhgl_khfma^lmn]^gmlZeehmf^gm'</p><p>BEST Homeschool allows parents to choose curriculum together with a certified education specialist. </p><p> Enrolling now! Homeschool grades </p><p> kindergarten through 12 Online program grades 6 12</p><p> 'PSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPODBMMFYUtIUUQCFTULOPSUITUBr.org </p><p>!</p><p>8FEOFTEBZ"QSJM 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. </p><p>Gullivers Books 3525 College Road</p><p> .POEBZ.BZ 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. </p><p>Barnes &amp; Noble 421 Merhar Drive</p><p>t -FBSONPSFBCPVUIPNFTDIPPMBOEPOMJOFPQUJPOTt &amp;OSPMMGPSUIFoTDIPPMZFBSt &amp;YQMPSFEJGGFSFOUDVSSJDVMVNPQUJPOT</p><p>F17513895</p><p>WHEN: June 8-11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.;June 15-19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.;June 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.;June 29-July 3, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.;July 6-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.;July 13-17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.;July 20-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.;July 27-31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.;Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.;Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.</p><p>WHERE: 2925 Horner Court, Fairbanks</p><p>WHAT: Robotics projects, bug collections, and messy chemistry experiments are just a few of the active-learning options at the Mad Scientist Day Camp. Each camp takes place at the Mad Scientist Workshop, which is packed with awesome experiments that help young learners make exciting discoveries about how the universe works.</p><p>COST: $235-$335</p><p>CONTACT: Mike Donaldson, 479-6860</p><p>EMAIL: workshop@scimathinstitute.org</p><p>Introduction to Algebra for Elementary Kids!SPONSOR: algebra4allagesAGES: Grades 3-6WHEN: 8 a.m.-noon during </p><p>the following weeks: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17.</p><p>WHERE: Monroe High School</p><p>WHAT: If your child can multiply and divide, he/she can learn the basics of algebra. Using an easy and fun method, your child will learn how to solve simple equations and gain confi dence in his or </p><p>her math ability. Outdoor time is interspersed with summer learning in this week-long camp. Information at algebra 4allages.weebly.com</p><p>COST: $75/weekCONTACT: Kim Kelly, Ph.D. </p><p>590-5588EMAIL: algebra4allages@</p><p>gmail.com</p><p>DAY C A M P S</p><p>Archaeology CampSPONSOR: University of </p><p>Alaska FairbanksAGES: Students entering </p><p>grades 4-6WHEN: June 15-19, Monday-</p><p>Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.WHERE: UA Museum of the </p><p>NorthWHAT: Campers will </p><p>work with professional archaeologists to </p><p>complete a simulated archaeological dig, examine authentic museum artifacts, and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist. Well explore the history of Alaskas Native cultures through hands-on activities both in the fi eld and the museum.</p><p>COST: $175CONTACT: UAF Summer </p><p>Sessions &amp; Lifelong Learning, 474-7021</p><p>EMAIL: summer@alaska.edu</p><p>Art CampSPONSOR: University of </p><p>Alaska FairbanksAGES: Students entering </p><p>grades 2 and 3WHEN: June 22-26, Monday-</p><p>Friday, 9 a.m.-noonWHERE: UAF Fine Arts </p><p>Building, Room 317WHAT: This will be a week </p><p>of fun, educational </p><p>art experiences with opportunities to explore drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. Students will create art in the studios, experience fi eld painting, and collaborative outdoor projects. The week will culminate in an exhibition and reception featuring student artwork in the UAF Art Department Gallery.