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Fairbanks, Alaska

April 13, 2014

for kids A listing of 2014 summer camps for children in the Fairbanks area

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SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS

Summer Fun for Kids 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 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.

ACADEMIC AND SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS Alaska Department of Fish and Game Alaska Conservation Camp (Basic) Sponsors: Alaska Department of Fish

and Game, Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, community sponsors and volunteers. Ages: 11-14 Dates 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 Alaska’s

Academic and Special Interest Camps Day camps Faith-based camps Fine arts camps Overnight camps Sports camps Summer programs One-day events

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

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John Wyman, 459-7292; www. alaskaconservationcamp.org Email: camp@aimcomm.org Website: www. alaskaconservationcamp.org

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Brought to you by Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre, Inc.

2014

An intensive and FUN theatre training program for children and young people, ages 5–18, featuring a professional teaching staff.

at The Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre (1852 Second Ave.) Session #1 • June 16– June 27 (Classes Mon.– Fri.) Class A 5–7 yrs. 9:00 a.m.–Noon Class size Class B 8–10 yrs. 9:00 a.m.–Noon limited to 15 Class C 11–14 yrs. 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. students. 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 5–7 yrs. 9:00 a.m.–Noon Class B 8–10 yrs. 9:00 a.m.–Noon Class C 11–14 yrs. 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Registration fee: $200 per student for the two week program.

Class size limited to 15 students.

Session #3 • For Young People ages 12 through 18 years The Theatre Ensemble Company Class Class Dates: July 14 through August 3 Classes Mon–Fri., 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

Visit www.fairbanksdrama.org to download registration brochure starting May 1

Drama Project 2014 is proudly sponsored by:

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REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1. For information, phone 456-PLAY

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ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS Foundation of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, community sponsors and volunteers. Ages: 12-16 who have attended Basic Camp or completed the Alaska Basic Hunter Education 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 Alaska’s natural 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 navigation, canoeing, outdoor survival, shelter building, camping, field cooking skills and more. Cost: $250; space is limited to the first 24 youths who register and pay. Contact person and phone: Cathie Harms, 459-7231, or John Wyman, 459-7292 Email: camp@aimcomm.org Website: www. alaskaconservationcamp.org

ALCAN Gardening Camp Sponsor: ALCAN Ages: 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 week’s end, the participants will be proud to have produced Fairbanks’ most impressive flower display. Cost: $225 Contact person and phone: ALCAN Sports, 455-4203 Email: info@alcansports.com

ALCAN Lego Camp Sponsoring organization: ALCAN Ages: 8-13

WILD ROSE CAMP

Dates and times: July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Tanana Valley Fairgrounds Description: Participants take part in creative building, 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 prepare a final exhibition presentation for parents and guests. Cost: $225 full day Contact 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: 8-18 Dates and times: June 2 to Aug. 15, one-week camps Location: Monroe High School-Immaculate Conception School, Illinois Street Description: In this introductory 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: $100 Contact person and phone: Kim Kelly, Ph.D. Email: algebra4allages@ gmail.com

Cooking Camp Sponsoring organization: JP Jones Community Development Center Ages: 8-17 Dates 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: $225 Contact person and phone: Judy Dellinger 456-3729 Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

Culture Camp Sponsor: JP Jones Community Development Center Ages: 5-18 Dates 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 culture’s art, language, dress, dance and storytelling. Cost: $225 Contact person and phone: Judy Dellinger, 456-3729 Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

Math and Science Camp Sponsor: JP Jones Community Development Center Ages: 8-16 Dates 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: $225 Contact person and phone: Judy Dellinger, 456-3729

Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

Literacy Council of Alaska Sponsor: Literacy Council of Alaska Ages: grades 1-3 Dates and times: June 10-26, July 8-24 Location: TBA Description: This is an academic 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: free Contact person and phone: Ashey Yeats, 456-6212 Email: ashley@ literacycouncilofalaska.org

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ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS Dates and times: First session, ages 5-7: June 16-20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; second session, ages 8-14: June 23-27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; third session, ages 8-14, July 7-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fourth session, ages 5-7: July 14-18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Large hay field at 1.5 Mile Sheep Creek Road, 3 miles west of UAF Description: 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 and pottery. Afternoon activities include shelter building with willow and earthen kiln and oven construction, giant puppet the-

ater, storytelling and garden study. Cost: $275 Contact person and phone: Susan Kerndt Email: wildrosecamp@gmail.com Website: wildrosesummercamp.com

DAY CAMPS Adventures at the Farm

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Sponsor: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Ages: 8-15 Dates and times: June 16-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Calypso Farm and Just outside of Fairbanks Ecology Center, Ester Description: Do you love Dates and Times: nature and being outside? Enjoy 5-7 year olds...........June 16-20........10:00 -3:00 a full week of fun at the farm. 8-14 year olds. . . . . . . .June 23-27..........9:00 -4:00 Feed farm animals, get dirty in 8-14 year olds. . . . . . . .July 07-11 ............9:00 -4:00 5-7 year olds...........July 14-18..........10:00 -3:00 the garden, enjoy different forms Wild Rose Summer Camp is an outdoor educational camp providing children with an enthusiastic experience of nature coupled with a creative art program. Children of art using nature, spin and felt will participate in many art activities including felting with wool fiber, batiking, plant dyeing on natural fibers. Paper making from plants, tie-dyeing, block printing, book wool, look into a beehive and do making, marbling, candle dipping, water color painting, puppet making and pottery. Afternoons are filled with games, hiking, nature study, shelter building from willow other cool things. Space is limitand alder, plant and bird identification, insect and garden study, puppet theater and storytelling. Children will also spend the afternoon building, cooking and firing ed, so register now. pottery in an outdoor earth ovens and kilns that they build themselves. Space id limited; Apply early. Cost: $250 Location: Large hay filed at 1.5-mile Sheep Creek Road, Contact person and phone: 3 miles west of the University of Alaska. Eva Allaby, 451-0691 $275 (Includes all materials)

Email: calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com Website: www.calypsofarm.org

