2020 Summer Camps Guide

Dear readers,

Welcome to the Anchorage Daily News 2020 Summer Camp Guide! The days are growing longer and the sun is a warm welcome after the cold winter. This spring, the world changed and we all have had to change routines and plans along with it. As such, please be aware the listings included here were collected before late March, and camp details may have changed. We are updating these listings as we receive new information, but recommend checking with each camp your child may be interested in for updates.

Thank you for your readership!

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Cougar Kickers Soccer Camp

Service High School Stadium, 5577 Abbott Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades Kindergarten - 6 | COST: $30, includes camp t-shirt

Young soccer players get an opportunity to play and learn from the Service High School boys and girls soccer teams as a community service project and season fundraiser.

WHEN: May 16; 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CONTACT: Dan Rufner, 742-8114; rufner_daniel@asdk12.org

Sun Ranch Adventure Camps

10856 North Wolverine Road, Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-10 and 10-14 | COST: Tuesday - Thursday, $255/week session; Monday - Friday, $400/week session

Our day camp includes day hikes and putting your best adventure skills to the test. Youth will be learning survival and woodsman skills including horse care, archery, fishing, setting up camp, cooking over the fire and natural plant use. We will spend most of our time at hidden pond settling deep into the canyon and woods, building our day camp forts. We will be exploring trails and learning about our surrounding stewardship of and resources. Youth will build confidence overcoming obstacles and learning new skills. Horseback riding available for an additional cost.

WHEN: May 25 - Aug 21; Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: Katie Sunderland, Sunderland Ranch, 907-982-7268

South Volleyball Camp

South Anchorage High School gym, 13400 Elmore Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Day camp, grades 4-8; Advanced camp, grades 9-12 | COST: Day camp: $250/session; Advanced camp: $125

South Wolverine volleyball camps teach up-to-date volleyball techniques and skills, and build confidence in a positive atmosphere. Join us in the honor, pride and tradition that South camps have to offer this summer and have some fun! The lead coaching staff are 2019 Cook Inlet 4A State Champions! Summer camp is for boys/girls that are entering grades 4 through 8. Camp sessions are May 26-29 and June 8-11. Cost is $250 per session. Advanced camp is offered for entering grade 9 through 12. Advanced camp session is May 26-29. Cost for advanced session is $125. Please email llacy67@gmail.com and coachmestas@gci.net to reserve your spot. More information can be found at www.southanchoragevolleyball.teamsnapsites.com/.

WHEN: Day camp: May 26-29 and June 8-11; Advanced camp: May 26-29; Day camp, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Advanced camp, 5-8 p.m.

CONTACT: Laurie Lacy, llacy67@gmail.com; Coach Mestas, coachmestas@gci.net

Alaska Rock Gym Kids Summer Climbing Camp

Alaska Rock Gym, 665 E. 33rd Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 4-15 | COST: $99/3 day session

A summer climbing and activity camp to get your kids climbing and keep them moving during summer vacation. Camps run for three consecutive days, Tues/Wed/Thurs, each week during summer break. Morning, mid-afternoon and late-afternoon sections offered in each 3-day session. Kids and teens increase personal fitness, gain confidence and have lots of fun. Low instructor to student ratio and a fast-paced activity tempo keeps kids active and engaged for the entire two hours. Appropriate for ages 4-15.

WHEN: 1st Session starts May 26; Last Session starts Aug. 11; Morning Camp: Ages 4-6, 9:30-11 a.m.; Ages 7-10, 9:15-11 a.m.;Ages 11-15, 9-11 a.m.Afternoon Camp:Ages 4-6, 12:30-2 p.m.;Ages 7-10, 12:15-2 p.m.;Ages 11-15, 12-2 p.m.Late Afternoon Camp:Ages 4-6, 3:30-5 p.m.;Ages 7-10, 3:15-5 p.m.;Ages 11-15, 3-5 p.m.

CONTACT: info@alaskarockgym.com

Anchorage Golf Course Junior Golf Camps for 2020

Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-9; Ages 10-15 | COST: $145 per junior for both age groups

Junior Golf Camps for two age groups, running Tuesdays - Fridays for 12 weeks, starting on May 26 for Session 1, and July 7 for Session 2. Age groups are 6-9 years old and 10-15 years old. Cost is $145 per student for each four-day camp and you must register and pay for these camps online at anchoragegolfcourse.com. Class size is limited to eight juniors per class, so sign up and pay early to get in the class you want. If any questions, please call Sam Bomar at 907-350-2629.

WHEN: Session 1, six weeks: May 26 - July 3; Session 2, six weeks: July 7 - Aug. 14; Ages 6-9: 8-9:45 a.m.; Ages 10-15: 10-11:45 a.m.

CONTACT: Sam Bomar, 907-350-2629

Into the Woods Alaska Summer Camps

Kincaid Park (ages 4-12) and Chugach State Park (ages 10-16)

GRADES/AGES: Ages 4-16 | COST: $350/week

100% outdoors. Small, family-style groups of 10 or less. Nature immersion. At Into the Woods, we believe that every child has the right to grow up playing in the woods. Into the Woods is locally owned and operated; it was founded by Kristina and Dan, who dreamed of a uniquely Alaskan, outdoor education summer camp experience that teaches youth how to be confident operators in Alaska's backcountry.
With safety as our top priority, our summer camps are designed to unleash your child's imagination while we learn how to become confident operators in the great Alaska outdoors. Into the Woods summer camps focus on outdoor safety skills and natural science; learning these skills through play and experience, our campers become more confident in themselves, learn the value of teamwork, and learn how to be still and observe the bounty of nature all around us.
Offering week-long, full-day sessions all summer: Kincaid Park forest explorers for ages 4-12; or our Hiking Clubs up at Glen Alps for ages 10-16. Drop-off and pick-up at the trail head, these camps are 100% outdoors from start to finish.
This summer, get into the woods with us and give your child the gift of nature!

