Summer will be here soon and the 2019 Summer Camp Guide has the camp or activity for your kid! Search through more than 90 listings for Alaska camps to find the perfect fit and register before summer arrives.

Alaska Theatre of Youth's Triple Threat Camp

Alaska Theatre of Youth, Cyrano's Theatre Building, 3800 Debarr Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 7-18 | COST: $300; scholarships available

This musical theatre inspired camp will teach your kids about the triple threat - Acting, Singing and Dancing. If your child is musically inclined, a dancing enthusiast or would like to learn more about acting - this camp is perfect fit for them! The kids will be divided up into three age groups and will learn routines of two different genres of musical theatre. At the end of the week, they will perform what they have learned for the parents!

WHEN: May 28 - June 1; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: aty@alaskatheatreofyouth.org

Alaska Theatre of Youth's Advanced Conservatory

Alaska Theatre of Youth, Cyrano's Theatre Building, 3800 Debarr Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 12-18 | COST: $450

This two-week intensive is for actors who have participated in past Conservatories or have more acting experience under their belt. During this two-week span the actors will produce two full-length productions.The weeks will focus on rehearsing with their cast, building skills and techniques for performance, directing and managing a production. Productions offered this year: Dorothy Meets Alice: Book and lyrics by Joseph Robinette. Directed by Christina Ashby. Comedy of Errors: By William Shakespeare. Directed by Paul Schweigert.

WHEN: June 3-15; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: www.alaskatheatreofyouth.org

Art Kids Studio Art Camp

Art Kids Studio, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-16 | COST: $420/full day; $215/morning; $230/afternoon

Art Kids ages 6-16 build artistic abilities, fun creative projects and friendships at the Art Kids Studio Art Camp. Repeat for beneficial development and new projects. Register now! - artkidsstudio.com; 907-360-3542; jatkins@gci.net Enrollment limited to six Art Kids per session. Monday - Friday Sessions: June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21; July 8-12, 15-19, 22-26; All Day (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) $420; A.M. 1/2 Day Drawing Projects (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) - $215; P.M. 1/2 Day Sculpture Projects (1-4 p.m.) - $230. Camp Fees Include Supplies

WHEN: June 3 - July 26; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: jatkins@gci.net

Alaska City Folk Arts Camp

3250 Baxter Road, Anchorage

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

Five days of music and arts held in the heart of Anchorage. Campers select four classes - anything from fiddling, to painting, to swing dancing! We have a new location at the Anchorage Waldorf School, with beautiful, kid-friendly spaces. The fun vibe and woodsy setting will follow us to the new campus. Campers will learn folk tunes and traditions, and engage in arts that spark creativity and forge friendships. Before camp we offer sing-alongs and contra dances. After camp, open mic concerts and jam sessions encourage collaboration. Evening events are open to the whole family! Join us for the Faculty Concert Wednesday night, and the Thursday night Camp Dance. Don't miss Friday's End of Camp Celebration, where campers will amaze you with what they've learned all week long!

WHEN: June 10-14; 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: www.alaskafolkarts.com

Percussion in the Valley Summer Percussion Camp

Colony Middle School, Palmer

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

The summer percussion camp is an opportunity for percussionists, and those interested in percussion, between the ages of 8-18 to improve their technique, learn a wide variety of new instruments and gain instruction from professionals from around the state and nation. This week-long intensive study will help inspire and challenge students in their percussion education while having fun and making new friends and connections. Classes are offered in steel drums, marimba, snare drum, drumset, African drumming, Brazilian percussion, percussion ensemble and more!

WHEN: June 10-14; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Summer Art Camp at The Shop | Kachemak Bay Art Space Session 1

60388 Bear Creek Court, Homer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-9; Ages 9-13 | COST: $125, Ages 5-9; $150, Ages 9-13

Join us for a week of fun, fine art activities lead by local, professional artists and art instructors. Activities will include hiking for inspiration, drawing and painting from nature, sculpture, printmaking and natural indigo dyeing! Max 12 students per age group.
Supplies included. Visit www.TheShopAK.com for more information.

WHEN: June 10-14; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m, Ages 5-9.; 1-4 p.m., Ages 9-13

CONTACT: contacttheshopak@gmail.com

Magic Invitationals

Parlor of Mystery studio, 7537 Basel Street, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 9 and up | COST: $250 (payable at the beginning of each camp)

These sensational camps are for the serious magic enthusiast. This year's projects include some amazing new magic and illusions (including a zero gravity effect) and some wild new illusionettes, like "Body Parts," the "Light Bulb" and the "Vanishing Elephant!" Each student will have a complete magic set of their own at the conclusion of camp. At the end of each week, we will put on both a close up show and stage show for your family and friends before digging in to a delicious barbecue! Registration is limited to 12 students. Call or email for registration application.

