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A listing of summer camps, programs and activities for kids in Fairbanks, Alaska. Includes, arts, theater, sporting camps and events, day camps, church-sponsored activities and more.

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    A listing of summer camps for children in the Fairbanks area

  • 2 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    A Week in the Woods

    Sponsor: The Folk SchoolAges: 7-97Dates and times: June

    15-19 or June 29-July 3Location: FairbanksDescription: Week in the

    Woods is an opportunity to leave our everyday routines behind and gather in the remote boreal forest, learning and creating in a multi-gener-ational community. It is a rare chance to live and study with an amazing cast of instruc-

    tors, including woodworkers, craftspeople, artisans and naturalists. Individual and family-oriented.

    Cost: $478Contact: John Manthei,

    455-4547; info@weekinthewoods.org

    Alaska Department of Fish and Games Alaska Conservation Camp Basic

    Sponsors: Alaska Depart-ment of Fish and Game, Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, community sponsors and vol-unteers.

    Ages: 11-14.Dates and times: Basic

    Camp No. 1, June 10-14; Basic Camp No. 2, June 17-21; Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus Thursday overnight cam-

    pout. A camp barbecue and camper graduation on Friday, 4:30 p.m.

    Location: ADFG Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, and various nearby locations.

    Description: Basic Camp is designed to promote under-standing of Alaskas natural resources and conservation, and to give youth hands-on experience in hunting, fish-ing, and related outdoor skills. Activities include Alaska Basic Hunter Education Course, firearms safety, shooting, wildlife identification, fishing, map and compass, outdoor survival, basic camping skills and more.

    Cost: $250 per camper. Space is limited to the first 30 youths who register and pay. Registered campers must pick up a basic hunter education packet from Fish and Game and complete the workbook before camp start.

    Website: www.alaskaconservationcamp.org

    Contacts: Cathie Harms, (907) 459-723, or John Wyman (907) 459-7292; camp@aimcomm.org

    ADFG Alaska Conservation Camp Advanced

    Sponsors: Alaska Depart-ment of Fish and Game, Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee, community sponsors and vol-unteers.

    Ages: 12-16, who have attended the ACC Basic Camp, or who have completed the Alaska Basic Hunter Edu-cation Course.

    Dates and times: June 24-28, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily plus a Wed.-Fri. campout. A camp barbecue

    and camper graduation on Friday, 4:30 p.m.

    Location: ADFG Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, and various nearby locations.

    Description: Designed to promote understanding of Alaskas natural resources and conservation, and to give youth a hands-on experience in hunting, fishing and relat-ed outdoor skills. Activities may include firearms safety, shotgun or muzzleloader rifle shooting, archery, wildlife identification, fly fishing, fly tying, GPS and outdoor navigation, canoeing, outdoor survival, shelter building, camping, field cooking skills and more.

    Cost: $250 per camper. Space is limited to the first 24 who register and pay.

    Website: www.alaskaconservationcamp.org

    Contacts: Cathie Harms (907)-459-7231, or John Wyman (907)-459-7292; camp@aimcomm.org

    Alaska Business Week

    Sponsor: Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

    Ages: Finishing grades 9-12 in May 2013

    Dates and times: June 1-8

    Location: University of Alaska campus

    Description: Program

    Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible Camp Where Kids Stand Strong for God

    K-4th grade June 17-21 1-5 pm daily Fairhill Community Church of God

    101 City Lights Blvd, Fairbanks Pre-Register Online:

    www.fairhillchurch.com email: fairhillccg@gci.net

    907-457-5522

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    Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association

    FYSA Soccer Summer Programs

    www.fysasoccer.org www.fysasoccer.org (907) 456-3976

    Summer Leagues & Camps start June 3, 2013

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    for youth ages 4-18

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    For the Best

    Open 6:45 a.m . 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday For ages 3 12

    Discounts available Limited Enrollment

    Where Boys & Girls LEARN To Live

    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

    Academic/special interest camps ............. 2Day camps ................... 6Faith-based camps ....... 7Fine arts camps .......... 10Overnight camps ......... 11Sports activities .......... 13Sports camps .............. 14Summer programs ....... 18

    Summer Fun for KidsThis 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 children. These listings are not endorsements.

    We hope these pages help show parents the many activi-ties available to Fairbanks-area children and families, and that it is useful for building ideas and finding things your children might enjoy through the summer months.

    Continued on Page 3

    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL

    INTEREST CAMPS

    On the cover: counter-clockwise from top, Wild Rose Summer Camp, ADFG Alaska Conser-vation Camps, Wild Rose Summer Camp, Tennis Camp, ADFG Alaska Conservation Camps and Camp Li-Wa.

  • 3Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    gives high school students hands-on experience in run-ning a company. Students work with leaders from Alaskan companies and dis-cover leadership skills. Cost includes tuition for two col-lege credits and room/board at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Scholarships avail-able. Register at www.wbw.org. Deadline is May 15; appli-cations processed until spaces are filled. More information at www.uafleadership.com.

    Cost: $475Contact: Andrea Miller,

    (907) 474-5942; acmiller3@alaska.edu

    ALCAN Entrepreneur Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: July 22-

    26; Aug. 5-9Location: Lily of the Val-

    ley ChurchDescription: Participants

    will produce, market and establish the sales process for a real product a Real World Lemonade Stand in Fairbanks

    to include the planning process and product develop-ment evaluation; advertising strategies including radio and print; online production, website design principles and social media, and graphic design and artwork.

    Cost: One week, $225; two weeks, $400; four weeks, $800; six weeks, $1,150

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Gardening Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: June

    17- 21; June 24-28; July 8-12; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: Mini Golf Fair-banks at Pioneer Park

    Description: The Par-ticipants will plan and produce amazing and unique flower boxes and flower garden dis-plays at Mini Golf Fairbanks in Pioneer Park. By weeks end the participants will be proud to have produced Fairbanks most

    impressive flower display.Cost: One week, $225;

    two weeks, $400; four weeks, $800; six weeks, $1,150

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Lego CampSponsor: ALCAN Sports

    and AdventureAges: 8-13Dates and times: July

    15-19; July 29 to Aug. 2; Aug. 12-16

    Location: Lily of the ValleyDescription: Participants

    take part in creative building, daily challenges and the great project. They will use their creative and architectural skills to build an impressive display exhibition. They will learn pre-sentation skills to their peers, and final exhibition presenta-tion for parents and guests.

    Cost: One week, $225; two weeks, $400; four weeks, $800; six weeks, $1,150

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    CAF Kids Cooking Camp

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 6-9Dates and times: Session

    1: June 3-7; Session 2: July 8-12; both sessions 9 a.m. to noon

    Location: Hutchison Din-ing Services

    Description: Focus on fun Continued on Page 4

    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

    Photo courtesy of the ADFG

    Fly tying is one of many outdoor skills taught at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Alaska Conserva-tion Camps. See the camp listings on Page 2.

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    Students Receive K-8 $2,000 or 9-12 $2,300 Laptop computer options & internet funds (Receive

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    with food from start to finish. Includes preparation, eat-ing and cleanup with kitchen safety in mind. Learn prepa-ration, presentation, kitchen etiquette, stove safety and food safety. Topics include baking (biscuits, pretzels, muffins, tortillas), cooking (individual casseroles) and smooshing (cream cheese play dough, ice cream, freezer jam) and culmi-nating with an English tea on Friday for invited guests.