Boys & Girls Club of the Tanana Valley Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of the Tanana Valley Ages: 7-18 Dates and times: May 27-Aug. 15 Location: 800 Cushman St. Description: The club offers safe, fun and creative activities all summer long, including sports, arts and enrichment activities as well as several fun field trips. We are open from noon to 6 p.m. for general members and from 8 a.m. to noon for our Early Birds. Lunch and snack are free and served Monday through Friday. Cost: $40/year for general membership; $50/week for Early Bird membership Contact person and phone: Sarah Nichols, 457-1162 Email: snichols@bgcalaska.org

Calypso Garden Camps Sponsor: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Ages: 5-11 Dates and times: varies, June-August Location: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, Ester Description: Seedlings (ages 5-8) and

Information: Susan Kerndt • 479-6363 • wildrosesummercamp.com

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Sprouts in the Garden (ages 8-11) will spend half a day at a Fairbanks School Garden, digging, healthily snacking and having a great time. Cost: $125-$400, scholarships available Contact person and phone: Eva Allaby, 451-0691 Email: calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com Website: www.calypsofarm.org

Calypso Garden Camps Sponsor: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Ages: 12 and older Dates and times: varies, June-August Location: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, Ester Description: Along with fun gardening during one- and two-week programs in the Fairbanks School Gardens. There will be cooking, art and literature, and learning about business and leadership. Cost: $125-$400, scholarships available Contact person and phone: Eva Allaby, 451-0691 Email: calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com Website: www.calypsofarm.org

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DAY CAMPS Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Northern Alaska Environmental Center Ages: 4-11 Dates and times: June 9-13/June 16-20: Nature Sprouts, July 14-18/July 21-25: Nature Detectives, Water Striders, Refuge Adventurers Location: Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, 1300 College Road Description: Camp Habitat is a nature education and ecology camp. Kids will experience the natural world through hands-on activities, ecology-themed games, songs, discovery hikes and guest speakers. They will learn about the natural history of Interior Alaska and explore themes such as plants, animals, birds, fish, habitats, people and the environment. Cost: $125 to $250 (registration fee, $25) Scholarships are available. Contact: Elisabeth Padilla, 750-2298 Email: Camphabitat@gmail.com

Cloverbud Camp Sponsoring organization: UAF CES Tanana District 4-H Program Ages: Youths who have completed grades K-2 Dates and times: July 14-16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily Location: Georgeson Botanical Gardens Description: This day camp will present adventure in the outdoors with the security of evenings at home. Nature observations, crafts and games will be designed to hold 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-members Contact person and phone: Marla Lowder, 474-2427 Email: mklowder@alaska.edu

Cub Scout Day Camp

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Center Description: Camp is a themed day-program for Cub Scouts at the Birch Hill Recreation Center on Birch Hill. Boys come with dens (with a leader) and experience crafts, science experiments, nature, sports, BB gun and archery shooting, etc. Bring your own lunch. Cost: $75 Contact person: David Wilcox Email: elipse@mac.com

Diggin’ Dinosaurs Sponsor: Young Learners Preschool Ages: 3-5 Dates and times: June 23-27 or July 14-18, 9 a.m. to noon Location: Young Learners Preschool, 360 Old Chena Pump Road Description: Future paleontologists, spend a week dazzling your brain “digging dinosaurs.” Explore the world of the largest extinct reptile to roam the earth. You will be sure to get your hands dirty this week as we dig and uncover reptiles of the past. Sign up before your space is extinct. Spaces are limited; contact for availability. Cost: $180 Contact person and phone: Michelle

North Star Ballet Summer 2014 Dance Intensive

Learning Ecology and Alaskan Farming (LEAF) Sponsoring organization: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Ages: 5-18 Dates and times: various dates and times from June 2 to Aug. 1; one- and

Sponsor: Fairhill Community Church of God Ages: K-6th grade Dates and times: June 16-20; 1-5 p.m. Location: 101 City Lights Boulevard Description: At Mega Sports Camp: Game Plan, kids discover that God has a special and unique plan just for them. Through daily Bible and sports stories, they’ll focus on key character traits that will help them become better athletes CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

A Nature Education & Ecology Camp for youth ages 4-11

REGISTRATION INFO: (3 easy ways to register)

Nature Sprouts Ages 4-5 $125 Half-Day Program 9am-12pm June 9-13 or June 16-20

Nature Detectives Ages 6-7 $200 Full-Day Program 9am-4pm July 14-18 or July 21-25

Water Striders Ages 8-9 $250 Full-Day Program 9am-4pm * With overnight July 14-18 or July 21-25

1. PHONE: Call (907) 750-2298 2. MAIL: Fill out brochure & mail in (download online, pick up around town) 3. ON-LINE: www.creamersfield.org

Every camper gets a t-shirt!

Refuge Adventurers Ages 10-11 $250 Full-Day Program 9am-4pm *With overnight July 14-18 or July 21-25

QUESTIONS? E-mail camphabitat@creamersfield.org

North Star Ballet

Creative Dance Camp

with faculty from José Limón Dance June 16–July 11, for ages 12–19

Three one-week sessions:

Training in Ballet, Modern, Pilates, Performance, Dance History

Placement is based on student’s age and dance experience

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May 27 to May 31 - Ages 4–6 June 2 to June 6 - Ages 6–8 June 9 to June 13 - Ages 9–12

Sessions held 9 am to Noon $175 per session

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• Creative Movement • Music Appreciation • Ballet • Storytelling • Folk Dancing • Dance History

• Arts & Crafts • Mime

A fun educational dance experience for children ages 4 to 12

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Also offering drop-in classes beginning May 27

www.TheNorthStarBallet.org

Spillane, 456-4477 Email: younglearnerspreschool@ yahoo.com

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Sponsor: Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America Ages: 5-10 Dates and times: June 4-7 Location: Birch Hill Recreation

two-week day camps Location: Hunter and Pearl Creek Elementary School Gardens Description: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center is offering exciting new programs in the Fairbanks Schoolyard Gardens this summer. In one- and twoweek day camps, students will learn hands-on about gardening, ecology, cooking, science, art, literature and more in an inspiring environment. Classes are small. Scholarships available. Spend your summer growing with us. Cost: $125-$400 Contact person and phone: Danny Sparrell, 451-0691 Email: calypsofarm@gmail.com Website: www.calypsofarm.org