</p><p>COST: $175CONTACT: UAF Summer </p><p>Sessions &amp; Lifelong Learning, 474-7021</p><p>EMAIL: summer@alaska.edu</p><p>Ballroom Dance CampSPONSOR: LHS Ballroom </p><p>Dance TeamAGES: 6 and olderWHEN: June 22-26, </p><p>9 a.m.-noon ,1:30-4:30 p.m.WHERE: Ryan Middle School </p><p>Gym</p><p>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.</p><p>COST: $150 1/2 day; $250 full day</p><p>CONTACT: Stefani BorregoEMAIL: Stefani.borrego@</p><p>k12northstar.org</p><p>Bug CampSPONSOR: University of </p><p>Alaska FairbanksAGES: Students entering </p><p>grades 3-7WHEN: July 20-24, Monday-</p><p>Friday, 9 a.m.-noon</p><p>A C A D E M I C A N D S P E C I A L I N T E R E S T C A M P S D AY C A M P S</p></li><li><p> 4 Sunday, April 12, 2015Fairbanks Daily News-Miner</p><p>SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS</p><p>F17513896</p><p>Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association </p><p>Also, dont forget to sign up for our annual Run-A-Muck 5K </p><p>Fun Run, May 23rd </p><p>FYSA: 516 2nd Ave #311 907-456-FYSA (3972) </p><p> staff@fairbanksyouthsoccer.com This year, in addition to regular programs, every registrant will get to participate in our Midnight Sun Soccer Week, June 15th-20th. Weve got fun events and activities planned to celebrate soccer here in the Interior. Free for all registrants thanks to the incredible generosity of Pogo Mine. </p><p>Summer soccer programs for ages 3 </p><p>up through High School. </p><p>For more info and to register </p><p>online, visit www.fysasoccer.org </p><p>Last day to register is May 3rd </p><p>COURTESY CALYPSO FARM AND ECOLOGY CENTER</p><p>WHERE: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab</p><p>WHAT: Learn about Alaskas insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterfl ies and dragonfl ies to our less lovable mosquitoes and spiders. Through fi eld, forest and pond, under rocks, in fl owers and everywhere else, well collect (catch and release some, keep others) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.</p><p>COST: $200CONTACT: UAF Summer </p><p>Sessions &amp; Lifelong Learning, 474-7021</p><p>EMAIL: summer@alaska.edu</p><p>CALYPSO FARM CAMP (HALF-DAY)</p><p>SPONSOR: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center</p><p>AGES: 4-6 yearsWHEN: June 22-26, </p><p>10 a.m.-2 p.m.</p><p>WHERE: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 4780 Old Nenana Hwy., Fairbanks</p><p>WHAT: In this half day program we will visit the animals in the barn, taste fresh produce from the garden and explore the forest. Well learn through play. Parents are welcome to stay and visit the farm during camp, and are encouraged to carpool.</p><p>COST: $200CONTACT: Matt Labrenz, </p><p>451-0691EMAIL: calypsofi eldtrips@</p><p>gmail.com</p><p>Calypso Farm CampSPONSOR: Calypso Farm and </p><p>Ecology CenterAGES: 7-12 yearsWHEN: July 6-10, 9 a.m. </p><p>-3 p.m.WHERE: Calypso Farm and </p><p>Ecology Center, 4780 </p><p>Old Nenana Highway, Fairbanks</p><p>WHAT: Experience life on the farm. Well do animal chores milking the goat, hauling hay and checking the coop for eggs. Well harvest fresh produce and make delicious feasts. Well kick back in the shade of the forest and try our hand at farm crafts like woodworking and weaving.</p><p>COST: $275CONTACT: Matt Labrenz 451-</p><p>0691EMAIL: calypsofi eldtrips@</p><p>gmail.com</p><p>Camp Habitat: Nature DetectivesSPONSOR: Camp HabitatAGES: 6-7WHEN: July 13-17 or July 20-</p><p>24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.WHERE: Creamers Field </p><p>D AY C A M P S</p></li><li><p> 5Sunday, April 12, 2015 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner</p><p>SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS</p><p> Read or listen to books of your choice each week and earn a weekly incentive. t'SFFXFFLMZ</p><p> FOUFSUBJOJOHQSPHSBNT t'SFFCPPLBUUIFFOE t1SJ[FESBXJOHT</p><p> 2015 PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS</p><p>YOUNG ADULT program for Middle &amp; High School Students</p><p>EVERY HERO HAS A STORY For Children 2 Years</p><p> To 6th Grade</p><p> FUN!