    Cost: $270Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: summer@alaska.edu; 474-7021

    CAF Tween International Culinary Arts Workshop

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 10-12Dates and times: June

    10-14; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Hutchison Din-

    ing ServicesDescription: A culinary

    adventure for tweens. Explore recipes from Africa, France, Japan, Spain and the USA. In addition to learning a variety of cooking methods, topics covered include kitchen safety, kitchen etiquette, food safety and presentation. A demonstration of skills will be presented at the end of the course.

    Cost: $270Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: 474-7021; summer@alaska.edu

    CAF Teen International Culinary Arts Academy

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 13-17Dates and times: June

    17-21; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Hutchison Din-

    ing ServicesDescription: A culinary

    adventure for teens. Explore recipes from Africa, France, Japan, Spain and the USA. In

    addition to learning a variety of cooking methods, topics covered include kitchen safety, kitchen etiquette, food safety and presentation. A demonstra-tion of skills will be presented at the end of the course.

    Cost: $270Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: summer@alaska.edu; 474-7021

    CAF Youth Baking Blitz

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 9-16Dates and times: May 28-

    31; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Hutchison Din-

    ing ServicesDescription: Learn how

    to make a basic pie crust, a variety of quick breads and yeast breads. Delight in mak-ing pies and tarts, zucchini bread and muffins, scones, Irish soda bread, whole wheat sunflower seed rolls and arti-san bread. Plan on getting elbow deep into the dough and having fun, all at the

    same time. Cost: $240Website: www.uaf.edu/

    summer/programs/programs-for-youth

    Contacts: summer@alaska.edu; 474-7021

    Camp Talkabout Circus Malurcus

    Sponsor: Talkabout Inc.Ages: 5-21Dates and times: June

    3-7; 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Ken Kunkel

    Community CenterDescription: Camp Talk-

    about is a weeklong morning camp strictly for non-verbal children with communication devices. Activities, crafts and snacks are all geared toward the annual theme and encour-age functional use of the communication device. Camp Talkabout gives this popula-tion a unique opportunity to enjoy a true summer camp experience.

    Cost: $350Contacts: Mandy

    Hernandez, 452-4517; talkaboutinc7@yahoo.com

    EATinG programSponsor: Calypso Farm and

    Ecology Center, UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 11-14Dates and times: Session

    1: June 3 to July 3; Session 2: July 15 to Aug. 15; Mondays and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.

    Location: Choose one school: Pearl Creek Elemen-tary, Hunter Elementary, Chinook Charter and Randy Smith Middle.

    Description: Get outside and learn how to grow your own food in one of the school gardens. Students, working with a garden educator will learn gardening basics such as seeds, transplants, com-post, irrigation and farmstand salesworking and will gain valuable job readiness, team-work, communication and cooking skills in the process. Program participants receive a share of vegetables each week. Apply through UAF Summer Sessions.

    Website: www.uaf.edu/summer/programs/programs-for-youth

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    ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

  • 5Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013 ACADEMIC/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

    Cost: $300/session, scholarship option available.

    Contacts: Sarah Furman, 451-0691, calypsosgi@gmail.com; summer@alaska.edu, 474-7021

    Fairbanks 911: Inside the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Systems

    Sponsor: UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

    Ages: 13-15Dates and times: June 3-7;

    10 a.m. to noonLocation: 604 Barnette St., Room

    211, FairbanksDescription: Students will spend

    a week exploring the many facets of todays criminal justice and public safety systems and be introduced to forensics and investigate various law enforcement agencies, the Division of Corrections and the State of Alaska Court System. The week includes on-site visits along with hands-on learning activities with justice profes-sionals.

    Cost: $250Website: www.uaf.edu/summer/

    programs/programs-for-youthContacts: summer@alaska.edu;

    474-7021

    Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

    Sponsors: Fairbanks School of Talent Education, Fairbanks Sympho-ny Association and UAF Department of Music

    Ages: 3-18Dates and times: May 28 to June 2Location: Monroe Catholic High

    SchoolDescription: Suzuki violin, viola,

    cello, and flute camp is open to stu-dents who study the Suzuki method. Student programs available as well as intermediate and advanced programs.

    Cost: $260-$440Contact: Sally Endestad,

    479-6634; sendestad@gmail.com

    Institute for Science and Mathematics

    Sponsor: Michael Donaldson, PhD., program director

    Ages: 3-12Dates and times: Computer Camp

    1, grades 3-8, June 11-14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $220; Computer Camp 2, grades 6-12, June 17-21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $280; Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades K-2, July 8-12, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $195; Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades 3-5, July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $295; Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades 6-8, July 29 to Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $295;

    Mad Scientist Day Camp, grades 3-8, Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $295.

    Location: 2925 Horner Court, Fairbanks

    Description: These very active camps offer a mixture of group explo-rations, games and independent stud-ies to help campers explore, discover and invent in ways that make math and science fun.

    Cost: $195-$295Website: www.scimathinstitute.orgContact: 479-6860; workshop@

    scimathinstitute.org;

    KTVF Broadcast AcademySponsor: KTVF TV 11Ages: 12-18Dates and times: June 3-7;

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: 530 Seventh Ave., Suite

    1, FairbanksDescription: Students will learn

    the basics of news gathering and com-mercial production and how to turn concepts into finished commercials and news segments. Brainstorming, script writing, storyboarding, direct-ing, shooting video, composition and lighting, editing and graphics are areas of study.

    Cost: $175 before May 11; $195 after May 17

    Website: www.webcenter11.com for information

    Contact: Brittney Holaday, 458-1801; brittneyholaday@ktvf11.com

    Math CampSponsor: IBC & Company Con-

    sultingAges: 6-15Dates and times: June 15 to Aug. 3;

    9 a.m.-noon, every Mon. and Wed.Location: JP Jones Community

    Development Center, 2400 Rickert St.Description: Discover your full

    potential and the fun that Math Camp can provide. This is a great opportu-nity to get caught up or a chance to excel. Come fall in love with math while learning in a nurturing environ-ment. Call 328-3613 to register by May 31. Limited scholarships avail-able.

    Cost: $350Contact: Daniel, 328-3613, daniel.

    craddock@ibccoconsulting.com

    Spanish Immersion Class

    Sponsor: Latino Unidos Del NorteAges: 5-11Dates and times: June 10 to

    Aug. 2, noon to 1 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.Location: JP Jones Community

    Development Center, 2400 Rickert St.Description: A comprehensive

    Spanish immersion opportunity. As

    most language experts will tell you, it is much easier to teach a child anoth-er language at a young age than it is to teach an adult. Class is Mon.-Thur. Call to register by May 31. Limited scholarships available.

    Cost: $15 per classContact: 388-5944, richanaus1@

    yahoo.com

    Summer at Spruce TreeSponsor: Spruce Tree Montessori

    SchoolAges: 6-11Dates and times: June 10-14,

    June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug. 5-9; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., full or half day.

    Location: 1830 2nd Ave., Fair-banks

    Description: Summer at Spruce Tree camp series offers elementary-aged students an opportunity to follow paths less traveled during the school year through fun, project-based sum-mertime work in the following subject areas: Writers Workshop, Dr. Who Science Lab, Sewing Circle, Artists Studio and Its a BIG World.

    Cost: Full day, $280; half day, $150

    Contact: Sabrina Binkley, (907)479-8733; sabrina@sprucetreemontessori.com

    UAF Leadership Workshop Series

    Sponsor: Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Northern Leadership Cen-ter, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Ages: Finishing grades 9-12 in MayDates and times: June 30 to

    July 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; July 3, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Location: UAF Community and Technical College, 604 Barnette St., Fairbanks

    Description: Based on the Sum-mer Leadership Institute, this pro-gram is designed to develop leadership skills for students. Topics include personal leadership, communicating

    and motivating others, taking a stand and service leadership. Cost includes meals and program curriculum. Dead-line is June 15; applications will be processed until all spaces are filled. Check website for applications and more information.