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DAY CAMPS Description: We will be training the children to be warriors for God. There will be singing, puppets, skits, crafts, games and lessons each night. The soldiers (children) will have one fun-filled week of Bible Boot Camp. Dinner will be provided. Cost: free Contact person and phone: Jeannette Morphew, 433-0843 Email: nicevillejeannette@yahoo.com

and followers of Jesus, all while playing sports. Choose one of the offered sports at time of registration. Cost: free Contact phone: 457-5522 Email: fairhillccg@gci.net

Nanook Adventure Camp Sponsor: UAF DRAW Ages: 7-9 Dates and times:., June 2-6, June 16-20, July 7-11, July 21-25; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Location: UAF Student Rec Center Description: Want to put an adventurous twist on your summer camp experience? Look no further than Nanook Adventure Camp. This camp offers a positive way for your child to spend the summer and will challenge them, physically and mentally. Each student will gain lifelong skills in rock climbing, hiking, kayaking and much more. Cost: $350/week Contact person and phone: Sam Braband, 474-6027 Email: sjbraband@alaska.edu

Camp Baldwin Sponsor: Tanana Valley Baptist Association Ages: grades K-12 Dates and times: June 25-27, grades K-2; June 30-July 4, grades 3-4; July 7-11, grades 5-6; July 14-18, grades 7-8; July 21-26, grades 9-12. Location: Delta Junction Description: Camp Baldwin is a traditional camp setting with studies, activities and Bible lessons. Caregivers are trained summer missionaries. Camp Baldwin is an overnight camp in the suburbs of Delta Junction, with bath houses, dining room and kitchen, recreation area, bunkhouses, etc. Bus service is provided from and to Fairbanks on a limited availability for a small fee. Cost: $80-$120 Contact person and phone: Sandy Buchanan, 474-4989 Email: tvba@ tananavalleybaptistassociation.com Website: www. tananavalleybaptistassociation.com

Nanook Expedition Camp Sponsor: UAF DRAW Ages: 10-14 Dates and times: June 9-13, June 23-27, July 14-18, July 28 to Aug. 1; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Location: Drop off and pick up at UAF Student Rec Center Description: Want more than just a backyard experience this summer? Get out into Alaska on daily expeditions. Campers will be challenged physically and mentally as we travel off campus to meet adventure face to face. Each student will gain lifelong skills in rock climbing, hiking, kayaking and much more while achieving greater comfort and understanding of their natural surroundings. Cost: $450/week Contact person and phone: Sam Braband, 474-6027 Email: sjbraband@alaska.edu

North Star Ballet Creative Dance Camp: ‘Yeh Shen, A Cinderella Story from China’ Sponsor: North Star Ballet Ages: 4-6, 6-8, 9-12 Dates and times: May 27-31; June 2-6; June 9-13 Location: North Star Ballet, 1800 College Road, on the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds. Description: In one week, children will help illustrate their very own Chinese Cinderella story books as they recreate the story through movement and dance. Through various activities and

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projects, children will learn about music, setting and costumes, adding to the beauty of ballet. The week ends with a special dance demonstration for guests. Cost: $175 Contact: Kristina, 451-8800 Email: nsdf@polarnet.com

Mad Scientist Day Camp Sponsor: Institute for Science and Mathematics Ages: 5-13 Dates and times: June 10-13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 16-20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; July 7-11, 12:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m; July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; July 28 to Aug 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug. 11-15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: 2925 Horner Court Description: These very active day camps offer a mixture of group explorations, games, demonstrations and independent studies. Each day, campers experience a different step in the scientific process with hands-on projects in life science, physical science, computers and robotics. Campers have many opportunities to incorporate scientific

principles into creative hands-on innovations of their own design. Cost: $220-$330, depending on camp Contact person and phone: Mike Donaldson; 479-6860 Email: workshop@scimathinstitute. org

FAITH-BASED CAMPS

Sponsor: Light of the World Lutheran Church Ages: 3-12 Dates and times: June 2-6, 6-8:30 p.m. Location: 4155 Geist Road Description: At Gangway to Galilee, we’ll learn about our mighty God and Jesus our Savior through five Bible stories by the seashore, meet new friends, do fun activities, sing great songs, make crafts, play games, eat snacks and more. It’s going to be fun; so please join us. Free dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. each night. Cost: free Contact person and phone: Pastor Jason Strong, 479-4324 Email: strongjas@gmail.com

Bible Boot Camp — Soldiers of Christ: Family Adventure Week Sponsor: Northern Lights Church of Putting on the Armor of Christ Ages: 2-99 God (Eph. 6:11-18) Dates and times: June 2-6, 6-8 p.m. Sponsor: Eielson Church of Christ Ages: grades 4-6 and adult class Dates and times: June 16-20, 5:308:30pm Location: Eielson Church of Christ, 3445 Old Richardson Hwy., North Pole

Location: 645 11th Ave. Description: Come with us on an adventure for the whole family. We

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FAITH-BASED CAMPS will spend an exciting week digging for treasure in God’s word. Everyone is welcome, as we search for answers to all life’s questions. Cost: free Contact person and phone: Jeannette Saraver, 456-4921

Quest for Truth Vacation Bible School Sponsor: Zion Lutheran Church Ages: entering K-6 Dates and times: Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, 9 a.m. to noon Location: 2982 Davis Road Description: Join the dig at Quest for Truth VBS. We’ll travel to Holy Land sites and uncover evidence that shows the truth about Jesus. Explore Bible stories, do fun activities, sing great songs, eat tasty snacks, make crafts and play games. Cost: Free Contact person and phone: Cyndi Baumgarten, 456-7660 Email: cyndi_joe@hotmail.com Website: www.zionfairbanks.org

Sponsor: First Presbyterian Church Ages: age 4 to kids who’ve complet-

FINE ARTS CAMPS Cordova 4-H Bluegrass and Old Time Music Camp Sponsoring organization: Cordova 4H Club Ages: 6-18 Dates and times: July 14-18 Location: Cordova Description: The 20th annual 4-H Bluegrass and Old Time Music Camp

features fiddle, bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, jamming, dance, vocals, ukulele, sound and more for ages 9 to 18 and a Hawaiian Ukulele Camp for ages 6 to 8. The camp features guest artists The Railsplitters. Stay for Cordova’s Copper River Wild Salmon Jam, July 18-19. Cost: $250 before June 15/ $275 after June 15 Contact: Kathy Zamudio, 424-3111 and Barb Jewell, 424-8695 Email: cordovabluegrass@gmail.com

