Summer will be here soon and the 2018 Summer Camp Guide has the camp or activity for your kid! Search through more than 175 listings for Alaska camps to find the perfect fit and register before summer arrives.

Summer SPYDER Athlete YOGA and/or OPEN HOCKEY

YOGA, Open Space Yoga Studio, 60 E. 57th Pl, Anchorage; HOCKEY, O'Malley Ice Rink, 11111 S. Center Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 12-college; YOGA for athletes from any sport; HOCKEY Int level | COST: $260/both YOGA and HOCKEY; $120/YOGA only; $220 HOCKEY only

Take your pick or do them both! ATHLETE YOGA (Spinal Floss and Hip Protocol) to strengthen and help with mobility and injury prevention. Taught by YOGA certified Cristy Hickel OPEN HOCKEY (30 minutes skills and drills with 30 minutes scrimmage) for female players looking to learn and keep skills over the summer in a fun mixed group environment. College players come out to assist. Led by Level 5 Coach Cristy Hickel and various club volunteers.

WHEN: April 17-July 26, 2018; Tuesday for HOCKEY; Thursday for YOGA; YOGA, evenings TBD; HOCKEY, evenings depending on ice schedule

CONTACT: Cristy Hickel, crusher@gci.net; 907-351-5545

Avalon Destination Equine Program

Avalon Destination, 33151 Cumulus Road, Eagle River

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6 and older | COST: $525/week

Equine Summer Academy: earth, nature and horses. Teaching life skills thru the art of riding. Learning ground work and riding skills that connect horse and rider as companions. Lessons build character, inner peace and full potential. Horses help cultivate the mind, body and spirit, bringing calmness in life and connecting to gain a better understanding in the world. Students of all levels of riding skills or experience are welcome.

WHEN: May-August; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monday-Friday

CONTACT: Renae, 907-694-3278

Camp Sholom

7525 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-12 | COST: $200/week early registration (before May 1, 2018); $225 regular registration

Camp Sholom invites your children to share in a camp experience that will stay with them through all their life. Caring and enthusiastic adults will guide your child as they foster a greater appreciation for the Alaska outdoors and all the opportunities it has to offer. We offer weekly field trips, active play every day, plus art, science and music activities facilitated by trained professionals in a colorful and interactive environment. Alaskan-centered theme weeks like Backyard Foraging and Campsite Creations will teach your child skills that they can bring home to the family for your next Alaska adventure. We also feature a kindy camp to prepare your rising kindergartener for school!

WHEN: May 24-Aug. 24, 2018; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; early care available 7:30-9 a.m.; late care available 4-5:30 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-337-1672

UAA Youth Basketball Skills Camp

Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Boys, grades 3-8 | COST: $180

Youth camp is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of the game of basketball while fostering a safe and fun environment for kids.

WHEN: May 29-31, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Ryan Orton, 907-786-4808; rorton1@alaska.edu

H2O: Headwaters to Ocean day_camp

Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova

GRADES/AGES: Grades 3-5 | COST: $225; scholarships available

PWSSC's environmental summer camps are an opportunity for campers to experience the amazing landscape that surrounds us in an educational and exciting way. Through camp experiences, we'll hike in the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, canoe through wetlands and explore tide pools and the ocean. From headwaters to ocean - it's all connected.

WHEN: May 28-June 1; June 25-29, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Seawolf Sports Camp

Wells Fargo Sports Complex, 2801 Spirit Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-13 | COST: $199/week

Seawolf Sports Camp is a day_camp that includes a schedule of multiple sports and games each day. Campers will learn the skills and rules required to play each sport. Additionally, campers will learn to work in a team environment while making new friends and having a ton of fun!

WHEN: May 29-June 29; July 9-Aug. 17, 2018; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Nick, 907-786-1565

Alaska Rock Gym Summer Climbing Camp for Kids & Teens

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

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-16 | COST: $90/three-day session

A summer climbing and activity camp for kids and teens. Weekly sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Morning time slot is not offered in Weeks 1 and 2. Kids increase fitness, gain confidence and have lots of fun. Repeat campers work on skills progression and technical problems. Low instructor to student ratio and a fast paced activity tempo keeps everyone active and engaged.

WHEN: Session 1, May 29-31; Session 2, June 5-7; Session 3, June 12-14; Session 4, June 19-21; Session 5, June 26-28; Session 6, July 10-12; Session 7, July 17-19; Session 8, July 24-26; Session 9, July 31-Aug. 2; Session 10, Aug. 7-9; Session 11, Aug. 14-16, 2018; Morning session, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Afternoon session, 1-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-562-7265

Smash Camp Tennis Camp

Service High School Tennis Courts, 5577 Abbott Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-17 | COST: $150/week

Smash Camp is a tennis camp focusing on fundamentals, positive energy and FUN! This camp's main objectives are to teach the game of tennis to beginners, intermediate and advanced kids from ages 8- to 17-years-old. Smash Camp is a high energy camp with a positive atmosphere. This tennis camp consists of drills, live ball drills and tennis games that are designed to keep the students engaged and constantly moving! Visit www.tennisalaska.com for more information.

WHEN: Weekly, May 29-Aug. 10, 2018; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-1:30 p.m.

CONTACT: tenniscamp@hotmail.com

Alaska Club, Summer Fun Camp

The East, South, Eagle River and Wasilla Alaska Club locations

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-12 | COST: $179/week for members; $199/week for nonmembers

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 29-Aug. 17, 2018; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Anchorage Summer Camp at The Dome

The Dome, 6501 Changepoint Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-13 | COST: $70/day; $249/week; $2,499/summer; early drop-off and late pick-up included

We've got a 180,000-square foot-playground here at The Dome, and we make the most of it! This summer, we're providing our campers a huge range of activities to keep their minds and bodies moving. The turf is yours, the track is yours, The Dome is yours! Join us in the largest playground in Alaska! This day_camp provides a summer filled with games, creative activities, sports and field trips!

WHEN: May 29-Aug. 17, 2018; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

CONTACT: David Registe, Director of Programs, 907-770-3663; david@thedome.us

Aurora Kids Gymnastics Camps

Aurora Kids Fitness, Gymnastics & Dance, 1120 Huffman Road #8, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Age 3 and older | COST: $38/camp block/day; buy four days/week, get the fifth free

Half-day_camps with rotating weekly themes. Pre-K (3-6 year old) kids can be ninjas, pirates, princesses, parkour gymnasts, dinosaurs or be part of our new Paw Patrol. A different theme each week. School age kids (6 years and older) can challenge themselves with gymnastics, ninja, parkour and circus camps. Big anniversary specials this summer!

WHEN: May 29-Aug. 17, 2018; Pre-K, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Pre-K and school age, Monday and Friday 1-4 p.m.; Open Gym add-on available Monday, Wednesday and Friday

CONTACT: Register online: www.aurorakidsak.com; 907-345-0093

The Learning Farm

The Learning Farm, 11601 Gander Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-11 | COST: $60/half day; $100/full day; discount for two or more days, $50/half day, $90/full day

The Learning Farm's Summer Farm Camp enriches children's lives with hands-on animal education, in a fun, active and wholesome environment. Gather eggs from the chicken house and bottle feed a calf. Make butter and cheese, then grind wheat to make bread. Holding baby goats is a favorite activity. Feed the sheep, goats, pig, chickens, rabbits, pony and horses. Learn to wash, card, spin, dye and felt wool from our sheep. Horse riding and animal feeding during each session. Games, crafts and lots of time with all the animals! Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration required, www.TheLearningFarm.net.

WHEN: May 29-Aug. 17, 2018; 9 a.m.-1p.m. or 1-5 p.m. half day; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. full day

CONTACT: Deborah Baines, info@thelearningfarm.net

2018 Junior Learn to Row

Dimond High Pool, 2909 W. 88th Ave., and Sand Lake, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 12-18; completed grades 6-12 | COST: $100

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 June 2, 2018, to cover safety and introduce technique. June 4-8, 2018, campers will be rowing at Sand Lake.

WHEN: June 2 and June 4-8, 2018; June 2, 9-11 a.m.; June 4-8, 3-5 p.m.

CONTACT: www.anchoragerowing.com/classes

Service High Volleyball Camp

Service High School Main Gym, 5577 Abbott Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-9 | COST: $80

Two day volleyball camp hosted by new head coach Katelynn Raygor and JV coach Brooke Pottle. Come out for skills training, fun and excitement. New coaches! New program! New vision! Cougar Strong!

WHEN: June 4-5, 2018; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CONTACT: lcvb.servicehigh@gmail.com; Nicole, 907-632-2888

UAA WBB Camp

Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Girls, ages 8-18 | COST: $100/session; $190/both sessions

University of Alaska Anchorage Women's Basketball offers a morning and afternoon session for girls ages 8-18 of all skill level. Mornings are focused on individual skills and the afternoon is focused on team concepts and games.

