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Your 2010 guide to summer camps in the Fairbanks, Alaska, area

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  • Your 2010 guide to summer camps in the Fairbanks area

  • 2 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 18, 2010

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    NORTH STAR DRIVING SCHOOL DRIVERS EDUCATION CLASSES

    490-2523 Instructor: Scott Putman Check our website for classroom information and or changes.

    www.nsds.us.com

    Basic Class or Classes including Class D Road Test

    The number one killer of teenagers is car

    accidents!!! Summer special! Sign up with a friend and both will get the road test for free Classes offered weekly

    We offer a military discount

    BE SAFE

    16365 604-4-18-10SFK

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    A CAMPING EXPERIENCE YOULL NEVER FORGET! (at Harding Lake)

    Call 479-0562 or check our website

    www.binglecamp.org for registration,

    information and prices.

    Scholarships are available.

    Spaces are still available for the following camps:

    Outdoor Skills Camp 5 - 7 June 13 - 18 Explorers Camp 3 - 6 June 20 - 25 Adventure Camp 7 - 10 July 5 - 10 H 2 0 Camp 8 - 12 July 11 - 16 Junior Camp 4 - 6 July 18 - 23 Discovery Camp 4 - 7 July 25 - 30

    Event Grades Dates

    This Summer Fun for Kids supplement is provided as a public service to our readers.A word of caution: parents must approach listings in this guide and check references as

    they would any advertised activity for their children. These listings are not endorsements.We hope these pages help show parents the many activities available to Fairbanks area

    children and families, and that it is useful in building ideas and fi nding things your children might enjoy through the summer months.

    Cover photo credits: Alaska Conservation Camp, Camp Li-Wa, Fairbanks Tennis Association, Wild Rose Summer Camp

    INDEXAcademic/Special-Interest Camps .... 2-5Day Camps .................................... 5-7Faith-Based Camps ..................... 7-9 Family/Group Camps ......................... 9Fine Arts Camps .......................... 9-12Overnight Camps ....................... 12-13School-Age Day Care ....................... 13 Sports Activities ........................ 13-15Sports Camps ........................... 15-18 Summertime Programs .............. 18-20

    MORE RESOURCESFor help in choosing a safe summer camp

    for your child and a free parent guide checklist, visit www.jfkcampsafety.org.

    African-American Male Math Initiative

    Sponsor: Communities in Schools of Alaska, Fairbanks North Star Borough School Dis-trict

    Ages: K-6Dates and times: June 7-18,

    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Location: JP Jones Commu-nity Center

    Description: The camps focus will be on improving stu-dents math skills using the Every-day Math Curriculum. Students will be exposed to local busi-nesses and business owners who use mathematics on a daily basis, small-group instruction from tutors who are trained in teach-ing the Everyday Math Curriculum and enrichment activities that will expose them to various forms of art, physical fitness and sports.

    Cost: FreeContact: April Norem, pro-

    gram coordinator, 452-2521 or 267-235-5127

    Alaska Business Week Program

    Sponsors: Tesoro Alaska, BP, State Farm, Icicle Seafoods, TOTE and the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

    Ages: Finishing grades 9-12Dates and times: Aug. 8-14;

    participants live on campusLocation: University of Alaska

    Fairbanks campusDescription: This unique pro-

    gram provides an intensive week of discovery learning on campus. Working with business leaders and competing with other compa-nies, 100 students from through-out Alaska will gain hands-on

    environment and corporate responsibility. Students gain confi-dence when facing real-life work-place issues, teamwork, money management, networking and more. At the end of the week, students defend their companies in front of a panel of business leaders, and they also produce a product or service to be pre-sented to potential stockholders for investment purposes. Deadline to apply is June 1. Applications and information available at www.alaskachamber.com or call 907-856-2010.

    Cost: $325. Some needs-based scholarships are available.

    Contact: Ann Ringstad, 459-5922, ann.ringstad@gmail.com

    Alaska Conservation Camp basic camp

    Sponsor: Alaska Department of Fish & Game, the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, the National Rifle Association of America, the Friends of the NRA, the Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee and many community sponsors and volunteers

    Ages: 11-14Dates and times: Basic camp

    No. 1 June 7 -11; basic camp

    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL-INTEREST

    CAMPS

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    Sunday School: 9:45 AMSunday Worship: 11:00 AMWed Bible Study/Prayer: 6:30 PMhttp://www.firstbaptistfairbanks.com

    First Baptist Church- Fairbanks

    Meet the family!

    805 Sixth Avenue (behind the TVC building)Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4923

    Retired Army guy

    for a Pastor!

