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ACA PRESCHOOL

2217 E Tudor Rd. #3
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 744-6075
www.acapreschoolak.com

The Academy for Comprehensive Achievement Preschool serves children ages 3-5 years with two sessions, Monday through Thursday. Morning session: 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Afternoon Session: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. We are open fall, spring and summer to help prepare your child for success in school and we now accept childcare assistance.

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 and fun. Our instruction includes games, field trips and guest speakers. By focusing just on math, we can teach in two weeks the instruction your student would receive 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: $390
Dates: July 22, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Ages: Grades 4-7 (9-12 years)

AK Summer Camp at The Dome

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

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 Aviation Heritage Museum!

Cost: $79/Day, $249/Week, $2,399/Whole
Dates: May 28- August 16
Ages: Ages 6-12

Alaska Botanical Garden
Summer camp

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

Come and learn all about gardening, soil and forest critters, cooking, and art with us! Full Day and Half Day options available. All camps take place in our unique garden classroom and on 110 acres of natural Boreal Forest! Expert staff lead campers through fun, hands-on, science-based environmental education activities. Each unique camp offers a chance for your child to go in depth into the subjects that interest them the most! All camp materials are provided as well as weekly take-home projects.

Cost: $135-$240
Dates: June 10th-Aug. 2nd, 2019
Grades: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11) Middle School (Ages 11-14)

Alaska Business Week

471 W 36th Ave., Ste. 200
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 278-2744
alaskabusinessweek.com

Alaska Business Week is a fun, intensive entrepreneurship experience for Alaska high school students. Participants compete as teams in a dynamic business simulation with the guidance of adult mentors from the business community. After completing the program, students have a competitive edge on workplace readiness, college preparation, and overall life success.

Cost: $185
Dates: July 15-21
Ages: Grades 9-12 (ages 15-18)

Other locations:
Kotzebue, UAF Chukchi Campus, April 29-May 3
Anchorage, King Tech High School, July 8-12
MatSu, Colony High School, July 22-26

The Alaska Club

East 5201 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507;
South 10931 O’Malley Centre Drive,
Anchorage, AK 99515;
Eagle River 12001 Business Blvd., Eagle River, AK 99557;
Wasilla 1720 Parks Hwy. Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 365-7393,
www.thealaskaclub.com/camps

Summer Fun Camp
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. We can’t wait to see you!

Cost: $185/Member/Week: $204/Nonmember/Week
(child must be a member to receive member price)
Dates: May 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 Kids' Summer Climbing Camp

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

Alaska Rock Gym Kids' Camps provide a great introduction to indoor climbing for first timers, and the opportunity to advance skills for repeat campers. Kids and teens 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. Tues/Wed/Thurs each week of the summer. Morning session 10:30am to 12:30pm, afternoon session 1:00-3:00pm. First session starts Tuesday, May 28th. $90 per session.

Cost: $90/three day session
Dates: Weekly through the summer starting Tues, May 28th
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

Alaska Zoo Adventure Camp

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

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.

Dates: 5/23 - 8/19 (M-F)
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

Anchorage Montessori School Summer Programs

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

Camps for Toddlers (19 mos. -3 yrs) and Primary (3-6 yrs) are half-day camps. Toddler camps are in two-week sessions. Elementary camps (6-12 yrs) are either half-day or full-day. Activities include outdoor play, music, cooking, science, gardening.

Dates: June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019
Cost: Toddler $410/2wks, Primary $205/wk, Elementary $330/wk Full Day, $205/wk Half Day
Ages: Infant/Toddler (Ages 0-2) Age 2 / Pre-K (Ages 2-5) Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

anchorage museum SUmmer Camps

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

For kids ages 7 through 12 years. 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.