    Cost: $100Website: www.uafleadership.comContact: Andrea Miller, 474-5942;

    acmiller3@alaska.edu

    Youth Court Legal TrainingSponsor: North Star Youth CourtAges: 12-18Dates and Times: June 3-22,

    Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Satur-day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Description: Youths are given an overview on the law and legal proce-dures for use in real juvenile criminal cases.

    Cost: Free for youths who go on to become volunteers in our program; $100 to youths who do not go on to volunteer

    Website: www.northstaryouthcourt.org

    Contacts: Angela Bingley, 457-6792, programdirector@northstaryouthcourt.org

    Youth Court Victim-Offender Mediation Training

    Sponsor: North Star Youth CourtAges: 12-18Dates and Times: July 15-18,

    1-5 p.m. dailyDescription: Learn how to work

    through conflict with alternative dis-pute resolution techniques. Youths in this program go on to help heal harm caused by an offender to the commu-nity through negotiation and media-tion.

    Cost: Free for youths who go on to become volunteers in our program, $100 to youths who do not go on to volunteer.

    13408472-4-14-13AFFK

    www.fairbanksgirlscouts.org

    To register, call

    456-4782

    Girl Scout Resident Camp

    Teddy Bear Camp: August 4August 6 GS Brownie Adventures Camp: July 28August 3 GS Junior Camp Session 1: July 28August 3 Session 2: August 4August 10 Survivor Camp: August 4August 10

    Continued on Page 6

  • 6 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    These services are made available through the State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Assistance.

    Looking and paying for child care doesn't have to be scary!

    We're here to help!

    Child Care Assistance & Child Care Referrals

    17408407 4-21-13SFFK

    Looking for help paying for child care? Call 479-2212 Looking for help finding child care? Call 479-2204

    Email: thread@thrivalaska.com Online: www.threadalaska.com

    DAY CAMPS

    Website: www.northstaryouthcourt.org

    Contacts: Angela Bingley, 457-6792, programdirector@northstaryouthcourt.org

    Boys and Girls ClubSponsor: Boys and Girls

    Club of the Tanana Valley Camp ages: Any child

    enrolled in school, ages 7 and older.

    Dates and times: May 28 to Aug. 16; morning session: 8 a.m. to noon; afternoon ses-sion: noon to 6 p.m.

    Location: 800 Cushman St., Fairbanks

    Description: Boys and Girls Club strives to offer fun and entertaining activities for kids and teens of all ages. There is at least one field trip scheduled each week and fun activities scheduled at the club each day. Field trips include swimming, Pioneer Park, Chena Hot Springs,

    laser tag, bowling and more. Club activities include garden-ing, get fit challenges, gym games, baking projects, arts and crafts, board games and more. Lunch is served for free, noon to 1 p.m., and free snack served from 3-4 p.m. There are six trained youth development professionals and many volunteers helping make this summer camp pos-sible.

    Cost: One time $40 annual fee per child; $50 extra per week for morning session, extra for some field trips. Afternoon session is at no additional fee. Children may attend both sessions.

    Contact: Sarah Nichols, site director, 457-1163; snichols@bgcalaksa.org; Mia Mattie, program coordinator, 457-5223; mmattie@bgcalaska.org; Camp phone, day and evening, 457-5223.

    Camp Fort in the Woods

    Sponsor: Fort in the Woods LLC

    Ages: 8-11 (entering grades 3 to 6)

    Dates and times: June 17-21; June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: Riverside Pavil-ion at Chena Lake Recreation-al Area

    Description: Camp Fort in the Woods is a weeklong day camp. Daily topics are based on Alaska science stan-dards and include the water cycle, weather, Alaska geology, and Alaska plants and ani-mals. We also encourage the practice of Leave No Trace environmental stewardship principles. Daily activities may include nature hikes, team building and prob-lem solving games, creating nature journals and crafts. *There will be no swimming or boating activities.

    Cost: $200 per camper per week (includes naturalist pack)

    Contact: Kelly Miller or George Ferree, (907) 687-8204, fortinthewoodscamp@gmail.com

    Camp HabitatSponsors: Friends of

    Creamers Field, Northern

    Alaska Environmental Center, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

    Ages: 4-11Dates and times: Half-

    day program: 9 a.m. to noon, Nature Sprouts (ages 4-5), June 10-14 or June 17-21, $125, full-day program: 9 a.m. to noon; Nature Detectives (Ages 6-7), July 15-19 or July 22-26, $200; Water Striders (Ages 8-9), July 15-19 or July 22-26, ($250); Refuge Adven-turers (Ages 10-11), July 15-19 or July 22-26, $250.

    Location: Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, 1300 College Road, Fairbanks

    Description: Camp-ers explore Creamers Field through developmentally appropriate hands-on activi-ties and games. Participants experience the wonders of the natural world through sensory exploration, discovery hikes, ecology-themed games, songs and creative craft projects. Campers learn about natural history of Interior Alaska through themes such as plants, animals, habitats and communities. *Includes over-night for campers ages 8-11.

    Website: www.creamers

    field.org/Camp_Habitat.htmlCost: $125-$250 plus $25

    family registration fee. Con-tact Camp Habitat for Finan-cial Assistance information.

    Contact: Erica Carroll, 750-2298; camphabitat@creamersfield.org

    Cloverbud CampSponsor: UAF Cooperative

    Extension Service, Tanana District 4-H Program

    Ages: Completed grades K-2.

    Dates and times: July 17-19

    Location: Georgeson Botanical Gardens

    Description: This day camp will present adventure in the out-of-doors with the security of evenings at home. Nature observations, crafts and games will be designed to the interest and attention span of this age group. Fun will be the key ingredient.

    Cost: $35 for 4-H members and $40 for non-4-Hers

    Contact: Marla Lowder, 474-2427; mklowder@alaska.edu

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    DAY CAMPS

  • 7Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Fairbanks BEST Showcase

    BEST Homeschool allows parents to choose the curriculum together with a certified educational specialist.

    All BEST students are eligible to enroll in up to two classes at their local schools and participate in FNSBSD sports, activities and music programs with no deductions from the students allotment.

    Enrolling now! Homeschool grades kindergarten through 12 Online program grades 6-12

    For more information, call 452-2000, ext. 11201 http://best.k12northstar.org 17408377-4-14-13

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    Tuesday, April 23 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

    FNSB Administrative Center 520 Fifth Avenue

    Wednesday, April 24 12:00 noo n 5:00 p.m.

    Noel Wien Library 1215 Cowles Street

    Learn more about Fairbanks BEST. Enroll for the 201314 school year. Explore different curriculum options. Participate in creative homeschool-related activities.

    FAITH-BASED CAMPS

    Cub Scout Day Camp

    Sponsor: Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America

    Ages: Grades 1-5Dates and times: 9:45

    a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, to Saturday, June 8

    Location: Birch Hill Rec-reation Center (civilian side)

    Description: Discovering Alaska: In Cub Scout style is this years camp theme which will focus on Alaskas resourc-es and conservation.

    Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to attend. Youth attend in dens and packs with leaders.

    Cost: $75 (Before May 2), $85 (May 2-18), $95 (after May 19); Cost includes reg-istration in the BSA for new youth.

