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Palmer Arts Council Summer Arts Programs BY HEATHER A. RESZ Frontiersman.com

PALMER — Sign up now for a selection of Palmer Arts Council Summer Arts Programs offered in June and July for students ages 8 through middle and high school. “Programs emphasize hands-on learning, positive adult relationships and take full advantage of the capacity of the arts to develop social skills such as teamwork, selfrespect and self-discipline,” a council press release says. Space is limited and registration is required. Fees charged, length of classes and scheduling varies.

Ages 4-13

Summer Theater Academies (ages 8 to middle school)

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Day Programs for ages 4-13 Programs offered at:

• Spring Creek Farm - Palmer • Palmer Hay Flats - Wasilla Check out our programs and register online at:

Campbell Creek Science Center

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Ann Williams will lead the Palmer Arts Council’s Summer Theatre Academies for youth ages 8 through middle school who have an active interest in stage performance. Participants will learn many skills necessary to become stage performers, including script memorization, voice, movement and improvisation; and stagecraft, such as lights, sound, set design and construction. The program is divided into three, twoweek sessions and students may enroll in one, two or all three sessions. On Friday at the end of each two-week session, participants will present a public stage performance. Sessions are June 3-14, June 17-28 and July 8-19, and classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at Sherrod Elementary. Participants should bring lunch. Cost is $275 per person, per session. However, some partial and full scholarships are available. Register online at conta.cc/ZRtZqs.

Summer Youth Band (high school) Matt Swalling will again direct the Palmer Arts Council’s intensive eight-week Summer Youth Band. Instrumentalists from all area high schools — including alternative  school and home school students — are welcome FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

Programs emphasize hands-on learning, positive adult relationships and take full advantage of the capacity of the arts to develop social skills such as teamwork, self-respect and self-discipline. to participate. Middle school students will be accepted based on proficiency. The program ends with an excellent band, playing challenging music  to be  enjoyed by the community at various public events during the last three weeks of the program. The program culminates with a community ROBERT DeBERRY/Frontiersman file photos performance July 26. Zach Hardy and Miranda Bang perform a scene from the ‘The Bully Show,’ Rehearsals are from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuespresented by the Palmer Arts Council and the Mat-Su Health Foundation for days and Thursdays, June 4 to July 25 at Colony High School. Sectional rehearsals students at Colony Middle School. are Wednesdays. Cost is $250 per person; however, some partial and full scholarships are available. Register online at conta.cc/ZnJZVn.

Summer Middle School Band (middle school) Teeland Middle School music teacher Charles Carte will again lead the Palmer Arts Council’s Summer Middle School Band program. The intensive four-week program is designed for middle school students who want to expand and enhance their playing skills. This program will focus on creating a high-quality band experience, with playing level-appropriate and challenging music. At the end of the four-week band experience, the band will play a concert for the enjoyment of friends, family and the general public June 28. Rehearsals are from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4 to June 27 at Teeland Middle School. ROBERT DeBERRY/Frontiersman file photos Cost is $150 per person for the four-week program; however, some partial and full Colony Middle School sixth-grader Talia Dillard is interviewed by Miranda Bang scholarships are available. during a scene from ‘The Bully Show.’ The anti-bullying performance was sponRegister online at conta.cc/15KptCc. sored by the Palmer Arts Council and Mat-Su Health Foundation. KIDS SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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ALASKA KAYAK ACADEMY

PARTY PONIES & FRIENDS

Contact: Alaska Kayak Academy 907-746-6600, info@kayakcenterak.com

“ALASKA’S LEARNING FARM”

PACKRAFT CAMPS FOR TEENS

Grades: 8 - 12 Dates: June 16 to 21; July 14 to 19 Cost: $730 Location: Wasilla Lake/Matanuska Valley, Cooper Landing Description: If you like Hiking and want to try out the newest coolest twist on hiking and floating, this is your camp. Packrafts allow you to hike into unique places then float out a different route. Campers learn river skills, camping skills, river safety, visit untouched areas in AK, self-confidence, leadership, and improve self-esteem.

TEEN SEA KAYAK CAMP

Grades: 8 - 12 Cost: $675 Location: Resurrection Bay Description: This six-day camp introduces students to the challenge, excitement, and rewards of sea kayaking. teens learn leadership, self-confidence, survival skills, team work, wilderness camp skills, and of course solid sea kayaking skills. In addition to kayaking every day, we hike to an old underground WWII observation gun site, and explore several beaches.

PALMER ARTS COUNCIL SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMIES

Ages: 8 - Middle School Dates:  Session 1 – June 3 to 14, Session 2 – June 17 to 28, Session 3 – July 8 to 19 Times:  Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Participant should bring lunch) Location:  Sherrod Elementary Cost:  $275 per person per session. (Some partial and full scholarships are available.) Description: Three two-week sessions of Theatre Training culminating in theatrical productions.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP

Ages: Middle schoolers including graduating 8 graders Dates: June 4 to 27 Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with sectional rehearsals on Wednesdays Location: Colony High School Description: Four week program to enhance student’s playing skills. Ending with a concert.

YOUTH BAND CAMP

Ages: High School Dates: June 4 to July 25 Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Additional sectional rehearsals with special guest instructors may also be scheduled. Description: Eight week program for high school students and high level middle school students. End of program community performance.