WHEN: May 26 - Aug 14; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; drop-off from 8-9 a.m.; pick-up from 5-6 p.m.; Half-day options available at Kincaid Park group from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

CONTACT: Kristina or Dan, 907-406-5651; contact@intothewoodsalaska.com; www.intothewoodsalaska.com

Summer Fun Camp

East, South, Eagle River and Wasilla Alaska Club locations

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-12 | COST: $184/week for members; $204/week for non-members

The Alaska Club Fun Camps offer a wide variety of healthy, fun and creative activities every day! Kids will have fun in the pool, create unique arts and crafts, and participate in active games. Each week offers a new theme, with participants from our local baseball teams, Olympians, Iron Dog winners and much more. The main focus is to keep kids moving each and every day! Our caring, creative, energetic staff brings the fun to every camp. We're excited to get messy, inspire ideas, try new things and get moving with your kids. Guests are welcome and you don't have to be a member of The Alaska Club. We can't wait to see you!

WHEN: May 26 - Aug 14; Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-365-7393; summerfuncamp@thealaskaclub.com

The Dome Summer Camp

The Dome, 6501 Changepoint Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $84/day; $284/week; $2,499/year

All summer long, join us at The Dome for an amazing camp run by our incredible staff! Open to children ages 6 to 12, this day camp provides a summer filled with games, creative activities, sports and field trips!
Every day at The Dome's summer camp features a wide range of group activities, focused on everything from athletic movement to creative exploration. Kids will have a terrific experience each day with opportunities to grow emotionally, mentally and physically. Each day is packed full of activities from soccer and football to field trips to the Alaska Zoo and Roadrunner Amusement Park!

WHEN: May 26 - Aug. 14; 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: David Registe, david@thedome.us

Aurora Kids Weekly Themed Gymnastics Camp

Aurora Kids Gymnastics, 1120 Huffman Road, #8, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 3 and older | COST: $38/child per camp block

Half-day summer camps for kids ages 3-6 and 6 years and older. Weekly themes. Morning and afternoon times available for ages 3-6. Afternoons for ages 6 and older. Flexible scheduling and open gym add-ons at a discount.

WHEN: May 26 - Aug. 15; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Aurora Kids, 907-345-0093; www.aurorakidsak.com

Child and Babysitting Safety and Basic First Aid/CPR

Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 12-18 | COST: $200

The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program gives teenagers everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting. From getting started with their business, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving and first aid tips, the CABS class is fun, interactive and filled with useful information. This course culminates in a two year CABS certification, and a two year Basic First Aid/CPR certification.
Perfect For:
Teens (12 and up) interested in a babysitting business, or who have responsibility for younger family members.
This class will fill quickly so please contact us today to have your child added to our roster. This course will be hosted in Palmer.
If in-person classes are not possible due to coronavirus, they will be held online.

WHEN: May 28-29; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: dorothy@akwildmed.com; jaylin@akwildmed.com

2020 Junior Learn to Row

Dimond High pool and Sand Lake, behind Sand Lake Elementary on Jewel Lake Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 12-18; Completed grades 6-12 | COST: $125

Participants will learn the basics of rowing with certified coaches on Sand Lake. Camp begins with a mandatory class at the Dimond High pool on May 30 to cover safety and introduce technique. June 1-5, campers will be rowing at Sand Lake.

WHEN: May 30 and June 1-5; May 30, 9-11 a.m.; June 1-5, 3-5 p.m.

CONTACT: http://www.anchoragerowing.com/classes/

Great Alaska Showcase & Development Camp

O'Malley Sports Center, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Girls age 11 - college; Intermediate skaters and above | COST: $400; sibling discount 1/2 off each, email Zoe for details. If in the event of coronavirus-related restrictions/closures, full refund will be issued less $10 cc sign up charge.

Skate with and be coached and scouted by some of the world's best. Four days of ice along with speed training, performance nutrition, vision clinic, functional training and mobility techniques, instruction in college process, national team paths and pro options. This high-quality low cost camp will inspire as well as teach what needs to be done to reach the next level. Includes jersey, meet and greet barbecue, and optional group hike. Space is limited. Eight goalies only. Register online www.zopro.org, scroll down to GAS camp.

WHEN: June 1-4; June 1, late afternoon; June 2-4, mornings

CONTACT: Zoe Hickel, zoehickel@zopro.org; www.zopro.org; crusher@gci.net

Green Thumb Gardeners

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Grow something beautiful or delicious in this fun and hands-on camp! Dig in the dirt, sift soil between your fingers, make a mud pie. Get your hands dirty as you plant an organic container garden to take home — full of beautiful flowers or delicious vegetables and herbs. We will plant nasturtiums, lettuce, peas, beans, zucchini and more! Learn about the animals and insects that help your plants survive and help create a flower and vegetable garden that will grow in the sun outside PNA all summer long.

WHEN: June 1-5; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Coding Camp

Sylvan Learning Center, 2217 E Tudor Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 3-8 | COST: $299; $50 discount on additional camp

Game Design: Students become familiar with programming, designing and building 2D video games from start to finish, including animated players, music and sound effects. Javascript: In this advanced course, students will be introduced to JavaScript as they complete engaging lessons, puzzles, and games using Javascript.

WHEN: June 1-5 and June 8-12; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-561-2229; anchorage@sylvanalaska.com; www.sylvanlearning.com/anchorageak

Explore It: Science Passport at Home

Your home; Materials pick-up from the museum on Friday, June 12

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-12 | COST: $45 ($20 camp + $25 materials fee); members receive a 10% discount

The Anchorage Museum’s Summer Camps at Home online program can be enjoyed anywhere – at home or on the road – as long as there is WiFi access. Campers make observations, ask questions and perform experiments as they explore areas in and around their home through a scientific lens. Identify birds and trees, experiment with water and build a tall tower with household objects while completing the museum’s Science Passport Home Edition throughout the week. Some adult assistance necessary. Register online at anchoragemuseum.org/programs/family-youth/summer-camps.

WHEN: June 15-19; 10-11 a.m.

CONTACT: camps@anchoragemuseum.org; 907-929-9276

Create It: CoLab at Home

Your home; Materials pick-up from the museum on Friday, June 19

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-12 | COST: $60 ($20 camp + $40 materials fee); members receive a 10% discount

The Anchorage Museum’s Summer Camps at Home online program can be enjoyed anywhere – at home or on the road – as long as there is WiFi access. Kids are encouraged to engage their creative side as they learn new skills with daily, hands-on making projects. Embroidery, paper flower bouquet projects and several other making activities offered with easy, step-by-step guides. Some adult assistance necessary. Register online at anchoragemuseum.org/programs/family-youth/summer-camps/.

WHEN: June 22-26; 10-11 a.m.