    Website: www.midnightsunbsa.org

    Contact: Heidi Giles, 347-1954; hlgiles@gvea.com

    Eielson Youth Programs

    Ages: 5-12

    Dates and times: May 27 to Aug. 16, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Location: Eielson Air Force Base

    Description: This is a full-day summer camp pro-gram intended for children of working parents. The days are filled with fun. Each week will be different and may include field trips, create art projects, swimming, bowling, bike riding, science explora-tion, picnics, 4-H and BGCA programs. All meals provided. Open to military dependents and eligible patrons.

    Cost: Based on incomeWebsite: Facebook: Eiel-

    son Youth ProgramsContacts: Kristina Lewis,

    377-5437, kristina.lewis@us.af.mil

    Eielson Youth CenterAges: 9-18Dates and times: May 27-

    Aug. 16, All dayLocation: Eielson Air

    Force Base Youth CenterDescription: Summer

    programs offer recreational and educational experiences for youth. Each week will

    be different and field trips will vary. The summer will include sport camps and clin-ics, themed adventure weeks, specialty weeks, 4-H and BGCA events, community ser-vice projects and much more. Open to military dependents and eligible patrons.

    Cost: VariesWebsite: Facebook: Eiel-

    son Youth ProgramsContact: Danielle Petty,

    377-3034, danielle.petty@us.af.mil

    Eneput School-Age Summer Program

    Sponsor: Eneput Chil-drens Center

    Age: Kindergarten-12 years, younger children may enroll in preschool, toddler and infant programs.

    Dates and times: May 24 to Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Location: 1112 Hess Ave., Fairbanks

    Description: Our sum-mer program is designed to reinforce traditional school lessons through fun activi-ties, discovery, arts and crafts, team sports and chores.

    School-age children will be responsible for the main-tenance of the flower and organic vegetable garden, composting and general recycling. Activities will be enjoyed outside in the sun-shine in Eneputs large, natu-ral play area.

    Cost: Varies. Full-time and part-time options available.

    Website: www.eneput.comContact: Katie Watkins,

    director, 479-6844, eneput@gmail.com

    Nenana Tribal Council Fish Camp

    Sponsor: Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Associa-tion and Administration for Native Americans.

    Ages: All ages, (Children age 10 and younger need a chaperone)

    Dates and times: July 8 to Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday

    Location: Nenana areaDescription: Job train-

    ing, cutting and putting up salmon, learning from elders, and mentoring in higher edu-cation.

    Cost: FreeContact: Robin Camp-

    bell, (907) 832-5461, nibor652004@yahoo.com

    Bingle CampSponsor: Bingle Camp

    MinistriesAges: Grades 1-12Dates and times: June

    9-13, Challenge Camp, grades 6-8; June 16-20, Avalanche Camp, grades 3-5; June 16-20, Extreme Skills Camp, grades 6-8; June 23-27, M.A.D.D. (Music, Art, Drama, Dance camp), grades 7-12; June 23-28, Expedition Wilderness Camp, grades 8-12; June 28-30, Base Camp (first time campers), grades 1-3; July 7-11, Avalanche Camp 2,

    Continued on Page 8

    FAITH-BASED CAMPS

  • 8 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013FAITH-BASED CAMPS

    grades 3-5; July 14-18, Gla-cier (Water) Camp, grades 6-8; July 21-25, Night Glacier (Water) Camp, grades 9-12.

    Location: Harding LakeDescription: Bingle Camp

    and Retreat Center is located on beautiful Harding Lake, 45 miles south of Fairbanks. Since 1953, when the Rev. Bert Bingle first committed our property to be a youth camp; the Bingle Board, staff and friends have been committed to providing youth and adults with a wholesome, fun, safe and spiritually renewing place to be during the summer.

    Cost: Prices vary, check website for each camps cost. Register before April 30 and save $25 off.

    Website: www.binglecamp.org

    Contact: Matt Miner, 479-0562; director@binglecamp.org

    Camp BaldwinSponsor: Tanana Valley

    Baptist AssociationAges: Kindergarten

    through 12th grade Dates and times: June

    26-28 (grades K-2); July 1-5 (grades 3-4); July 8-12 (grades 5-6); July 15-19 (grades 7-8); July 22-27 (grades 9-12) this camp is held an extra day

    Location: Delta JunctionDescription: Camp Bald-

    win is an overnight camp in a traditional camp setting with studies, activities, and Bible lessons. We have loving caregivers trained summer missionaries who come up to Alaska to serve the Lord. Camp Baldwin is located in the suburbs of Delta Junction. We have bath houses, din-ing room/kitchen, recreation areas, bunk houses, etc. Bus service is provided on a limit-ed availability for a small fee.

    Cost: $80-$120Website: www.tananaval

    leybaptistassociation.comContact: Sandy, 474-4989;

    tvba@tananavalleybaptistassociation.com

    Camp ChallengeSponsor: Hamilton Acres

    Baptist ChurchAges: 8-18Dates and times: Teen

    Camp, July 14-20; Junior Camp, July 29 to Aug. 2

    Location: 90 miles south of Fairbanks on the Parks

    HighwayDescription: Camp Chal-

    lenge is an exciting program that provides the camper an opportunity to learn wilder-ness skills, enjoy unique activ-ities, interact with trained and loving staff while being challenged and equipped to fulfill their God-given pur-pose. Activities include paint-ball, archery, rifle range, game room and rafting.

    Cost: $135 for Junior Camp; $145 for Teen Camp

    Website: www.akhabc.comContact: Brian Graham,

    456-5995, bgrah@alaska.net

    Camp Li-WaSponsor: Victory Minis-

    tries of AlaskaAges: Children entering

    grades K-12 in the fall.Dates and times: June 10

    to Aug. 2.Location: 590 Wigwam

    Way, FairbanksDescription: Fun activi-

    ties such as canoeing, riflery, archery, horseriding, rockwall climbing, petting farm, etc., are available. Day camps and week-long camps. Yummy meals, carefully screened and trained staff, and Bible-based teachings are provided. Regis-ter before May 1 to receive a free T-shirt.

    Cost: Varies with camp type. Visit website.

    Website: www.campliwa.org

    Contact: Jo Hibma, 457-6059; info@campliwa.org

    Camp NahshiiSponsor: This Generation

    MinistriesAges: Grades 6 on upDates and times: June

    17-22, High School Camp; June 24-29, Middle School Camp

    Location: 30 miles up the Yukon River from Beaver

    Description: Camp Nah-shii is a youth suicide preven-

    tion camp for the residents of the Yukon Flats Region, with a live band, team games, sur-vival/cultural training, high-impact speakers, an obstacle course and lots more fun. Campers come in groups from their villages, or can arrange pick up from Fort Yukon or Beaver to camp.

    Cost: Free, but campers need transportation to camp from their village or pick up points in Fort Yukon or Bea-ver.

    Contact: Yolanda Pratt; ypratt5@gmail.com

    Globe Creek CampSponsor: Alaska Wilder-

    ness Youth CampsAges: Grades 3-10 Dates and times: July

    14-19, grades 3-6; July 21-26, grades 7-10.

    Location: Globe Creek Valley, 37 Mile Elliott High-way (Highway 2 North)

    Description: Camp activi-

    ties include a 925-foot zip-line; hikes to nearby Grape-fruit Mountain and Wicker-sham Dome; obstacle course and water balloon competi-tions, archery, crafts, tubing, overnight hikes and evening camp fires on Globe Creek. Hot showers and indoor plumbing this year. Sound Christian biblical values are taught and implemented in all of our activities with trained and caring staff.