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Let your kids experience the fun of farm life with animal adventures! One week sessions – Starting May 27 through August 2; Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For children ages 4 to 16. 6 students per teacher, taught by certified teachers and lifetime Alaskans. Conveniently located off the Glenn Highway. Phone:  907-230-6775   or 745-2742 www.ponyparties-alaska.com

CENTER FOR ALASKAN COASTAL STUDIES BIO-KIDS ART & NATURE

Dates: June 18 through August 20, 1 p.m. Location: Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Dr. Homer, AK Description: Ages 4 to 8. Weekly art & nature fun! Includes an art or craft project and a short hike. Contact: Melanie Phone: 235-6667 Email: info@akcoastalstudies.org Website: www.akcoastalstudies.org

KNEE-HIGH NATURALIST

TRAILSIDE DISCOVERY PALMER PROGRAMS Location: Spring Creek Farm, 6225 Farm Loop Rd., Palmer Ages: 4 - 13 Description: Variety of programs starting June 10, through beginning of August. Programs begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Visit our website for more information. Daycare: Morning Session (7:30 to 9 a.m./$20 per week) Afternoon Session (4 to 5:30 p.m./$20 per week) Both Sessions ($30 per week) Trailside Discovery Camp is a program of the Alaska Center for the Environment Online registration at www.akcenter.org Or call (907) 274-5437

TRAILSIDE DISCOVERY WASILLA PROGRAMS Location: Cottonweed Creek Management Area Trailhead, off Hayfield Road Ages: 4 to 13 Description: All of our programs are designed to be both fun and educational! Variety of programs starting June 10, through beginning of August. Programs begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Visit our website for more information.

OUTDOOR ODYSSEY Learn to stay alive with what nature provides! Find your way with a compass, know what to do in an emergency. Your team will be challenged to find your way.

TIDELAND TREKKERS Explore the inlet, observe tide cycles and habitat with a habitat boogie!

DINOSAURS, FOSSILS & VOLCANOES Discover dinosaurs’ prehistoric past, build an erupting volcano & witness an explosion! Explore how glaciers move and have some fossil fun!

WETLANDS QUEST Watch tiny creatures under microscopes, do the water cycle boogie, and take water samples.

Dates: June 21 to September 27, 10:30 to 11:30am Location: Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Dr. Homer, AK Description: Ages 2 to 4. A preschool story hour that includes a story, short hike and craft activity. FREE! Contact: Melanie Phone: 235-6667 Email: info@akcoastalstudies.org Website: www.akcoastalstudies.org

PALMER PUBLIC LIBRARY MTA RACE FOR TECHNOLOGY

Dates: June 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 655 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK Description: The proceeds from this race benefits the MSLN. There is a Youth 1 Mile component, as well as a 5K; fun for the whole family! Contact: Palmer Public Library Phone: 745-4690 Email: library@ci.wasilla.ak.us Website: www.matsulibraries.org

KING OF KINGS LUTHERAN CHURCH VBS HAYDAY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Dates: June 14 through June 16, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 1601 N. Lucille St., Wasilla, AK Description: Fun starts Friday, June 14, 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will continue the next day, Saturday, June 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June16, celebration at 10:30 a.m. followed by a picnic. Contact: Robb Robbert Phone: 376-7771 Email: kokw@mtaonline.net Website: www.kingofkingswasilla.com

SUNSET HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Ages: 3 through high school Dates: June 3 to 7 Cost: Free Location: 12130 Old Seward Highway Join us as we experience the thrill and excitement of a day at the amusement park: Colossal Coater World. We’ll be facing fear and trusting God by looking at Paul’s life through Bible stories, crafts, missions, recreation, music, and snacks. For those who are 3 years old by June 3 through those who have just graduated high school (separate junior and senior high classes). Registration begins Monday, June 3 at 9:15 a.m. Newcomers welcome all week Contact: sunsethills.org 345-2500

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BIG LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH VBS BIG LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH YOUTH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 3 to 7, 2013, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. Youth who have completed grades 6-12 892-6646  

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 17 to 21, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. lunch is provided 4 years old through grade five. 892-6646

ALPENGIRL CAMPS HAWAII TEEN GIRL ADVENTURE CAMP

Dates: July 22 through August 4, 12 to 2 p.m. Location: Kona, Hawaii, Kailua Kona Airport, Hawaii Description: Alpengirl offers a 14 day overnight adventure camp on the Big Island of Hawai’i for girls ages 14-17! Surf, hike, camp, horse ride! Contact: Alpengirl Phone: 800-425-1841 Email: info@alpengirlcamp.com Website: http://www.alpengirlcamp.com/girlscamps/hawaii-summer-camps/hawaii-aloha-camp

MONTANA PHOTOJOURNALISM CAMP FOR GIRLS

Dates: June 22 through July 5, 12 to 2 p.m. Location: Bozeman, Yellowstone International Airport, MT Description: Alpengirl offers a 14-day overnight photojournalism adventure camp to girls ages 12 to 15 in Montana near Yellowstone National Park. Raft, climb, ride and camp! Contact: Alpengirl Phone: 800-425-1841 Email: info@alpengirlcamp.com Website: http://www.alpengirlcamp.com/girlscamps/montana-summer-camps