Dance Practica Sponsoring organization: JP Jones Community Development Center Ages: all ages Dates and times: June 16-20, noon to 3 pm; July 21-25, noon to 3 pm Location: 2400 Rickert St., Fairbanks Brief description of program: Have fun while learning dance moves including salsa, hip hop, Hawaiian and more. No experience necessary. Then culminate the week by practicing your new moves at a real dance, with a DJ and all. Cost: $150 Contact person and phone: Judy Dellinger 456-3729 Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

11th Annual Fairbanks Bluegrass Camp for Kids Sponsor: Fairbanks Folk Fest Inc. Ages: 8-16 Dates and times: June 23-27 Location: Unitarian Fellowship, Pikes Landing Road Description: Bluegrass Camp offers instruction and performance in Americana music, including vocals, harmonies, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. It’s a great opportunity for beginners and experienced musicians to develop skills and have a huge amount of fun during a week of music and friendship, taught by

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FYSA Soccer Summer Programs for youth ages 4–18 Summer Leagues start June 2 Soccer Camps start May 27

Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association (907) 456-3976 staff@fairbanksyouthsoccer.com

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10th Annual

Visual Art Academy June 9-20, 2014 The University of Alaska Art Department will host the 10th Annual Visual Art Academy, an intensive visual arts program for students from grades 6–12

REGISTER EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION OF CLASSES Classes in: Animation, Cartooning, Ceramics, Computer Art, Costume/Fashion Design, Photography, Drawing, Metalsmithing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture & 3D Design Check out our website and download forms:

www.uaf.edu/art/artacademy

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For more information contact UAF Art Department at (907) 474–7530 or email us at: uaf-art@alaska.edu The Visual Art Academy is a cooperative program of the UAF Art Department, College of Liberal Arts and UAF Summer Sessions and with support from the Chancellor’s office . UAF IS AN AA/EO EMPLOYER AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

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Weird Animals Vacation Bible School

ed sixth grade Dates and times: June 2-6, 9 a.m. to noon Location: First Presbyterian Church, 547 7th Ave. Description: Get ready, kids. Its time for vacation Bible school at First Pres. Join us for amazing adventures with weird animals. Learn more about Jesus, connect with friends and make some new ones too. Play games, eat snacks, sing songs and get some cool gizmos. It’s gonna be great. Cost: free Contact person and phone: Emily Miner, 452-2406 Email: eminer@alaska.net

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experienced musicians in the field. Cost: $275; early bird discount available Contact person and phone: Pete or Peg Bowers, 455-6528 Email: petebowers959@ gmail.com Website: www. fairbanksfolkfest.org

UAF Summer Music Academy

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: UAF Fine Arts Building Description: This is a twoweek music program. Students should have played their instrument for at least one year prior. Band, jazz, choir, and orchestra are offered along with enrich-

Sponsor: UAF Music Department and Fairbanks Symphony Association Ages: grades 6-12 Dates and times: June 8-20,

ment classes such as world beat drumming, guitar and piano. Cost: $575 Contact person and phone: Linda Harriger, 474-7555 Email: laharriger@alaska.edu Website: www. uafsummermusicacademy.org

Fairbanks Suzuki Institute Sponsors: Fairbanks School of Talent Education, Fairbanks Symphony Association and UAF Music Department Ages: 3-18 Dates and times: May 27-June 1 Location: UAF campus Description: Enrollment is open to violin, viola, cello and flute students studying the Suzuki method. The program includes three core classes daily with possibilities for enrichment classes. Cost: $270-450 Contact person and phone: Sally Endestad, 479-6634 Email: sendestad@gmail.com Website: www.

FLOT Jr. Musical Theater camp Sponsoring organization: Fairbanks Light Opera Theater Ages: 6-7; 8-12; 12-18 Dates and times: June 9-13; June 16-20; June 23-27; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; June 30 to July 3, 1-5 p.m. Location: Dance Theater Fairbanks Firehouse Theater Description: Join us this summer for FLOT JR, a series of weeklong, age-specific summer camps that teach the basics of musical theater. Each camp will rehearse for a musical performance to be held at the end of the week. Before and after camp care is an option. Cost: $300 per week for full session; $200 for ages 6-7 halfday camp Contact person and phone: Message, 456-FLOT, or Lisa Newman, 451-8602 Email: flotinfo@gmail.com Website: www.flot.org

Outside The Line Sponsor: Outside The Line Youth Art

2014 PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS FIZZ BOOM READ

FREE

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For Children 2 Years To 6th Grade

YOUNG ADULT program for Middle & High School Students • Weekly drawings for cool prizes, including gift certificates, books, and food. • Programs at selected libraries. • Mystery Night program in the fall for all teens.

Read or listen to books of your choice each week and earn a weekly incentive. • Free weekly entertaining programs! • Free book at the end! • Prize drawings!

Sign-up week begins Tuesday, May 27, and is ongoing through Saturday, July 26. Noel Wien Public Library • 459-1052 North Pole Branch Library • 488-6101 FNSB Bookmobile • 459-1031 This free program is sponsored by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries, with generous support from local businesses and Flint Hills Resources.

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FINE ARTS CAMPS Ages: 7 and older (younger than 7, provisionally) Dates and times: July 7-11 Location: Studio, 485 Ballaine Road Description: Camp offers instruction and adventure in drawing, painting, oil pastel, found object sculpture, mixed media, rubbings, collage, shadow drawing, accidental art, paper stained glass, foil relief and grab bag design. Optional projects available for returning artists. Two or more projects are offered daily. Classes are in spacious studio or in the woodsy area outdoors, weather permitting. Cost: Early Bird (pay before May 31): $180 for 4 days or $220 for 5 days. After May 31: $200 for 4 days or $235 for 5 days. Checks accepted until June 30, cash thereafter. Contact person and phone: Marionette Donnell Stock, MFA, 460-1919 Email: marionette@alaska.net

