Children Exploring the Alaskan Outdoors

Camp registration is open!

An exciting, fun-filled summer of camps has been planned for students entering grades 2 through 12.  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 entering in the fall.

Bug camp fee: $200 each. Cooking camp fee: $225 (Baking Blitz fee:$200).   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 School Lunch and do not have another scholarship funding source.  Submit completed application.  One scholarship will be awarded per camper, as long as they are available.

Already paid a deposit?  Pay the balance due for camps in our Kids Camp store.


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 Creativity Lab


Art Camp

For students entering grades 2 & 3 (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
June 20-24, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 4-6  (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
June 20-24, 2016
Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

During this week of fun, educational art experiences, campers will create in the art studio and experience outdoor art projects.  They will explore drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture.  The week will culminate in an exhibition and reception featuring student artwork in the UAF Art Department Gallery.

Taught by  Gail Priday

Location: Fine Arts Building Room 317


Bug Camp is FULL

Please call 907-474-7021 to add your child to the waitlist.
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 are FULL

All Cooking Camps are taught by Luis Martinez and meet 9:00 a.m.-noon at the Hutchison Career Center Kitchen.  Camp fee is $225.

Youth Baking Blitz (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
For students entering grades 4-8
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
(Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist) or
June 27-July 1, 2016    Monday-Friday (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)

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 (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
For students entering grades 8-12
June 6-10 2016
  Monday-Friday

For students entering grades 5-7 (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
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 is FULL

Please call 907-474-7021 to add your child to the waitlist.
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 Creativity Lab


Geocaching Camp

For students entering grades 2&3
August 1-5, 2016
Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

For students entering grades 4-6 (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
August 8-12, 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 (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
July 11-15, 2016

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

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

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

In Geology Camp, we will explore and create works related to where rocks and minerals come from, the rock cycle, how volcanoes form, why earthquakes happen, and other geological phenomena.

Taught by Margaret Cysewski

Location: Reichardt Building Room 230


Junior Authors Camp

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

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Join us for a week of writing, thinking, talking and writing some more. We will explore different genre of writing - poetry, memoir, epistolary, nature journaling and more. We will work collaboratively and independently to write as much as we can as well as we can.

Taught by Molly Sherman and Lesa Meath

Location: Bunnell Building Room 122


Law & Order Fairbanks is FULL

Please call 907-474-7021 to add your child to the waitlist.
For students entering grades 6-8
June 13-17, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

This camp offers students entering grades 6-8 the opportunity to explore the many facets of today's criminal justice system including forensics, the Alaska Court System, the correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies (State Troopers, Fairbanks Police and UAF Police Department). Field trips to various agencies will be included in the week-long activities as well as hands-on learning projects with justice professionals.

Taught by :  Mike Daku and Rob Duke

Location:  Community and Technical College
                604 Barnett Street, Room 119

Math Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
June 27-July 1, 2016

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

For students entering 4 & 6 (Full, please call 474-7021 to waitlist)
June 27-July 1, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Puzzles and Projects: Move and do to learn and explore. Discover fun math patterns through art, music, science and building. We’ll do a fun new project each day. This camp is for students who have mastered math skills at their grade level and would like exploration and enrichment of the curriculum.

Location: Bunnell Building Room 122

Music Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
August 1-5, 2016

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering 4-6
August 1-5, 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

Location: Old UPark Building Room 150
 


Photography Camp is FULL

Please call 907-474-7021 to add your child to the waitlist.
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 grades 2 & 3
June 20-24, 2016
, Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.
or
June 27-July 1, 2016, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering 4-6
June 20-24, 2016
,Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon
(Please call 907-474-7021 to add your child to the waitlist.)or
June 27-July 1, 2016, Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. (Please call 907-474-7021 to add your child to the waitlist.)

Come join us for exciting new projects and learn different ways 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 reception in the UAF Art Department Gallery on the last day of camp.

Taught by Diana Berry, Olena Ellis, and Jenny Chamberlain

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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