Youth programs


Nanook Recreation offers options to keep your kids active during the summer as well as throughout the year. Check out our youth programs below.

 

  

Youth Climbing Programs 
Kids climbing a wall


 

The mission of the Fairbanks Youth Climbing Program is to introduce and cultivate rock climbing skills, techniques, and movement within the youth of Fairbanks.  The purpose of this mission is to enhance teamwork, communication, and confidence within our climbers.  Our teaching methods nurture this purpose.

 
 

School Year Climbing Program Offerings

Fall 2019 Registration Open.  Join us this fall!

 

The Fairbanks Flash  Youth Climbing Team gives climbers the chance to hone their skills and knowledge through bouldering, top-roping, and leading/mock-leading. Practices are aimed at teaching each climber intermediate and advanced skills and technique. Expect an atmosphere of dedicated and supportive climbers who commit to exercises and conditioning with each practice.  The coach is a highly knowledgeable and experienced climber who is devoted to his students and assists each athlete to prevent injury, maximize climbing time, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, motivate, inspire, and promote a healthy team environment. High school team members were eligible for high school physical education credit last semester and the current syllabus is being reviewed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Space is limted to 10 students.

Minimum age: 10-years-old

Coach: Travis Russell

Invitation Only: Contact Travis Russell at trrussell@alaska.edu for more information

Offered

August 27th - December 5th

Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (No practice Oct. 31st or Nov. 28th)

 Cost
$375/semester

This after-school climbing session aims to teach basic rock climbing skills and technique through top-rope climbing and bouldering. We also encourage communication, teamwork, problem solving, trust, and confidence through climbing with a small group of climbers. We want to grow a lifelong appreciation of climbing in our participants.

Space is limted to 10 students. THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. Currently, your child will be placed on a waitlist if registered.

Minimum age: 8-years-old

Coach: Emily Smola

Offered

August 28th - December 4th

Wednesdays
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (No practice Nov. 27th)

 Cost
$200/semester
  • In person
    • Stop by Outdoor Adventures or the SRC front desk
  • Over the phone
    • Give us a call at 907-474-6027, or 907-474-5886
  • Online
    • Click here: mynookrec
    • Select: Outdoor Adventures - Instructional - Fall 2019
    • Please note: There is an age restriction on these programs, so you must register your child, not the parent. Your child must have a profile in our system in order for them to be registered. If they do not have a profile, then you can easily make one.
    • To create a dependent profile: On the mynookrec page go to your profile and click "Add a Dependent". Fill out the required information, and go back to the registration page to complete the registration.


 Youth Strength and Conditioning Training Clinics 


 

New for Summer 2019

volleyball

Youth Strength and Conditioning Training Clinics 

About the program

Nanook Recreation is offering a new fitness class series focused on youth sport specific training.  These training sessions will focus on developing flexibility, strength, speed, agility and sport specific conditioning for the young athlete.  Increasing physical preparation for your sport can improve performance and decrease the likelihood of injury. Must be  15yrs to 18yrs of age. 

Scroll down for more detailed information on pricing, dates and times.   Click on the info bar to access the information.

Program starts May 27th and Runs through August. Sessions are sold by the week, allowing you to pay for the weeks you are able to attend.

 

Program Content

pushup
Our program focuses on the fundamentals of athletic development
  • Increased range of motion
  • Strength and safe strength training methods for young athletes
  • Power development
  • Linear speed development
  • Lateral speed development
  • Agility
  • Plyometric training
  • Scientifically-based sport specific injury prevention measures
  • Sport specific conditioning
  • Recovery modalities
  • Education on healthy habits for a young athlete

Workouts will be supervised by a certified strength and conditioning specialist with 17 years of collegiate strength and conditioning experience.

Power Sports

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

6:15am-7:30am

Strength training session

Strength training session

Rest day

Strength training session

Strength training session

Active rest day

Active rest day

7:35am – 8:35am

Conditioning session

Speed and agility session

 

Conditioning session

Speed and agility session

 

 



Ice Sports Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

7:35am-8:35am

Conditioning session

Speed and agility session

Rest day

Conditioning session

Speed and agility session

Active rest day

Active rest day

8:40 am – 9:55 am

Strength training session

Strength training session

 

Strength training session

Strength training session

 

 

 

Court and Field Sports Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

10 am-11 am

Strength training session

 

Strength training session

 

Strength training session

Active rest day

Active rest day

11 am – 12 pm

Conditioning session

Speed and agility session

 

Conditioning session

Speed and agility session

 

 

If you have a schedule conflict with your sports time, accomidations may be made. please contact Chris McComb at cmccomb@alaska.edu or 474-6806.

  • Athletes indicate their sport and training goals
  • Athletes will be assessed throughout the summer to track progress
  • Athletes will receive a weekly program written for their individual sport (each program will be modified for individual athlete needs)
  • Programs will be progressed through the summer as the athletes abilities and needs change
  • Athletes may choose between three options
    • Strength training clinics
    • Speed and agility clinics
    • Conditioning clinics
    • Or combine multiple clinics

             (Only two sessions are offered per day to avoid overtraining of the athlete)

 Programs are grouped by sports: 

  • Power Sports = Football, Baseball, and Softball
  • Ice Sports = Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, and Speed Skating
  • Court Sports = Basketball and Volleyball
  • Field Sports = Soccer, Rugby 

Each training session is 1 hour in length (ice and power sports strength training sessions are 75 minutes in length)  

All  training sessions are $20 per hour.

Training classes are sold on a weekly basis, prices vary on the number of classes offered per week.

 After registering online we will email you the waiver, informed consent and physical activity rediness questionaire or down load the waiver form from Participant Waiver Here. To register for a particular program please go HERE

 75 minute Strength  Training ( 4 sessions per week) = $100

Speed and Agility Training ( 2 sessions per week) = $40

Conditioning ( 2 sessions per week) = $40

60 minute  Strength  Training ( 3 sessions per week) = $60

Speed and Agility Training ( 2 sessions per week) = $40

Conditioning ( 2 sessions per week) = $40

 

75 minute Strength Training ( 4 sessions per week) = $100

Speed and Agility Training ( 2 sessions per week) = $40

Conditioning ( 2 sessions per week) = $40


 Outdoor Adventure Camps


 

UAF RecCamp

Important Information 
The UAF RecCamp has closed it's doors. Summer 2018 was our last summer and we would like to thank the families who entrusted us with their children.  If you are looking for camp and learning opportunities on the UAF campus, please view the  Adventure Camp section above or explore other UAF camp opportunities at summer sessions.

Adventure Summer Camp

Summer 2019 - Closed

Outdoor Adventures has overhauled our youth adventure summer camp program. We now offer one week of camp led by OA pro staff for 10-14 year olds. 

Join us next summer  for an adventure-filled week of learning and building outdoor skills. UAF Outdoor Adventures professional staff will guide campers through a week of experiences that will create life long memories, friendships and love for the outdoors. Campers will learn about rock climbing, canoeing, paddle boarding, water safety, basic wilderness first aid, hiking, and much more. We will also focus on being good stewards of the environment by learning about and practicing the principles of Leave No Trace.

 



 

 

 

For more information contact:

Christian Mogensen

Outdoor Adventures Assistant Coordinator for Climbing Programs
University of Alaska Fairbanks
907-474-6027
cgmogensen@alaska.edu