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AK Math Academy

In Anchorage: (907) 350-9108
Camp location: Aquarian Charter School, Anchorage
www.akmath.com

Get your student ready for math success at the AK Math Academy! We believe math should be interesting. Our all day instruction includes field trips and guest speakers. By focusing just on math, we can teach in two weeks the math your student would learn in two months in a regular classroom! Taught by experienced and certified math teachers, we'll create memories and get your student ready for a great year in math!

Cost: $395
Dates: July 20 to July 31
Ages: Grades 4-8 (9-13 years)

Alaska Botanical Garden

4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 770-3692
www.alaskabg.org

Alaska Botanical Garden Summer Camp
The Alaska Botanical Garden believes that every child learns best by experiencing the world first hand. Camp activities and lessons foster environmental awareness, stewardship, and help build essential life skills. Half and full day options are available. Camp changes themes each week where we'll touch on gardening, art, cooking and botany. Come and discover the gardens with us!

Cost: $160-$265
Dates: June 1-July 31
Grades: Ages 5-13

The Alaska Club

Four locations
In Anchorage: (East) 5201 E. Tudor Rd., and (South) 10931 O’Malley Centre Dr.
In Eagle River: 12001 Business Blvd.
In Fairbanks (South): 747 Old Richardson Hwy.
(907) 365-7393,
www.thealaskaclub.com/camps

Youth Camps
The Alaska Club Fun Camps offer healthy, active, fun and creative activities, swimming and a variety of sports to keep kids moving all year long! Our caring, creative, energetic staff bring the fun to every camp. We're excited to get messy, inspire ideas, try new things and get moving with your kids. Camps offer field trips and guest instructors, Olympians, Fire Fighters, Zoo and more to lead activities. Activities are geared towards weekly themes but there is still plenty of time to play. Campers swim and play in the pool all camp days. We can’t wait to see you! Call to register or register online.

Cost: $185/Member/Week: $204/Nonmember/Week (Our East and Fairbanks South locations accept DCA and OCS assistance)
Dates: May 26-Aug. 14ay 29 - Aug 17 (Wasilla Camp Weeks May differ. Dates tentative)
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

Alaska Rock Gym

665 E 33rd Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 562-7265
www.alaskarockgym.com

Summer Climbing Camp for Kids
A climbing and activity camp for kids and young teens. A great introduction to indoor climbing for first timers, and an opportunity to advance skills and climb harder for repeat campers. Kids increase personal fitness, gain confidence and have LOTS of fun. Low instructor to student ratio and a fast-paced tempo keeps kids active and engaged.

Cost: $99/three day session
Dates: Weekly through the summer starting Tues, May 26th. Camps run on Tues/Wed/Thurs each week.
Ages: Ages 4-15

The Alaska Zoo

4731 O' Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 341-6432
www.alaskazoocamps.org

Alaska Zoo Adventure Camp
The Alaska Zoo Education Department strives to provide adventurous, fun and educational day camps for children ages 6-12. Each camp has a different topic with a wildlife or habitat conservation focus, delivered to campers through behind-the-scenes encounters, talks with zoo staff, inside stories, hands-on projects, animal enrichment and time spent in our "outdoor classroom" and Gateway classroom.

Cost: $85 per camp
Dates:
Weekdays, May 22-Aug. 17
Ages:
Grades K-6 (ages 6-12)

Anchorage Golf course

3651 O'Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 350-2629
anchoragegolfcourse.com

Junior Golf Camps
Junior golf camps at Anchorage Golf Course with 12 weeks during the summer with two different age groups with Tuesday-Friday weekly camps. No clubs needed but bring your own clubs if you have them and we sell US Kids junior clubs in our pro shop for all of our juniors that want their own clubs. Class sizes are limited to only 8 so sign up early and register and pay online at anchoragegolfcourse.com under Lessons tab and junior section. Please call Golf Professional Sam Bomar at 350-2629 with any questions.