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GAIL MOSES ART STUDIO

FIRE & ICE

FUN DAY CAMPS

Dates: June 10 to June 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: HoWL Headquarters, 1554 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK Description: Learn wilderness survival skills and backcountry travel techniques on a fun overnight camp for kids! Contact: Libby Veasey Phone: 907-399-4695 Email: howlalaska@gmail.com Website: www.howlalaska.org

KACHEMAK COMPLETE

Dates: June 24 to June 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: HoWL Headquarters, 1554 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK Description: Rock climb, stand-up paddle board, hike to a glacier lake, camp on a beach in Kachemak Bay. Five days of adventure for teens! Contact: Libby Veasey Phone: 907-399-4695 Email: howlalaska@gmail.com Website: www.howlalaska.org

WILDERNESS DAY TRIPS

Dates: June 11 to August 22, 12 to 5 p.m. Location: HoWL Headquarters, 1554 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK Description: Canoeing, hiking, wild edible harvesting, rock climbing and geocaching. You’ll be outside having fun in Homer! Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. Contact: Libby Veasey Phone: 907-399-4695 Email: howlalaska@gmail.com Website: www.howlalaska.org

Nine to choose from - in drawing, painting, polymer clay, wearable art or mixed media. T-W-Th, June thru August 6-7 year olds 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. $50/camp 8 years & up 12:30 to 3:00 a.m. $80/camp Phone: 373-2781 to reserve your spot!

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CAMPFIRE GIRLS CAMPS CAMP K ON KENAI LAKE Dates: June 9, 12 through Aug. 3, 12 p.m. Location: Snug Harbor Road, Cooper Landing, AK Description: Camp K on Kenai Lake is a residential camp for kids 6 to 17. Round-trip transportation provided from Anchorage. 4 to 10-day sessions. Contact: Camp Fire Alaska Phone: 907-279-3551 Email: campfire@campfireak.org Website: www.campfireak.org

CAMP SI-LA-MEO Dates: May 28, 7 a.m. through Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m. Location: Mosely Sports Center, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK Description: Swim lessons, arts and crafts, archery, canoeing, horse riding and more. Ages 4 to 13. Contact: Camp Fire Alaska Phone: 907-279-3551 Email: campfire@campfireak.org Website: www.campfireak.org

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WASHINGTON TEEN GIRLS ADVENTURE CAMP

Dates: July 22 through August 4, 12 to 2 p.m. Location: Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA Description: Alpengirl offers a 14-day overnight adventure camp to girls ages 12 to 15 in Washington. Camp, backpack, sea kayak, Canada trip. Contact: Alpengirl Phone: 800-425-1841 Email: info@alpengirlcamp.com Website: http://www.alpengirlcamp.com/girlscamps/washington-summer-camps

HOWL DAY CAMPS EDIBLE HARVEST WEEKEND

Dates: May 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: HoWL Headquarters, 1554 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK Description: Eat stinging nettle burgers and fireweed fries! Learn the edible (and poisonous!) plants of Alaska on a fun camping trip. Contact: Libby Veasey Phone: 907-399-4695 Email: howlalaska@gmail.com Website: www.howlalaska.org

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CAMPFIRE GIRLS CAMPS (continued) SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM

S: PARENfoTr ac res of fun! Get ready

At HayDay VBS, kids grow in friendship with Jesus. This free VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences; kids see, hear, and touch. Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and multi-sensory Bible adventures are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life. Call 376-7771 for more information! 1601 N. Lucille St.

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Fun starts Friday, June 14th, at 6pm-8:30pm and will continue Saturday, June 15th, from 9am -11:30am. Sunday celebration at 10:30 followed by a picnic.

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Dates: June 3, 7:30 a.m. to Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. Location: Elementary Schools in Anchorage and Eagle River, AK Description: Licensed, full-day programs at Fairview, Inlet View, Spring Hill, Homestead. Child care assistance accepted. Contact: Camp Fire Alaska Phone: 907-279-3551 Email: campfire@campfireak.org Website: www.campfireak.org

ALPINE ALTERNATIVES CAMPS CAMP ALPINE I

Dates: June 15 to 19 Time(s): check-in: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 15; pick up 9 to 10 a.m. June 19 Ages: 7 to 22 Cost: $400 (plus $25-$30 membership fee if not already paid this year) Location: Meier Lake Conference Center, 6059 Wasilla Fishhook Road, Wasilla Description: For individuals experiencing developmental disabilities or those that need partial/minimal assistance and function well in group settings. Required to bring own support staff if needed. Contact Name: Margaret or Nancy Contact Phone: (907) 561-6655 Contact Email: alpinealternatives@arctic.net Website URL: alpinealternatives.org (under construction)

CAMP ALPINE II

Dates: June 24 to 29 Time(s): check-in: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 24; pick up 9 to 10 a.m. June 29 Ages: 7 to 22 Cost: $450 (plus $25-$30 membership fee if not already paid this year) Location: Meier Lake Conference Center, 6059 Wasilla Fishhook Road, Wasilla Description: Physically active camp for those who are independent, ambulatory, learning disabled, ADD/ADHD, etc. Sports, games, hiking, & swimming fun in our Alaska sun. Contact Name: Margaret or Nancy Contact Phone: (907) 561-6655 Contact Email: alpinealternatives@arctic.net Website URL: alpinealternatives.org (under construction)

Mat-Su Summer Reading Program 2013 Children, teens and adults are all invited to enjoy the fun of reading and to earn rewards. MSLN libraries offer special programs and projects as part of their Summer Reading Programs. Check with your local library for dates and times.