Dates and times: Weekly sessions 9 a.m. to 12 and 1-4 p.m. for the following dates. May 27-30; June 2-6; June 9-13; June 16-20; June 23-27; June 30 to July 3; Aug. 4-8; Aug. 11-15 Location: Room 219, Lathrop Building, 516 2nd Ave. Description: Weekly 3-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon that explore art-related projects that stimulate creative ideas, develop skills and techniques in drawing, watercolor, painting, basketry, a variety of beading techniques, loom weaving, papermaking, machine sewing, quilting and woodcarving. Cost: $90 per session, two sessions per day; noon-hour supervision, $10 extra Contact person and phone: Penny Wakefield 452-7737 Email: info@ fairbanksweavers.org

Youth Summer Summer FiberArts Program Dance Camp Sponsor: Fairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild Ages: 6 to 15

Sponsor: Mo Holland Dance Studio Dates and times: 10 a.m. to

3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9-27 Location: 914 College Road Description: Campers will learn the basics in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, yoga, musical theater and contemporary dance. On the last day of camp, they will put on a performance for family and friends. Cost: $350 Contact person and phone: Mo Holland, 452-5678 Email: dance1@acsalaska. net

OVERNIGHT CAMPS Camp Jessie Bloom Sponsoring organization: Farthest North Girl Scout Council Ages: 6-18 Dates and times: July 20 to Aug 2 Location: Lost Lake Camp Brief description of program: Camps will feature age appropriate activities in a beautiful remote setting. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts are eligible

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to register. Camp deposits and registrations due by May 19. Please call the Council office for more information. Camps: Teddy Bear, July 27-29; Brownie Adventurers, July 20-26; Wilderness Junior, July 20-26; Traditional Junior, July 27 to Aug. 2; Survivor Camp, July 27 to Aug 2. Cost: $250-$350 Contact person and phone: Alison Brown, 456-4782 Email: fngsc3@alaska.com

Denali Backcountry Adventures

Sponsor: Denali Education Center Ages: Open to students entering high school, grades 9-12, in the fall. Dates and times: June 2-6, 2014 Location: Denali National Park and Preserve Description: Denali Backcountry Adventures is a weeklong summer backpacking trip, exploring Denali’s vast wilderness. DBA students learn experientially about physical and mental preparations required to launch a backcountry expedition.

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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OVERNIGHT CAMPS This program offers opportunity to develop awareness, knowledge and skills that increase students’ understanding and enjoyment of Denali. Cost: $350 Contact: Kimber Burrows, 683-2597 Email: youth@denali.org

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s 4-H/ Youth Camp Sponsor: UAF CES Tanana District 4-H Program Ages: Youths who just completed grades 3-8 Dates and times: June 23-26 Location: Twin Bears Description: Come join us

for camp this year. We have a great theme learning about super heroes. Youths will rotate through classes based on the theme. 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: $105, non-4-H member and $95, 4-H member Contact person and phone: Marla Lowder, 474-2427 Email: mklowder@alaska. edu

Lost Lake Scout Camp Sponsor: Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America Ages: 11-18 Dates and times: July 6-19

Location: Lost Lake Camp Description: The Lost Lake Scout Camp is a one-week resident camp for scouts. All costs are covered for food, supplies, dining hall feeding, tent camping, etc. Camp has aquatics area, shooting sports, nature area, COPE course, hiking, scoutcraft area, handicraft area and zip line. You must join a Scout troop and come with them. Cost: $350 per week Contact person and phone: Gary Lewis Email: gelewis@bsamail.org Website: www. midnightsunbsa.org

Northern Lights High Adventure

Sponsor: Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America Ages: 13-18 Dates and times: June 15 to Aug. 15 Location: Base, Lost Lake, all of Alaska Description: This is a High Adventure experience for youth; seven days on one of Alaska’s wild and scenic rivers or backpacking on the trail. The cost includes all food and program equipment, but not personal camping equipment. Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. Cost: $195 Contact person and phone: David Wilcox Email: elipse@mac.com Website: www. midnightsunbsa.org

Location: Tanana River bank between Fairbanks and Nenana Description: This is a multi-generational dynamic living-learning exchange, connecting participants to the river environment and summer season. The journey begins with a canoe launch and continues down the Tanana River to the camp. We’ll learn fish camp basics, create useful crafts, hone canoeing skills, gather wild edibles and building materials, track animals, cook on fires, explore, relax and enjoy the environment. See website for more details. Cost: $300-$600 Contact: Jenna Hertz, program director, 568-0345 Email: Jenna.Hertz@gmail. com Website: thefolkschool fairbanks.org

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Sponsoring organization: Midnight Sun, Boy Scouts of America Ages: 9-10 Dates and times: July 1-3 Location: Lost Lake Camp Description: This is a threeday resident camp for Webelos age Cub Scouts at Lost Lake. It’s a themed camp with aquatics, shooting, handicraft, nature, hiking and camping, and dining hall feeding. Cost: $110 Contact person and phone: Gary Lewis Email: gelewis@bsamail.org

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Want to avoid summer “brain drain” for your school-aged children? Discover our SUMMER EXPLORATION CAMPS full of imagination, curiousity and fun focused on Science,Technology, Engineering, Math and ART!

YOUTH SUMMER FIBER ARTS PROGRAM for the weeks of: May 27-30 (four days only) June 2; June 9; June 16; June 23; July 28; August 4 & August 11

Sponsor: The Folk School Ages: 6-96, family friendly Dates and times: July 27 to Aug. 2

Sponsor: The Folk School Ages: 6-96, family friendly Dates and times: June 21-25 Location: A tranquil spot in the Tanana Valley State Forest Description: Week in the Woods is an opportunity to leave everyday routines behind and gather in the remote boreal forest, learning and creating in a multi-generational community. It is a rare chance to live and study with an amazing cast of instructors, including woodworkers, craftspeople, artisans and naturalists. See website for details. Cost: $250-$490 Contact: John Manthei, program director, 451-0445 Email: tfsfolkschool@gmail. com

Ages 5 through 11 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | $225 per week

Ages: 6 – 9; 8 – 15; 9 – 15 years Weekly sessions: 2 per day $90/session Times: 9am – 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

(drop-off after 8:45 and pick-up by 4:15, morning and afternoon snacks provided)

Aftercare available from 4:00 PM through 5:15 PM at $25 per week

discover, create, explore, camp

Classes offered in the following:

For more info: call Weaving Studio 452-7737 • Location: Rm. 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2 nd Ave

All sessions will be at the JP Jones Community Center (2400 Rickert St.)