CONTACT: camps@anchoragemuseum.org; 907-929-9276

Create It: Museum at Home

Your home; Materials pick-up from the museum on Friday, June 19

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-12 | COST: $45 ($20 camp + $25 materials fee); members receive a 10% discount

The Anchorage Museum’s Summer Camps at Home online program can be enjoyed anywhere – at home or on the road – as long as there is WiFi access. Campers tell their unique story through a museum exhibition. Showcase a special object, make art to include, and build a model of the exhibit. Campers learn how museums turn ideas into finished exhibitions and share their work with each other. Minimal adult assistance necessary. Register online at anchoragemuseum.org/programs/family-youth/summer-camps/.

WHEN: July 6-10; 10-11 a.m.

CONTACT: camps@anchoragemuseum.org; 907-929-9276

Explore It: Moon to Mars at Home

Your home; Materials pick-up from the museum on Friday, July 10

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10 and older | COST: $60 ($20 camp + $40 materials fee); members receive a 10% discount

The Anchorage Museum’s Summer Camps at Home online program can be enjoyed anywhere – at home or on the road – as long as there is WiFi access. NASA’s newest space program is the focus of this camp. See what it takes to travel to and explore the Moon and Mars. Campers create spacecraft rovers, control telescopes to capture real images of the Moon and Mars, and access software to observe the night sky from anywhere on Earth. This camp includes a one-year subscription to the Anchorage Museum Astronomy Club that continues beyond camp and provides prompts and challenges to learn more about astronomy. Some adult assistance requested. Register online at anchoragemuseum.org/programs/family-youth/summer-camps/.

WHEN: July 13-17; 10-11 a.m.

CONTACT: camps@anchoragemuseum.org; 907-929-9276

Explore It: Crash, Wave, Boom at Home

Your home; Materials pick-up from the museum on Friday, July 17

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-12 | COST: $45 ($20 camp + $25 materials fee); members receive a 10% discount

The Anchorage Museum’s Summer Camps at Home online program can be enjoyed anywhere – at home or on the road – as long as there is WiFi access. Kids learn the science behind Alaska’s disasters including earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis, avalanches and climate change. Campers make models, conduct experiments, and apply the engineering design process by creating a natural disaster-proof structure prototype to keep humans safe and prepare for the unexpected. Some adult assistance necessary. Register online at anchoragemuseum.org/programs/family-youth/summer-camps/.

WHEN: July 20-24; 10-11 a.m.

CONTACT: camps@anchoragemuseum.org; 907-929-9276

STEM Camp

Sylvan Learning Center, 2217 E Tudor Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-8 | COST: $199; $50 discount on additional camp

Robotics: Students stretch their imagination and skills by creating new, sophisticated robots based on fun themes such as Superhero School, Space Adventure and Dino World. Science: Students dive into the world of science with hands-on exploration of real-world environmental concepts. Kids use robotics to begin investigating and answering questions about physics, life cycles, nature conservation and natural disasters.

WHEN: June 1-5 and June 8-12; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-561-2229; anchorage@sylvanalaska.com; www.sylvanlearning.com/anchorageak

Seawolf Day Camp

Seawolf Sports Complex, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $199; Family discounts available.

This day camp runs Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Seawolf Sports Complex. During this week of fun, campers will get to experience a variety of sports and games outdoors. Campers will also get an hour of free swim each day! Please visit www.uaahockeycamps.com for all details and registration.

WHEN: June 1-26; July 6-31; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Nick, 907-786-1565; nbwalters@alaska.edu

Camp Fire's Summer Adventure Camp

Elementary Schools in Anchorage and Eagle River

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 1-7 | COST: $55/day; $250/week

Full day summer fun for kids who have completed Kindergarten. Wide range of activities including sports, cooking, science, arts and crafts, games, indoor and outdoor fun, field trips, surprise guests and more. Guided by our top-notch staff - who you might recognize if you attend our school year programs - your child will master new skills, build lasting friendships, and gain confidence and independence in this interactive, educational summer program. Register for a day, a week, or the whole summer! This municipally licensed program qualifies for Child Care Assistance.

WHEN: June 1 - July 31; 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. in Eagle River

CONTACT: campfireak.org; 907-279-3551

Create Academy at PNA

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-8 | COST: $310; $15 per camp Early Bird Discount before May 1

It's full STEAM ahead at Create Academy -- the place where science, art and technology collide with a whole lot of creativity. Immerse yourself in the creative process and learn new skills to take your creations to a whole new level. Start the day by asking, "What problem will I solve, what challenge will I overcome, what question will I ask today?"; Collaborate in groups to develop an innovative solution to tackle a real world challenge. Let your inner inventor shine during open create time in the Makerspace.

WHEN: June 1 - July 31, 2020; weeklong day camps; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Kenai Watershed Forum Summer Camp

Kenai Watershed Forum, 44129 Sterling Highway, Soldotna

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $200

Come join the Kenai Watershed Forum for a session of "Wilderness, Wildlife and Wonder" camp. There will be several week-long offerings of locally focused, science and environmental themed sessions for kids ages 6-12. All sessions will involve fostering a connection to nature through a hands-on, immersion in the outdoors, inviting them to see, feel, smell and directly experience the flora and fauna of the Kenai Peninsula watershed for themselves.

WHEN: June 1-5; June 15-19; June 22-29; July 6-10; July 13-17; July 20-24; July 27-31; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: Megan Pike, Camp Director, meg@kenaiwatershed.org; 907-260-5449 x1210

Summer Fun Club

Rabbit Creek Elementary, 13650 Lake Otis Parkway

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-12 | COST: $220/week for the first child; $190/week for siblings

Come join us for an unforgettable summer! Children go on field trips to places such as: The Imaginarium, Alaska Conservation Center, local parks and businesses, swimming and more. All children go on at least two field trips a week. Children have bike day once a week: children ages 5-9 stay on campus and work on bike skills, while those age 10-12 have bike trips off campus. When not biking or "fieldtripping," children participate in a myriad of activities such as: cooking, science, arts and crafts, gym and outdoor games, nature walks and have time to just be a kid. SFC staff are experienced, creative, energetic and receive over 30 hours of training. We look forward to a fantastic summer with your child.
Operated by: Rabbit Creek Community Association

WHEN: June 1 - July 31; 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: Rabbitcreekchildcare@gmail.com; www.rabbitcreekchildcare.com

UAA Summer Engineering Academies

UAA and Mat-Su College

GRADES/AGES: Grades 3-12 | COST: $250; Tuition waivers available

Many kids are intimidated by science, technology, engineering and math - or STEM. Our camps show them that STEM is actually fun and rewarding. With themes like robotics, structures, aerodynamics and coding, our week-long and hands-on camps make STEM accessible to everyone. This is a great way to put kids on the path to success in college and beyond. Learn more or apply at www.uaa.alaska.edu/sea.