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: $285
Dates: Watch our website and Facebook pages for dates and times, or call us directly.
Ages: Grades 2-8 (ages 7-13)

The Anchorage Waldorf School

3250 Baxter Road
Anchorage, AK 99504
(907) 333-9062
www.waldorfAK.org

The Anchorage City Folk Arts Camp will be hosted on our Anchorage Waldorf School campus June 10-14.

Strings Camp (for grades 3 and up) with our orchestra teacher Mary Schallert will be held June 24-28. A musical camp for Pre-k thru 2nd grade will also be held the same week.

Additional Camps will be held July 1 thru August 8th.

Experience the magic of nature and the joy of the arts, while learning life skills that will serve them into adulthood: cooking, yoga, or community-building games. Each week's theme takes an exciting look at new ideas while balancing outdoor time, the arts, thoughtful gestures, and vigorous activity. See our website for additional details.

Cost: $250-$350
Dates: June 10th - August 9th
Ages: Age 2 / Pre-K (Ages 2-5); Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

AURORA KIDS FITNESS,
GYMNASTICS & DANCE

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

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

Cost: $38 per 1/2 day camp block
Dates: Spring Break, Holiday Break, Summer Camp
Ages: Age 2 / Pre-K (Ages 2-5) Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11) Middle School (Ages 11-14)

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center

2500 Abbott Road, Anchorage, AK 99507;
13030 Brandon Street, Anchorage, AK 99515;
1000 Sundown Court, Anchorage, AK 99515;
12228 Lake Street, Eagle River, AK 99577;
3606 Jewel Lake Road, Anchorage, AK 99502,
(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 cooking projects, and so much more! Meals are included-breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack-and each is served with fresh produce! Call today for more information, spots will fill up quick!

Ages: Grades K-2nd (5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (8-11)

Camp K

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

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 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: $205-$460
Dates: May 29 - July 25, 2019
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11) Middle School (Ages 11-14) High School (Ages 15+)

CAMP SHOLOM

Joy Greisen Jewish Education Center (JEC)
7525 E. Northern Lights Boulevard,
Anchorage, AK 99504
(907) 337-1672
www.jecalaska.com

Our School Age Programs provide care for children ages 5 - 15, They include before and after school care, programming during inservice 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.

Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11); Middle School (Ages 11-14)

Camp Si-La-Meo

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

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: $290 a week
Dates: June 3 - August 9, 2019
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11) Middle School (Ages 11-13)

Create Academy

Pacific Northern Academy
2511 Sentry Drive, Ste. 100
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 333-1080
www.pacificnorthern.org/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!

WEEKLY THEMES:
June 3-7 Green Thumb Gardeners
June 10-14 Robotics
June 17-21 Let's Play!
June 24-28 Animal Adventures
July 8-12 Future Surgeons
July 15-19 Bubble Bonanza
July 22-26 Breaking News!
July 29-Aug 2 Swirling Sculptures

Cost: $290 (Extended Day included)
Dates: Week-long Day Camps June 3- August 2, 2019
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11) Middle School (Ages 11-14)

Fairbanks Children'S MUSEUM - Summer Camp at the Museum

302 Cushman Street, Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 374-6873
www.fairbankschildrensmuseum.com

Explore, create, and have fun this summer at FCM! Camps consist of both guided activities and free play. The camps take place in our museum space which allows for even more opportunities for open play and exploration as museum free play is part of each day's activities. Camps allow kids to tinker, explore the properties of water, become a scientist, become part of a fairytale, travel to distant lands, and much more! Each week has a new adventure in store!

Cost: $225 for members / $250 non-members
Dates: May through August
Ages: Age 2 / Pre-K (Ages 2-5) Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

Girl Scouts of Alaska

3911 Turnagain Blvd. East
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 273-0315
www.girlscoutsalaska.org

Girl Scouts offers a number of both resident (overnight) and day camps. Our camps are committed to creating a community that helps girls unlock their potential and discover the world while developing life skills. Girl Scout camp includes a variety of programs focused on the outdoors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and leadership. Camps are open to all girls, regardless of Girl Scout Membership.