Register by phone, email or webform: (907) 374-6873

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SPORTS CAMPS Website: www. weekinthewoods.org

SPORTS CAMPS Far North BMX Sponsor: Far North BMX Ages: 5 to adult Dates and times: Practice is on Monday evenings and races are on Wednesday evenings, from late May through August. Exact schedule is still being set. Location: Corner of 19th Ave. and Kiana St. Description: BMX (Bicycle Moto Cross) is an exciting and family-oriented sport that provides great exercise in a fun, positive environment. No experience necessary. If you can ride a bike without training wheels, you can race BMX. Helmet, long sleeve shirt, long pants and closed-toed shoes required. A limited number of loaner bikes and helmets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Cost: $60 for USA BMX membership, plus weekly racing fee. Email: farnorthbmx@yahoo. com

Ages: 7-13 Dates and times: May 27 to July 17, 7:45-8:45 a.m. Location: UAF Patty Center Ice Description: The focus will be on proper techniques for speed development and acceleration: acceleration and explosiveness: first three steps; power and stride development: maximize stride; and agility and quickness: body positioning and on-ice angles in small areas. Cost: $500 Contact person and phone: ALCAN Sports, 455-4203 Email: info@alcansports. com

July 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Tanana Valley Fairgrounds Description: The focus is on speed and strength training. Morning sessions focus on improving speed and agility, with age-appropriate development strategies. Strength training utilizes the child’s own body weight, along with medicine balls and resistance bands to promote balanced development and growth. Afternoon sessions are for optional skill development in selected primary sport. Cost: $1,000 Contact person and phone: ALCAN Sports, 455-4203 Email: info@alcansports. com

ALCAN Speed and Fitness Camp ALCAN Sports Sponsor: ALCAN Camp Ages: 8-13 Dates and times: May 27 to

Sponsor: ALCAN

Ages: 8-13 Dates and times: May 27 to July 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Tanana Valley Fairgrounds Description: Camp consists of small group activity with focus on the following: speed and strength training. Morning sessions instruction will focus on improving speed and agility, with age appropriate development strategies. Skill development will be in selected primary sport. In afternoon sessions, athletes will select from a variety of sports and spend the week on skills development and repetitions. Cost: $1,000, morning; $2,000, full day; 9 week program Contact person and phone: ALCAN Sports, 455-4203 Email: info@alcansports. com

Get Golf Ready Sponsor: North Star Golf Club Ages: Beginners, ages 15 and older; parents and grandparents can participate too Dates and times: Choose from two sessions: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, June 2 to July 21; or 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-24 Location: 330 Golf Club Dr., off the Old Steese Highway, 0.75 miles from Chena Hot Springs Road Description: Club offers small group instruction with Bernadine Stump, LPGA, using national Get Golf Ready format. Beginners learn the basics in a low-stress, fun environment. All equipment and supplies are provided. Weekly topics: swing CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

ALCAN Hockey Goal Scoring Camp Sponsor: ALCAN Ages: 7-13 Dates and times: May 27 to July 17, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Location: UAF Patty Center Ice Description: This program will emphasize individual skills for goal scoring and offensive play. The focus will be on proper techniques to maximize potential. This camp is designed to develop necessary tools to increase goal scoring: shooting angles, shot selection, on-ice positioning, shooting off the pass and rebounds and deflections. Cost: $500 Contact person and phone: ALCAN Sports, 455-4203 Email: info@alcansports. com

ALCAN Hockey Power Skating Camp Sponsor: ALCAN

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SPORTS CAMPS fundamentals, putting, chipping, pitching, driving, sand play, video lesson and on-course lesson. Cost: $20/individual topic class, or $140/session Contact person and phone: Melinda Evans, 455-8362, until May 15; Berni Stump, LPGA, 457-4653, after May 15. Email: northstargolf@alaska.net Website: northstargolf.com/ junior-golf

GOLF! Fun for Kids Camps Sponsor: North Star Golf Club Ages: 5-14

A NEW DAY Enrolling for Summer Sessions - Space is limited –

READING MATTERS Call Rebecca George

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Private language therapy lessons Academic language assessments Work with all ages – K thru adults References available

Dates and times: Weekly sessions, Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to noon, June 3-6, June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25, July 29 to Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8. Location: 330 Golf Club drive, off the Old Steese Highway, 0.75 miles north of Chena Hot Springs Road. Description: GOLF! camp offers small group instruction in a fun format using SNAG golf and other techniques with Bernadine Stump, LPGA. Kids will learn the basics, safety, etiquette, putting, short game, full swing and play on the course. All equipment and a snack is provided. Cost: $125 per child per session. Scholarships of $25 are available

through Puttin on the Ritz and Play It Again Sports. Contact person and phone: Melinda Evans, 455-8362, until May 15; Berni Stump, LPGA, 457-4653, after May 15. Website: northstargolf.com/ junior-golf

Kids Tennis Camps Sponsor: Fairbanks Tennis Association Ages: grade K -12 Dates and times: Camp one: June 16-20, Camp two: June 23-27, Camp three: Aug. 4-8, grades K-5; Camp four: Aug. 11-14, grades K-5. Campers and lesson times are grouped as follows: grades K-2, 10-11 a.m.; grades 3-5, 9-11 a.m.; grades 6-8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; grades 9-12, 2-4 p.m. Location: Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts. Registration: May 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairbanks Resource Agency, 805 Airport Road; June 1, noon to 4 p.m. at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts, behind Mary Siah Center. Description: Weeklong tennis camps feature daily lessons for all skills and ages. Participants have fun and play with experienced coaches. Cost: K-2, $25 per week; grades 3-12, $55 per week; scholarships available. Contact: 455-4301 Email: info@fairbankstennis.org Website: www.fairbankstennis.org

Kids Tennis Sessions Sponsor: Fairbanks Tennis Association Ages: grades K-12 Dates and times: Session 1: June 2-13, Session 2: June 30 to July 18, Session 3: July 21 to Aug. 1. Registration: May 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairbanks Resource Agency, 805 Airport Road, June 1, noon to 4 p.m. at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts. Location: Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts, behind Mary Siah Center. Description: Sessions 1 and 3 are two-weeks long, featuring lessons twice weekly with match play on Friday. Session 2 is three weeks long, featuring lessons twice weekly with match play on Friday. Sessions provide lessons for all skills and ages. For specific times, confirm at registration. Cost: Sessions 1 and 3: $35, K-2; $40, grades 3-12. Session 2: $50, K-2; $55, grades 3-12. Contact: 455-4301 Email: info@fairbankstennis.org Website: www.fairbankstennis.org

