Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Camps

What are you doing with the kids now that school is over?! There are soooo many camps going on around town, so I compiled a list. There are many more but I hope this brings to attention the diversity around the state. If your child is attending one that is not on the list, please comment below so I can add it!

Anchorage/Eagle River/Mat-Su

Trailside Discovery- Gotta be my FAVORITE camp because I spent 2 summers teaching there.  Can't say enough great things about it! For kids age 4-16 and there are locations in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer,  and Wasilla. Kids are always outside and learning about Alaska!

Aurora Kids- Anchorage-Ages 3 on up! Themes like cheerleading, bike safety, dance, sports, pirates and more!

Arctic Gymnastics- Anchorage-For Kindergarten on up there are weekly themes, play outside, and field trips! Contact to find out more, 563-3330
Anchorage Museum- Ages 6-15. Kids will be engaged in robotics, nature exploration, fizzy lab experiments and more!

Anchorage Parks and Recreation- Ages 3 on up. Visit the guide to learn more about the ballet, music, outdoor recreation, and adventure camps there are!

Girl Scouts of America- Camp Togowoods (Wasilla), Singing Hills Day Camp (Chugiak) There are several different camp options to choose from for girls entering K-12 in the fall from June till early August.

Color Me Mine- Anchorage-For kids ages 7-12 designed to enhance each child's learning and appreciation of art. They will focus on a different theme and ceramic painting techniques each session.

Alaska Dinner Factory- Anchorage- For kids ages 8-12, "kids will learn food safety practices, measurements, temperature control, thermometer calibration, easy prep, and meal planning. Each day the students will make a 3-serving entree and sides to take home and cook for dinner that night. Lunch will be included."

The Learning Farm- Anchorage- "Campers will be offered a structured program with educational animal curriculum, hands-on learning and experiential activities to tie it all together."

Camp Fire USA- Anchorage/Eagle River- Ages 4 on up! Several different camp options to choose from. All day to over night trips!

Love 2 Create in AK- Wasilla-For kids ages 7-12 will do a combination of cooking and craft projects.

Brett Memorial Ice Arena- Wasilla-All ages for several different classes. Learn to skate, to play and swim! Call 907-376-9261 for more info!

Darin's Fencing and Fitness,LLC- For kids 6 and up as well as parents! Learn to fence!

NSI- Talkeetna- Denali Adventure for high schoolers.

Find more camps here on the Anchorage Daily News!


HOWL- HOWL takes youth ages 10-21 on expeditions into the wilderness of AK to learn leadership, stewardship, and outdoor survival skills.

AK Coastal Studies- Ages 5 and up. Learn about the great outdoors and the nature that surrounds Homer!

If there are some more that you know of that you don't see here or on the ADN page let me know!

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