WHEN: June 10-14 and July 15-19; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Open early and late for drop off and pick up

CONTACT: Don Russell, 907-522-1364; magicguy@alaskalife.net

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 "Mighty Dinosaurs"; July theme, "Under the Sea." Registration is Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 2 p.m.

WHEN: Session I, June 10-20; Session II, July 29 - Aug. 8; Monday - Thursday, ages 3 and 4, 10-11 a.m.; Ages 5 and 6, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

Alaska Children's Choir - Musical Theatre Camp

Trinity Lutheran Church, Palmer

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

Come enjoy a week-long introduction into musical theatre! Students will meet daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. They will prepare a short production throughout the week, learning skills including singing, acting and creating stage props for the set. The week will culminate in a performance of their musical theatre production on Friday evening. The recommended ages are 5-16. The cost is $150 per student, and parents will also be responsible for providing a simple costume for their child, or material so the student can make their own costume. Discounts are available for multiple children in a family.

WHEN: June 17-21; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Summer Art Camp at The Shop | Kachemak Bay Art Space Session 2

60388 Bear Creek Court, Homer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-9; Ages 9-13 | COST: $125, Ages 5-9; $150, Ages 9-13

Join us for a week of fun, fine art activities lead by local professional artists and instructors. Activities will include drawing painting from animals, building a birdhouse, stenciling and dyeing with natural (food) sources. Max 12 students per age group.
Supplies included. Visit www.TheShopAK.com for more information.

WHEN: June 17-21; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Ages 5-9; 1-4 p.m., Ages 9-13

CONTACT: contacttheshopak@gmail.com

Alaska Children's Choir - Musical Theatre Camp

Central Lutheran Church, Anchorage

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

Come enjoy a week-long introduction into musical theatre! Students will meet daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. They will prepare a short production throughout the week, learning skills including singing, acting and creating stage props for the set. The week will culminate in a performance of their musical theatre production on Friday evening. The recommended ages are 5-16. The cost is $150 per student, and parents will also be responsible for providing a simple costume for their child, or material so the student can make their own costume. Discounts are available for multiple children in a family.

WHEN: June 24-28; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Alaska Theatre of Youth's Junior Conservatory

Alaska Theatre of Youth, Cyrano's Theatre Building, 3800 Debarr Road, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-16 | COST: $650; scholarships available

During this three-week span, the actors will be divided into three casts and produce three full-length productions.The weeks will focus on rehearsing with their cast, building skills and techniques for performance, directing and managing a production. Productions offered this year: Flat Stanley Jr. The Musical: Book and Lyrics by: Timothy Allen McDonald. Directed by Tommie Pietsch. Come to the Circus: By Debbie Chalmers. Directed by KT Tedrick and Thomas Villani. The Princess Capers: By Taryn Temple. Directed by Jodi Clark.

WHEN: June 24 - July 13; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m

CONTACT: www.alaskatheatreofyouth.org

Actors, Advanced and Tech Theatre Academies

UAA's Wendy Williamson Theater, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-18 | COST: $425

This is a comprehensive program, presented by Broadway World's Theatre of the Year, designed to help students develop theatre skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Actors and Advanced will receive training in specialized areas of the performing arts including: acting, stage combat, voice and dance. Tech Students receive instruction and practical experience behind the scenes. All participants are assigned to a show with fully staged public performances. These programs meet Monday-Friday (except July 4 and 5). Weekend dates are for performances at the end of the sessions. Actors Academy (ages 8-18), July 1-28; Advanced Academy (ages 13-18), June 24 - July 20; Tech (ages 13-18), June 24 - July 28. For more info, email summeracademy@tbatheatre.org. Register now at tbatheatre.org/summer.

WHEN: June 24 - July 28; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Kristin Fernandez, summeracademy@tbatheatre.org

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, 2019

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, July 31 - Aug. 3, 2019, at ACPA's Discovery Theatre. Auditions are 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

WHEN: June 24 - Aug. 3; Monday and Wednesday only; Group I, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.; Group II, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Group III, 2-4 p.m.

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

The Music Machine!

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, 2019

This six-week workshop in Musical Theatre, directed by Janet Carr-Campbell and Jack Klauschie, culminates with shows at ACPA's Discovery Theatre July 31-Aug. 3. 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 Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 3-6 p.m. and are not competitive.

WHEN: June 24 - Aug. 3; 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, 907-227-0509; themusicmachine@live.com; themusicmachineanchorage.com

Storybook Theatre

UAA's Wendy Williamson Theater, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-7 | COST: $200

Expanded programming for ages 5-7, this is a fun opportunity for the littlest performers! Presented by TBA Theatre, Broadway World's Theatre of the Year, this class is the perfect introduction to theatre. By learning about the voice, body and imagination, this class empowers kids with self-expression and self-confidence all the while having a great time with songs, stories and puppets. This enriching program culminates in a small Saturday performance. Storybook Theatre does not meet on July 4 or 5.
For more info, email summeracademy@tbatheatre.org. Register now at tbatheatre.org/summer.