WHEN: June 4-6, 2018; Morning session, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Afternoon session, 1-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Shaina Afoa, smafoa@alaska.edu

Lefty Van Brunt 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 sponsors

Join our coaches and collegiate players for one day or all four. Learn to improve your hitting, pitching, catching, base running and fielding abilities, as well as sportsmanship. Bring your glove, bat and enthusiasm, and we'll provide the rest! Registration forms will be available on our website and at our office, 435 W. 10th Ave., Suite A, Anchorage, AK 99501-3556; or call 907-274-3627. Please submit these registration forms by May 29, 2018.

WHEN: June 4-7, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-noon

CONTACT: Kristen or Mike: 907-274-3627; gpilots@alaska.net; www.glacierpilots.com

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Engineer It: Alaska

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-12 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Do you have what it takes to engineer the North? Campers investigate how engineering has been a part of Alaska both in the past and present by visiting the galleries and exploring some of the many types of engineering including structure building, circuitry and robotics. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' engineering feats.

WHEN: June 4-8, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Explore It: Growth

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-9 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Investigate the ideas of growth in the North during this weeklong camp for curious scientists. Explore the growth behind things both large and small, from mountains and glaciers to plants and bacteria. Discover how people in Alaska and the North have used plants in the past and how plants are used today, then create works of art inspired by the findings. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' creations.

WHEN: June 4-8, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Percussion in The Valley Summer Percussion Camp

Colony Middle School, Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-18 | COST: $90-$260

This camp is an opportunity for percussionists, and those interested in percussion, between the ages of 7-18 to improve their technique, learn a wide variety of new instruments and gain instruction from professionals from around the state and nation. This weeklong intensive study will help inspire and challenge students in their percussion education while having fun and making new friends and connections.

WHEN: June 4-8, 2018; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CONTACT: percvalley@gmail.com

Girl Scouts of Alaska, Discover: Nature

Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Entering grade K-6 | COST: $250

Come discover what Girl Scout Camp is all about! The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Campers will try everything camp has to offer, including canoeing, arts and crafts, a cookout, nature hikes and more. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. Bus transportation is an additional $40 per week. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: June 4-8; July 23-27, 2018; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Alaska Botanical Garden Summer Camp

Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $120-$240

Come and learn all about gardening, soil science, forest critters, cooking, drawing and photography with us! Full Day and Half Day options available. All camps take place in our unique garden classroom and on 110 acres of natural boreal forest! Expert staff lead campers through fun, hands-on, science-based environmental education activities. Each unique camp repeats throughout the summer offering a chance for your child to go in depth into the subjects that interest them the most! All camp materials are provided as well as weekly take-home projects.

WHEN: June 4-Aug. 3, 2018; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. half day; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. full day

CONTACT: Stacey Shriner, education@alaskabg.org; 907-770-3692

Camp Fire's Summer Adventure

Three elementary school locations: south Anchorage, north Anchorage and Eagle River

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 1-7 | COST: $45/day

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 4-Aug. 3, 2018; 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. in Eagle River

CONTACT: campfireak.org; 907-279-3551

Summer Fun Club

Rabbit Creek Elementary School, 13650 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-12 | COST: $205/week first child; $175/week 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 per week. Children have bike day once a week: children ages 5-9 stay on campus and work on bike skills, while those ages 10-12 have bike trips off campus. When not biking or "field tripping," 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 (RCCA).

WHEN: June 4-Aug. 3, 2018; 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday

CONTACT: rabbitcreekchildcare@gmail.com; 907-742-5722; rabbitcreekchildcare.com

Anchor Lutheran Summer Program

8100 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 3-12 | COST: $890/month; $55/day; $6.60/hour

Our Summer Program is a full day program for children 3-12 years old. We offer a faith-based fun-filled summer with exciting field trips, creative outdoor activities, arts and crafts, chapel time, bike days, water fun days, picnic days and more!

WHEN: June 4-Aug. 10, 2018; 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-522-3636; office@alsalaska.org

Camp Fire's Camp Si-La-Meo

Alaska Pacific University, 4101 University Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-13 | COST: $290/week

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 lessons, 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 4-Aug. 10, 2018; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

CONTACT: campfireak.org; 907-279-3551

Fox Hollow Junior Golf

Fox Hollow Golf Course and Sports Dome, 11801 Brayton Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-14 | COST: $125

Golf lessons at our par-3 course, as well as a free nine holes of play for students after their lesson each day!

WHEN: June 4-Aug. 10, 2018; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9-11 a.m.

CONTACT: Cathi Geerin, 907-345-4600; chalet@foxhollowak.com

Great Alaska Hockey College Showcase and Development Camp

O'Malley Sports Center, 11111 O'Malley Center Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Girls ages 12-college; intermediate skaters and above | COST: $375/before May 20; $400/after May 20, 2018

Skate with and be coached and scouted by some of the best coaches in the world. Sixteen hours of ice. Division 1 and 3 college coaches lead the way in this unique showcase/camp where skaters get up close and personal with elite players and staff. Camp will also cover current nutrition, fitness, vision, college process, National Team and pro hockey options for young women. 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 hike. Space is limited. Eight goalies only.

WHEN: June 5-8, 2018; June 5, late afternoon/evening; June 6-8, mornings

CONTACT: Cristy, crusher@gci.net; register online: www.http://link2cart.com/ejnlmg

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Engineer It: Alaska

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-9 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Do you have what it takes to engineer the North? Campers investigate how engineering has been a part of Alaska both in the past and present by visiting the galleries and exploring some of the many types of engineering including structure building, circuitry and robotics. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' engineering feats.

WHEN: June 11-15, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Explore It: Everyday Science

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-12 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Become a scientist for a week: look closely, ask questions and experiment while collecting real data and contributing to research about Alaska. Explore weather, sound, water and other monitoring projects that can be done at the museum and in your own backyard. Campers see how citizen science projects can connect them to the science community while enhancing their understanding and appreciation of the world around them. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' research and experiments.

WHEN: June 11-15, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Girl Scouts of Alaska, Discover: Girl Scout Camp

Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Entering grade K-6 | COST: $250

Come discover what Girl Scout Camp is all about! The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Campers will try everything camp has to offer, including canoeing, arts and crafts, a cookout, nature hikes and more. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. Bus transportation is an additional $40 per week. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: June 11-15; July 30-Aug. 3, 2018; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Magic Invitational

7537 Basel St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 9 and up | COST: $250

These special programs are open by invitation/application to Magic Enthusiasts ages 9 and up. The camp will include a myriad of amazing tricks and illusions. Students will build their own magic kits and have opportunities to perform routines, skits and illusions.

WHEN: June 11-15; July 16-20, 2018; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Parlor open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

CONTACT: Don Russell, 907-522-1364

UAA Hockey Academy

Wells Fargo Sports Complex, 2801 Spirit Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-13 | COST: $249/week

UAA Hockey Academy is Anchorage's premier youth hockey camp. This camp features 10 ice sessions per week, in addition to off-ice shooting and stickhandling clinics with current UAA coaches and players. Campers will also get to enjoy swimming everyday and bike rides, along with a ton of other sports and games! Join us for a week of fun! Campers must provide their own gear.

WHEN: June 11-29; July 9-13, 2018; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Nick, 907-786-1565

SPYDER Summer Soccer

Trailside Elementary School Fields, 5151 Abbott Road; and Service High School Soccer Fields, 5577 Abbott Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 3-15; may request friends on teams | COST: $70/U4 (ages 3 and under); $90 U6 and older (ages 4-15)

For more than 26 years, SPYDER soccer has provided summer fun and skill development for kids ages 3-15. This 100 percent volunteer organization is a neighborhood program geared toward movement, fun and being outdoors. We emphasize family involvement. Teams are co-ed, Monday and Wednesday nights, so weekends are free. Choose the age group that works best for development. Cost includes jersey, sports bag, party, medals, etc. Adjacent playground is enjoyed by families. May request friends on teams. Register online at www.spydersoccer.com.

WHEN: June 13-July 18, 2018; Mondays and Wednesdays; One hour sessions beginning 5:30-8 p.m.; younger kids play earlier

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

Rush Youth Soccer League

Lloyd Steele Park, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 4-10 | COST: $150

Join the best youth soccer program in Anchorage, the Rush Youth Soccer League (RYSL). Designed for soccer skill development, small-sided games and fun. Sessions run by experienced and licensed coaches, not parent volunteers. Cost is 40% less than other club programs for same amount of training. www.alaskarush.com

WHEN: June 13-July 26, 2018; Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Tyler Jeffres, Tjeffres@alaskarush.com

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Explore It: Dinosaurs

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-9 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Travel back to a time where dinosaurs roamed Alaska. Explore the Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline exhibition to learn about dinosaurs and ancient animals of Alaska's past. Campers discover what it takes to be a paleontologist, decipher fossil clues and create an Alaskan dinosaur or ancient animal inspired by their discoveries. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' creations.