Cost: $145 for Tues.-Fri. camps
Dates: 12 weeks of camps, Session 1: May 26-29, June 2-5, June 9-12, June 16-19, June 23-26, June 30-July 3; Session 2: July 7-10, July 14-17, July 21-24, July 28-31, Aug. 4-8-7, Aug. 11-14
Ages: 6-9 (8 am-9:45 am); 10-15 (10-11:45 am)

Anchorage Montessori School

5001 Northwood Drive
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 276-2240
www.anchoragemontessorischool.org

Full descriptions of summer camps and activities are listed on our website. Toddler Camps (ages 19 months-3 years): 9 am-1 pm in two-week segments. Primary Camps (ages 3-5 years): 9 am-1 pm. Elementary Camps (ages 5-12 years) with two options: 1/2 day from 9 am-1 pm for $210/week or full day from 7:30 am-6 pm for $335/week.

Cost: $420 for 2-week sessions (Toddler); $335 per week (Primary & Elementary)
Dates: June 1-Aug. 7
Ages: Grades Pre-K-6 (ages 19 months- 12 years)

anchorage museum

625 C Street
Anchorage AK 99501
(907) 929-9276
www.anchoragemuseum.org/camps

Anchorage Museum camps foster imagination and experimentation in the arts, science and technology. Guided by trained educators, campers learn, play and create together through explorations of the objects and resources of the museum.

Cost: See website or call for details.
Dates: Weeklong sessions; June 1-26 and July 6-17, from 9 am-3 pm with drop-off as early as 8 am and pick-up as late as 4 pm
Ages: 7-12, with special sessions for 6-year-olds

anchorage music and Dance center

9210 Vanguard Dr., #1
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 345-1555
anchoragemusicanddance.com

Anchorage Music & Dance Center has your summer music and dance experiences covered! Camps include Rock Star Rock Band Camp and Angelina Ballerina Ballet Camp, as well as great summer dance classes and private and group music lessons offered throughout summer 2019.

Cost and Dates: Watch our website and Facebook pages for cost, dates and times, or call us directly for details.

Anchorage Parks & Recreation

PO Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519
(907) 343-6397
www.muni.org/active

Kincaid Adventure Camp
Camp location: 9401 W Raspberry Rd., Anchorage, AK 99502

A half-day summer camp focused on exploring the wild outdoors in our own backyard. Come join the Kincaid Adventure Camp! Campers will learn about animal tracking, hiking, kite and rocket building, map making, orienteering, kayaking, archery, beach combing and more. Camp meets 12:30-5:30 pm, Mon.-Fri. each week. Accredited by the American Camping Association.

Cost: $105/week
Dates: June 1-Aug. 7
Ages: 6-12

Anchorage Parks & Recreation

PO Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519
(907) 343-6397
www.muni.org/active

Spenard Recreation Center Day Camp
Camp location: 2020 W 48th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99517

Anchorage Parks and Recreation is dedicated to offering school-aged children 6-12 years old an unforgettable summer experience filled with a wide variety of sports, arts and crafts, swimming, biking, field trips and other enrichment activities. We provide wholesome, interesting, and exciting opportunities for your child to grow in a character-building environment. This is no traditional summer camp and youth development is our focus! Early drop off (7:30 am) is available.

Cost: $190/week
Dates: June 1-July 31
Ages: 6-12

AURORA KIDS FITNESS,
GYMNASTICS & DANCE

1120 Huffman Rd #8
Anchorage AK 99515
(907) 345-0093
www.aurorakidsak.com

Themed gymnastics camps for kids 3 years and older. Curriculum based games and activities during 3 hours of camp. Fitness and physical challenges abound. Pre-K camps (3-6 years old) offer fun and educational themes to inspire and motivate: Superheroes, Ninja Warriors, Princesses and Pirates, and more. School Age camps (6 years and older) introduce Ninja, Circus Aerial Arts, Gymnastics and Parkour Gymnastics on a rotating schedule.

Cost: $38 per 1/2-day camp block
Dates: Spring break; holiday break; summer break
Ages: Grades pre-K-8 (ages 3-14)

Bright Beginnings

1000 Sundown Court,
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 344-9435
www.brightbeginningselc.com

Join us this summer at Bright Beginnings! We offer full-time and part-time schedules for school-agers up to 11 years old. We enjoy fun, educational activities every day, including field trips, special visitors, art and so much more. Meals are included – breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Call today for more information; spots will fill up quick!

