2022 Summer Camps

Spring has sprung, summer is around the corner and the Anchorage Daily News 2022 Summer Camps Guide is here! Find camps of interest for your kid and bring on the summer fun.



Location: Colony Middle School, Palmer

Grades/Age: Ages 9-18 | Cost: $215

Description: Percussion in the Valley Summer Percussion Camp is an opportunity for percussionists, and those interested in percussion, between the ages of 9-18 to improve their technique, learn a wide variety of new instruments and gain instruction from professionals around the state and nation. This week-long intensive study will help inspire and challenge students in their percussion education while having fun and making new friends and connections.

Date/Time: June 6-10 | Session 1: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Session 2: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact: Dr. Meggie Aube, 907-631-8079; percvalley@gmail.com

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Location: Palmer

Grades/Age: Ages 5-17 | Cost: $150-$285

Description: Camp Kellogg is back in June 2022 at Alaska Pacific University’s Kellogg Campus in Palmer! We have four weeks of adventure, science, performance and creative arts, farm and nature camps planned with various options for all ages. Enroll in one week or for all four. We’re eager to welcome you into our outdoor program of exploration, discovery and play!

Date/Time: June 6 - July 1 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact: Shannon O’Laughlin, 907-764-8644; solaughlin@alaskapacific.edu

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Location: UAA campuses in Anchorage and Palmer

Grades/Age: Grades 3-12 | Cost: $200; Free for students that qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program

Description: The UAA Summer Engineering Academies are back on campus with face-to-face camps in Anchorage and Mat-Su for students entering grades 3 through 12. This program is made possible by ConocoPhillips Alaska, with additional support from the MTA Foundation and Siemens. Learn more or apply by April 22 at www.uaa.alaska.edu/sea. Each week-long Academy is led by faculty from the UAA College of Engineering or experienced teachers with specialized expertise. Current engineering students also serve as assistant instructors. This year’s topics include 3D Printed Robotics, Structure Destruction, Creative Coding, Corrosion Chemistry, LEGO Robotics, Wing Aerodynamics, Minecraft Coding and more! The Academies are free for students that qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program and $200 per week for all other students. The camp day runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Lunch is provided at no additional cost. All learning levels are welcome. Email the program’s director, Joe Selmont, at sea@alaska.edu with any questions.

Date/Time: June 6 - Aug. 5 | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact: Joe Selmont, sea@alaska.edu

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Location: Chugiak and Wasilla; day camp busing from Anchorage and Mat-Su

Grades/Age: Grades K-12 | Cost: Starting at $290/week; Scholarships available!

Description: Welcome to the wonderful world of Girl Scout camp! Our sleepaway and day camps are open to all girls, regardless of whether they are current Girl Scout members. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Our camps are designed to help girls discover the world around them, connect with other campers, and take action in their own lives and communities. That’s what leadership is all about! Campers will grow in their personal skills and self-reliance; girls will be more able to care for themselves, have a greater awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, be more willing to take appropriate risks, use leadership skills and feel more capable of making a difference. Campers will learn about their environment; girls will feel more comfortable outdoors, become more aware of their surroundings and learn ways to respect and care for the environment. And campers will learn relationship and community-living skills; girls will learn to work as a team, have a sense of belonging with others and learn how to make new friends. The true payoff of camp will be apparent when your camper comes home more self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-confident!

Date/Time: June 6 - Aug. 14

Contact: 907-248-2250; customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org; www.girlscoutsalaska.org/camps

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Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 10355 E Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Palmer

Grades/Age: Ages 7-16 recommended | Cost: $175/student; Discounts available for siblings

Description: Come enjoy a week-long introduction into musical theatre! Students will meet daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. They will prepare a short, 45-75 minute, production throughout the week, learning skills including singing, acting and creating stage props for the set. The week will culminate in a single performance of their musical theatre production on Friday evening. The recommended ages are 7-16. The cost is $175 per student, and parents will also be responsible for providing a simple costume for their child, or material so the student can make their own costume. Discounts are available for multiple children in a family. Musical to be determined based on enrollment numbers.

Date/Time: June 13-17 | Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Friday performance, 7 p.m.

Contact: Jessie Wetherell, Director, 907-982-5467; alaskachildrenschoir@yahoo.com

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Location: Sunderland Ranch, 10856 North Wolverine Road, Palmer

Grades/Age: Ages 8-14 | Cost: $550/youth/week

Description: Summer day camps at the ranch are a great way for your child to spend their summer days. Our day camp offers an experience your child will not forget. While our camp is based around horsemanship and arena activities, there are so many other things to learn, see and do on the ranch. Our working ranch offers kids with many opportunities to learn new skills, play and make friendships which all increase personal growth and confidence. As they put their hands to new tasks they may be inspired and find passions they didn’t know that they had. Campers will participate in activities that include gardening, archery, crafts, cooking and jamming, and of course riding and caring for horses and other farm animals. New to our program is our partnership with sister company Alaska Zipline Adventure Park! Friday’s youth will participate in 2 lines of the 6 line course!

Date/Time: June - August | Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Contact: Katie Sunderland, 907-982-7268

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