WHEN: June 18-22, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Robot it: Museum Take-Over

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-12 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

WHEN: June 18-22, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

World Cup Soccer Camp

Fox Hollow Sports Dome, 11801 Brayton Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-14 | COST: $200

Join Alaska Rush for a week of skill development and fun games celebrating the World Cup! Play four mini-games per day on a different team each time with prizes for winners. Watch a World Cup Game of the Day projected on Fox Hollow Dome walls. www.alaskarush.com

WHEN: June 18-22, 2018; 12:30-4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Dan Rufner, 907-561-7874; drufner@alaskarush.com

Girl Scouts of Alaska, Discover: STEM

Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Entering grade K-6 | COST: $250

Come discover what Girl Scout Camp is all about! The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Campers will try everything camp has to offer, including canoeing, arts and crafts, a cookout, nature hikes and more. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. Bus transportation is an additional $40 per week. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: June 18-22; July 16-20; Aug. 6-10, 2018; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Alaska Airlines College Coach's Baseball and Softball

Kosinski Fields, 16th and Cordova, near Mulcahy Park, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-8 | COST: $55-$95/all three days; contact for details

Meet eight college baseball coaches and get training from college softball pitchers during this three-day clinic. Full cages use, break down in groups and special sessions on fielding and base running. More details at www.alaskalegion.com.

WHEN: June 20-22, 2018; 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; 12:45-3 p.m.

CONTACT: www.alaskalegion.com; Sleep Comfort by Nerlands, 907-258-2505

19th Annual Alaska Airlines Youth Baseball and Softball

Kosinski Fields, 16th and Cordova, near Mulcahy Park, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-5 | COST: $55-$95/all three days; contact for details

Baseball and softball training with fun, non-baseball activities and games. Experienced PE instructors and college baseball players and coaches are the instructors.

WHEN: June 20-22, 2018; 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; 12:45-3 p.m.

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

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Explore It: Dinosaurs

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-12 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Travel back to a time where dinosaurs roamed Alaska. Explore the Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline exhibition to learn about dinosaurs and ancient animals of Alaska's past. Campers discover what it takes to be a paleontologist, decipher fossil clues and create an Alaskan dinosaur or ancient animal inspired by their discoveries. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' creations.

WHEN: June 25-29, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Robot it: Museum Take-Over

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-9 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

WHEN: June 25-29, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Girl Scouts of Alaska, Take Action

Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Entering grade K-6 | COST: $250

Come discover what Girl Scout Camp is all about! The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Campers will try everything camp has to offer, including canoeing, arts and crafts, a cookout, nature hikes and more. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. Bus transportation is an additional $40 per week. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: June 25-29, 2018; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Create It: Art of the North

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-9 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Ready to become an artist of the North? Campers take inspiration from art in the Anchorage Museum for hands-on experience with different art mediums and styles through artist-led projects. Textiles, painting and sculpture are just a few of the art forms campers investigate. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' creations.

WHEN: July 9-13, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Explore It: Last Frontiers

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-12 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Take on the challenges of the last frontiers. Investigate the last frontiers of Alaska, the deep sea and space in this weeklong camp. Dive into sea and space exploration through the planetarium, learn about what it takes to thrive in these harsh environments and tackle the terrain using LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics; no experience necessary. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' frontier adventures.

WHEN: July 9-13, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Girl Scouts of Alaska, Discover: Coding

Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Entering grade K-6 | COST: $250

Come discover what Girl Scout Camp is all about! The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Campers will try everything camp has to offer, including canoeing, arts and crafts, a cookout, nature hikes and more. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. Bus transportation is an additional $40 per week. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: July 9-13, 2018; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Summer Peace Camp

Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2824 E. 18th Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 1-6 | COST: $150 early reservation (before May 1); $200 after May 1, 2018; scholarships available

Imagine a summer experience that will plant seeds for participants to enjoy a satisfied life and contribute to a more peaceful community. Campers have the opportunity to grow socially and emotionally through music, the arts and outdoor activities.

WHEN: July 9-13, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; childcare available half-hour before and after

CONTACT: Rosene Beachy, DLRE, rbeachy@alaskalife.net

Open Space Kids Yoga & Music Camp

Open Space, 630 E. 57th Pl., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-10 | COST: $455 for the first eight registrations; $495 after the first eight

Two times a week we'll gather for 3.5 fun hours to play games, craft, enjoy free play, practice yoga and explore our rhythmic side. Each Tuesday, certified kidding Around Yoga teacher, Dietrich Johnson, will share an hour of energizing movement, breathing and mind-calming practices. On Thursdays, we will sing, dance and explore a variety of instruments for one hour with the inspiring and talented Hannah Joy Smith of Timbre Music and Music Together. Register on our website now! www.openspacealaska.com/happenings

WHEN: July 10-Aug. 16, 2018; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: OpenSpaceAlaska.com; Openspacealaska@gmail.com; 907-243-OPEN (6736)

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Create It: Art of the North

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-12 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Ready to become an artist of the North? Campers take inspiration from art in the Anchorage Museum for hands-on experience with different art mediums and styles through artist-led projects. Textiles, painting and sculpture are just a few of the art forms campers investigate. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' creations.

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Anchorage Museum Summer Camps, Explore It: Last Frontiers

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-9 | COST: $300; members receive 10% discount

Take on the challenges of the last frontiers. Investigate the last frontiers of Alaska, the deep sea and space in this weeklong camp. Dive into sea and space exploration through the planetarium, learn about what it takes to thrive in these harsh environments and tackle the terrain using LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics; no experience necessary. The week culminates with a presentation of the campers' frontier adventures.

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Cordova 4-H Music Camp

Cordova, Alaska

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-8 for Hawaiian Camp; Ages 9-18 for Bluegrass Camp | COST: $250 early registration (before June 30, 2018); $300 regular registration

The Cordova 4-H Music Camp offers young people an opportunity to explore a diverse range of traditional acoustic music styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. Throughout the week, students will engage in classes during the day, one of which will be performing at the end of camp, in addition to family events that are held around town. Special guests artists, as well as local Alaskan musicians, teach classes. We hold Hawaiian Camp for younger children, ages 5-8, and a Bluegrass Camp for ages 9-18. Adult classes are also available. Visit our website for information, www.cordovamusiccamp.org. Bring the enjoyment of playing music into your life!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

CONTACT: cordovabluegrass@gmail.com

Seawolf Volleyball Camps

Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Entering grade 5 and up | COST: Varies (most are $50/day)

A variety of volleyball camps from July 17 through Aug. 2, 2018. Most are two day_camps. All information can be found at www.seawolfvolleyballcamps.com.

WHEN: July 17-Aug. 2, 2018; age groups vary; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: www.seawolfvolleyballcamps.com

Girl Scouts of Alaska, Program Aide

Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Entering grade 7-12 | COST: Free

Come discover what Girl Scout Camp is all about! The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Campers will try everything camp has to offer, including canoeing, arts and crafts, a cookout, nature hikes and more. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. Bus transportation is an additional $40 per week. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: Any camp week; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Avalon Destination Equine Program

Avalon Destination, 33151 Cumulus Road, Eagle River

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6 and older | COST: $525/week

Equine Summer Academy: earth, nature and horses. Teaching life skills thru the art of riding. Learning ground work and riding skills that connect horse and rider as companions. Lessons build character, inner peace and full potential. Horses help cultivate the mind, body and spirit, bringing calmness in life and connecting to gain a better understanding of the world. Students of all levels or riding skills or experience are welcome.

WHEN: May-August; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monday-Friday

CONTACT: Renae, 907-694-3278

Pack Antics

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

What if your family was a pack of wild animals? Come learn the family dynamics of zoo animals and explore what your role would be if you lived with a pack of wolves.

WHEN: May 24, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Harbor Seal Plunge

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Do you love swimming and diving into water? So do our seals! Come learn what makes these marine mammals such good swimmers and why they enjoy the water so much.

WHEN: May 25, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Turtle Hurdles

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Spend a day learning how turtles that visit Alaska survive here, and what challenges they face every day in the wild. Meet the zoo?s resident turtles and discover the cool things that make turtles such amazing reptiles.

WHEN: May 28, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Zoo Photo Safari

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Meet a wildlife photographer and learn tips on how to take great photos of animals with zoo animals as the models! Go on a photo safari on zoo grounds and then see how you did at the end of the day! Don't forget your camera!

WHEN: May 29, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Trailside Discovery Camp

Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 4-16 | COST: $280/week, depending on class

Trailside Discovery Camp is an award-winning camp program in Alaska that provides a broad range of outdoor environmental education experiences for students ages 4 to 16 from all economic, social and cultural backgrounds. We provide summer camps at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage and Spring Creek Farm in Palmer. We also offer special winter and spring programs during school breaks.

WHEN: May 29-Aug. 17, 2018; All day

CONTACT: trailside@akcenter.org

Wacky Weasels

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

The zoo's weasels might be wacky, but they're also very fun and interesting creatures. You'll find yourself going wacky discovering just how many cool facts there are about them, and after seeing them up close and spending a day learning all about them, you'll be a weasel expert!

WHEN: May 30, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Help debunk common wolf misconceptions! Are wolves really ferocious animals, or are they really just big chickens? Come meet the zoo's very own wolves and find out for yourself!

WHEN: May 31, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Colossal Cats

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

The zoo is home to the largest cat species in the world, and you will be blown away by the amazing characteristics that have made them successful. Come meet our tigers up close and see how colossal they really are.