WHEN: June 1 - July 31; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CONTACT: sea@alaska.edu; 907-786-1910

Armed Services YMCA Summer Day Camps

ASYMCA D.H. Cuddy Welcome Center 10449 Luke Ave, JBER, AK 99506

GRADES/AGES: Preschool, ages 3-5; and School age, entering grades 1-5 | COST: $55/session per child

ASYMCA Day Camps offer Alaska's military children a safe atmosphere where preschool and school-age children may enjoy their summer or holiday breaks. To deliver on the ASY's commitment to nurture the potential of every child, our program helps campers discover what they are passionate about, form healthy relationships, and explore exciting crafts and activities.
*Available to children of currently serving military
*Camp held on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, base access required

WHEN: Preschool Summer Session 1: June 1-5; School-Age Session 1: June 8-12; Preschool Summer Session 2: July 13-17 School-Age Session 2: July 20-24; Preschool Summer Session 3: August 3-7; Monday - Friday, 0900-1200

CONTACT: 907-552-9622; https://www.asymca.org/alaska-daycamp

Camp Fire's Camp Si-La-Meo

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-13 | COST: $310/week for ages 5-8; $335/week for ages 9-13

Venture outside for a week of fun where we take full advantage of the natural setting on the campus of Alaska Pacific University, making every day another opportunity for campers to go marching through the forest on a hike, practice target sports, hang from our rock wall, or launch a canoe from the waterfront. In addition to a huge line-up of activities, games and regular swim time, we structure each session around a unique theme to build campers' excitement towards a grand finale on the last day. Campers are organized into small groups by age, where they are encouraged to try something new while expressing their creative side.

WHEN: June 1 - Aug 7; 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

CONTACT: campfireak.org; 907-279-3551

Into the Woods Alaska Summer Camps

Anchorage Waldorf School, 3250 Baxter Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 3-6 (and potty trained) | COST: Summer Camp $275/week; Add-on story and rest $25/week

Young campers will enjoy a nurturing environment which allows the imagination to unfold. The majority of our day is spent in the warm summer sun, climbing trees, digging in gardens and exploring the great outdoors. We strive to provide a world where children can experience the wonder of childhood. Within the rhythm of our day, we have crafts, snack, circle games, and lunch. Optional story and rest time is available to complete the day.

WHEN: June 1 - Aug 7; no camp June 8-12, July 3; Summer Camp, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Story and rest 1-3 p.m.

CONTACT: goldencottage@waldorfak.org; 907-333-9062

Kincaid Adventure Camp

This camp is cancelled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. We will see you in 2021!

Kincaid Park 9401 W Raspberry Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 1-6 | COST: $105

This half-day camp at Kincaid Park is a chance for kids to explore and connect to the natural world in our own backyard. Come experience hiking, natural science, boating, biking, birding and more, with a different theme each week. Learn more at www.muni.org/active or call 343-6397.

WHEN: June 1 - Aug 7; 12:30-5:30 p.m.

CONTACT: www.muni.org/active; 343-6397

RecTennis Summer Camp

Delaney Park and West Anchorage High School, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-12 | COST: $42 - $105/week

Our summer tennis camp helps kids learn basic tennis skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. Each session is filled with high energy games and fun camp activities that will keep kids laughing and active while making new friends. Summer Tennis Camps are available in 1.5-hour and 4-hour blocks. West High School offers both 1.5 and 4-hour options. Delaney Park offers the 1.5-hour camp. Each 1.5 session focuses on learning tennis skills, while our 4-hour sessions also include additional fun camp games, activities and themed weeks, listed at RecTennis.com. Choose the way you want to play!

WHEN: June 1 - Aug. 7; Weekly, Monday-Friday; Delaney Park, 10-11:30 a.m.; West Anchorage High School, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Dana Griffin, 971-804-4226; dgriffin@pnw.usta.com

RecTennis Next Level Tennis

Delany Park and West Anchorage High School, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-16 | COST: $30 per week

Our Next Level Tennis program builds on the basic tennis skills that kids learn in our Summer Tennis Camp and introduces them to match play. Next Level Tennis is the perfect next step for your child or teen who wants to advance their tennis skills. Register today at RecTennis.com.

WHEN: June 2 - Aug. 8; Weekly, Tuesdays and Thursday; Delaney Park, 12-1:30 p.m.; West High School, 1-2:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Dana Griffin, 971-804-4226; dgriffin@pnw.usta.com

Youth Wilderness First Aid Course

Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 11-17 | COST: $260

This very popular program teaches the basic fundamentals of response, assessment and treatment of injuries and medical emergencies when definitive care is not close by. Packed with hands-on learning and wilderness scenarios, the Youth WFA builds confidence and supports participants working together in a team. CPR training is also included in this program. This course is appropriate for youth ages 11-17. If in-person classes are not possible due to coronavirus, they will be held online.

WHEN: June 8-10; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: dorothy@akwildmed.com; jaylin@akwildmed.com

Lefty Van Brunt Memorial Youth Baseball and Softball Camp

Mulcahy Stadium, on 16th Avenue by the Sullivan Arena, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-14 | COST: No cost, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Join our coaches and players for one day or all four. Learn to improve your hitting, pitching, catching, base running and fielding abilities, as well as good sportsmanship. Bring your glove, bat and your enthusiasm. Registration forms will be available on our website and at our office: 435 W. 10th Avenue, Suite A, Anchorage, AK 99501, or call 274-3627. Registration ends May 29. *Dates subject to health restrictions due to the coronavirus. Check updates on our website.

WHEN: June 8-11; 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CONTACT: Katelyn, 274-3627; gpilots@alaska.net; www.glacierpilots.com

Robotics I

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Build robotic machines or robots that spin, push, or respond to touch or sound. Program them with visual drag-and-drop programming software. Design robots to complete simple and challenging tasks like animals that move or a vehicle with sounds and lights. Use sensors to guide a robot through a maze. Projects will be adapted towards camper skill level and will use Beebots, LEGO Education WeDo or LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits.