    Cost: $275 to $300; family discounts available

    Website: www.globecreekcamp.com

    Contact: Mike Dynes, 488-0671 or 888-8090; mike@globecreekcamp.com

    Hamilton Acres Baptist School

    Sponsor: Hamilton Acres Baptist Church

    Ages: 3-12Continued on Page 9

    Photo courtesy Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

    Students participate in a Calypso Farm and Ecology Center school garden program. See the EATing program listing, Page 4.

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    ALCAN SUMMER CAMPS 2013 14 Weeks of Camps - May to August Your One Stop Family Summer Planner

    ALCAN SPORTS CAMPS Baseball Basketball Hockey

    Football Golf Soccer - Softball Athletic Development

    Speed & Fitness Training Full Day and Half Day Programs

    ENTREPRENEUR CAMP JULY 22-26 AUGUST 5-9 AGES 8-13

    Real World Business Experience Product Plan & Budget Advertising Radio & Print

    Web Design & Social Media Graphic Design & Artwork

    For More Information 455-4203 www.alcanalaska.com

    ALCAN Rookies Sports ALCAN Rookies Sports Program for Ages 6 & 7 Program for Ages 6 & 7

    Full/Half Day Full/Half Day

    LEGO CAMP JULY 15-19 JULY 29-AUG 2

    AUG 12-16 AGES 8-13 Most Fun of the Summer for

    Your Childs Creativity & Imagination Daily Build Challenges Group Project Individual Creativity

    GARDENING CAMP JUNE 17-21 JUNE 24-28 JULY 8-12 AGES 8-13

    Plan, Prep, Plant Vegetable Harvest Individual Flower Displays Group Project Flower Gardens

    Multiple Week & Family Member Discounts

    Mix & Match Sports & Adventure

    Flexible Family Schedule

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    FAITH-BASED CAMPS

    Dates and times: May 13 to Aug. 23, Mon. to Fri., 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Location: 138 Farewell Ave.

    Description: The summer program provides a safe, faith-based environment with a fenced playground where chil-dren can learn and have fun all summer long. Activities include story times, crafts, games and field trips.

    Cost: $651/month, full time; call for half-day and part-time rates.

    Website: www.akhabc.comContact: Lena Hamilton,

    456-5995, office@alaska.net or bljhamilton@alaska.net

    Hay Day VBSSponsor: Zion Lutheran

    ChurchAges: Entering grades K-6Dates and times: Aug.

    12-16; 9:30 a.m. to noonLocation: Zion Lutheran

    Church, 2982 Davis RoadDescription: At Hay Day

    Vacation Bible School kids will be up to their elbows in farming fun as they explore one simple Bible truth: Jesus

    will always love us. Through games, adventures, moo-sic, and projects with a purpose, well grow in friendship with Jesus and one another. Regis-ter online at: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/HayDayZionFairbanks

    Cost: FreeContact: Cyndi Baumgar-

    ten, 456-7660, cyndi_joe@hotmail.com

    Joels Place Summer Programs

    Sponsor: Joels Place Youth Center

    Ages: 7-18 Dates and times: Vary

    throughout summerLocation: 1890 Marika

    RoadDescription: Joels Place

    Youth Center will host a series of skateboarding camps throughout the summer, as well as indoor and outdoor activities, such as skateboarding, basket-ball, volleyball, arts and crafts, and photography. From noon to 6 p.m. Mon. to Fri. Please see our website for specific camp dates and information

    Cost: VariesWebsite: www.joelsplace.org

    Contact: Kelli Boyle, 452-2621; wrmprograms@gmail.com

    Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible Camp

    Sponsor: Fairhill Commu-nity Church of God

    Ages: K-4 gradesDates and times: June

    17-21, 1-5 p.m. dailyLocation: 101 City Lights

    Blvd., FairbanksDescription: Enter the

    epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Here, Gods victorious power isnt a fairy tale; it changes kids forever. Join this royally rock-ing realm and register to be a part of this Kingdom Rock VBC.

    Cost: DonationContact: Melissa V.,

    457-5522; fairhillccg@gci.net

    Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School

    Sponsor: First Presbyte-rian Church of Fairbanks

    Ages: 4 years old to com-

    pleted sixth gradeDates and times: June 3-

    7, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Location: 547 Seventh

    Ave. FairbanksDescription: An epic

    adventure awaits at Kingdom Rock VBS, where kids stand strong for God. Each day children will sing, play and learn about the King of Kings. Theyll experience God sight-ings, make tasty snacks in the Kings Kitchen and help others with Operation Kid-to-Kid.

    Cost: FreeContact: Emily Miner,

    452-2406; eminer@alaska.net

    Messy SummerSponsor: Community Cov-

    enant ChurchAges: 3-10Dates and times: Satur-

    days, June 1, June 29, July 27 and Aug. 24; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location: 2136 McCullam Ave., Fairbanks

    Description: Messy Sum-mer is a time for families to be together, come close to God and have fun at church. Each event is centered around a biblical theme complete with crafts for all ages. We experi-

    ence God in worship that is engaging, informal and fun. Messy Summer closes with lunch served family style.

    Cost: FreeContact: Shauna Trotzke,

    456-6553; Office@c3fairbanks.com

    Open Arms Summer Camp

    Sponsor: Open Arms Child Development Center

    Ages: 5-12Dates and times: May 24-

    Aug. 20Location: Open Arms

    Child Development Center, 2980 Davis Road

    Description: Open Arms Summer camp is a place where children can develop socially among their peers. We will be doing field trips to the library and park, and also enjoying the great outdoors on a bi-monthly hike to experi-ence Gods wonders outdoors.

    Cost: $698 per monthContact: Linda Grone-

    wold, (907) 455-9466; lgronewold@openarms.org

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    Tell It on the Mountain Vacation Bible School

    Sponsor: Light of the World Lutheran Church

    Ages: 3-14Dates and times: June 3-7, 6 to

    8:30 p.m.Location: 4155 Geist Road, Fair-

    banksDescription: At Tell It on the

    Mountain, well learn about our mighty God and Jesus our Savior through five mountaintop Bible sto-ries, meet new friends, do fun activi-ties, sing great songs, make crafts, play games, eat snacks and more. Din-ner served beforehand.

    Website: www.lightoftheworldlutheran.com

    Cost: Free Contact: Pastor Jason Strong,

    479-4324; strongjas@gmail.com

    Vacation Bible SchoolSponsor: Lord of Life Lutheran

    Church, North PoleAges: 5 years to fifth gradeDates and times: June 10-14,

    5:30 to 8:30 p.m., dinner includedLocation: Lord of Life Lutheran

    Church, 1005 St. Nicholas Drive, North Pole

    Description: Journey with Paul to Athens and share the truth about Jesus. We gather for songs, small group activities, crafts, games and les-sons from Paul himself.

    Cost: No chargeContact: Lord of Life Lutheran

    Church, 488-6720; office@lordoflifeak.com

    Vacation Bible SchoolSponsor: First United Methodist

    ChurchAges: 3-12Dates and times: July 7-11,

    6-8:30 p.m.Location: Fairbanks First United

    Methodist Church, 915 Second Ave.Description: Children will learn

    about our neighbors around the world, and discover that we are all children of God through activities, including crafts, science, stories and games.

    Cost: $5 per child or $15 per familyContact: Church Office, 452-2956;

    office@fairbanksfirst.org

    Art Immersions: Intensive Art Experiences

    Sponsor: Arts Learning CenterAges: 5-14Dates and times: Session 1: June

    10-14, 9-11 a.m. or 3-5 p.m.; Session 2: July 8-12, 9-11 a.m. or 3-5 p.m.