Preschool Storytime

All MSLN libraries offer a Preschool Story time providing an opportunity for parents and their preschoolers to experience the fun and wonder of books. helping to foster a desire to read. Check with your local library for dates. times and ages.

CAMP ALPINE III

Dates: August 5 to 10 Time(s): check-in: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. August 5; pick up 9 to 10 a.m. August 10 Ages: Adult Cost: $450 (plus $25 membership fee if not already paid this year) Location: Meier Lake Conference Center, 6059 Wasilla Fishhook Road, Wasilla Description: For adults experiencing disabilities who want a camp of their own. This camp will be structured to the activities elected by its participants. Contact Name: Margaret or Nancy Contact Phone: (907) 561-6655 Contact Email: alpinealternatives@arctic.net Website URL: alpinealternatives.org (under construction)

Race For Technology

M T A and the Matanuska Susitna library Network will have their annual 5K race and their 1 mile youth race on Saturday June 29. This race benefits all Mat-Su libraries. Race begins @ 10 am at the Palmer Public Library. For more info or to register please call your local library.

AudiobOOkS. eBooks and Music are available to download through Listen Alaska at the library website; www.matsulibraries.org All Mat-Su Libraries offer computers and High Speed internet access!

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Willow - 495-READ (7223)

11301 N. Chickaloon Way. HOURS Tues/Thurs 11AM -8PM Wed/Fri 10AM-7PM Saturday 11AM-4PM

“Excellence in education can be accomplished in the home environment.”

There’s no place like home!

Sutton - 745-4467

Eagle River and Fairbanks Offices

8901 E. Devonshire Rd. HOURS Mon/Wed Noon-7PM Thursday 1OAM-3PM Saturday Noon-6PM

Talkeetna - 733-2359 23151 S. Talkeetna Spur Rd. HOURS Mon-Sat HAM -6PM

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Trapper Creek - 733-1546

3140 S. Big Lake Rd. HOURS Mon/Wed/Fri 10AM-6PM Tues/Thurs lOAM -8PM Saturday 11AM-6PM

Brought to you by Mat-Su Borough Libraries

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Big Lake - 892-6475

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ALPINE ALTERNATIVES CAMPS (continued)

BIRCHWOOD CAMPS

CAMP ABILITIES ALASKA

BIRCHWOOD CAMP 5K, 1 MILE FUN RUN, AND OPEN HOUSE

Dates: July 14 - 19, 2013 Time(s): check-in: 4 to 6 p.m. July 14; pick up 9 to 10:00 a.m. July 19 Ages: 8 to 19 (up to 21 if enrolled in special education) Cost: $400 (plus $30 membership fee if not already paid this year) Location: Based at UAA, and sports venues throughout Anchorage Description: Developmental sports camp for blind and visually impaired youth. Sports include beep baseball, goalball, track and field, swimming, tandem biking, archery, hiking, and more. Contact Name: Margaret or Nancy Contact Phone: (907) 561-6655 Contact Email: alpinealternatives@arctic.net Website URL: alpinealternatives.org (under construction)

Join us for hot dogs and S’mores around the campfire, and tours of the cabins & grounds for those new to camp. A family friendly, free event! Contact: Marie Sweezey (Camp Director), 907-688-2734, director@birchwoodcamp.org www.birchwoodcamp.org

Gail Moses Art Studio South Anchorage*

1301 Huffman Rd., Ste. #101, Anchorage, AK 99515 Mon - Fri 8:30am-5pm *newly expanded

Eagle River

17101 Snowmobile Lane, Ste. #203 Eagle River, AK 99577 Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Summer Camp Sign Up Now

(907) 562-2120

Day camps in drawing, painting, polymer clay, wearable art or mixed media Bring this in for $10

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June 5 to 7 For campers entering Grades 1 to 3 Fee: $155 Location: Birchwood Camp 17161 David Blackburn Rd. Chugiak, AK 99567

OFF 2013 Summer Camp Fee. Expires Sept.1

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BIRCHWOOD CAMP GOD SEEKERS CAMP

Off Palmer/Wasilla Hwy www.GailMoses.com

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Providence Campus

3340 Providence Dr., Ste. #452 Anchorage, AK 99508 Mon - Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 8am-4pm Sun 10am-4pm

Looking for an adventure for your child this summer? Camp K on Kenai Lake Overnight camp for youth ages 6-17 in beautiful Cooper Landing!