</p><p> FREE!</p><p> 5IJTGSFFQSPHSBNJTTQPOTPSFECZUIF Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries, XJUIHFOFSPVT</p><p>TVQQPSUGSPNMPDBMCVTJOFTTFT BOE'MJOU)JMMT3FTPVSDFT</p><p> /PFM8JFO1VCMJD-JCSBSZ t 459-1052 /PSUI1PMF#SBODI-JCSBSZ t 488-6101</p><p> '/4##PPLNPCJMF t 459-1031</p><p>Sign-up week begins Tuesday, May 26 and is ongoing </p><p>through Saturday, July 25.</p><p> http://fnsblibrary.org F17513873</p><p>t Weekly drawings GPSDPPM QSJ[FTt1SPHSBNT BUTFMFDUFEMJCSBSJFT t.ZTUFSZ/JHIU QSPHSBNJOUIFGBMMGPSBMMUFFOT</p><p>COURTESY WILD ROSE SUMMER CAMP</p><p>Migratory Waterfowl RefugeWHAT: Camp Habitat Summer </p><p>Camps off ers children 4-11 years old guided explorations of Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, through games, discovery hikes, creative projects, and guest speakers.</p><p>COST: $215CONTACT: Elizabeth Padilla, </p><p>750-2298EMAIL: camphabitat@gmail.</p><p>com</p><p>Camp Habitat: Nature SproutSPONSOR: Camp HabitatAGES: 4-5WHEN: June 8-12, 12:30-4 p.m.; </p><p>June 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.WHERE: Creamers Field </p><p>Migratory Waterfowl RefugeWHAT: Camp Habitat Summer </p><p>Camps off er children 4-11 years old guided </p><p>explorations of Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge through games, discovery hikes, creative projects and guest speakers.</p><p>COST: $140 sessionCONTACT: Elizabeth Padilla, </p><p>750-2298EMAIL: camphabitat@gmail.</p><p>com</p><p>Camp Habitat: Water StridersSPONSOR: Camp HabitatAGES: 8-9WHEN: July 13-17 or July 20-</p><p>24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.WHERE: Creamers Field </p><p>Migratory Waterfowl RefugeWHAT: Guided explorations of </p><p>Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, through games, discovery hikes, creative projects and guest speakers.</p><p>COST: $265, with $25 registration fee per family</p><p>CONTACT: Elizabeth Padilla, 750-2298</p><p>EMAIL: camphabitat@gmail.com</p><p>Camp Habitat: Refuge AdventuresSPONSOR: Camp HabitatAGES: 10-11WHEN: July 13-17 or July 20-</p><p>24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; includes one overnight camp-out on Thursday night</p><p>WHERE: Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge</p><p>WHAT: Camp Habitat Summer Camps off er children 4-11 years old guided explorations of Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, through games, discovery hikes, creative projects and guest speakers.</p><p>COST: $265, with $25 registration fee per family</p><p>CONTACT: Elizabeth Padilla, 750-2298; register at </p><p>creamersfi eld.org/camp_habitat.html or by phone</p><p>EMAIL: camphabitat@gmail.com</p><p>Camp Yes! in the WoodsSPONSOR: The Other Paw </p><p>Assistance DogsAGES: 5-12WHEN: July 20-24, </p><p>9 a.m.-4 p.m., for ages 8-12; July 27-31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for ages 5-7</p><p>WHERE: Effi e Kokrine Early Charter College School/Pearce Park</p><p>WHAT: Camp Yes! in the Woods embraces and supports the many diff erent 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 </p><p>while playing outside and exploring nature. Activities include nature hikes, games, crafts, music, nature exploration, science experiments, fort building and assistance dog training.</p><p>COST: Full-day (week one), $250; half-day (week two), $175. Scholarship funding is available to families that </p><p>qualify.CONTACT: Gretchen </p><p>Chamberlain, 726-7151EMAIL: </p><p>campyesinthewoods@gmail.com</p><p>Cloverbud CampSPONSOR: UAF CES Tanana </p><p>District 4-H Pr...</p></li></ul>