WHEN: June 1, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Bear Aware

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Explore the wild world of bears! Learn bear safety and how to let bears know you are in their habitat. Meet the zoo?s bears and have fun while learning to be BEAR AWARE!

WHEN: June 4, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Mat-Su Girls Who Code

501 N. Gulkana St., Palmer

GRADES/AGES: Grades 6-10 | COST: Free; parents must drop-off/pick-up daily

In an effort to close the gender gap in technology, the Mat-Su School District is hosting a Girls Who Code summer day_camp. In addition to learning computer programming, girls will gain community service and leadership skills.

WHEN: June 4-8, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Victoria Flint, victoria.flint@matsuk12.us

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Robotics

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

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 an alligator with snapping jaws or a rescue 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 LEGO Education WeDo or LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits.

WHEN: June 4-8, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Enrichment 101

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Have you ever wanted to help make a zoo animal?s life better? Then come to the zoo and help us make and hand out enrichment, which is a type of animal toy or treat. You?re sure to have a blast because you?ll be helping zoo animals have a blast too!

WHEN: June 5, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Predators of the Sky

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Birds of prey have adapted to become some of the most amazing and talented predators in the world. You will see zoo birds of prey up close and discover the many traits that have made these animals the ultimate flying predators.

WHEN: June 6, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Bristol Bay Fly-Fishing and Guide Academy

Bear Trail Lodge, King Salmon

GRADES/AGES: Ages 14-24 | COST: $50 if accepted; reimbursed upon arrival to academy

We are excited to welcome Bristol Bay residents and BBNC shareholders or descendants between the ages of 14 and 24 to apply to the 10th annual Bristol Bay Fly-Fishing & Guide Academy. The Academy is a weeklong course that teaches fly-fishing skills and explores career opportunities in the sport fishing industry. It is a great opportunity for young adults to build leadership skills and learn more about being caretakers of our salmon resources.

WHEN: June 6-13, 2018; Application deadline March 16, 2018; Seven days

CONTACT: Tiarna Fischler, tiarna.fischler@gmail.com

Surviving the Arctic

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come learn how to survive in the Arctic during emergency situations. Campers will be blown away learning and comparing the unbelievable ways in which animals, including themselves, can survive the Arctic winters.

WHEN: June 7, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Otterly Awesome

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come to the zoo to learn everything there is to know about otters through fun activities and behind-the-scenes encounters with the zoo's otters. You'll be amazed by all the otterly awesome characteristics they have!

WHEN: June 8, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Creatures of the Night

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Are you afraid of the dark? No? Then come meet our nocturnal animals who prowl the earth when the sun goes down, and learn what it takes to be a true creature of the night!

WHEN: June 11, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Messy Science

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

Grab your lab coat and put on your goggles for this week of experimentation. Mix clever concoctions to create surprising results. Using the scientific method, discover the properties of matter by experimenting with solids, liquids and gases. Experiments will be adapted to camper age and skill level.

WHEN: June 11-15, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Moose on the Loose

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Alaskans know moose, but do you know how to be safe around moose on the loose? Meet the zoo's moose and learn how we can be good neighbors to these large backyard residents who share our city.

WHEN: June 12, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Fossil Frenzy

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Everyone loves digging up fossils and learning about the creatures of the past, but who knew some of those animals were still alive today? Come find out what animals those might be, while also getting a special presentation from the zoo's own fossil enthusiast!

WHEN: June 13, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Feisty Felines

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Do you simply adore cats? Then let us introduce you to the felines of the zoo while exploring their similarities and differences. Go behind-the-scenes to see these species as you never have before.

WHEN: June 14, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Beary Interesting

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Life isn't about stealing picnic baskets if you're a bear. Come learn all about the bears found in Alaska and what makes them so beary interesting. You'll get to see the zoo's bears up close and give them extra fun and yummy enrichment.

WHEN: June 15, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Kooky Canines

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Canines are elegant and fierce predators, but the ones at the zoo can really be kooky. Campers will learn what makes these amazing creatures so successful and then go see their fun and eccentric side.

WHEN: June 18, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Future Surgeons

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

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 model building. Campers will dissect a worm, squid, cow eye and frog. Scrub in like a veterinary surgeon as we explore the insides of a dog shark. A $20 lab fee covers the cost of specimens. Specimens may change due to availability.

WHEN: June 18-22, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Camp HoWL

61420 Florence Martin Court, Homer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-14 | COST: $1,425

This two-week camp will be based high in the Homer hills and focus on building teamwork, leadership, survival skills, a strong sense of community and partnership. We will be sleeping in yurts and cooking delicious meals in the out of doors! This camp includes beach hikes, stand-up paddleboarding, lessons in Leave No Trace camping ethics, ecology, camp fires, mountain hikes, building survival shelters, lighting one match fire, arts and crafts, bushcraft and much, much more! Camp HoWL is all the adventure a kid could dream of in an exciting two-week camp!

WHEN: June 18-30, 2018; Noon, June 18-10 a.m., June 30, 2018

CONTACT: 907-399-4695; Howlalaska.org

Ice Age Adventure

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Travel back in time with zoo staff to learn what Alaska was like 10,000 years ago during the Ice Age. Campers will learn about how different the landscape was and what animals survived back then. They will also get to meet some Ice Age relics that are still alive today!

WHEN: June 19, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Are You Smarter than a Raven?

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come match wits against the tricksters of the bird world and find out who would beat who in a challenge of the minds. You are sure to be surprised at the amazing intelligence of these animals.

WHEN: June 20, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Fish Fanatics

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Alaska is known for its abundance of fish. Come discover everything about the salmon life cycle and what it takes to be a fish, and meet some zoo animals that wouldn't mind a fishy Alaskan snack.

WHEN: June 21, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Art in the Outdoors

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Connect with nature and use its bounty in creative projects! Explore zoo grounds, gather your materials and work with staff to make fun and eco-friendly art. It's all about celebrating the beauty of our Alaskan surroundings.

WHEN: June 22, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

What Does the Fox Say?

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Do fox bark? Do they growl? Do they howl at the moon? Come to the zoo and find out! Campers will see our foxes up close and figure out just what they are saying.

WHEN: June 25, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Game Days

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

It's all fun and games during this week of camp. Examine classic games to discover their long-lasting appeal and create your own modern interpretation. Build a life-size version of a favorite game. Test your strategic thinking as you invent your own outdoor, card or board games. Older students will use Scratch to code computer games.

WHEN: June 25-29, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Zoo Babies

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Who doesn't love babies? The Alaska Zoo in springtime often finds itself full of new life, and we want to share it with you. Learn all about the zoo's newcomers and what it means to be an Alaskan baby. *Dependent on availability of animals*

WHEN: June 26, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pokey Porcupines

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Porcupines are some of the cutest, most adorable rodents in North America, but do you know what makes them so dangerous? Come to the zoo to see our porcupines up close and learn all about what makes these creatures so unique, and why you should keep your distance when you encounter a pokey porcupine!

WHEN: June 27, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Sensory Safari

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come to the zoo and use your senses to learn how animals use all of their senses. You'll experience the zoo like never before by discovering all of the different smells, sounds and sights you've never noticed!

WHEN: June 28, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Marine Mammal Madness

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Marine mammals have mastered the art of living in and near the water. You'll be amazed to learn all about how our seals and polar bears have adapted to a life dependent on the ocean.

WHEN: June 29, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Hoots, Howls and Growls

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Whoooo makes what sound in nature? Learn about the many different voices you may hear around the zoo and what they are saying. You may even discover ways to identify who's who in your own backyard just by using your ears.

WHEN: July 2, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Leaping Lynx

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Do you love leaping around? Well, our lynx love leaping, too, and they're very good at it! You'll find out if you can beat a lynx in a leaping contest, learn all about these small felines and see them up close through a special encounter.

WHEN: July 3, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Polar Bear Preservation

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come to the zoo to learn all about polar bears and what you can do to ensure their conservation. You will meet the zoo's polar bears up close and discover what the zoo does to help wild and captive bears.

WHEN: July 4, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Zookeeping 101

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Learn animal care by working alongside zookeepers to care for and provide a clean home for zoo animals. Observe training and help us enrich the lives of our animals!

WHEN: July 5, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Wily Coyotes

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Coyotes are very clever members of the canine family, and the ones at the zoo are especially wily. You will be blown away learning about their cunning and agile ways through close-up encounters and tons of fun activities.

WHEN: July 6, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Fancy Feathers

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Have you ever wondered who's who when you see birds flying overhead? Come discover the many advantages of having feathers and ways you can identify birds by examining their plumage. Then get up close and personal by meeting some of the many birds at the zoo.

WHEN: July 9, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Mechanical Marvels

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

Using the engineering design process, design, create, test and refine a variety of catapults and trebuchets. Explore energy, materials and movement by designing and building small catapults to find the best design for a full-scale watermelon chucking machine. Projects will be adapted towards camper skill level.

WHEN: July 9-13, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Wild About Wolves

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Our wolves are wild, but are you wild about them? If so, come to the zoo to learn about them, see them up close and help zookeepers give them some of their favorite tasty treats!