WHEN: July 1-27; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CONTACT: Kristin Fernandez, summeracademy@tbatheatre.org

Alaska String Camps

Birchwood Camp, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Completed grades 4-12 during the 2018-2019 school year | COST: Elementary, $395; Intermediate, $495; High School, $495

Combine musical enrichment with an overnight summer camp experience. For developing violin, viola, cello or double bass string players our camps are offered during three sessions tailored to specific age groups. Campers participate in orchestra rehearsals, small group instruction, instrument technique and music theory. Recreational programs include boating, swimming, sport activities and cabin competitions for a complete camp experience. On the last night of each camp, campers showcase their skills at a family concert. For registration, forms and early-bird pricing go to alaskastringcamps.org.

WHEN: Elementary, July 12-14; Intermediate, July 15-18; High School, July 8-11; Overnight

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

Alaska Theatre of Youth's Cirque Week

Aquarian Charter School, 1705 W 32nd Avenue, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 6-18 | COST: $300

Cirque Week is back! This week-long camp will be teaching Slack Rope, Clowning, Acrobatics, Juggling and Hooping, and we will finish off each day with either Tumbling (ages 6-12) or Aerial Silks (ages 12-18).
During this camp, students will have a chance to create and design their own props for use during specialty classes. At the end of the week, students will showcase their new talents in a carnival-themed show open to the public.

WHEN: July 22-26; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: http://www.alaskatheatreofyouth.org

Summer Art Camp at The Shop | Kachemak Bay Art Space Session 3

60388 Bear Creek Court, Homer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 5-9; Ages 9-13 | COST: $125, Ages 5-9; $150, Ages 9-13

Join us for a week of fun, fine art activities lead by local professional artists and instructors. Activities will include plein air drawing and painting from the beach, design and create a unique terrarium, monoprinting and painting with natural dye. Max 12 students per age group.
Supplies included. Visit www.TheShopAK.com for more information.

WHEN: July 22-26; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Ages 5-9; 1-4 p.m., Ages 9-13

CONTACT: contacttheshopak@gmail.com

Acting/Theatre Intensives

UAA's Wendy Williamson Theater, Anchorage

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-18 | COST: $275

Two-week performance programs specializing in musical theatre, comedy improvisation and acting, presented by TBA Theatre, Broadway World's Theatre of the Year. Our program options include beginning to advanced, so whether your student is an inexperienced, younger performer or a seasoned youth actor looking to expand their creative skills, we have an option for you. Early drop off and after hours program options available. July 29 - Aug. 9, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Rising Star - ages 7-12; Musical Theatre - ages 7-12; Advanced Musical - ages 13-18; Improv - ages 13-18 For more info, email summeracademy@tbatheatre.org. Register now at tbatheatre.org/summer.

WHEN: July 29 - Aug. 9; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Kristin Fernandez, summeracademy@tbatheatre.org

Irish Dance Camp with the Irish Dance Academy of Alaska

Birchwood Camp, Chugiak

GRADES/AGES: Ages 8-18 | COST: $500

Four-day, three-night camp in beautiful Chugiak. All levels welcome! Learn to Irish Dance and many other fun, age-appropriate activities and classes. Room and food provided.

WHEN: Aug. 6-9; 4 p.m. Tuesday - 2 p.m. Friday

CONTACT: idaa.info@gmail.com

Summer Art Camp at The Shop | Kachemak Bay Art Space Session 4

60388 Bear Creek Court, Homer

GRADES/AGES: Ages 9-17 | COST: $175

Join us for a full week of natural dyeing, taught by local, professional dyer and instructor, Elissa Pettibone. Create fun patterns, learn about natural dyes that grow right here in Alaska, harvest our own native dyes from The Shop's property, prep, print and dye. Max 12 students. Supplies included. Visit www.TheShopAK.com for more information.

WHEN: Aug. 12-16; 1-4 p.m.

CONTACT: contacttheshopak@gmail.com

Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp

Wasilla

GRADES/AGES: Ages 16 and older | COST: $759

AAGC is an annual event offering music enthusiasts at all levels the opportunity to spend a week in Wasilla, studying guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, songwriting and voice under the tutelage of world-class recording artists. These artists-turned-instructors for the 17th annual camp include two-time Grammy winner Laurence Juber, flatpicking sensation Beppe Gambetta, ukulele master Victoria Vox, songwriter Dave Nachmanoff, mando-monster Radim Zenkl, and bluesman Jon Shain. Rounding out the instructor lineup are camp favorites Steve Baughman, Cyd Smith and Rob Goldberg. Tuition includes instruction, campsite, meals, concerts, jam sessions and more. Visit our website at www.AcousticAlaska.com.

WHEN: Aug. 25-31; Overnight

CONTACT: Joe Becker, Camp Director, 907-331-4864

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