WHEN: June 8-12; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Alaska Children's Music Camp

This camp is cancelled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. We will see you in 2021!

Lutheran Church of Hope, 1847 West Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades Pre-K to 6 | COST: Morning camp, $150; Afternoon camp$125; $10 sibling discount; $25 early registration by May 31

Come join one of the longest-running Orff-Schulwerk camps for children! At this day camp, students will play games and instruments, sing, create and move. The Alaska Children's Music Camp is taught by experienced and distinguished Orff-Schulwerk teachers Karen Medley, Kay Lehto and Anchorage's own Miriam DeLap.

WHEN: June 15-19; Ages 6-12: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Ages 3-5: 1-3 p.m.

CONTACT: alaskaorffchapter@gmail.com

Minecraft Level Design & Engineering

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 1-5 | COST: $500; Save $15 if you register before May 1

CodeREV's most popular class for this age group. Students learn the ins and outs of level design and game design while learning to engineer in Minecraft using RedStone. Students even learn basic code commands too! This class offers thrills and education alike as students explore their inner Da Vinci in a STEM format perfect for Minecraft lovers! Curriculum developed by CodeREV. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate - activities adapted toward the skill level of the participant. Typing experience helpful.

WHEN: June 15-19; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Stones, Bones & Old Cell Phones

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Get dirty! Dig up Alaska's past and learn how archaeologists and paleontologists solve the mysteries of how Alaska's prehistoric people and animals made Alaska their home and how we are still using some of the same adaptations today. Discover bones, tools and other artifacts during a mock dig!

WHEN: June 15-19; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Breakthrough Vocal Camp

4105 E. Turnagain Blvd., Anchorage, in the upstairs lobby

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-13 | COST: Early Bird $429; After June 1, $479

Join us as we go through a week-long day camp of intensive singing and performance to gear up for an end of week performance held at the Hard Rock Cafe the Friday that concludes camp. This camp will work with each camper one-on-one to put together a solo song to sing and perform and also a group number that the whole camp will participate in. With trips to the park, snacks, fun games and early drop off and late pick up included! Our campers have a blast and our counselors are ready to teach all! *Must have a song memorized before camp starts. *Lunch is not supplied. *Early drop off is 8-8:30 a.m.; Late pick up is 5-5:30 p.m.

WHEN: June 15-19, Ages 6-9; June 22-26, Ages 10-13; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CONTACT: Megan, mmkilloran@gmail.com; 907-244-3179 Jenna, hensley.jenna@gmail.com; 907-717-7079

Magic Academy - Junior and Premiere

Magic Don's Magic Studio & Shop, 7537 Basel Street, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Junior Academy, ages 7 and older; Premiere Academy, ages 9 and older | COST: $250/session

Junior Magic Academy (June) will feature basic tricks of the trade, cool illusions and lots of fun. It is open to ages 7 and older.
Premiere Magic Academy (July) will feature advanced magic and illusions that will blow your audiences away. It is for ages 9 and older.
In both sessions, magi will build their own magic sets and small illusions. A big show and barbecue will be held at the end of each week. They will be awesome!

WHEN: Junior Academy, June 15-19; Premiere Academy, July 13-17; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CONTACT: Don Russell, 907-522-1364 or MagicGuy@alaskalife.net

21st American Legion Youth Baseball/Softball Grade K-5

16th and Cordova Kosinksi Fields, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-5 as of June 2020 | COST: $95 for all 3 days if registered by June 14

Fun activities including baseball and other appropriate-kid activities and non-baseball fun and games.
Register online at www.alaskalegion.com.
Instructors include high school and former college players, assisted by local high school coaches and players.

WHEN: June 16-18; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Morning and afternoon sessions

CONTACT: Sleep Comfort by Nerlands, 907-258-2505

21st Annual Youth College Coaches Camp

16th and Cordova Kosinksi Fields, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 6-8 as of June 2020 | COST: $95 for all 3 days if registered by June 14

Instruction from multiple current college baseball coaches, as well as skill development for baseball and softball from current high school coaches and current and former college players.
Breakdown sessions on pitching and hitting.
Special sessions on fielding and base running.

WHEN: June 16-18; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Morning and afternoon sessions

CONTACT: Sleep Comfort by Nerlands, 907-258-2505

SPYDER Summer Soccer

Service High School and Trailside Elementary fields, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 3-14 | COST: $70/U4; $90/U6 and older

For more than 28 years, SPYDER Soccer has provided summer fun and skill development for kids ages 3-14. This 100% volunteer organization is a neighborhood program geared toward movement, fun and being outdoors; we emphasize family involvement. Teams are coed, Monday/Wednesday nights, so weekends are free. Choose the age group that works best for you; may request friends. Cost includes jersey, party, medals etc. Register online www.spydersoccer.com, Registration ends May 22; Space is limited.

WHEN: June 17-July 22, Mondays and Wednesdays; 1 hour-sessions, 5:30-8 p.m.; younger kids play earlier

CONTACT: Cristy, www.spydersoccer.com; crusher@gci.net

Future Engineers

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Tackle daily engineering challenges and learn how engineers create and build structures, products, and systems. Solve problems with your own inventions! Using the engineering design process, design, create, test and refine your design for the fastest racer. Learn about friction, force, motion and propulsion techniques to make your car move. Projects will be adapted towards camper skill level.

WHEN: June 22-26; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included; 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Robotics II

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Build robotic machines or robots that spin, push or respond to touch or sound. Program them with visual drag-and-drop programming software. Design robots to complete simple and challenging tasks like animals that move or a vehicle with sounds and lights. Use sensors to guide a robot through a maze. Projects will be adapted towards camper skill level and will use Beebots, LEGO Education WeDo or LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits. Projects will be modified for students who attend both weeks of robotics camp.

WHEN: June 29 - July 2; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Summer Camp at Alaska Botanical Garden

Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-13 | COST: $160-$265

Check our website for summer camp sessions and descriptions! www.alaskabg.org/summer-camp.

WHEN: June and July; Full Day or Half Day

CONTACT: Stacey Shriner, Stacey.shriner@alaskabg.org; www.alaskabg.org/summer-camp

Future Surgeons

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310, $20 lab fee; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Calling all future doctors, surgeons and veterinarians! Practice your lab skills like a real scientist or surgeon. Learn about the inner workings of animals and humans through virtual and hands-on dissections and building models. Campers will dissect a squid, fish or frog. Scrub in like a surgeon for our mock surgery and compare a fetal pig to human anatomy. An additional $20 lab fee covers the cost of specimens. *Specimens may change due to availability.