WHEN: July 10, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

E.R. Zoo M.D.

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Have you ever wondered what to do if a tiger has a toothache? Zoo veterinarians have a tough job and have many animals to care for. Discover the responsibilities of a zoo veterinarian then come learn how we care for our animals when they are feeling under the weather.

WHEN: July 11, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Un-fur-getable Ungulates

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Have you ever wondered what an ungulate is or what makes them so amazing? Then this camp is for you! You will go behind-the-scenes with zoo ungulates and find out why they are so un-fur-gettable!

WHEN: July 12, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Slithery Snakes

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Slither on over to the zoo to learn all there is to know about our scaly friends. Campers will meet the zoo's resident snakes up close, learn what it?s like to live without legs and discover the many amazing adaptations that allow these reptiles to survive.

WHEN: July 13, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Foxin' Around

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come visit our playful foxes and learn about them through games, hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes encounters. You will get a chance to give our foxes enrichment and learn all about them from the people that take care of them every day.

WHEN: July 16, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Flights of Fancy

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

In partnership with the Alaska Aviation Museum Learn about flight, aerodynamics and imagine a future of flying cars. Design and build a flying car prototype no larger than a shoebox, launch it down a ramp, and see if it can jump a gap. Construct the vehicle of your dreams. Visit the Alaska Aviation Museum to learn about the innovative ways planes were designed to meet the challenges of flight in Alaska. A $35 fee covers the cost of the field trip.

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Loveable Leopards

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Do you just adore snow leopards? Come to the zoo to learn about these fluffy cats and the ways that you can show them just how much you care about them.

WHEN: July 17, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Owl-trageous

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Whoooo loves owls? You do? Come to the zoo to learn all about these feathered critters. You'll see our owls up close and discover the many amazing things that make these predators owl-trageous!

WHEN: July 18, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Wolverine Wonders

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Wolverines are large weasels that have adapted to be fierce and efficient predators who thrive in cold environments. Campers will see this elusive animal up close while learning all the reasons they are able to be such successful, and wonderful, animals.

WHEN: July 19, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Musk Ox Marvels

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

The marvelous musk ox of the Alaska Zoo have some extraordinary adaptations that are sure to blow you away. This camp will be filled with fun activities, encounters and enrichment-making for our musk ox herd.

WHEN: July 20, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Reptile Rendezvous

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come and chill with our coldblooded residents! Learn amazing reptile facts and discover how the zoo cares for these amazing critters!

WHEN: July 23, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Fantastical Filmmaking

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

Create your own magical world - ride a unicorn, fly on the back of a dragon or explore a distant planet. Transport yourself wherever you want through the magic of special effects. Write scripts, create storyboards, design sets and explore movie special effect techniques. Grab the popcorn and share your work with others at a Friday Movie Premiere.

WHEN: July 23-27, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

AK Math Academy

Aquarian Charter School, 1705 W. 32nd Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 4-5 | COST: $380

Get your student ready for the upcoming school year at the AK Math Academy! Taught by credentialed ASD teachers, students learn that math is interesting, engaging and, yes, even fun! Math is explored in the real world through two field trips, guest speakers who use math as part of their jobs and through engaging lessons and activities. Before- and after-camp care is available.

WHEN: July 23-Aug. 3, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: info@akmath.com; 907-350-9108

Birding 101

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come enjoy the wonderful world of birds that surrounds us every day. You'll learn how to recognize the different birds found in and around Anchorage through sight and sound. After special encounters with zoo birds, you will never look at them the same again!

WHEN: July 24, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Busy Brown Bears

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Brown bears may sleep part of the year, but they sure are busy when they're awake, and the bears of McNeil River State Game Sanctuary will show you just what they stay busy doing. Enjoy a photo journal of a trip to the sanctuary and then spend the day meeting bears up close and exploring their lives through hands-on activities.

WHEN: July 25, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Zoo Chew

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Discover what's on the menu for wildlife, both in nature and at the zoo. Take an in-depth look at how zoo animal meals are prepared, and pitch in to help zookeepers prepare animal diets.

WHEN: July 26, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

International Tiger Day

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tigers around the world. Come celebrate, learn about and meet our tigers up close and find out how you can help to save this species from future declines.

WHEN: July 27, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Really Seal-y

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Our seals can be really silly, and campers will discover how those silly behaviors can actually be beneficial. Meet our seals, spend time with their keeper and go home a real seal-y expert!

WHEN: July 30, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Pacific Northern Academy, Create Academy: Stop-Motion Animators

Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades K-6 | COST: $285

Explore the animation process by writing and animating stories using different stop-motion techniques. Experiment with a variety of materials like clay, paper or action figures to create your characters. Write scripts, create a storyboard, design and build characters and sets, and learn editing techniques. Grab the popcorn and share your work with others at a Friday Movie Premiere.

WHEN: July 30-Aug. 3, 2018; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; extended care included, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

College Essay Boot Camp

Greatland College Consulting, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 9-12 | COST: $99

Most colleges will require that you write an essay as part of the application process. Writing an essay for the common application is often one of the difficult parts about applying to colleges, but it doesn't have to be. By using a step-wise approach, we start at brainstorming ideas by tapping into your experiences, move into developing a theme that will demonstrate your uniqueness and finishing with a well-crafted, personal essay that will tell the colleges something about who you are. This interactive, collaborative approach makes the process almost fun. We can take you from having no idea of what you?ll write about to an essay you'll be proud of.

WHEN: Monday-Thursday, July 30-Aug. 2; Aug. 6-9; Aug. 13-16, 2018; 6-8 p.m.

CONTACT: www.greatlandcollegeconsulting.com

Applying to College Stress Free! Summer Camp

Greatland College Consulting, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 9-12 | COST: $99

How do I start looking for colleges? What's a good college? How am I going to afford it? These are the questions we can help answer at the Applying to College Stress Free! Summer Camp. The week is designed to reduce the stress of navigating the complex process of finding and applying to colleges. Students receive the tools for a personal plan that keeps the process organized and manageable, empowering each student to succeed in choosing a college that fits all their needs. Join us for an interactive, fun and helpful way to apply to college stress free!

WHEN: Monday-Wednesday, July 30-Aug. 1; Aug. 6-8; Aug. 13-15, 2018; Morning session 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Afternoon session 2-5 p.m.

CONTACT: www.greatlandcollegeconsulting.com

Moose Madness

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Come learn all about the massive herbivores that roam around Anchorage! Amazing to view up close, campers will get to enjoy meeting our resident moose and their keepers at the Alaska Zoo as well as being able to give them a special treat!

WHEN: Jul. 31, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Critter Camouflage

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Camouflage is cool and the animals at the zoo want to show off the ways they would hide from predators and prey. You'll find out which animals can blend into their environments and how they are so successful at not being seen.

WHEN: Aug. 1, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Zoo Photo Safari

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Meet a wildlife photographer and learn tips on how to take great photos of animals with zoo animals as the models! Go on a photo safari on zoo grounds and then see how you did at the end of the day. Don?t forget your camera!

WHEN: Aug. 2, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Incredible Ice Bears

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Alaska is home to all three bear species that are great at surviving in harsh, icy conditions. Campers will get to meet a few of the zoo's bears in special encounters and will learn all about how these ice bears are such great survivalists!

WHEN: Aug. 3, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

You Otter Know

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Meet our playful river otters and learn what you otter know about weasels. The day will be filled with crafts and games, and you'll go home as an otter expert!

WHEN: Aug. 6, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Seawolf Debate Camp

UAA Campus, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 6-12 | COST: $350

Want to think more clearly? Write more effectively? Speak more persuasively? Join UAA's Seawolf Debate Program for a weeklong camp 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!

WHEN: Aug. 6-11, 2018; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Early drop-off/late pick-up avaialble

CONTACT: Steve Johnson, 907-786-4391; sljohnson@alaska.edu

Yippin' Coyotes

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Yip, yip, yip! Is that a coyote you hear? Come to the zoo to meet our coyotes up close and learn how they communicate with each other. You'll be amazed by the many adaptations that have led to their success, and by the end of the day you?ll never look at coyotes the same.

WHEN: Aug. 7, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Impacts of Insects

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Insects are tiny animals, but their effect on the world is huge! Come learn all about these mini creatures that are found in Alaska and how they can make a big difference in the lives of other animals and the areas they live in.

WHEN: Aug. 8, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Zookeeping 101

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Learn animal care by working alongside zookeepers to care for and provide a clean home for zoo animals. Observe training and help us enrich the lives of our animals!

WHEN: Aug. 9, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Whooos and Hawks

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Explore the amazing world of raptors with a close-up look at the owls and hawks of the zoo. Learn how we train, handle and care for these wild feathered friends through close encounters with our raptors and their handlers. This will be an experience you will never forget!

WHEN: Aug. 10, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Radiant Rodents

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Are all rodents small? What do rodents eat? Do they really grow their teeth their whole lives? Campers will discover answers to these questions and more as they learn about the radiant rodents of the world.