Cost: Varies
Dates: Ongoing
Ages: Grades K-5 (5-11)

Camp Fire Alaska

161 Klevin Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 257-8847
www.campfireak.org

Camp Si-La-Meo
Venture Outside! Gear up your camper for a week or more of outdoor adventures at our day camp located in Anchorage on the campus of Alaska Pacific University. We take full advantage of this natural setting, making every day another opportunity for campers to go marching through the forest, practice target sports or launch a canoe from the waterfront. In addition to a huge catalog of activities, games, field trips and our popular daily swim program, we structure each session to build excitement towards a grand finale.

Cost: $310/week for ages 5-8; $335/week for ages 9-13
Dates: June 1-Aug. 7
Ages: Grades K-8 (ages 5-13)

Camp Fire Alaska

161 Klevin Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 257-8847
www.campfireak.org

Camp K
Get away! Alaska’s longest-running, co-ed overnight camp is nestled along the shores of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing, a two-hour bus ride from Anchorage. Just a stone’s throw from main camp, and your own cabin is on a half-mile long beach with access to hiking trails, boating activities, large fields for outdoor games, an art building, as well as river rafting and horseback riding nearby. This 160-acre campus within the Chugach National Forest is “wild Alaska” with everyday opportunities to be off the grid, experience wildlife, and take in the epic beauty right outside your cabin door.

Cost: $300-795
Dates: May 31-July 30
Ages: Grades 1-12 (ages 6-17)

Camp fire Alaska

161 Klevin Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 257-8847
www.campfireak.org

Summer Adventure
Discover fun! Our most flexible and accessible licensed program runs all day (7 am-6 pm) at three elementary schools – South Anchorage, Downtown and in Eagle River. Your child can join us for a day, a week (most popular) or the whole summer! Each day features a variety of hands-on activities including sports, arts and crafts, cooking, science, and community involvement. Field trips, theme weeks, surprise guests and more are all included. If you want your child to get outside, learn new skills, make new friends, play hard and have quiet time, then this is the camp for you.

Cost: $55/day; $250/week; accepts Child Care Assistance
Dates: June 1-July 31
Ages: Entering grades 1-7 (ages 6-12)

The Dome

The Dome
6501 ChangePoint Drive
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 770-3663
www.thedome.us

AK Summer Camp at The Dome
Every day at The Dome’s summer camp features a wide range of group activities, focused on everything from athletic movement to creative exploration. Kids will have a terrific experience each day with opportunities to grow emotionally, mentally, and physically. Each day is packed, and we’ll be doing everything from soccer and football to field trips to the Alaska Zoo and the Dave & Buster's!

Cost: $84/Day, $259/Week, $2,499/Whole
Dates: May 26 – August 14
Ages: Ages 6-12

Fly Trampoline Park

In Wasilla: 1841 Park Hwy., (907) 357-JUMP
In Fairbanks: 747 Old Richardson Hwy.,
(907) 457-JUMP
flytrampolinepark.com

Summer Fun Camp
Fly Trampoline Parks offer active, fun and creative camps, allowing kids to burn off some energy and have a blast during school breaks! Our trained, experienced staff bring fun to every camp, with special activities in addition to the attractions we have throughout the park: trampoline dodgeball, ninja warrior course, laser maze, virtual reality games, and more!

Cost: $40/day or $140/week
Dates: Spring Break and Summer Break (May 25-Aug. 14)
Ages: 5+

Fox Hollow Sports Dome

11801 Brayton Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99516
(907) 345-4600
foxhollowak.com

Fox Hollow Junior Golf Camps
We will be offering all ages and stages of golfers for boys and girls. Golfers will learn gripping, swing, etiquette, fundamentals of golf and will be playing on the course daily! We have an indoor range and simulators for the bad weather days as well. There will be weekly competitions as well as tournaments throughout the summer! So much fun! Please call 345-4600 or email chalet@foxhollowak.com with any questions.

Cost: $125-$225; Discount for 2nd sibling
Dates: June 1 - Aug. 7, Tues.–Thurs.; 9-11 am or 9 am-1 pm sessions available.
Ages: 6-14

Into the Woods Alaska

In Anchorage: (907) 406-5651
intothewoodsalaska.com


Into the Woods Alaska is dedicated to getting all ages out into Alaska's great wild beauty. Our camps are unparalleled and uniquely Alaskan; with family-style ratios of 10:1, we explore the woods year-round on half-day and full-day camps, investigating natural science topics and learning outdoor safety skills that will keep you safe in the Last Frontier.