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SPORTS CAMPS tion Ages: grades K-12 Dates and times: Session 1, June 2-20, Monday, Wednesday and Friday Location: North Pole High School Description: Session features lessons twice weekly with match play on Friday (except grades K-2). Participants have fun and play with experienced coaches. Campers and lesson times are grouped as follows: grade K-2, 9-10 a.m.; grades 3-5, 10-11 a.m., grades 6-12, 11 a.m. to noon. Please check on the Friday times at registration. Cost: $35, grades K-2; $50, grades 3-12. Scholarships available. Contact: 455-4301 Email: info@fairbankstennis.org Website: www.fairbankstennis.org

Ages: 10-15 Dates and times: July 26-Aug. 22 Location: Interior Alaska Description: Cultural understanding is key to success in the global workplace. Make a new friend by hosting a Japanese youth of the same gender and similar age. There is no need to be able to speak Japanese or plan special activities. Your delegate will experience your daily life and share Japanese culture with your family. Cost: None Contact person and phone: jfloyd1@ alaska.edu Website: www.alaska4h.org/host. html

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SUMMER PROGRAMS 4-H Alaska/Japan Global Citizenship Program Sponsor: University of Alaska 4-H Youth Development Program

of Creamer’s Field Ages: all ages Dates and times: July 20, noon to 3 p.m. Location: Creamer’s Field Wildlife Refuge, 1300 College Road Description: Join Creamer’s Field for an afternoon, celebrating the dairy history of Fairbanks. Drop-in activities include farm animals, crafts, nature walks, artifact displays, Creamer’s history presentations, old cars and farming equipment. You might even meet some members of the Creamer’s family. Fun for all ages. Cost: donations appreciated

Camp Wooly with the Children’s Museum

Sponsor: Fairbanks Children’s Museum Ages: 5-11 Dates and times: Weekly sessions from June 2 to Aug. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: JP Jones Community Development Center, 2400 Rickert St. Description: Full day programs are designed around the museum’s mission of inspiring and connecting families through discovery and the power of play. Campers will explore learning with a different camp theme specific to their age and learning CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 level each week. Science and art will come alive inside and out with interacSaturday tive, hands-on activities taught by our July 5 certified teachers. 5K Run/Walk & Cost: $225 per weekly session 1K Kids Run Contact person and phone: Sarw/the Elves ah Robinson, director of education, 374-6873 www.JingleInJuly.com Email: sarah@ fairbankschildrensmuseum.com Website: register online at www. Santa Claus House 101 St. Nicholas Dr. fairbankschildrensmuseum.com North Pole, AK 907-277-2784

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Sponsor: Friends of Creamer’s Field Ages: Younger than 3, with a caregiver Dates and times: May 6, June 10, July 8; 11 a.m. to noon Location: Creamer’s Field Waterfowl Refuge Farmhouse Visitor Center Description: Enjoy a nature-themed program with your infant or toddler. Activities include a story, craft and a nature walk on the refuge. Dress for the weather. Each month is a different theme. Preregistration is required. Cost: $3 donation suggested Contact person and phone: Friends of Creamer’s Field, Christine, 452-5162 Email: director@creamersfield.org

Website: www.creamersfield.org

Sponsoring organization: Friends

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SUMMER PROGRAMS teen who stops by from the kids section. Cost: Free Contact person and phone: Krystin Bogan, 456-6210 Email: krystin@ literacycouncilofalaska.org

Contact person and phone: Friends of Creamer’s Field, Christine, 452-5162 Email: director@creamersfield.org

Enep’ut School-Age Summer Program Sponsor: Enep’ut Children’s Center Ages: K-12 (younger children may enroll through our preschool, toddler, and infant programs) Dates and times: May 27 to Aug. 19, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: 1112 Hess Ave. (near UAF) Description: Our summer program is designed to reinforce traditional school lessons through fun activities, discovery, arts and crafts, sports and “chores.” School-age children will be responsible for the maintenance of the flower and organic vegetable garden and general recycling. Activities will be enjoyed outside in the sunshine in Enep’ut’s large, natural play area. Cost: Varies. Full-time and part-time options are available. Contact phone: 479-6844 Email: eneput@gmail.com

Fast-Pitch Softball and T-Ball Leagues Sponsor: Interior Girls Softball Association

Intro to Sustainable Agriculture at The Farm at EKECCS

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Ages: 4-7, girls and boys t-ball; 8-19, girls fast-pitch softball Dates and times: Leagues begin June 2 and run for eight weeks; games are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Location: South Davis Park Softball Complex, 2000 Davis Road Description: IGSA is pleased to offer a safe, positive environment for youth softball. Skill levels range from novice to advanced. Teams are built based on an assessment/draft process (not including t-ball players). Assessments are Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West Valley High School Gym. Cost: $100, Fast-Pitch; $60, T-Ball

2014 SUMMER CLASSES AND REGISTRATION REGISTRATION: Fairbanks Resource Agency 805 Airport Rd. Saturday, May 3 10AM–2PM

Dan Ramras Tennis Courts Behind Mary Siah Rec Center Community Tennis Block Party Sunday, June 1 • Noon–4PM Kids Free Tennis Sunday, June 1 K-2nd......................Noon - 1 pm 3rd - 5th...................1 pm - 2 pm 6th - 12th ...............2 pm - 3 pm

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(discounts available) Contact person and phone: Valinda Taylor, 322-0767 Email: igsa.alaska@gmail.com

First Friday: Family Sponsoring organization: ForgetMe-Not Books Ages: 0-18 Dates and times: Every First Friday of the month. Location: 517 Gaffney Road Description: Drop-in kids craft activity runs throughout the day, plus one free children’s book is given to each child/