    Member SBC-

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    No. 2 June 14-18; times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and one overnight campout

    Location: ADF&G Hunter Edu-cation Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road; Creamers Field and Migratory Waterfowl Refuge; and various locations near Fairbanks

    Description: Basic camp is a day-camp program designed to promote understanding of Alaskas natural resources and conservation, and to give youths hands-on experience in hunting, fishing and related outdoor skills. Camp activities include the Alaska Basic Hunter Education Course, firearms safety, shooting, wildlife identification, fishing, map and compass, outdoor survival, basic camping skills and more. Camp-ers who complete the camp may earn Basic Hunter Education Cer-tification from the Alaska Depart-ment of Fish & Game.

    Cost: $195Web site: www.aimcomm.orgContact: Cathie Harms, 459-

    7231, or John Wyman, 459-

    7292; camp@aimcomm.org or john.wyman@alaska.gov

    Alaska Conservation Camp advanced

    Sponsor: Alaska Department of Fish & Game, the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, the National Rifle Association of America, the Friends of the NRA, the Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, and many community sponsors and volunteers

    Ages: 12-16 who have attended basic camp or com-pleted the Alaska Basic Hunter Education Course

    Dates and times: June 21-25; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Location: ADF&G Hunter Edu-cation Indoor Shooting Range at 1501 College Road; Creamers Field and Migratory Waterfowl Refuge; and at various locations near Fairbanks

    Description: The Alaska Conservation Camp advanced camp is a day-camp program designed to promote understand-ing of Alaskas natural resources and conservation, and to give

    youths hands-on experience in hunting, fishing and related out-door skills. Activities might include firearms safety, shotgun or muz-zleloader rifle shooting, archery, wildlife identification, fly fishing, fly tying, bird box construction, GPS and outdoor navigation, canoeing, outdoor survival, shelter building, camping and field cook-ing skills, and more. The camp includes a hike and overnight camping trip.

    Cost: $195Web site: www.aimcomm.orgContact: Cathie Harms,

    459-7231, or John Wyman, 459-7292; camp@aimcomm.org or john.wyman@alaska.gov

    CAFE Teen International Culinary Arts Academy

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 13-17 with a limit of 20 students

    Dates and times: May 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon

    Location: Hutchison Dining

    Description: This program is a culinary adventure for teens.

    Explore recipes from Africa, France, Japan, Spain and the U.S. In addition to learning a variety of cooking methods, top-ics covered include kitchen safe-ty, kitchen etiquette, food safety and presentation. A demonstra-tion of skills will be presented at the end of the course.

    Cost: $240Web site: www.uaf.edu/sum

    mer/youth-programs/culinary-arts/Contact: Erica Franich,

    474-7021; summer@uaf.edu

    CAFE Youth Baking BlitzSponsor: UAF Summer

    Sessions and Lifelong LearningAges: 9-16 with a limit of

    16 studentsDates and times: June 1-4,

    9 a.m. to noonLocation: Hutchison

    DiningDescription: This four-day

    workshop focuses on baking basics. Learn to make pie crust, a variety of quick breads and yeast breads. Plan on getting elbow deep in dough and hav-ing lots of creative fun in the kitchen.

    Cost: $200Web site: www.uaf.edu/sum-

    mer/youth-programs/culinary-arts/Contact: Erica Franich,

    474-7021; summer@uaf.edu

    CAFE Kids Cooking

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 6-9 with a limit of 20 students

    Dates and times: June 7-11, 9 a.m. to noon

    Location: Hutchison Dining

    Description: This camp focuses on fun food that you can make and eat, including biscuits, pretzels, muffins and tortillas. Cook individual cas-seroles and make ice cream, cream cheese playdough and freezer jam. Learn kitchen safety and etiquette, food presentation and how to clean up efficiently. On the last day, campers can invite two guests to an English tea party, with campers as a host/hostess.

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    Grades 8 - 12 July 17 - 24

    Call 479-0562 or check www.binglecamp.org for registration & information

    Canoe Camp

    Cost $350

    YOUR TICKET TO SUCCESS

    For complete 2010 camp and registration information:

    alaskavolleyballcamps.com Amy Phelps (907)474-1996 or Phil Shoemaker (907)474-6809

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    Alaska Volleyball Camps Beginner

    Skills Camp July 5-7

    Intermediate Skills Camp July 13-16

    Advanced Skills Cam p July 19-22

    NEW!!! NEW!!! JUMP START Athlete Development Program A dynamic physical training program for girls & boys grades 7-12

    June 15- August 5

    13365603-4-18-10SFK

    www.fairbanksgirlscouts.org

    To register, call

    456-4782 Camp Grade Dates Teddy Bear Camp 13 July 25July 27 GS Brownie Adventures Camp 34 July 18July 24 GS Junior Camps 46 Session 1: July 18July 24

    Session 2: July 25July 31 Survivor Camp 710 July 25July 31

    Girl Scout Resident Camp

    Cost: $240Web site: www.uaf.edu/sum

    mer/youth-programs/culinary-arts/Contact: Erica Franich,

    474-7021; summer@uaf.edu

    CAFE Tween International Culinary Arts Workshop

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 10-12 with a limit of 20 students

    Dates and times: June 14-18, 9 a.m. to noon

    Location: Hutchison DiningDescription: Are you in need

    of a culinary experience beyond what is hiding in the fridge? This class will take you on an inter-national tour of recipes from Africa, France, Japan, Spain and the U.S. Prepare, present and consume culinary delights from each countrys cuisines while learning the basics of food safety, kitchen etiquette and cleanup. Invite two guests to the final class to enjoy world-class creations.