WHEN: Aug. 13, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Zoo Scene Investigators

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Have you ever wondered what our animals are up to when no one is looking? Become a Zoo Scene Investigator and follow the clues to find out the truth of what goes on when the lights go off.

WHEN: Aug. 14, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

The Bear Truth

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 9-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Are bears vicious animals, or cuddly like a teddy bear? Come to the zoo to find out the answers to questions like this through encounters with zoo bears. You will go home a bear expert because you will know the truth about everything bear-y.

WHEN: Aug. 15, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Crazy Camel Caravan

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 9-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

We all know camels are funny looking creatures, but who knew all their humps and bumps were actually well-honed adaptations? Come learn about our Bactrian camels, and all the things that make them the ultimate survivor.

WHEN: Aug. 16, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Tiger Tales

The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-12 | COST: $70/passholders; $85/non-passholders

Do you love tigers? Then this is the camp for you! You?ll hear stories and myths about tigers from all over the world, then you will meet our tigers to learn if there is any truth in those tiger tales.

WHEN: Aug. 17, 2018; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-341-6432; camp@alaskazoo.org

Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church

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

GRADES/AGES: Age 4 through grade 6 | COST: Free if registered by May 20, 2018; $10 after May 20, 2018

All children (ages 4-6th grade) are invited to experience the ride of a lifetime with God at the Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School. The white-river rafting adventure includes exciting music, creative crafts, fun recreation and memorable stories that will help children know God is always with them as they ride the rapids of life. Register in advance as space is limited. For additional information, contact Danna Larson at dllsitka@gmail.com, or visit the church's website at fpcanchorage.org.

WHEN: June 4-8, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-noon

CONTACT: Danna Larson, 907-538-7313 or 907-272-6411; dllsitka@gmail.com

Vacation Bible School

Sunset Hills Baptist Church, 12130 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Age 4 through entering grade 7 | COST: Free

It's time to gear up for the big game, so grab your megaphone, lace up your cleats and tune your horn. As kids get ready for the big game of life, we will enjoy Bible study, music, missions, crafts, recreation and snacks. Newcomers welcome all week.

WHEN: June 11-15, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: 907-345-2500; www.sunsethills.org; P.O. Box 110205, Anchorage, AK 99511

Wagon Train Camps

63251 Solid Rock Road, Soldotna

GRADES/AGES: Grades 2-12 | COST: $200-$425

Frontier living with horsemanship, archery, blacksmithing, waterfront and covered wagons. Horse camps offer instruction from CHA certified instructors and an opportunity to progress through the CHA curriculum. Suitable for all skill levels.

WHEN: June 13-16; June 17-23; June 24-30; July 8-14; July 15-21; July 22-28; July 29-Aug. 4, 2018; 5 p.m. Sunday-9 a.m. Saturday

CONTACT: 907-262-4741; www.solidrockbiblecamp.com

Solid Rock Bible Camp

63251 Solid Rock Road, Soldotna

GRADES/AGES: Grades 2-8 | COST: $175-$290

Lakeside Camps - All the best of summer camp: water sports, archery and riflery, climbing tower and so much more!

WHEN: June 17-23; June 24-30; July 1-4; July 15-21; July 29-Aug. 4, 2018; 5 p.m. Sunday-9 a.m. Saturday

CONTACT: 907-262-4741; www.solidrockbiblecamp.com

Solid Rock Bible Camp Wilderness Camps

63251 Solid Rock Road, Soldotna

GRADES/AGES: Grades 7-12 | COST: $285-$540

In the backcountry of the Kenai Peninsula adventure awaits. Come hike, bike, backpack or canoe for a week. Sea kayak: spend 10 days exploring the dramatic Blackstone Bay with views of glaciers and wildlife. Or try your hand at hiking four days and white water raft down Sixmile Creek for a day.

WHEN: June 17-23; June 24-July 4; July 8-14; July 15-21; July 22-28; July 29-Aug. 4, 2018; 5 p.m. Sunday-9 a.m. Saturday

CONTACT: 907-262-4741; www.solidrockbiblecamp.com

Faith Lutheran STEM Camp

Faith Lutheran Church, 5200 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Preschool-grade 8 | COST: $50

Faith Lutheran STEM Camp - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - will excite and engage your child by sparking interest, collaboration and creativity in the fascinating world we live in. Led by a team of STEM professionals, students will have the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills and ingenuity through active learning and experiments. Whether your child excels in these areas or is a novice, all are welcome to join us at Faith Lutheran STEM Camp!

WHEN: June 18-22, 2018; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CONTACT: Pastor Christopher Ewings, 907-792-9788; pastor@faithalaska.com

Faith Lutheran Soccer Camp

Abbot Loop Community Park, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Preschool-grade 6 | COST: $75

Faith Lutheran Soccer Camp is a fun opportunity for your child to get outdoors this summer and hone some soccer skills. The cost is $75 for four days and each participant will receive instruction in the basics of soccer as well as a T-shirt and an Adidas soccer ball. Sign up now as space is limited!

WHEN: June 25-28, 2018; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CONTACT: Pastor Christopher Ewings, 907-792-9788; pastor@faithalaska.com

The Salvation Army King's Lake Camp, Adventure Camp

King's Lake Camp, 3313 E. Lakeview Road, Wasilla

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-12 | COST: $175

An activity-based camp focused on outdoor fun, such as swimming, archery, crafts, campfires and more.

WHEN: June 25-29, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: kingslakecamp@usw.salvationarmy.org; 907-375-3597

Solid Rock Bible Camp Family Camp

63251 Solid Rock Road, Soldotna

GRADES/AGES: All ages | COST: Pricing varies; contact for details

Invest in memories with your family and experience all sorts of camp fun. Take part in the 4th of July Fair with carnival games, pony rides, face painting, cotton candy, funnel cakes and a huge barbecue!

WHEN: July 4-7, 2018; 8 p.m. Wednesday-9 a.m. Saturday

CONTACT: 907-262-4741; www.solidrockbiblecamp.com

The Salvation Army King's Lake Camp, Music Camp

King's Lake Camp, 3313 E. Lakeview Road, Wasilla

GRADES/AGES: Ages 9-17 | COST: $240

A camp for those that want to master their skill or learn the basics. Instruction for brass, vocals, keyboards and guitar, as well as various creative arts such as dance, timbrels and puppets.

WHEN: July 7-14, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: kingslakecamp@usw.salvationarmy.org; 907-375-3597

Sports Camp

63251 Solid Rock Road, Soldotna

GRADES/AGES: Grades 7-12 | COST: $335-$345

Wakeboard/Waterski Camp: two lakes, four boats, pro coaches and tons of time on the water. Running Camp: track, trail and beach runs, stride analysis and cross-training; develop your physical and mental toughness. Basketball Camp: work on ball handling, shooting, court movement and drills. Volleyball Camp: learn techniques and teamwork, practicing serving, precision passing, blocking, rotation and more.

WHEN: July 8-14; July 22-28, 2018; 5 p.m. Sunday-9 a.m. Saturday

CONTACT: 907-262-4741; www.solidrockbiblecamp.com

Faith Lutheran Outdoor Adventure Camp

Faith Lutheran Church, 5200 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grades 1-8 | COST: $50

Faith Lutheran Outdoor Adventure Camp will give your child an opportunity to learn basic survival skills necessary for living in the Last Frontier. Every day will be an adventure as we explore different parks in Anchorage and learn skills to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness. Come and join us on an outdoor adventure!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CONTACT: Pastor Christopher Ewings, 907-792-9788; pastor@faithalaska.com

The Salvation Army King's Lake Camp, Teen Camp

King's Lake Camp, 3313 E. Lakeview Road, Wasilla

GRADES/AGES: Ages 13-17 | COST: $175

Meet new friends and enjoy activities such as swimming, archery and canoeing at a camp specifically geared towards teens looking for an exciting camp experience!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: kingslakecamp@usw.salvationarmy.org; 907-375-3597

The Salvation Army King's Lake Camp, S.A.Y Camp

King's Lake Camp, 3313 E. Lakeview Road, Wasilla

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-12 | COST: $175

WHEN: July 23-27, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: kingslakecamp@usw.salvationarmy.org; 907-375-3597

Rhythm of Light & The Underground Dance Company

701 W. 58th Ave., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Grade K-6 | COST: $360/part time; $700/full time

Join us this summer for our Fifth Annual Summer Arts Dance Camp (SADC) in partnership with the Underground Dance Studio. Make new friends, enjoy the different activities and have fun while creating memories that will last a lifetime! Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Ballet, Arts and Crafts, Voice, specialty classes, fun activities, games and more! All included in this fun-filled, jam-packed, dynamic, upbeat interactive dance camp! Enjoy a Camp Finale Presentation on Aug. 17, to showcase what the camper's have accomplished while at SADC.

WHEN: Session 1, May 28-June 29; Session 2, July 2-31; Session 3, Aug. 1-17, 2018; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Early Bird drop-off available at an additional cost

CONTACT: Misha Baskerville, 907-903-2245

Art Camp

Art Kids Studio, Fireweed and A Street, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-16 | COST: $215/half day; $420/full day

Art Kids build artistic abilities, creative projects and friendships!