Cost: Varies. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Dates: Various sessions and dates. Camp runs June-August
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11) Middle School (Ages 11-14) High School (Ages 15+)
Camp locations: Camp Singing Hills Chugiak; AK Camp Togowoods Wasilla, AK

Kincaid Outdoor Adventure Camp

Anchorage Parks & Recreation
9401 W Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99502
(907) 343-6397
www.muni.org/active

Enjoy adventure? Want to explore one of the best parks in the area? Come join the Kincaid Adventure Camp! Campers will learn about animal tracking, hiking, kite and rocket building, map making, orienteering, canoeing, beach combing and more.

Cost: $95/week
Dates:
6/3/19 to 8/9/19
Ages: Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

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. Orientation is Saturday May 5th at 1:30 pm at Anchorage Music & Dance Center (9210 Vanguard Dr.). Two sessions offered: “Going Buggy” June 11-21 and “Welcome to the Zoo” July 30-Aug. 9. Call 227-0509 or email themusicmachine@live.com to reserve your spot.

Cost: $125 per session
Dates: June 11-21 or July 30-Aug. 9
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 six-week program are 2:30-5:30 pm on Saturday, May 5th at Anchorage Music & Dance Center (9210 Vanguard Dr.). Directed by Janet Carr-Campbell, this summer’s shows are August 1-4 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 25-Aug. 4
Ages: Grades K-12 (ages 6-18)

Raw Joy After School Program

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

Children will learn and grow while being challenged to try new things, reach new heights, and chase their dreams. Throughout the week children will choose different groups to participate in including: cooking, art, photography, fitness, music, skateboarding, and so much more. They will learn to work together and be independent, too!

Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11); Middle School (Ages 11-14)

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, Horsemanship Camps & more. For Elementary: Lakeside (classic camp activities), Horsemanship Camps, Wilderness Camps & more. Programs are led by qualified instructors with waterfront, wilderness & horsemanship safety certifications.

Ages: All ages.

Spenard Recreation Center Day Camp

Anchorage Parks and Recreation
2020 W 48th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 343-4247
www.muni.org/active

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 (7AM) is available.

Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

Summer Adventure

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

DISCOVER FUN! Our most flexible and accessible licensed program runs all day (7am-6pm) 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! Entering Grades 1-7. Accepts Child Care Assistance.

Cost: $45/day or $225/week
Dates: May 29 - August 2, 2019
Ages: Grades 1st-2nd (Ages 6-8) Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11) Middle School (Ages 11-12)

Summer Conservatory
Theatre Camp

Alaska Theatre of Youth
Camps held at Cyrano's Theatre Building
3800 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 338-4901
www.alaskatheatreofyouth.org

Summer Conservatory has been an Anchorage summer institution for decades. This year, ATY is offering a two-week program and a three-week camp. These intensives are designed for actors who have participated in past Conservatories and/or are new to the theatre world. During the time span, the actors will produce full-length productions. The weeks will focus on rehearsing with their cast, building skills and techniques for performance, directing, and managing a production.

Cost: $450-$650
Dates: 6/3 to 6/15 and 6/24 to 7/13
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11); Middle School (Ages 11-14); High School (Ages 15+)

Summer fun club

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

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

Cost: $205/week for first child; $175/week for each additional child
Dates: June 3rd 2019 to August 2nd 2019
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11)

Wasilla Music & Dance Center

1001 S. Clapp st., Room #149
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 354-3658
www.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 2019. Dates: Watch our website and Facebook pages for dates and times, or call us directly.

YMCA Camp Peggy Lake

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

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 3 - August 9, exact weeks TBD
Ages: Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11); Middle School (Ages 11-14)

YMCA Summer Day Camp

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

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 wk
Dates: June 3 - August 9
Ages: Grades K-2nd (Ages 5-8); Grades 3rd-5th (Ages 8-11); Middle School (Ages 11-14)

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