    Cost: $240Web site: www.uaf.edu/sum

    mer/youth-programs/culinary-arts/

    Contact: Erica Franich, 474-7021; summer@uaf.edu

    Camp TalkaboutSponsor: Talkabout Inc.Ages: 4 years to young adultDates and times: June 7-11,

    9 a.m. to noonLocation: Ken Kunkel

    Community Center in Goldstream Valley

    Description: Camp Talkabout is designed to give individu-als who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication an opportunity to develop their skills in a fun, motivating, no-pressure environment. Campers participate in activities designed to support the development of their AAC skills. This is a great opportu-nity for AAC kids of all ages to develop increased independence and socialize with other children who communicate the same way they do.

    Cost: $300Web site: Talkaboutinc@

    yahoo.comContact: Mandy Hernandez or

    Jaina Hulbert-Billings, 452-4517, talkaboutinc7@yahoo.com

    Denali Science CampSponsor: Denali Elementary

    School, FNSB School DistrictAges: Grades 1-6Dates and times: June 7-11,

    grades 4-6; June 14-18, grades 1-3; June 21-25, grades 1-3; daily camp 8:30 a.m. to

    3:30 p.m.; extended stay avail-able 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Location: 1042 Lathrop St., Fairbanks

    Description: Denali Science Camp is a weeklong hands-on science experience for youths grades 1-6. Mornings are filled with enrichment, study and dis-covery and afternoons with experi-ments, dissections, field trips, observations and guest present-ers. Tents and meals are provided for an overnight at Chena Lake Recreation Area.

    Topics offered include insects; birds; chemistry; rocket science; extreme Alaska animals; green power from the sun, wind, tides, water and biofuels; geology; phys-ics of toys to explore Newtons laws and build fun projects; and discover the answers to many questions.

    Cost: $215 for daily camp; additional $20 per week for extended stay

    Web site: dnl.k12northstar.orgContact: Pat Jacobson,

    488-1249, patricia.jacobson@k12northstar.org

    Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

    Sponsor: Fairbanks School of Talent Education in coopera-tion with the Fairbanks Symphony Association and University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Music

    Ages: 4-18Dates and times: June 1-6Location: University of Alaska

    FairbanksDescription: The program is

    open to violin, viola, cello and flute students studying the Suzuki method. The course includes a master class, repertoire and Daloroze class. Intermediate and advanced classes also include technique and chamber group classes.

    Cost: $250-$425Contact: Sally Endestad,

    459-8126, sendestad@hotmail

    Jovenes Aventureros: Spanish for Young Adventurers

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 7-10 with a limit of 18 students

    Dates and times: June 1-11, 9 a.m. to noon

    Location: Honors House on the UAF campus

    Description: Want to take advantage of your youngsters innate ability to absorb language? Spanish camp is designed for youths. The camp includes lan-guage games, musical activities, cooking and outdoor activities, all in a friendly and patient environ-ment. No prior experience with the Spanish language is necessary.

    Cost: $285Web site: www.uaf.edu/summer

    /youth-programs/leadership-academic

    Contact: Erica Franich, 474-7021; summer@uaf.edu

    Mad Scientist CampSponsor: Institute for

    Science and MathematicsAges: Grades K-8Dates and times: Grades K-2,

    July 5-9, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; grades 3-5, July 12-16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; grades 6-8, July 26-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; grades 3-8, Aug. 9-13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Location: 2925 Horner CourtDescription: This is an active

    day camp that offers a mixture of group explorations, games and independent studies to help camp-ers explore, discover and invent ways that make math and sci-ence fun. The camp offers classic science experiments in biology, physics, chemistry, computers and robotics plus many opportunities

    to incorporate scientific principles into creative hands-on projects.

    Cost: $195 half-day; $295 full-day

    Web site: www.scimathinstitute.org

    Contact: Michael Donaldson, 479-6860, workshop@scimathinstitute.org

    Mediation Training basic

    Sponsor: North Star Youth Mediation

    Ages: 12-18 Dates and times: June 7-11,

    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. dailyLocation: Randy Smith Middle

    SchoolDescription: When your friends

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