■ June 17th– 28th ■ July 8th– 19th ■ July 22nd– Aug 2nd

Three Sessions | Two Weeks Each AM Class Ages 7-11 PM Class Ages 12-17 ■ Space is limited ■ Scholarships Available ■ Registration forms at VPA office & www.valleyperformingarts.org

VPA | 251 W. Swanson Ave., Wasilla | 373-0195

VPA’S SUMMER THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM is funded in part by BP and with a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

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May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages Fee: Open House is Free; see below for 5k & fun run fees Location: Birchwood Camp 17161 David Blackburn Rd. Chugiak, AK 99567 10 a.m.: 5k Trail Race & 1 mile Fun Run Adults $20 (5k) / $10 (1 mi); Children $10(5k) / $5 (1 mi); Register online. Add $5 to above fees on day of race (military and family rates available) Open House: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Archery & Riflery Canoeing & Kayaking River Rafting Hiking & Backpacking Swimming & Water Safety Cozy Cabins & Dining Hall

Register Online at: www.campfireak.org FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

A great camp for younger elementary age children & first time campers. The days are filled with games, music, worship, group activities, nature exploration & more. Children grow & thrive in this safe, fun environment! Contact: Marie Sweezey (Camp Director), 907-688-2734, registration@birchwoodcamp.org www.birchwoodcamp.org/camps

BIRCHWOOD CAMP MUSIC AND DRAMA (MAD) CAMP June 24 to 30 For campers entering Grades 5 to 10 Fee: $335 Location: Birchwood Camp 17161 David Blackburn Rd. Chugiak, AK 99567 Campers audition for, choreograph, practice and perform a prepared musical. In between rehearsals, MAD campers still find time for plenty of traditional camp activities and fun together. Prior acting or musical experience is not required. Contact: Marie Sweezey (Camp Director), 907-688-2734, registration@birchwoodcamp.org www.birchwoodcamp.org/camps

BIRCHWOOD CAMP ADVENTURE CANOE CAMP July 22 to 28 For campers entering Grades 9 to 12 and 2013 High School Grads Fee: $275 Location: Starts at Birchwood Camp 17161 David Blackburn Rd. Chugiak, AK 99567. Participants will travel to the Swan Lake Canoe system on the Kenai peninsula for this camp. Campers spend a day practicing camping & canoe skills at Birchwood before travelling to the Swan Lake Canoe system for the week. Teens develop wilderness camping & survival skills, faith, and friendship in Alaska’s backcountry. Contact: Marie Sweezey (Camp Director), 907-688-2734, registration@birchwoodcamp.org www.birchwoodcamp.org/camps

BIRCHWOOD CAMP YOUTH CAMP

An exciting week for teens from across Alaska! Campers experience team building on our challenge course, meaningful worship & small groups, opportunities for servant leadership, an optional sweat lodge experience, and lots of fun camp activities. Contact: Marie Sweezey (Camp Director), 907-688-2734, registration@birchwoodcamp.org www.birchwoodcamp.org/camps

LAVERNE GRIFFIN CAMPS Dates: June 17 to 21, 2013 Time(s): Drop-off between 2 to 4 p.m., June 10 and pick-up at 1 p.m. on June 14 Ages: 7 to 12 grades Cost: $175 for the entire week Location: LaVerne Griffin Youth Recreation Camp 4495 West Little Cloud Dr. Wasilla, AK 99623 Description: This camp is for youth in middle and high school. Opportunities for Bible Study, worship, and outdoor recreation. Join us for a wonderful week of camp! Contact Name: Sherry Chastain Contact Phone: 907-376-6887 Contact Email: lgyrc@mtaonline.net Website URL: www.lgyrc.org

GIRLS CAMP

BIRCHWOOD CAMP FAITH ADVENTURE CAMP June 17 to 21 For campers entering Grades 4 to 6 Fee: $255 Location: Birchwood Camp 17161 David Blackburn Rd. Chugiak, AK 99567 Campers spend the week making friends, exploring nature, playing games, and learning about God through songs, skits, study & interactive activities. Campers are encouraged to try new things, work together and experience a caring faith community. Contact: Marie Sweezey (Camp Director), 907-688-2734, registration@birchwoodcamp.org www.birchwoodcamp.org/camps

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AK NATIVE YOUTH CAMP

Dates:  JUNE 10-14, 2013 Time(s): Drop-off between 2 to 4 p.m. on June 10 and pick-up at 1 p.m. on June 14 Ages: Grades 7-12 Cost: $175 for the entire week Location: LaVerne Griffin Youth Recreation Camp 4495 West Little Cloud Dr. Wasilla, AK 99623 Description: This camp is for AK native youth in middle and high school. Opportunities for Bible Study, worship, and outdoor recreation. Join us for a wonderful week of camp! Contact Name: Sherry Chastain Contact Phone: 907-376-6887 Contact Email: lgyrc@mtaonline.net Website URL: www.lgyrc.org

ALASKA BUSINESS WEEK CAMPS X-FAITH YOUTH CAMP

June 10 to 14 For campers entering Grades 7 to 12 and 2013 High School Grads Fee: $255 Location: Birchwood Camp 17161 David Blackburn Rd. Chugiak, AK 99567