WHEN: July 6-10; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Modding in Minecraft Game design

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 5-8 | COST: $500; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Students will create powerful teleporting swords, humorous blocks, amazing mobs, bows that shoot arrows that summon ender dragons, entire worlds and other insane items, all through the power of Java programming! Perfect for both the beginning coder and the advanced Java modding aficionado. Curriculum developed by CodeREV.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate - activities adapted toward the skill level of the participant. Typing experience helpful.

WHEN: July 6-10; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

UAA Hockey Academy

Seawolf Sports Complex, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-20 | COST: $249-$279

The UAA Hockey Academy is led by the hockey staff and current players. Campers will receive on-ice and off-ice instruction. Please visit www.uaahockeycamps.com for all details and registrations.

WHEN: July 6-22; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Nick, 907-786-1565; nbwalters@alaska.edu

3D Fun

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310, $15 technology fee; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Eye see you! Discover how eyes work and how to play tricks on them. Experience virtual reality, experiment with optical illusions, make 3D glasses and learn techniques to draw and design in 3D. Blend real and imaginary images to create an augmented reality with mythical creatures, spacecraft or amazing worlds of your own design. An additional $15 covers the technology fee.

WHEN: July 13-17; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care available 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnothern.org; pacificnorthern.org@create-academy

Anchorage Youth Court Law & Leadership Program

Snowden Training Center, 820 W. 4th Avenue, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Entering Grades 7-12 | COST: $180/person; low-income waivers available on a limited basis

Sign up for AYC's Law & Leadership program, happening July 13-17 in downtown Anchorage. Youth entering grades 7 through 12 will learn about law and leadership, take field trips and engage with members in the legal community, including judges, lawyers, legislators, probation officers and law enforcement. This program is intended to empower youth participants to become civically engaged and gain a deeper understanding of law and our justice system.
Space is limited to 20 participants. Cost waivers are limited, please apply early. Registration deadline: June 30, 2020.
For more information and to register, please visit: www.anchorageyouthcourt.org or call 907-274-5986.

WHEN: July 13-17; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CONTACT: Anchorage Youth Court, 907-274-5986; info@anchorageyouthcourt.org; www.anchorageyouthcourt.org

Sterling Performance Soccer Camp 2020

Javier Dela Vega Park, 1950 W 56th Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-17 | COST: $240, includes camp t-shirt

A coed soccer camp that focus on developing soccer skills, sportsmanship and character. Training groups will be created through a combination of skill level, teams and being able to learn with their friends. Players will concentrate on the fundamentals of soccer.

WHEN: July 14-17; 1-4 p.m.

CONTACT: AnchorageYouthSoccer.org

Swirling Sculptures

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310, $35 field trip fee; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Art and engineering combine to create crazy contraptions and magnificent mobiles. Using balance, energy and design, build large scale moving sculptures that twirl in the breeze or ball machines that seem to defy gravity. Find inspiration in the works of artists Alexander Calder or Anne Lilly and visit the Anchorage Museum to see the ball machine sculpture, Calliope Borealic designed George Rhoads. $35 fee covers the cost of the field trip.

WHEN: July 20-24; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Olympic Dreams

Pacific Northern Academy, 2511 Sentry Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $310; Save $15 if you register before May 1

Go for the gold during this week of camp! Learn about the first competition in Ancient Greece and how it has transformed into the modern Olympic games. From badminton and basketball to track and field or table tennis, experience favorite and lesser known sports. Learn about different countries of the world while we create our own version of the Olympic games, complete with its own unique events. Olympic four square, anyone?

WHEN: July 27-31; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Extended care included 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-333-1080; createacademy@pacificnorthern.org; pacificnorthern.com/create-academy

Youth Wilderness First Aid Course

Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 11-17 | COST: $260

This very popular program teaches the basic fundamentals of response, assessment and treatment of injuries and medical emergencies when definitive care is not close by. Packed with hands-on learning and wilderness scenarios, the Youth WFA builds confidence and supports participants working together in a team. CPR training is also included in this program. This course is appropriate for youth ages 11-17. If in-person classes are not possible due to coronavirus, they will be held online.

WHEN: July 28-30; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: dorothy@akwildmed.com; jaylin@akwildmed.com

CSI Alaska Forensic Science Camp

Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Lab, 4805 Dr. MLK Jr. Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 15-18 | COST: $275

This camp is designed to increase student awareness of science by exposure to forensics. Learn about drug analysis, fingerprints, fire science, forensic anthropology, blood-stain analysis, DNA collection, firearms and tool mark analysis. Students will get hands-on experience with crime scene processing, taught by law enforcement professionals. The camp's mission is to nurture and develop long-term interest in science education and a possible career in forensics. Camp includes field trip to Fish & Game Shooting Range.

WHEN: June 8-12; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Steve Arlow, 748-2446; trooperast41@gmail.com Download Application: foast.org/csi-camp; 907-279-5050; admin@foast.org

Delta Restoration Team (DRT Camp)

Cordova

GRADES/AGES: Ages 14-18 | COST: $700; Scholarships available

Come adventure with us and learn about restoration and stewardship among the incredible setting of Cordova and the Copper River Delta. While at camp help restore native plant communities, improve fish habitat, explore the glaciers, wetlands, rainforest and more! Participants will gain ecosystem knowledge, leadership skills, a sense of stewardship toward their public lands, and a sense of connection between themselves and natural habitats.

WHEN: July 21-28; Overnight

CONTACT: Lauren Bien, lbien@pwssc.org; 907-424-5800 x231

Seawolf Debate Camp

UAA Campus, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 6-10 | COST: $350

Want your student to think more clearly? Write more effectively? Speak more persuasively? Enroll them in UAA's Seawolf Debate Camp for a week-long intensive that uses debating to hone analytic and advocacy skills for middle and high school students (no experience necessary). The camp will feature exercises, mentoring and practice sessions led by our internationally-acclaimed staff and debaters and will build toward a full debate tournament at the end of the week. Sign up to improve your public speaking and critical thinking skills while having a whole lot of fun! Visit our website (seawolfdebate.com) for registration and more information.