Sponsoring organization: Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School Ages: grades 7-12 Dates and times: Two sessions: June 2-27 and July 7-Aug. 1, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School Description: Earn elective science credit while enjoying time outdoors. Students work in The Farm learning to grow their own food, take care of our rabbits and chickens, and sell vegetables at market. Cost: $150 per session Contact person and phone: Avril E. Wiers, 474-0958 ext. 153 Email: avril.wiers@k12northstar.org

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer Dance Intensive

479-8733 or 590-2829 Email: sabrina@ sprucetreemontessori.com

Sponsor: North Star Ballet Ages: 12-19 Dates and times: June 16 to July 11 Location: North Star Ballet, 1800 College Road, on the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds Description: The program will include daily ballet classes and classes in modern and Pilates. Students will participate in ballet and modern repertory classes in preparation for a concluding performance. Additional classes will cover dance history and related subjects. Cost: $1,200 Contact: Kristina, 451-8800 Email: nsd@polarnet.com

Tanana Valley State Fair: Peonies from Heaven Ages: all ages Dates and times: Aug. 1-9, Monday-Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; fireworks at the end of the last day. Location: Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, College Road and Aurora Drive Description: Alaska’s oldest Fair celebrates 83 years of community, fun, entertainment and food in the Interior. Agricultural exhibits, livestock, carnival, shopping, free entertainment, rodeo, mud bogs and much more. Entry times and dates: nonperishable entry day, 1-6 p.m. July 26; junior perishable entry day and cake decorating entry, 1-6 p.m. July 31; for all exhibits and payouts, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10, at the summer office. Cost: Season tickets: adults, 18-59, $35; juniors and seniors, $20; younger than 5, free. Daily tickets: adults, $10; juniors and seniors, $5; younger than 5, free. Contact: Fair offices, 452-3750 Email: fairinfo@ tananavalley-fair.org Website: www. tananavalleyfair.org

Preschool Nature Discovery Program Sponsor: Friends of Creamer’s Field, Thread Resource and Referral Ages: 3-6 Dates and times: May 8, June 12, July 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Creamer’s Field Refuge Visitor Center Description: Designed for preschoolers and their caregivers, activities include a story, craft and a walk on the refuge. Please pre-register. Each month offers a different theme. May 8: What’s up, Camouflage? June 12: What’s the Buzz, Mosquitoes? July 10: Fluttering with Butterflies. Cost: $3 suggested donation appreciated Contact person and phone: Friends of Creamer’s Field, Christine, 452-5162 Email: director@ creamersfield.org Website: www.creamersfield. org

Summer Sessions at JP Jones Sponsor: JP Jones Community Development Center Ages: 5-18 Dates and times: June through August Location: 2400 Rickert St., Fairbanks Description: Programs to be offered through the summer include Math Camp, Rites of Passage, Dance Practica for

ONE-DAY EVENTS 3rd Annual Chena Riverwalk CAMP HABITAT

Kids, and a Summer Food Program. The Fairbanks Children’s Museum’s Educational Day Camp is here, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, all summer. Call the center if you have a program but need space. We are looking for program partners. Cost: varies Contact person and phone: 456-3729 Email: jpjcdc@gmail.com

Summer at Spruce Tree Montessori Sponsor: Spruce Tree Montessori School Ages: 3-12 Dates and times: June 9 to Aug. 8 Location: 1830 Second Ave., Fairbanks Description: Make this your child’s best summer yet. Our

camps offer an opportunity to experience paths less traveled during the school year, with arts and crafts, science experiments, outdoor sports (swimming/biking), logic games and activities, cooking, gardening and more. Full- or half-day options, one week at a time. Cost: $175/week, half day or $300/week, full day Contact person and phone: Sabrina Binkley,

Sponsor: Tanana Valley Watershed Association and partners Ages: 1-12 Dates and times: Saturday, June 14, noon to 4 p.m. Location: Carlson Center Description: This is a fun, educational journey along the Chena River where kids and parents stop at booths, run by local organizations, to do art projects, play games and learn about our watershed.

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Dinosaur Camp with Patrick Druckenmiller ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#Ɇ#. !/É†ĹšÉ†Ć‡É†ĹşĆƒ 1(5ɆŸŝƗŸſƂɆ+* 5Ć—.% 5ƂɆƀɆĆ )Ć Ć—++*Ɇ ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#Ɇ#. !/É†ĹťĆ‚É†ĹźÉ†Ć‡É†Ĺ˝Ćƒ 1(5ɆŸŝƗŸſƂɆ+* 5Ć—.% 5ƂɆŸƗŝɇ,Ć )Ć

All CAFE camps are held 9 a.m.–noon in the Hutchison Kitchen. Class size limited to 20. CAFE Youth Baking Blitz ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#Ɇ#. !/É†ĹťĆ—Ĺ¸ĹˇĆƒ 5ɆŚŞƗźšƂɆ1!/ 5Ć—.% 5 CAFE International Culinary Arts Workshop ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#Ɇ#. !/É†ĹźĆ—ĹžĆƒ 1*!ɆŚƗŽƂɆ+* 5Ć—.% 5 ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#Ɇ#. !/É†ĹżĆ—Ĺ¸ĹšĆƒ 1*!ɆƀƗŸźƂɆ+* 5Ć—.% 5 CAFE Kids’ Cooking Camp ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#Ɇ#. !/É†Ĺ¸Ć—ĹťĆƒ 1*!ɆŸŽƗŚšƂɆ+* 5Ć—.% 5

Music Camp with Vince Cee ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#É†ĹšÉ†Ć‡É†ĹşĆƒ 1(5ɆŞƗŸŸƂɆ+* 5Ć—.% 5ƂɆƀɆĆ )Ć Ć—++* ơɆ+.Ɇ/01 !*0/Ɇ!*0!.%*#É†ĹťĆ‚É†ĹźĆ‚É†Ć‡É†Ĺ˝Ćƒ 1(5ɆŞƗŸŸƂɆ+* 5Ć—.% 5ƂɆŸƗŝɇ,Ć )Ć É†

Do you need a full-day program? Combine these Kids Camps with the UAF RecCamp, offering halfday programs starting at 7:30 a.m., transportation between programs, and activities until 5:30 p.m. Contact Kaydee Miller with UAF RecCamp at 474-6806 or email UAF-Rec-Camp@alaska.edu.

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Explore over 50 UAF summer courses your kids may qualify to take for dual credit.

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YOUR HIGH SCHOOLERS

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