BOYS CAMP

Dates:  June 24 to 28, 2013 Time(s): Drop-off between 2 to 4 p.m. on June 10 and pick-up at 1 p.m. on June 14 Ages: Grades 1-6 Cost: $175 for the entire week Location: LaVerne Griffin Youth Recreation Camp 4495 West Little Cloud Dr. Wasilla, AK 99623 Description: This high energy, God-focused camp is designed for boys who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. Opportunities for Bible Study, worship, and outdoor recreation. Join us for a wonderful week of camp! Contact Name: Sherry Chastain Contact Phone: 907-376-6887 Contact Email: lgyrc@mtaonline.net Website URL: www.lgyrc.org

Dates:  July 1 to 5, 2013 Time(s): Drop-off between 2 to 4 pm on June 10 and pick-up at 1 p.m. on June 14 Ages: grades 1-6 Cost: $175 for the entire week Location: LaVerne Griffin Youth Recreation Camp 4495 West Little Cloud Dr. Wasilla, AK 99623 Description: This missions-focused camp is designed for girls who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. Opportunities for Bible Study, worship, and outdoor recreation. Join us for a wonderful week of camp! Contact Name: Sherry Chastain Contact Phone: 907-376-6887 Contact Email: lgyrc@mtaonline.net Website URL: www.lgyrc.org

ALASKA BUSINESS WEEK

Dates:  June 1 through June 8 Time(s): All Day/Overnight – Students stay in dorms (University of Alaska Fairbanks) Ages: Finishing grades 9 to 12 in May 2013 Cost: $475 Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus Description: Students gain hands-on experience in running a company, work with business leaders, and discover leadership skills. Includes tuition for two college credits and room/board. Contact Name: Andrea Miller Contact Phone: 907-474-5942 Contact Email: jacmiller3@alaska.edu Website URL: www.uafleadership.com

MUSIC CAMPS VALLEY MUSIC BLAST OFF PIANO CAMP Ages: 5 to 7 Dates: June 24 to 27, July 15 to 18 Cost: $85.00 for 4 day sessions (includes all materials) Location: 222 E. Kalli Circle, Wasilla A four day, one hour camp for beginning students are grouped according to age. Minimum three students per group. Maximum of six students per group. Each student has use of an electric keyboard Mini-recital on the last day. Taught by a credentialed music teacher. Games, keyboard geography and rhythm ensamble playing. Contact: https://valleymusic.musicteachershelper. com , 907-631-6045

KIDS SUMMER ACTIVITIES

ALASKA FINE ARTS ACADEMY

Ages: 6 to 18 Dates: May 28 to Aug. 16 Cost: Call or visit website for details Location: 12340 Old Glenn Highway, Suite 200, Eagle River Alaska Fine Arts Academy Camps include The Actors Process Camp, Dramactic Monologue Camp, Acting Scenes Camp, Winning Auditions Camp, Mural Creation I, Mural Creation II, Costume Sewing Basics II, Scared Scriptless Improve Camp, Set Design and Lighting Camp, Shakespeare, Immersion Camp, Summer Theater Conservatory, Roustabout Circus Camp, Beginning Photography Class, Stop Action Film Camp, Glee Camp, Magic Camp wih Don Russell, Ballroom Waltz Mini Boot Camp, Swing Mini Boot Camp and Latin Mini Boot Camp. Contact: 694-8909, akfinarts.org, frontdesk@ akfinearts.org

ACOUSTIC ALASKA GUITAR CAMP

Sponsor: KNBA 90.3 FM Dates: Aug. 25 to Aug. 31 Cost: $699.00 Location: Wasilla Spend a week watching moose and improving your guitar, mandolin, voice and songwriting on a picturesque lake nestled under some of Alaska’s most beautiful mountains. Small classes and campfire jams ensure a great experience and all musical experience levels are welcome. All meals provided and include vegetarian options. Cabins available. RV and tent camping included. Instructors include: Blues pioneer Amos Garrett; two-time Grammy nominated singlesong-writer Kim Richey; international flatpicking sensation Beppe Gambetta; Canadian roots artist Doug Cox, Czech mandolinist Radim Zenkl, and Celtic finger-stylist Steve Baughman Contact: Joe Becker, toll free, 1-866-2936827; www. acousticalaska.com, camp@acousticalaska.com

PERCUSSION IN THE VALLEY SUMMER PERCUSSION CAMP 

Dates:  June 3 to 7 Time(s): Students age 7 to 11 meet from 10 a.m. to noon; Students age 12 to 18 meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ages: 7 to 18 Cost: $150 Location: Percussion in the Valley Studio in Palmer Description: Students will have the opportunity to learn and improve on a variety of percussion instrument. Styles from all over the world will be taught. No experience required. Contact Name: Meggie Aube Contact Phone: 631-8079 Contact Email: meggieaube@hotmail.com Website URL: percussioninthevalley.com

EAGLE RIVER NATURE CENTER DAILY NATURE WALKS ON THE RODAK TRAIL Dates:  June 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013 Time(s): 1:30pm-2:30pm  Ages: All ages Cost: Free; Parking $5/vehicle Location: Eagle River Nature Center  Description: Join our naturalists for a walk on the Rodak Nature Trail to the Beaver Viewing Deck & learn about the flora and fauna of the Eagle River Valley. Sign in at the front desk 10 min prior to start time. Contact Name: Asta Spurgis Contact Phone: 907-694-2108 Contact Email: info@ernc.org Website URL: www.ernc.org

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CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER OF ALASKA CAMPS

ALASKA ZOO ADVENTURE CAMPS

Contact: Jodie Titus, Lead Flight Director Phone: 907-283-2000 Email: Jodie.titus@akchallenger.org Website: www.akchallenger.org Costs: STEM Day Camps, $220-$275; Day Camps, $275; Overnight Camps, $500.