In addition to summer camps, we offer after-school pick-ups, in-service day programs, and our signature beach base camp and backpacking trip, a capstone course for our Anchorage Youth Hiking Club graduates.

Cost: $350
Dates: May 26 to August 14
Ages: 4-16

Joy Greisen Jewish Education Center (JEC)

7525 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504
(907) 337-1672
jecalaska.com

Camp Sholom Our School Age Programs provide care for children ages 5 (Have to be enrolled into kindergarten)-15, They include before and after school care, programming during in-service days, break camps, and Camp Sholom. Summer is a thrilling time at the JEC. Camp Sholom is in session for the summer, bringing you themed weeks that are relevant to your camper’s Alaskan life. We have hours of field trips, guest speakers, swimming and other activities planned for your camper to enjoy this summer.

Cost and Dates: Visit our website at jecalaska.com for more information on current camp offerings and costs.
Ages: Grades K-8 (ages 5-14)

Magic Don's Adventures in Creativity & Imagination

(907) 522-1364
alaskaswildestmagic.net

Magic Academy Junior Magic Academy will teach basic magic routines, tricks and illusions. Premiere Magic Academy will teach advanced magic routines, tricks and illusions. Both of the programs will have students making their own magic kits. And at the end of the session, they will put on a Big Show! Fun for all!

Cost: $250
Dates: June 15-19; July 13-17
Ages: Junior - 7 and up; Premiere - 9 and up

The Mini Music Machine!

13320 Floral Ln.
Anchorage, AK 99516
(907) 227-0509
themusicmachineanchorage.com

Introduce your young child to the joy of music through workshops in creative music and movement. Hour-long sessions and activities are designed for developing motor skills, listening, singing, moving to music and participating in stories. Workshops are held at Anchorage Music & Dance Center (9210 Vanguard Dr.) Two sessions offered: “Up in Space” June 8-18 and “Jungle Fun” July 27-Aug. 6. Call 227-0509 or email themusicmachine@live.com to reserve your spot.

Cost: $125 per session
Dates: June 8-18; July 27-Aug. 6
Ages: Preschool-Grade K (ages 3-6)

The Music Machine!

13320 Floral Ln.
Anchorage, AK 99516
(907) 227-0509
themusicmachineanchorage.com

The Music Machine and The Dance Machine! Join us for a musical summer of fun with The Music Machine and The Dance Machine! Auditions for this 6-week program will be Sunday May 3 from 3-6 pm at Anchorage Music & Dance Center (9210 Vanguard Dr.). Directed by Janet Carr-Campbell and Jack Klauschie, this summer’s shows are July 29-Aug. 1 at ACPA’s Discovery Theatre. Auditions are not competitive, and there is no cost to audition. Call 227-0509 or email themusicmachine@live.com for an audition appointment. Don’t miss your chance to be a star in this summer’s programs!

Cost: $300-$350 for Music Machine, $225-$275 for Dance Machine
Dates: June 22-Aug. 1
Ages: Grades K-12 (ages 6-18)

Pacific Northern Academy

2511 Sentry Dr., Ste. 100
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 333-1080
pacificnorthern.org/create-academy

Create Academy
Create Academy – the place where science, art and technology collide with a whole lot of creativity. Tinker, investigate, experiment, design, invent, explore and play! Taught by professional educators. 18 students maximum per group.

Weekly Themes:
June 1-5 Green Thumb Gardeners
June 8-12 Robotics I
June 15-19 Stones, Bones & Old Cell Phones
June 22-26 Future Engineers
June 29 - July 2 (4 Days) Robotics II
July 6-10 Future Surgeons
July 13-17 3D Fun
July 20-24 Swirling Sculptures
July 27-31 Olympic Dreams

Cost: $295 before April 30; $310 after May 1; Extended Day (7 am-6 pm) included*
Dates: Weeklong day camps (except 4-day camp week of July 4), June 1-July 31; 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Ages: Grades K-6

*Additional fees may apply for certain camps. See camp descriptions.

