Children Exploring the Alaskan Outdoors

EXPLORE! Registration opens Monday February 29, 2016

An exciting, fun-filled summer of camps has been planned for students entering grades 2 through 6.  Camps may be purchased at this website by clicking the camp registration icon to the right. You will be directed to a secure site where you can complete the purchasing process. Choose the camp for the grade the camper will be in the fall.  Choose the camp for the grade the camper will be in the fall.

Bug and Cooking camps fee: $200 each.  All other camps are $175 each.

Enrollment for each camp is limited to 20 participants.

A limited number of camp scholarships are available for campers who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch.  Submit completed application.  One scholarship will be awarded per camper, as long as they are available.


Archaeology Camp

For students entering grades 4-6
August 1-5, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Campers will work with professional archaeologists to complete a simulated archaeological dig, examine authentic museum artifacts, and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist.  We’ll explore the history of Alaska’s native cultures through hands-on activities both in the field and the museum.

Taught by Scott Schirar

Location: UA Museum of the North


Art Camp

For students entering grades 2 & 3
June 20-24, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 4-6
June 20-24, 2016
Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

This will be a week of fun, educational art experiences. The camp includes opportunities to explore drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. The students will create in the art studios each day, go on an outing to the Museum of the North and experience field painting and collaborative outdoor projects. The week will culminate in an exhibition and reception featuring student artwork in the UAF Art Department Gallery.

Taught by  Karinna Gomez and Gail Priday

Location: Fine Arts Building Room 317


Bug Camp

For students entering grades 3-7
July 18-22, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Learn about Alaska's insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less loveable mosquitoes and spiders. Through field, forest and pond, under rocks, in flowers and everywhere else, we'll collect (catch and release some, keep others) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals. Camp fee is $200.

Taught by Derek and Melissa Sikes

Location: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab


Cooking Camps

All Cooking Camps are taught by Marsha Munsell and Luis Martinez and meet 9:00 a.m.-noon at the Hutchison Career Center Kitchen.  Camp fee is $200.

Youth Baking Blitz
For students entering grades 4-10
May 31-June 3, 2016    Tuesday-Friday

Learn how to make a basic pie crust, a variety of quick breads and yeast breads.  Delight in making pies and tarts, zucchini bread and muffins, scones, Irish soda bread, whole wheat sunflower seed rolls and artisan bread. Plan on getting elbow deep into the dough and having fun, all at the same time.

Kids' Cooking Camp
For students entering grades 2-4
June 13-17, 2016      Monday-Friday

June 27-July 1, 2016    Monday-Friday

Focus on fun with food from start to finish. Includes preparation, eating and clean-up with kitchen safety in mind. Learn preparation, presentation, kitchen etiquette, stove safety and food safety. Topics include baking (biscuits, pretzels, muffins, tortillas), cooking (individual casseroles) and smooshing (cream cheese playdough, ice cream, freezer jam) and culminating with an English tea on Friday for invited guests. 

International Cooking Workshop
For students entering grades 8-12
June 6-10 2016
  Monday-Friday

For students entering grades 5-7
June 20-24, 2016  Monday-Friday

A culinary adventure for teens! Explore recipes from Africa, France, Japan, Spain and the USA. In addition to learning a variety of cooking methods, topics covered include kitchen safety, kitchen etiquette, food safety and presentation. A demonstration of skills will be presented at the end of the course. 


Dinosaur Camp

For students entering grades 3-6
July 25-29, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon  
      

Discover dinosaurs and other fossils - especially those found right here in Alaska. We will learn about the different dinosaurs, how fossils are preserved, bone identification and dinosaur track formation. Hands-on activities will help participants understand how we study dinosaurs.

Taught by Eric Metz

Location: Museum of the North


Geocaching Camp

For students entering grades 4-6
August 1-5, 2016
Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.  
      

Learn about GPS technology through geocaching and other hands-on GPS-related activities.   Campers will present their own geocache to friends and family on the last day of camp.

Taught by Katie Kennedy

Location:  Bunnell Building Room 122


Geology Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
July 11-15, 2016

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

For students entering 4 & 6
July 11-15, 2016

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon

Campers will create projects as we investigate where rocks come from, how glaciers move, how volcanoes form, and other geological phenomena.

Taught by Margret Cysewski

Location: Reichardt Building Room 230


Junior Authors Camp

For students entering 4 & 6
June 13-17, 2016

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon

Description coming soon.

Taught by Molly Sherman

Location: Bunnell Building Room 122

Music Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
August 8-12, 2016

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering 4-6
August 8-12, 2016

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.        

Experience the excitement and fun of music through singing, dancing, composing and playing instruments. Learn about music and how it is a part of our everyday lives through active games and play.

Taught by Nathan Arnold and Kendi Lesley

Location: Old UPark Building Room 156
 


Photography Camp

For students entering 4-6
August 8-12, 2016

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Learn how a camera functions, the basic concepts of composition and how to use them, and basic post processing techniques. The day begins with a discussion of elements of photography in the clasroom, then students will create photographs around campus. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the knowledge and skills they learn in creating thoughtful, successful, and dynamic images for a final portfolio. After each shoot, students will return to the classroom for editing and toning their images. Students must provide their own digital camera.

Taught by JR Ancheta

Location: Bunnell Building Room 122


Pottery Camp

For students entering 4-6
June 20-24, 2016

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 2 & 3
June 20-24, 2016

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Learn how to make and decorate pots during this hands-on, educational week of fun with clay.  Artwork will be fired and presented at a student exhibition and reception in the UAF Art Department Gallery

Taught by Diana Berry and Olena Ellis

Location: Art Building Room 415


Storytelling Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
June 6-10, 2016

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 4-6
June 6-10, 2016

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Learn ways to tell more entertaining stories. Campers will present their stories to a live audience at the end of the week. 

Taught by Rob Prince

Location: Bunnell Building Room 122


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