Ages: 6 to 12 Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Each camp, $70 for Zoo passholders, $85 for non-Zoo passholders. Location: 4731 O’Malley Road Contact: Register online at alaskazoo.org or call Alaska Zoo camp coordinator, 341-6432, or email camp@alaskazoo.org

STEM DAY CAMP

CRAZY CAMEL CARAVAN

PAWSITIVELY CRAFTY

Come learn about our Bactrian camels, and all the things that make them the ultimate survivor. Dates: July 1

Campers enrich their crafting skills with exciting animal crafts. Dates: July 19

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

PET PERKS ZOO STYLE

Come meet our nocturnal animals who prowl when the sun goes down. Dates: June 24

Learn about caring for your pets by visiting with zoo animals and their keepers. Dates: May 30

ER ZOO M.D.

QUIT BUGGIN’ ME

Learn how the zoo vets care for the animals when they are sick. Dates: July 17

Explore all the things that make us squirm and learn about the importance of bugs. Dates: July 3

Ages: Going into grades K to 3 Dates: May 28 to 31, Aug 5 to 9, Aug 12 to 16 Description: Explore the tiny world of nano science, space, earth and how these things work together to build your child’s understanding of the everyday world around them. Activities include robotics, rocketry, star lab and more!

Discover cave environments and the critters that hide in the nooks and crannies of our world’s cave systems. Dates: June 25

MICRONAUTS

Take a walk through the night sky and learn about the animals in the stars. Dates: June 25

Design some new additions for our animals’ homes. Dates: June 27

ALASKA ZOO’S GOT TALENT

FANCY FEATHERS

Ages: Going into grades K to 3 Dates: June 17 to 21 Description: Designed especially for young explorers, this camp will inspire your astronaut to learn more about outer space and what makes our Earth our place. Activities include: simple machines, robotics, rocketry, climate change, living in space and nano science.

CSI JR. ACADEMY

Ages: Going into grades 4 to 6 Dates: June 17 to 21 Description: Do you like the thrill of a mystery? Team-up to solve a crime. All your observation skills will be put to the test as you collect and analyze data. Learn new forensic science skills which will enable your team to solve the crime!

SHUTTLE PILOTS

Ages: Going into grades 7 to 11 Dates: June 16 to 21 Description: It’s all about space science! Exciting, engaging and hands-on activities include: Neutral buoyancy lab, team building, advanced rocketry, robotics, flight, living in space, and a simulated space mission!

CSI ACADEMY

Ages: Going into grades 7 to 11 Dates: July 15 to 19 Description: Forensic is a science similar to a game. It involves clues, mysteries and puzzles. Learn how to fingerprint, analyze handwriting, footprint casting, GPS tracking and more! Then put it all together to find out who done it!

MAD SCIENTISTS

Ages: Going into grades K to 3 Dates: July 15 to 19 Description: Campers will get their hands on some fun learning during this camp! They will also be engaged in activities that give them a better understanding of science and how it affects the world around them. Activities include: nano science, food science and more!

PAYLOAD SPECIALISTS

Ages: Going into grades 4 to 6 Dates: July 14 to 19 Description: It’s all about space science! Exciting, engaging and hands-on activities include: Neutral buoyancy lab, team building, advanced rocketry, robotics, flight, living in space, and a simulated space mission!

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A BIT BATTY

A ZOO IN THE STARS

EVERYBODY POOPS

RAPPIN’ WITH THE RAPTORS

Come find out about the many intricacies of scat. Dates: June 28

Learn about the birds of prey and explore the wild world of raptors. Dates: July 24

HOME MAKEOVER, ZOO EDITION

Explore the Zoo and find out if you can beat a Canadian lynx in a jumping contest or do impressions like a raven. Dates: June 11

Discover ways you can identify bird differences by examining their plumage and calls. Dates: July 8

AL-PAC-A LUNCH

Meet the felines of the zoo while exploring their similarities and differences. Dates: May 28

Learn more about the importance of pack animals to cultures around the world. Dates: Aug. 19

ANIMAL ARCHITECTS Dive into the world of animal builders. Dates: May 24

ANIMAL FACT OR FICTION Can camels really store water in their humps? Do cats always land on their feet? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Dates: Aug. 5

ANIMAL INDEPENDENCE DAY Discover animals that enjoy a social scene and those that prefer to romp alone. Dates: July 4

ANIMAL OPPOSITES, ARCTIC VS. DESERT It is opposite day at the Alaska Zoo. Dates: June 12

FEISTY FELINES

FROZEN ALIVE Learn how animals survive the frigid Alaska winters. Dates: June 21

GROWING A BETTER WORLD Get your hands on dirty planting, composting and growing produce for animals. Dates: July 26

HOME SWEET HABITAT Find out why polar bears want an icy address while Dall sheep prefer a rocky abode. Dates: Aug. 12