WHEN: Aug. 3-8; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: sljohnson@alaska.edu; 786-4391

Vacation Bible School Concrete and Cranes

First Baptist Church of Anchorage, 1100 W. 10th Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Age 4 - Grade 6 | COST: Free

Join us for fun, songs, recreation, crafts and Bible study!

WHEN: June 1-5; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Kathleen Godsoe, fbcanchorage@ak.net; 907-279-8481

First Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School

First Presbyterian Church, 616 W. 10th Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Age 4 - Grade 6 | COST: Register before June 1 and there is no charge. Late registrations begin on June 1 and the cost is $10.

All children are invited to a castle adventure - the Quest for the King's Armor at Knights of North Castle Vacation Bible School. This noble adventure will include exciting music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation and memorable Bible stories that will help children experience God's amazing strength.
Join us as we armor up with truth, justice, peace, faith and salvation!

WHEN: June 22-26; 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CONTACT: Danna Larson, dllsitka@gmail.com; or call the church office at 272-6411

Alaska Children's Choir Musical Theater Camp

Central Lutheran Church, 15th Avenue and Cordova Street, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-16 | COST: $150/student

Come enjoy a week-long introduction into musical theater! Students will meet daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. They will prepare a short 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 theater production on Friday evening. The recommended ages are 5-16. The cost is $150 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.

WHEN: Postponed; Date to be determined

CONTACT: Jessica Wetherell, Director, alaskachildrenschoir@yahoo.com; 907-982-5467

Percussion in the Valley Summer Percussion Camp

Colony Middle School, Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-18 | COST: Session 1: $210; Session 2: $260

Percussion in the Valley Summer Percussion Camp is an opportunity for percussionists, and those interested in percussion, between the ages of 8-18 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.

WHEN: June 1-5; Session 1: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Session 2: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: Dr. Meggie Aube, Camp Artistic Director, 907-631-8079; percvalley@gmail.com

Art Kids Studio Art Camps

Art Kids Studio open by appointment or registration only.

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-16 | COST: All Day, $420; Half Day A.M., $220; Half Day P.M., $240 Camp fees include supplies.

Art Kids ages 6-16 build artistic abilities, fun creative projects and friendships at the Art Kids Studio Art Camps. Repeat camps for beneficial development and new projects. Register soon, as enrollment limited to six Art Kids per camp.
Offering six Monday-Friday camps: June 1-5 and 8-12; July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 and 27-31. Camp fees include supplies.
Camp options:
1. All Day - Both drawing and sculpture projects.
2. Half Day A.M. - only drawing projects: Art Kids draw, paint and create printmaking projects.
3. Half Day P.M. - only sculptural projects: Art Kids build sculptural mixed media projects.

WHEN: June 1-5 and 8-12; July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 and 27-31; All Day: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Half Day A.M.: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Half Day P.M.: 1-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Jannah Atkins, artkidsstudio.com; jatkins@gci.net; 907-360-3542

Alaska Children's Choir Musical Theater Camp

Trinity Lutheran Church, 10355 East Palmer Wasilla Highway, Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-16 | COST: $150/student

Come enjoy a week-long introduction into musical theater! Students will meet daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. They will prepare a short 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 theater production on Friday evening. The recommended ages are 5-16. The cost is $150 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.

WHEN: Postponed; Date to be determined

CONTACT: Jessica Wetherell, Director, alaskachildrenschoir@yahoo.com; 907-982-5467

The Mini Music Machine!

This camp is cancelled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. We will see you in 2021!

Anchorage Music & Dance Center, 9210 Vanguard Drive # 1, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 3-6 | COST: $125/session

"This is an official announcement from the Board of Directors of The Music Machine Inc. As of April 7, 2020, the decision was made that The Music Machine, Dance Machine and Mini Music Machine workshops will not be held this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paramount in this decision was keeping our kids, staff, volunteers and audience members safe and healthy. In accordance with city and state mandates, our rehearsal studio and performing spaces are currently closed down, with no set time to re-open. Rescheduling our summer programs for this calendar year is not possible. We look forward to seeing everyone for a fabulous summer of musical fun in 2021 – our 40th season!"

WHEN: Session I, June 8-18; Session II, July 27 - Aug. 6; Mon-Thurs: Ages 3 and 4, 10-11 a.m.; Ages 5 and 6, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CONTACT: Janet Carr-Campbell, Director, 907-227-0509; themusicmachine@live.com; themusicmachineanchorage.com

The Dance Machine!

This camp is cancelled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. We will see you in 2021!

Anchorage Music & Dance Center, 9210 Vanguard Drive # 1, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Group I, Ages 6-9; Group II, Ages 10-12; Group III, Ages 12-18 | COST: Group I, $225; Group II or III, $275; $15 discount if paid in full by June 1, 2020

"This is an official announcement from the Board of Directors of The Music Machine Inc. As of April 7, 2020, the decision was made that The Music Machine, Dance Machine and Mini Music Machine workshops will not be held this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paramount in this decision was keeping our kids, staff, volunteers and audience members safe and healthy. In accordance with city and state mandates, our rehearsal studio and performing spaces are currently closed down, with no set time to re-open. Rescheduling our summer programs for this calendar year is not possible. We look forward to seeing everyone for a fabulous summer of musical fun in 2021 – our 40th season!"

WHEN: June 22 - Aug. 1; Monday and Wednesday only, Group I, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.; Group II, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Group III, 2-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Janet Carr-Campbell, Director, 907-227-0509; themusicmachine@live.com; themusicmachineanchorage.com

The Music Machine!

This camp is cancelled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. We will see you in 2021!

Anchorage Music & Dance Center, 9210 Vanguard Drive # 1, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Group I, Ages 6-9; Group II, Ages 10-12; Group III, Ages 12-18 | COST: Group I, $300; Group II or III, $350; $15 discount if paid in full by June 1, 2020

"This is an official announcement from the Board of Directors of The Music Machine Inc. As of April 7, 2020, the decision was made that The Music Machine, Dance Machine and Mini Music Machine workshops will not be held this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paramount in this decision was keeping our kids, staff, volunteers and audience members safe and healthy. In accordance with city and state mandates, our rehearsal studio and performing spaces are currently closed down, with no set time to re-open. Rescheduling our summer programs for this calendar year is not possible. We look forward to seeing everyone for a fabulous summer of musical fun in 2021 – our 40th season!"