    Location: Downtown Fairbanks, Co-Op Plaza, 535 Second Ave., Suite 202

    Description: All sessions taught by professional artists and include: 2-D Class: printmaking, mixed media, Salvador Dali and Rene Magrittes techniques, mandalas and portrai-ture. 3-D class: Explore elements of 3-dimensional art by making puppets, wear-able masks, clay figurines and wall art. Traditional art: acrylics, pas-tels, watercolors and graphite pencils, and learning perspective.

    Cost: $175Contact: Nikki Kinne, 456-2787,

    nkinne@alaska.net

    Bluegrass Camp for KidsSponsor: Fairbanks Folk FestAges: 8-16Dates and times: June 24-28,

    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. dailyLocation: Unitarian Fellowship,

    Pikes Landing RoadDescription: The 10th annual

    Fairbanks Bluegrass Camp offers instruction and performance in tra-ditional Americana music, includ-ing vocals, harmonies, dance, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. A great opportunity for both beginners and experienced musicians to develop their skills and have a huge amount of fun for a week of music and friend-ship.

    Cost: $250 (before June 7), $275 (after June 7)

    Website: www.fairbanksfolkfest.org

    Contact: Pete and Peg Bowers, 455-6528, petebowers959@gmail.com

    Denali Audition Technique Seminar

    Sponsor: Tonglen Lake Lodge/Kids In Motion

    Ages: All agesDates and times: July 18 and 19Location: Tonglen Lake Lodge,

    Denali ParkDescription: Come prepared with

    two songs or two monologues, or one of each. Work on this material in front of your classmates and learn from watching them. On camera technique is included. Strengthen your audition/interview skills. Invite family/friends to the final formal evening of theatre performance at Tonglen Lake Cafe.

    Cost: $125Contact: Tonglen Lake Lodge,

    (907) 683-2580, lodge@tonglenlake.com

    Drama Project 2013Sponsor: Fairbanks Drama Asso-

    ciationAges: 5-18Dates and Times: Session 1: June

    17-28, ages 5-7 and 8-10, 9 a.m. to noon, Mon.-Fri.; ages 11-14, 1-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; Session 2: July 1-12, ages, 5-7, and 8-10, 9 a.m. to noon, Mon.-Fri.; ages 11-14, 1-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; Session 3: July 15 to Aug. 4, Teenage Ensemble Company Class, ages 12-18 only, 1-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri., with three public performances: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4.

    Description: Drama Project is an intensive and fun theatre training program for children and young peo-ple and features a faculty of profes-sional theatre educators. Head teacher is Buffie LaRocca. Registration begins and brochures are available May 1.

    Cost: Sessions 1 and 2, $200; Ses-sion 3 (teen), $325.

    Contact: Peggy Ferguson, 456-PLAY, peggyferguson@gci.net

    Fairy Tale Jubilee CampSponsor: Tonglen Lake Lodge/

    Kids In Motion

    Ages: Grades 1-4Dates and times: July 8-12,

    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: Tonglen Lake Lodge,

    Denali ParkDescription: Through improvi-

    sation and story writing, campers will write, perform, costume and set design their own fairy tale. Theyll slay dragons and rescue princesses and get imaginations running wild. Campers will create personal invita-tions for family/friends to attend the final jubilee performance.

    Cost: $225/weekContact: Tonglen Lake Lodge,

    683-2580, lodge@tonglenlake.com

    Fledglings Summer Drama Camp

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre

    Ages: 8-12Dates and times: 10 a.m. to

    4 p.m. June 17-28, Mon.-Fri. Perfor-mances: 7 p.m. June 28 and 29, and 2 p.m. June 30.

    Location: The Empress Theatre, Third Avenue between Cushman and Lacey streets

    Description: Total theater immer-sion in a fun supportive environment. Teaching artists have significant experience and education in theater. Instruction provides challenges and encouragement for beginners to advanced students. The camp culmi-nates in a fully produced production with three performances of a Shake-speare play.

    Cost: $400Contact: 457-7638; education@

    fstalaska.org

    FLOT JrSponsor: Fairbanks Light Opera

    TheaterAges: 8-18Dates and times: June 10-28Location: Dance Theater Fair-

    banksDescription: FLOT Jr is a musical

    theater camp for ages 8-18. Week 1 is ages 12-18, weeks 2 and 3 are for ages 8-12. Camp begins each week on Mon-day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will perform Disneys Aristocats on Friday after camp. Come sing, dance and act this summer with FLOT!

    Cost: 300 per weekContact: 456-FLOT, flotjr@flot.org

    Groundlings Summer Drama Camp

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre

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    F airbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild Y OUTH S UMMER F IBER A RTS P ROGRAM Ages: 6 9; 8 15; 9 15 years

    Weekly sessions: 2 per day $90/session Times: 9am 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

    for the weeks of: May 20-24; May 28-31(four days only)

    June 3; June 10; June 17; June 24; July 29; August 5 & August 12

    Classes offered in the following: Basketry, Beading, Clay, Dolls, Drawing,

    Embroidery, Fantasy Costumes, Fantasy Drawing, Machine Sewing I, II, III, Masks, Mobiles, Paper

    Engineering, Paper & Printing, Quilting, Soft Sculpture, Watercolor, Weaving, Wood Carving

    For more info: call Weaving Studio 452-7737 Location: Rm. 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2 nd Ave

    Registration form & Class Descriptions online: http://www.fairbanksweavers.org

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    North Star Golf Club

    northstargolf@alaska.net www.northstargolf.com/junior-golf/

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    GOLF! Fun for Kids Camps

    Ages 5-14 small group instruction by Berni Stump, LPGA

    Weekly sessions Tues thru Fri starting 5/28

    All equipment, snacks & fun provided

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    Ages: 13-18Dates and times: Classes June

    10-28, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Performances: 7 p.m. June 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. June 30.

    Location: The Empress Theatre, Third Avenue between Cushman and Lacey streets

    Description: Drama camp is total theater immersion in a fun, support-ive environment. Teaching artists have significant experience and educa-tion in theater. Instruction provides challenges and encouragement for beginners to advanced students. The camp culminates in a fully produced production with three performances of a Shakespeare play.

    Cost: $600Contact: 457-7638, education@

    fstalaska.org

    Outside The Line/SummerSponsor: Outside The Line Youth

    ArtAges: 7-16 (younger than 7, provi-

    sionally)Dates and times: July 8-11, Mon.-

    Thurs. or July 8-12, Mon.-Fri. Option: four or five days, 9:30 a.m. to noon, or 1:30-4 p.m.

    Location: 485 Ballaine Rd., studioDescription: Instruction is in

    drawing, painting, oil pastel, found object sculpture, mixed media, rub-bings, collage, shadow drawing, acci-dental art, paper-stained glass, foil relief or grab bag design. Two or more projects offered daily. Optional proj-ects for returning artists. In studio or outdoors, weather permitting. A spacious studio is located in a woodsy area. Call or email for a visit.

    Cost: Early bird $160 (four days) or $195 (five days); after May 31, $180 (four days) or $215 (five days). Checks accepted until June 30; cash after.