NEW SUMMER TECH CAMPS at PNA
Create Academy is excited to offer fun and exciting technology programs from CodeREV! Tech classes are limited to 15 students and feature an in-depth study of the topic.
June 15-19: Minecraft Level Design & Engineering, Grades 1-5, $500
July 6-10: Modding in Minecraft Game Design, Grades 5-8, $500

Rabbit Creek Community Association (RCCA)

13650 Lake Otis Pkwy.
Anchorage, AK 99516
(907) 742-5722
rabbitcreekchildcare.com

Summer Fun Club
RCCA Summer Fun Club offers a full-day summer program for ages 5-12. We create a safe, fun and positive environment for children. We play outside, in the gym, bike and do craft, cooking and science activities. Children have the opportunity to go on at least two field trips per week; each Friday we go on bus trips which may include parks, swimming or tours of local businesses.

Cost: $220/week; $190/wk for additional siblings
Dates: June 1 - July 31
Ages: Grades K - 6 (ages 5 - 12)

Raw Joy After School Program

1890 Marika Rd.
Fairbanks, AK, 99709
(907) 452-2621
www.joelsplacealaska.org/raw-joy/

At Raw Joy we believe each child is an individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. Our goal is to help each child reach their highest potential in each of these areas by providing a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment to learn and grow.

Cost: varies
Dates: ongoing
Ages: Grades K-7 (ages 5-12)

Solid Rock Bible Camp

36251 Solid Rock Rd #1
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-4741
www.solidrockbiblecamp.com

Since 1958, Solid Rock has offered fun and carefully crafted programs for Alaska's youth. We invite your child to get outside, play hard, be challenged, and build lasting friendships.

For Teens: Sports camps, Backcountry Wilderness Camps, Theater Camp, Horsemanship Camps and more. For Elementary: Lakeside (classic camp activities), Horsemanship Camps, Wilderness Camps and more.

Programs are led by qualified instructors with waterfront, wilderness and horsemanship safety certifications.

Cost: Varies. See website or call for more details.
Dates: June 10-Aug. 1
Ages: Grades K-12

Trailside Discovery Camp

Russian Jack Chalet: 1600 Lidia Selkregg Rd.
Spring Creek Farm: 6402 N Lossing Rd.
(907) 313-9224
akcentereducationfund.org/trailside

Trailside Discovery Camp is an award-winning camp program in Alaska that provides a broad range of outdoor education and high adventure experiences for students ages 4 to 15. We provide summer camps at the Campbell Creek Science Center and Russian Jack Chalet in Anchorage and Spring Creek Farm in Palmer. We also offer special winter and spring programs during school breaks. Scholarships are available.

Cost: $240-$335 per week, session costs varies
Dates: Every week from May 26-Aug. 14
Ages: 4-15

Wasilla Music & Dance Center

231 East Herning Ave.
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 354-3658
wasillamusicanddance.com

Wasilla Music & Dance Center has your summer music and dance experiences covered!

Camps include Rock Star Rock Band Camp and Angelina Ballerina Ballet Camp, as well as great summer dance classes and private and group music lessons offered throughout summer 2020.

Cost and Dates: Watch our website and Facebook pages for cost, dates and times, or call us directly for details.

YMCA of Alaska

5353 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 563-3211
www.ymcaalaska.org

Camp Peggy Lake
YMCA Camp Peggy Lake is surrounded by 320 acres of rustic wilderness located about 100 miles north of Anchorage on the Parks Highway. The camp is a wonderful setting for campers to enjoy water activities, hiking trails, forests, marshlands and the beauty of Alaska’s magnificent environment. Campers engage in activities designed to develop the four YMCA Character Values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPONSIBILITY, AND RESPECT. It is also our goal to help the campers develop self-esteem, a strong sense of community and an appreciation for our natural environment.

Cost: $300
Dates: June 1 - August 7, exact weeks TBD
Ages: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)

YMCA of Alaska

5353 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 563-3211
www.ymcaalaska.org

Summer Day Camp
Come experience our YMCA Day Camp. It is our goal to make camp an exciting and active learning experience for all. During Day Camp each counselor plans activities that focus on developing skills and clarifying values resulting in personal growth. Our values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility are emphasized in all activities. Weekly Activities include: Archery, Hiking, Swimming, Field Trips, Community Service Projects, Nature Crafts, Arts and Crafts, and STEM Activities.

Cost: $225/week
Dates: June 1-Aug. 7
Ages: Grades 1-8 (ages 5-14)

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