INCREDIBLE ICE BEARS Learn all about how these bears are such great survivalists. Dates: Aug. 13

INSPIRED BY NATURE Explore how buses are modeled after birds and superhero powers are drawn from reptiles. Dates: June 19

ANIMAL OPPOSITES, ARCTIC VS. JUNGLE

Dates: June 10

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A RAVEN? Come match wits against the tricksters of the bird world. Dates: June 6

JAMMIN’ SALMON Discover the salmon lifecycle and meet some Zoo animals that wouldn’t mind a fishy snack. Dates: July 16

JUST THE BEAR FACTS

CHICKEN CAMP Come learn about the coolest birds around as well as their barnyard friends. Dates: Aug. 6

CONSERVATION CONNECTION

Learn about common bear misconceptions and how to stay bear aware. Dates: Aug 2

MOOSE ON THE LOOSE

RECYCLE UNIVERSITY Prepare for a recycling adventure, and see how our wildlife is impacted by the choices we make. Dates: May 27

REPTILE RENDEZVOUS Come and chill with our cold-blooded residents. Dates: July 10

SURVIVING THE ARCTIC Campers are educated on how to survive in the Arctic during emergency situations. Dates: Aug. 20

TALL TALES AND SHORT STORIES Hear stories with Alaskan animals as the main characters and meet some. Dates: Aug. 8

WORLD OCEAN’S DAY

ZOO SCENE INVESTIGATORS Follow the clues and find out what some of the animals are up to when the Zoo is closed. Dates: June 14 and July 31

ZOOKEEPING 101 Learn the basics of animal care by working alongside zookeepers. Dates: June 18

Celebrate our planet’s oceans and the creatures found within. Dates: June 7

YOU OTTER KNOW Meet our river otters and learn about weasels. Dates: Aug. 7

ZOO BABIES Learn all about the Zoo’s newcomers and what it means to be an Arctic baby. Dates: June 13

ZOO CHEW Take an in-depth look at how zoo animal meals are prepared, and pitch in to help. Dates: July 2

ZOO OLYMPIANS Learn about our animals’ Olympian abilities, such as night vision, flight and camouflage. Dates: July 11

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THE BIG PICTURE Help construct the big picture by learning about how everything is connected. Dates: July 22

THE SKIN THEY’RE IN Learn how our animals use their fur, feathers, and scales to blend into their environments. Dates: June 3

TOOTH AND TRUTH Sometimes animals are given a bad rap. Discover the truth behind the stereotypes. Dates: July 30

WET AND WILD Come meet the Zoo’s water-loving friends. Dates: July 12

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES? Learn about the art of beekeeping, and discover the positive things these pollinators do. Dates: July 15

WHO CARES ABOUT CARIBOU? Find out why you should care about caribou. Dates: July 29

COOL CATS

PACK ANTICS

Explore the amazing world of raptors with a close-up look at the owls and hawks. Dates: Aug 14

KIDS SUMMER ACTIVITIES

WILD AND CRAFTY Create your own wild animal crafts with our creative camp staff. Dates: Aug. 9

ZOO PHOTO SAFARI Learn tips on how to take great photos of animals. Dates: June 20 and July 23

THE ALASKA ZOO IS DINO-MITE

Alaskans know moose, but do you know how to be safe around moose? Dates: July 9

Learn the family dynamics of Zoo animals. Dates: July 25

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF? Meet the Zoo’s very own wolf pack and find out more about them. Dates: June 4

Learn about the prehistoric animals that roamed this land. Dates: Aug. 16

Learn about how animals survive and also about how humans impact their survival. Dates: July 18 Immerse yourself in the world of cold climate cats. Dates: July 5

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PURE SHOOTING/OFFENSIVE SKILLS COMPLETE PLAYER BASKETBALL GIRLS TEAM TOURNAMENT (location TBD) COMPLETE PLAYER BASKETBALL

MAY 28- JUNE 1 JUNE 3-7 JUNE 5-7 JUNE 10-14

BOYS & GIRLS 11-18 BOYS & GIRLS 11-18 HS GIRLS TEAMS BOYS & GIRLS 9-16

BASKETBALL DAY CAMP (Grace Christian School)

JUNE 17-21

BOYS & GIRLS 7-11

VOLLEYBALL CAMP

JUNE 17-21

GIRLS 12-18

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS BOYS & GIRLS 8-18 YEARS OLD FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

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Animal res! Adventu -1 For Children ages 4

6

Taught by Certified Teachers and Lifetime Alaskans! Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3 pm

6 students per teacher One-Week Sessions starting May 27 through August 2 Conveniently located off the Glenn Highway for those commuting to Anchorage. Learn fun and silly facts about farm life while interacting with all the farm animals at camp.

Science Curriculum • Horsemanship • Cart Driving Lessons Animal Husbandry • Hatch Chicks • Milk a Goat Shear a Sheep • Bottle Feed a Calf • Fun Farm Games

Crafts may include:

Making Ice Cream, Butter, Lotion or Soap • Carding and Weaving the Wool from the Sheep • Creating Stepping Stones

ALASKA’S LEARNING FARM

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Each child will have their very own craft to take home each week!

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