    Contacts: Marionette Donnell Stock, MFA, 479-6420, marionette@alaska.net

    Performing Arts/Creative Writing Camp

    Sponsor: Tonglen Lake Lodge/Kids In Motion

    Ages: Grades 5-8Dates and times: July 1-6, 10

    a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: Tonglen Lake Lodge,

    Denali ParkDescription: Explore theater

    through improvisation, character study, journaling, song and parody. Develop crazy characters in comedy sketches. Family and friends are invit-ed to the final showcase performance and barbecue. Longtime Music of Denali performer and musical theater expert Danielle Vetro leads the camp.

    Cost: $225/week

    Contact: Tonglen Lake Lodge, (907) 683-2580, lodge@tonglenlake.com

    Summer Dance Camp 2013Sponsor: Mo Holland Dance StudioAges: 7-14Dates and times: 10 a.m. to 3:30

    p.m. June 10-28, Mon., Wed., Fri.Location: 914 College RoadDescription: Ballet, tap, jazz,

    hip hop, contemporary, yoga, Zumba, musical theatre, art, badminton and nature walks, with a performance for family and friends on June 28.

    Cost: $300Contact: Mo Holland, 452-5678,

    dance1@acsalaska.net

    Summer Dance Intensive North Star Ballet

    Sponsor: North Star BalletAges: 12 and olderDates and times: June 17 to July 12Location: North Star Ballet on the

    Tanana Valley FairgroundsDescription: This program is for

    serious intermediate and advanced students (12 years and older) to build technique. The program offers 100 hours of in-depth instruction in dance technique, theory, and performance preparation. Daily classes in ballet and ballet repertory are supplemented with classes in: modern, flamenco, Pilates and dance history. The inten-sive will finish with a performance of works choreographed by the faculty.

    Cost: $1,200Contact: Kristina, 451-8800,

    nsdf@polarnet.com

    Summer Fun In MotionSponsoring: The Artisans Court-

    yardAges : 6-8 and 8-12Dates and times: May 28-31,

    Tues.-Thurs.; half day, ages 6-8, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; full day, ages 8-12, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Location: Artisans Courtyard, 1755 Westwood Way, Fairbanks

    Description: Start summer in motion with a fun week of movement and dance, including: island aerobics, hip hop, break dance, highland, yoga, Zumba, Hawaiian, Pilates, ballet and more. No experience required, just enthusiasm and smiles.

    Cost: Full day: $200, half day: $100Contact person and phone :

    Sherrie Martin, 456-1755, theartisanscourtyard@yahoo.com

    Summer Youth FiberArts Program

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners Guild

    Ages: 6-9; 8-15; 9-15Dates and times: 9 a.m. to noon

    and 1-4 p.m. daily each week: May 20-24; May 28-31; June 3-7; June 10-14; June 17-21; June 24-28; July 29-Aug. 2; Aug. 5-9; Aug. 12-16

    Location: Weaving Studio, room 219, Lathrop building, 516 Second Ave.

    Description: Weekly three-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon that explore art-related projects that stimulate creative ideas, develop skills and techniques in painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, loom weav-ing, basketry, quilting, machine sew-ing, wood carving, a variety of beading techniques and pottery.

    Cost: $90 per session, two sessions daily 1-4 p.m. 9 a.m. to noon

    Contact: Penny Wakefield, 452-7737 or 378-3324, info@fairbanksweavers.org

    Visual Art AcademySponsor: University of Alaska Art

    DepartmentAges: Grades 6-12Dates and times: June 3-14Location: Fine Arts studios, UAF

    campusDescription: This visual arts pro-

    gram is taught by professional Alaska visual artists. Students participate in up to four studio sessions daily in animation, cartooning, ceramics, com-puter art, digital photography, draw-ing and design, metalsmithing, paint-ing, printmaking, sculpture, costume design and 3-D design.

    Cost: $575 full days/$340 half daysWebsite: www.uaf.edu.art/arts

    academyContacts: Professor Todd Sher-

    man and Carol Hoefler, 474-7530, fyart@uaf.edu

    Wild Rose Summer CampAges: 5-15 Dates and times: 1st session:

    June 17-21 (5- to 7-year-olds) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 2nd session: June 24-28 (8-

    to 15-year-olds) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 3rd session: July 8-12 (8- to 15-year-olds) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 4th session: July 15-19 (5- to 7-year-olds) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Location: Large hayfield, Sheep Creek Road

    Description: Wild Rose Sum-mer Camp offers children quality experiences in art and nature study. Children participate in projects which include felting, batiking, natural plant dyeing, paper making, tie-dyeing, block printing, pottery, candle dipping, water color painting, book binding, marbling, games, puppetry, storytell-ing, string games, gardening, building shelters from willow and alder, and building, firing and cooking in earthen ovens and kilns.

    Cost: $275Contact: Susan Kerndt, 479-6363,

    kerndtmayo@alaska.net

    American Diabetes Association Camp K

    Sponsor: American Diabetes Asso-ciation

    Ages: 7-17Dates and times: July 28 to Aug. 2Location: Cooper LandingDescription: A rustic camp on the

    banks of Kenai Lake is the location for an outdoor adventure for children with diabetes. Medical professionals ensure campers learn how to manage their disease and have fun all at the same time.

    Cost: $400; financial assistance available.

    Website: diabetes.orgContacts: Sara Lucey, 457-1557;

    slucey@diabetes.org

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    UAF photo by JR Ancheta. UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution

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    Boy Scout CampSponsor: Midnight Sun

    Council, Boy Scouts of Amer-ica

    Ages: Grade 6 to age 18Dates and times: Session

    1: July 8-13; Session 2: July 15-20

    Location: Lost Lake Scout Camp, near Birch Lake, 60 miles southeast of Fairbanks

    Description: A weeklong outdoor camping experience and an opportunity to earn merit badges in a variety of areas, including aquatics, shooting sports, handcraft and woodcraft. Camp also includes a Low and High COPE course for initiative and confidence building activities, which includes zip-line, climbing tower and wall, high ropes confidence course and smaller team building. Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and attend with a troop.

    Cost: $285 (before May 2), $300 (after May 2)

    Website: www.midnightsunbsa.org

    Contact: Caleb Baker, 452-1976; caleb.baker@scouting.org

    Camp Jessie BloomSponsor: Farthest North

    Girl Scout CouncilAges: 6-17Dates and times: Teddy

    Bear: grades 1-2, Aug. 4-6; Brownie Adventure: grades 2-3, July 28 to Aug. 3; Junior Camp: grades 4-6, July 28 to Aug. 3 or Aug. 4-10; Survivor Camp: grades 7-12, Aug. 4-10.

    Location: Lost Lake Camp, 58.5 miles south of Fairbanks the Richardson Highway.

    Description: Camp Jes-sie Bloom provides memo-rable summer adventure, packed full of fun, friend-ships, and enriching outdoor experiences in a safe envi-ronment where campers can gain confidence and inde-pendence. A traditional and exciting camping experience includes swimming, canoe-ing, hiking, wildlife observa-tion and building new skills. All girls, including non-Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend.

    Cost: $200-$350Website: www.fairbanks

    girlscouts.orgContact: Suellen Nelles,

    456-4782; FNGSC3@alaska.com

    Lights, Camper, Action: 4-H/Youth Junior Jamboree Camp

    Sponsor: UAF Coopera-tive Extension Service Tanana District 4-H Program

    Ages: Completion of grades 3-7

    Dates and times: 6 p.m. June 24 to 11:30 a.m. June 27

    Location: Twin Bears Camp

    Description: Theater and movies is this camps theme and campers will rotate through classes based on the theme. Educational and fun, there will be swimming, crafts, games, skits, hiking and campfires.