WHEN: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27, 2018; 10 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. half day; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. full day

CONTACT: Jannah Atkins, 907-360-3542; www.jannahatkins.com; www.artkids.com

Alaska City Folk Arts Camp

2222 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-17 | COST: $310

Play a new instrument, start a band, form friendships to last a lifetime! Alaska City Folk Arts is a five day music and arts camp. Kids learn folk tunes and traditions, and engage in arts that spark creativity and create community. Students select four classes, ranging from Fiddling, to Juggling, to Songwriting, to Swing Dancing! Activities begin before camp with sing-alongs and contra dances. After camp, open mic concerts and jam sessions encourage campers to sing and play together. Evening events are open to the whole family! Join us for the Wednesday night Faculty Concert, and Thursday night Camp Dance. Don't miss Friday's concert, where campers will amaze you with what they've learned!

WHEN: June 11-15, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: www.alaskafolkarts.com

Breakthrough Vocal Camp

Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 E. Turnagain Blvd., Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-12 | COST: $375/Early Bird registration; $400

Each singer will receive two 30-minute private lessons over the course of the two-week camp, focusing on vocal technique and stage presentation. Singers will learn the fundamentals of music theory, learning how to read and talk about their music. They will also perform before their peers in weekly masterclasses and present a finale performance of solos and a group number at a location TBD on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Registration is located on our website: www.breakthroughvocalcamp.com.

WHEN: June 11-23, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

CONTACT: Megan Killoran, 907-244-3179

The Music Machine!

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 by June 1, 2018

This six-week workshop in Musical Theatre, directed by Janet Carr-Campbell and Jack Klauschie, culminates with shows at ACPA's Discovery Theatre Aug. 1-4. Kids ages 6-18 develop teamwork and a sense of pride through song and dance. Come join us for a Musical Summer of Fun! Auditions are Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. and are not competitive.

WHEN: June 25-Aug. 4, 2018; Group I, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday; Group II, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Monday-Thursday; Group III, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

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

The Dance Machine!

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 by June 1, 2018

This six-week class, directed by Carly Campbell, Jessie Embley and Jack Klauschie, gives dancers the opportunity to work on jazz and musical theatre dance styles featured in The Music Machine Shows, Aug. 1-4, 2018, at ACPA's Discovery Theatre. Auditions are 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

WHEN: June 25-Aug. 4, 2018; 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, themusicmachine@live.com; 907-227-0509; themusicmachineanchorage.com

The Mini Music Machine!

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

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

Fun and creative classes for kids, ages 3-6, in music and movement, directed by Megan Wegscheider and Ryleigh Robinson. Performance on final day for families. June theme "Going BUGGY"; July theme "Welcome to the ZOO." Registration is Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

WHEN: Session I, June 11-21, 2018; Session II, July 30-Aug. 9, 2018 ; Monday through Thursday: Ages 3 and 4, 10-11 a.m.; Ages 5 and 6, 11 a.m.-noon

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

Marching Band/4th of July Parade

Service High School band room/Entrance north back side of building on east corner

GRADES/AGES: Ages 12 and older | COST: Free

The band includes college, high school and middle school musicians, members of Anchorage's Community Concert Band, local music teachers, and moms and dads dusting off their instruments to join in the fun! Our director is Jason Edwards of Dimond High Band. Twelve members of the University of Washington Husky Marching Band will be joining us to work on marching technique. Their drum major will lead us throughout the parade. Limited marching percussion is available for rehearsals and parade. Check Red, White and Blue Crew Marching Band on Facebook for updates on rehearsal dates, time, location and free music availability.

WHEN: Rehearsals, July 1-3; Parade, July 4, 2018; Rehearsals, 7-9 p.m.; Parade, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Red, White and Blue Crew Marching Band on Facebook; anchoragemarchingband@gmail.com

Alaska String Camps High School

Birchwood Camp, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Completed grades 9, 10, 11 or 12, with 1-2 years of orchestra or private instruction | COST: $550

Combine musical enrichment with an overnight summer camp experience. Violin, viola, cello and double bass string players enjoy orchestra rehearsals, small group instruction, instrument technique, music theory and more! Recreational programs complete this camp experience with boating, swimming, sports and cabin competitions. On the final evening campers showcase their talent with a family concert. Register and download forms online: alaskastringcamps.org.

WHEN: July 6-10, 2018; Overnight

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

Alaska String Camps Elementary School

Birchwood Camp, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Completed grades 4, 5 or 6, with 1-2 years of orchestra or private instruction | COST: $390

Combine musical enrichment with an overnight summer camp experience. Violin, viola, cello and double bass string players enjoy orchestra rehearsals, small group instruction, instrument technique, music theory and more! Recreational programs complete this camp experience with boating, swimming, sports and cabin competitions. On the final evening campers showcase their talent with a family concert. Register and download forms online: alaskastringcamps.org.

WHEN: July 12-14, 2018; Overnight

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

Alaska String Camps Middle School

Birchwood Camp, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Completed grades 7 or 8, with 1-2 years of orchestra or private instruction | COST: $500

Combine musical enrichment with an overnight summer camp experience. Violin, viola, cello and double bass string players enjoy orchestra rehearsals, small group instruction, instrument technique, music theory and more! Recreational programs complete this camp experience with boating, swimming, sports and cabin competitions. On the final evening campers showcase their talent with a family concert. Register and download forms online: alaskastringcamps.org.

WHEN: July 15-18, 2018; Overnight

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

Alaska Children's Choir Musical Theater Camp

Central Lutheran Church, 1420 Cordova St., Anchorage

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

We will be offering a weeklong summer music theatre program. Students will meet every day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. They will learn songs, act and make stage props, ending in a short musical theatre production on Friday evening. The recommended ages are 5-16. The cost is $150 and parents will need to provide a simple costume or the material for the child to make a costume. Discounts are available for multiple children in a family.

WHEN: July 9-13, 2018; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Jessie Eddings, 907-982-5467; alaskachildrenschoir@yahoo.com

Alaska Children's Choir Musical Theater Camp

Trinity Lutheran Church, 10355 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Palmer

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

We will be offering a weeklong summer music theatre program. Students will meet every day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. They will learn songs, act and make stage props, ending in a short musical theatre production on Friday evening. The recommended ages are 5-16. The cost is $150 and parents will need to provide a simple costume or the material for the child to make a costume. Discounts are available for multiple children in a family.

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Jessie Eddings, 907-982-5467; alaskachildrenschoir@yahoo.com

Rhythm Bootcamp

The Tap Studio, 4105 E Turnagain Blvd., Suite 5, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 10-14 | COST: $250

Feel the rhythm in your body! Students will tap, stomp, clap and drum to create music! Instruction includes an age-appropriate introduction to tap dance, body percussion and music with percussion instruments. This action-packed camp also includes a rhythm history lesson and craft time. The week will end with a presentation for family and friends.

WHEN: July 30-Aug. 3, 2018; 1-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Valerie Thurston, vthurston@thetapstudioak.com; www.thetapstudioak.com

Rhythm Bootcamp Junior

The Tap Studio, 4105 E Turnagain Blvd., Suite 5, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-9 | COST: $250

Feel the rhythm in your body! Students will tap, stomp, clap and drum to create music! Instruction includes an age-appropriate introduction to tap dance, body percussion and music with percussion instruments. This action-packed camp also includes a rhythm history lesson and craft time. The week will end with a presentation for family and friends.

WHEN: July 30-Aug. 3, 2018; 9 a.m.-noon

CONTACT: Valerie Thurston, vthurston@thetapstudioak.com; www.thetapstudioak.com

Girdwood fine_arts Camp

Challenge Alaska, 426 Crystal Mountain Road, Girdwood

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-8, morning and afternoon youth session; ages 9-18, afternoon intermediate session | COST: $250/youth sessions; $350/intermediate session

It's the 32nd season of this two-week camp of fine arts instruction for children and teens!

WHEN: July 30-Aug. 10, 2018; 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., youth sessions; 1-5 p.m., intermediate session

CONTACT: FourValleys Community School, eleighton@fourvalleys.org

Exploring the Arts: Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts

Crosspoint Community Church, 1920 W. Dimond Blvd. #K, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 1-8 | COST: $50/child; $20/sibling

A weeklong summer camp that provides a safe and fun learning environment to introduce and expand a child's education in any of the fine arts. Students can take classes in music, drama, theater or the visual arts. Students will also learn about and be immersed in the love of Christ while learning new skills and talents. Teachers include trained artists in their skill set, many with teacher training and experience teaching, and active artists within our community. Come learn, explore and have fun with us! Scholarships available to families who need them.

WHEN: Aug. 13-17, 2018; 6-8:30 p.m.

CONTACT: www.crosspointcommunity.com

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: 3-Day Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 1-5 | COST: $195

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: June 3-5, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Peninsula Puffers Asthma Camp

Camp Fire Camp K, Cooper Landing

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-14 | COST: $230

Peninsula Puffer is a one week summer camp program held in conjunction with Camp Fire USA. Held in Cooper Landing, Alaska, children ages 8-14 with asthma and food allergies spend the week enjoying camp activities while learning about their asthma and allergies in daily lessons with our medical staff. Educational topics include pathophysiology, management, usage of asthma and allergy tools, medications awareness and self-awareness. Peninsula Puffers has medical staff on site 24 hours a day for the duration of camp.