WHEN: June 22 - Aug. 1; Group I, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mon-Thurs; Group II, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Mon-Thurs; Group III, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Mon and Wed and 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Tues and Thurs

CONTACT: Janet Carr-Campbell, Director, 907-227-0509; themusicmachine@live.com; themusicmachineanchorage.com

Alaska String Camps

Birchwood Camp, Chugiak; North Star Camp, Willow

GRADES/AGES: Completed grades 4-12 for the 2019-2020 school year with 1-2 years of orchestra or private instruction. | COST: Elementary, $349; Intermediate, $449; High School, $449

Combine orchestral musical enrichment with an overnight summer camp experience. For up-to-date information, please check our webpage: alaskastringcamps.org.

WHEN: Elementary, July 6-8; Intermediate, June 27-30; High School, June 27-30; Overnight

CONTACT: info@alaskastringcamps.org; 907-696-2267

Girdwood Fine Arts Camp

Challenge Alaska, Girdwood

GRADES/AGES: Primary, ages 5-8; Intermediate, ages 9-17 | COST: $150-350

The Girdwood Fine Arts Camp fosters natural artistic talents by giving young artists instruction in the crafts and techniques of the fine arts. Arts Camp serves children age 5 through late teens. There are two sessions for the youngest campers (Primary, ages 5-8), morning and afternoon. Students closely collaborate with professional artists who are chosen to teach at Arts Camp for their ability to teach and inspire. The finest art materials are provided. Arts Camp is held for two weeks at the end of the summer in the spectacular natural setting of Girdwood Valley. The whole town gets involved with this annual cultural event which inspires and connects everyone who participates. Parents and townspeople are treated to an exhibition of student work on the last day of Camp. Older children and teens meet for four hours in the afternoons (Intermediate, ages 9-17).

WHEN: July 27-Aug 7; Primary, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.; Intermediate, 1-5 p.m.

CONTACT: http://www.girdwoodfineartscamp.com/

Waxed Musings for Art and Sign Language

Various Anchorage locations

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-12 | COST: Varies

Summer Camps that are tailored for your child. With adequate notice and availability, sessions can be a week-long or shorter duration special events (birthday parties, educational classes). These camp/event sessions include the following specific activities: glass/mosaic art, mixed-media art, painting, jewelry making and American Sign Language Fun for Beginners. All classes taught by a local school district teacher and community artist.

WHEN: TBA; TBA

CONTACT: Rates and information can be found at the Waxed Musings website, leewaters.org or text at 907-727-7271.

Camp Fire's Camp K On Kenai Lake

Cooper Landing

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-17 | COST: $300-$795

Get away this summer to Alaska's longest running, coed overnight camp along the shores of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing - a two-hour bus ride from Anchorage. Just a stone's throw from main camp is a half-mile long beach with access to hiking trails, boating activities, field games, an art building, as well as river rafting and horseback excursions nearby. This 160-acre campus within the Chugach National Forest is "wild Alaska"; with everyday opportunities to be off the grid, experience nature and take in the epic beauty right outside your cabin door. Roundtrip transportation is provided from Anchorage for all sessions.

WHEN: May 31 - July 30; Sessions from 4-11 days

CONTACT: campfireak.org; 907-279-3551

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Junior Naturalist Camp

Two-day sessions at the Wynn Nature Center on the Ridge in Homer and two overnights at CACS Peterson Bay Field Station on the south side of Kachemak Bay, Homer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 9-11 | COST: $450/camper; Scholarships available

Four-day camp with two-day sessions at the Wynn Nature Center and two overnights at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Explore the diverse habitats and wildlife of the forests and beaches around Kachemak Bay.
Activities include animal tracking and game cams, forest hikes, tidepooling, outdoor fun and adventure!
Perfect for a first-time camper!

WHEN: June 20-23; Overnight

CONTACT: info@akcoastalstudies.org; 907-235-6746; www.akcoastalstudies.org/education-programs/summer-youth-programs.html

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Family Camp

CACS, Peterson Bay Field Station across Kachemak Bay, Homer

GRADES/AGES: All families | COST: $250/adult; $150/child; includes all transportation, meals, supplies, lodging and program costs for the entire weekend! Kayaking is optional and an additional $110/person.

Fun and adventure for the family. Family Nature Camps are a great opportunity for families to be together and get outside in an amazing Kachemak Bay setting. Activities include tidepooling, hiking, campfire songs, wildlife watching plus games and hands-on activities for all ages. Families sleep in yurts. Costs include transportation, meals and the program itself. Kayaking is available for an additional cost.

WHEN: June 26-28; July 2-4; Aug. 31 - Sept. 2; Overnight

CONTACT: info@akcoastalstudies.org; 907-235-6746; www.akcoastalstudies.org/education-programs/summer-youth-programs.html

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Teen EcoAdventure Camp

Based from the CACS Peterson Bay Field Station on the south side of Kachemak Bay, Homer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 12-15 | COST: $999/person, includes all boat transportation around Kachemak Bay, food and lodging; Scholarships available

10-day outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship camp explores the changing environment and how this connects to a most basic and delicious part of our lives: food! Activities include backcountry and yurt camping, hiking along forests, beaches, alpine and at the foot of a glacier, berry picking and preserving, learning about salmon fishing, tidepooling, understanding ethnobotany and local edible plant uses, and having fun in the kitchen making a range of homemade foods. Throughout all this, participants learn about how different changes to the forest, beach and marine ecosystems affect the food we eat and how our food choices affect the environment and communities around us.

WHEN: July 6-16; Overnight

CONTACT: info@akcoastalstudies.org; www.akcoastalstudies.org/education-programs/summer-youth-programs.html

Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp

Wasilla

GRADES/AGES: Adult | COST: $749

The 18th Annual Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp (AAGC) is a special event offering music enthusiasts at all ability levels the opportunity to spend a week lakeside near Wasilla studying acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, songwriting and voice under the tutelage of world-class recording artists. Artists for 2020 include Grammy winner Al Petteway, singer/songwriter Liz Longley, three-time national flatpicking champion Steve Kaufman, multi-instrumentalist Keith Yoder and numerous others. Co-sponsored by KNBA 90.3 FM.

WHEN: Aug. 30 - Sept. 5; Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning

CONTACT: Joe Becker, Camp Director, http://www.acousticalaska.com; camp@acousticalaska.com; 907-331-4864

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