WHEN: June 3-8, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: AAFA Alaska Chapter, 907-349-0637

Camp Fire's Camp K on Kenai Lake

Camp Fire Camp K, Cooper Landing

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-17 | COST: $255-$540

WHEN: June 3-Aug. 2, 2018; Sessions from 4-9 days

CONTACT: campfireak.org; 907-279-3551

H2O: Headwaters to Ocean Overnight Camp

Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova

GRADES/AGES: Grades 6-8 | COST: $500; scholarships available

PWSSC's environmental summer camps are an opportunity for campers to experience the amazing landscape that surrounds us in an educational and exciting way. Through camp experiences, we'll hike in the rainforest, observe glaciers up close, canoe through wetlands and explore tide pools and the ocean. From headwaters to ocean - it's all connected.

WHEN: June 11-15; Aug. 13-17, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Lauren Bien, 907-424-8500; lbien@pwssc.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Water Wilderness Adventures: Voyagers, Level 2

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-8 | COST: $450

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: June 11-16, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 3-8 | COST: $395

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: June 11-16; July 9-14; July 27-Aug. 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Water Program: Wet and Wild, Level 1

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 4-5 | COST: $395

When your camper participates in one of our water programs, she experiences all the fun of our Girl Scout Camp program while building paddling skills during daily program blocks at the waterfront. Campers explore our lake and practice their paddling with our Small Craft Safety certified staff. Togowoods offers canoeing, kayaking and recreational row boating. As girls gain paddling skills they have the opportunity to participate in progressively challenging adventures. Paddler's Paradise (level 2) campers test skills on a half-day kayak trip on Cottonwood Lake and Mud Lake. River Runners (level 3) campers experience the ultimate challenge - and thrill - on a half-day river raft trip on Matanuska River with NOVA River Runners. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: June 11-16; July 12-26; Aug. 6-11, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 2-6 | COST: $395

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: June 20-25, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Water Wilderness Adventures: Nancy Lakes, Level 3

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-8 | COST: $450

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: June 20-25, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: 2-Week Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 4-6 | COST: $625

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: June 20-July 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Water Wilderness Adventures: Swan Lakes, Level 5

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 9-12 | COST: $675

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: June 20-July 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 4-7 | COST: $395

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: June 26-July 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: In-Camp/Day Trip Wilderness Adventures: Sojourners, Level 1

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 4-5 | COST: $395

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: June 26-July 1; July 9-14, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Backpacking Wilderness Adventures: Pack & Paddle, Level 3

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-8 | COST: $450

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: June 26-July 1; July 27-Aug. 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Water Wilderness Adventures: Pack & Paddle, Level 3

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-8 | COST: $450

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: June 26-July 1; July 27-Aug. 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: 4-Day Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 1-8 | COST: $275

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: July 5-8, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Water Program: River Runners, Level 3

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 8-9 | COST: $450

When your camper participates in one of our water programs, she experiences all the fun of our Girl Scout Camp program while building paddling skills during daily program blocks at the waterfront. Campers explore our lake and practice their paddling with our Small Craft Safety certified staff. Togowoods offers canoeing, kayaking and recreational row boating. As girls gain paddling skills they have the opportunity to participate in progressively challenging adventures. Paddler's Paradise (level 2) campers test skills on a half-day kayak trip on Cottonwood Lake and Mud Lake. River Runners (level 3) campers experience the ultimate challenge - and thrill - on a half-day river raft trip on Matanuska River with NOVA River Runners. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: July 9-14, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Backpacking Wilderness Adventures: Trekkers, Level 2

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-8 | COST: $450

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: July 9-14, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Water Program: Paradise, Level 2

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-7 | COST: $450

When your camper participates in one of our water programs, she experiences all the fun of our Girl Scout Camp program while building paddling skills during daily program blocks at the waterfront. Campers explore our lake and practice their paddling with our Small Craft Safety certified staff. Togowoods offers canoeing, kayaking and recreational row boating. As girls gain paddling skills they have the opportunity to participate in progressively challenging adventures. Paddler's Paradise (level 2) campers test skills on a half-day kayak trip on Cottonwood Lake and Mud Lake. River Runners (level 3) campers experience the ultimate challenge - and thrill - on a half-day river raft trip on Matanuska River with NOVA River Runners. Visit GirlScoutsAlaska.org for more information.

WHEN: July 9-14; July 27-Aug. 1; Aug. 6-11, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 2-7 | COST: $395

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: July 21-26, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods: 2-Week Girl Scout Camp

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 7-9 | COST: $625

Our Girl Scout Camp program provides a variety of experiences for all campers - new and returning. Some activities will be new, encouraging campers to stretch, and some familiar, reinforcing girls' confidence in their skills. No matter the experience, all our activities will contribute significantly to your camper's growth. During the Girl Scout Camp program, girls experience the core of what camp is all about. The Girl Scout Camp program gives girls a classic and timeless summer camp experience. Camper groups are arranged by age. More camp programs available at GirlScoutsAlaska.org.

WHEN: July 21-Aug. 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Backpacking Wilderness Adventures: Kesugi Ridge, Level 4

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 7-9 | COST: $675

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: July 21-Aug. 1, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Delta Restoration Team: DRT Camp

Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova

GRADES/AGES: Grades 9-12 | COST: $700; scholarships available

Come play, work and learn about restoration, ecosystems and leadership among the incredible setting of the Copper River Delta. While at camp, help restore native plant communities, improve fish habitat, explore glaciers, hike through the rainforest and much more. Campers gain ecosystem knowledge, leadership qualities, restoration skills, a sense of stewardship toward their public lands, and a sense of connections between themselves and natural habitats.

WHEN: Aug. 4-11, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Lauren Bien, 907-424-8500; lbien@pwssc.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: In-Camp/Day Trip Wilderness Adventures: Trail Blazers, Level 1

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 4-5 | COST: $450

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: Aug. 6-11, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts, Camp Togowoods Wilderness Adventure Program: Backpacking Wilderness Adventures: Hatcher Pass, Level 3

Camp Togowoods, Mat-Su

GRADES/AGES: Entering grades 6-8 | COST: $450

Wilderness trips take courage, confidence and character to the limit. In small groups, girls quickly learn to count on each other. You have to paddle or hike together or you don't get there. There is no one to do it but you, and you can do it. Our trip programs teach girls outdoor skills. More importantly, our wilderness trips lay a solid foundation for leadership, teamwork and self-confidence throughout girls' lives. All trek programs spend time in remote wilderness areas and, at many points on trail, groups will be more than two hours from professional medical help. Staff is trained in emergency backcountry procedures, carry satellite phones, and at least one staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid. All programs require a properly-fitted backpack, wilderness-rated packable sleeping bag and hiking boots. Campers should be able to carry a 20-30-lb. backpack and, for canoeing treks, share the weight of carrying an 80-lb. canoe for up to a mile over land. All wilderness campers also experience the fun of our Girl Scout Camp programs.

WHEN: Aug. 6-11, 2018; Overnight

CONTACT: Amanda Block, ablock@girlscoutsalaska.org

Avalon Destination Equine Program

Avalon Destination, 33151 Cumulus Road, Eagle River

GRADES/AGES: All ages | COST: $25-$75/hour

Equine Summer Academy: earth, nature and horses. Teaching life skills thru the art of riding. Learning ground work and riding skills that connect horse and rider as companions. Lessons build character, inner peace and full potential. Horses help cultivate the mind, body and spirit, bringing calmness into life and connecting to gain a better understanding of the world. Private lessons are offered for special needs and require parental or assistant participation.

WHEN: June-July; By appointment only

CONTACT: Renae, 907-694-3278

Gateway to the Arctic Camp

Gateway to the Arctic Camp, Talkeetna

GRADES/AGES: Age 12 and older | COST: $180; full scholarships available

Gateway to the Arctic Camp (G2A) is an inclusive (meaning typically developing youth and youth with special needs) service-oriented agricultural camp that teaches its participants about the significance of serving those in need and the value of hard work. Participants have fun while learning about sustainability, farming processes and stewardship of the earth. Gateway to the Arctic Camp provides a variety of programs, including sessions for special needs youth and adults. G2A also has a paid summer internship program for special needs youth and adults.

WHEN: July 10-13; July 16-20; Aug. 7-10; Aug. 13-17, 2018; 10 a.m. on start day; 3 p.m. on end day

CONTACT: Brian Doyle, Director, 907-290-0756

Adam's Camp Alaska

Girdwood

GRADES/AGES: Ages 4-13 | COST: $2,700; can be obtained through a mini-grant

Adam's Camp Alaska is a weeklong therapeutic summer camp for children with disabilities and their families. We have two therapy programs, a program for siblings and a program for parents.

WHEN: July 23-28, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Kim Williams, Program Director, 907-885-1758