    Cost: Non-4-Her $100; 4-H member $90

    Contact: Marla Lowder, 474-2427; mklowder@alaska.edu

    Midnight Sun Fly Casters Kids Camp

    Sponsor: Midnight Sun Fly Casters

    Ages: 10-16Dates and times: 1 p.m.

    Friday, May 30; noon Sunday, June 2.

    Location: Twin Bears Camp, 30 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road

    Description: Fly fishing is fun. MSFC Kids Camp is an active three-day camp that teaches kids (and the adult that accompanies them) all about fly fishing. Instructors are locals who have a passion for sharing the sport. Learn about casting, bugs, fly tying, gear, and knots. Each camper even goes home with their own rod and reel donated by Redington.

    Cost: $80Contact: Jason Rivers,

    452-3458; jasonrivers@classicalaska.com

    Webelos Resident Camp

    Sponsor: Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of

    AmericaAges: Grades 4 and 5Date and times: July 1-3Location: Lost Lake

    Scout Camp (near Birch Lake, 60 miles southeast of Fairbanks)

    Description: A weeklong outdoor camp camping expe-rience and an opportunity to earn merit badges in a vari-ety of areas, including aquat-ics, shooting sports, hand-craft and woodcraft. Camp also includes a Low and High COPE course for initia-tive and confidence building activities, which includes zip-line, climbing tower and wall, high ropes confidence course and smaller team building. Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and attend with a den or a parent.

    Cost: Youth, $100, Adults, $70;

    Website: www.midnightsunbsa.org

    Contact: Caleb Baker, 452-1976; caleb.baker@scouting.org

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    The ADF&G Alaska Conservation Camp (ACC) is a Fairbanks-based day camp program for youth that focuses on conservation and hands-on learning of hunting, marksmanship, fishing and related outdoor skills. Basic Camp includes the Alaska Basic Hunter Education Course. Camps are Mon.Fri., with an overnight campout. Space is limited. Register soon.

    BASIC CAMP #1 June 1014 (Mon.Fri.); ages 11-14; $250 (Pick up Hunter Ed Packet from ADF&G before camp!)

    BASIC CAMP #2 June 1721 (Mon.Fri.); ages 1114; $250 (Pick up Hunter Ed Packet from ADF&G before camp!)

    ADVANCED CAMP June 2428 (Mon.Fri.); ages 12-16, completed Basic Camp or Hunter Ed; $250

    The ACC is also recruiting for camp staff members! Camp Director, Assistant Director,

    Counselors. Application and info online at

    http://www.aimcomm.org/.

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    FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, VISIT www.alaskaconservationcamp.org

    Email: camp@aimcomm.org Phone 907-459-7292

  • 13Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013 SPORTS ACTIVITIES

    BMX RacingSponsor: Far North BMXAges: 5 to adultDates and times: Mon-

    days and Wednesdays, late May through August. Sched-ule still being set.

    Location: Corner of 19th Avenue and Kiana Street.

    Description: BMX (Bicy-cle Moto Cross) is an exciting and family-oriented sport that provides great exercise in a fun, positive environ-ment. No experience neces-sary. If you can ride a bike without training wheels you can race BMX. Helmet, long-sleeve shirt, long pants and closed-toed shoes required. A limited number of loaner bikes and helmets are avail-able on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Cost: $60 USA BMX mem-bership, plus weekly racing

    fee.Contact: Check us out on

    Facebook or email farnorth-bmx@yahoo.com

    Fairbanks Youth Football and Cheerleading

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Youth Football and Cheerleading

    Ages: 4-14Dates and times: Skills

    and Drills Camps: May 4 to June 15; regular season: July 8 to Sept. 28.

    Location: See website for different locations for games and more skills and drills camps.

    Description: FYFC is designed to teach boys and girls ages 4-14 the skills of football and cheerleading.

    Cost: $100 for Flag; $250-$300 for Tackle Foot-ball; $225-$275 for Cheer-leading

    Website: fairbanksyouthfootball.com

    Contact: Larnetia Skipps, 378-6635; fairbanksyouthfootball@yahoo.com

    Kids Three Week Tennis Sessions

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Ten-nis Association

    Ages: Grades K-12Dates and times: Session

    One: June 3-21, Session Two: July 8-26. Registration: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at Fairbanks Resource Agency; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1 at Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts.

    Location: Dan Ramras Community Tennis courts behind Mary Siah Center

    Description: Sessions features lessons twice per week with match play on Friday. Each tennis session is three weeks long with lessons for all skills and ages. For specific times, please confirm at registrations on May 11 or June 1.

    Cost: K-2: $50 per three weeks; all others: $55 per three weeks. Scholarships available.

    Website: www.fairbankstennis.org

    Contact: 455-4301; info@fairbankstennis.org

    Nanook Adventure Camp

    Sponsor: University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Ages: 10-14Dates and times: June 3-

    7; June 10-4; June 17-21; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26. Camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. *Early drop off and pick up can be arranged upon request

    Location: UAF main cam-pus

    Description: Want to put an adventurous twist on your summer camp experience? These camps are a positive way for your student to spend their summer but will also challenge them both physical-ly and mentally. Each student will gain lifelong skills in rock climbing, hiking, kayaking and much more.

    Cost: $350Contact: Sam Braband,

    474-6306; sjbraband@alaska.edu

    North Pole Kids Tennis Session

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Ten-

    nis AssociationAges: Grades K-12Dates and times: Session

    One: June 3-21; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Reg-istration: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Fairbanks Resource Agency; June 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts

    Location: North Pole High School

    Description: Session fea-tures lessons twice per week with match play on Friday (except grades K-2). Partici-pants have fun and play with experienced coaches.

    Campers and lesson times are grouped as follows: grades K-2, 9-10 a.m.; grades 3-5, 10-11 a.m.; grades 6-12, 11 a.m. to noon. Please check on the Friday times at registration.

    Cost: K-2: $30 per three weeks; all others: $45 per three weeks. Scholarships available.

    Website: www.fairbankstennis.org

    Contact: 455-4301; info@fairbankstennis.org

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  • 14 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

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    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:

    Challenge Camp 6 8 June 9-13 Avalanche Camp 3 5 June 16-20 Extreme Skills 6 8 June 16-20 Music Art Drama Dance 7 12 June 23-27 (M.A.D.D) Camp Expedition Camp 8 12 June 23-28 Base Camp 1 3 June 28-30 Avalanche Camp 2 3 5 July 7-11 Glacier Camp 6 8 July 14-18 Night Glacier Camp 9 12 July 21-25

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    Stingray Swim TeamSponsor: Stingray Swim

    Team Ages: 7-18. Must be able

    to swim a pool length, one on front and one on back.

    Dates and times: All summer vacation. Swimmers can choose from several work-out schedules, both at The Alaska Club South and UAF Patty Pool up to six days a week.

    Location: Alaska Club South pool and UAF Patty pool

    Description: Stingray Swim Team is a USS year round competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide every member an opportunity to improve their swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to JO qualifier, to high school swim-mer, to those who want to swim in college.

    Cost: Starts at $60 per month.

    Website: www.stingrayswim.org

    Contacts: Josh Gregory, 970-689-1407; akcoach@acsalaska.net

    Tennis Camps One, Two, Three, Four, Five

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Ten-nis Association

    Ages: Grades K-12; Camps One, Two, Three; grades K-5 Camps Four and Five.

    Dates and times: Camp One: June 24-28; Camp Two: July 1-5; Camp Three: July 29 to Aug. 2; Camp Four: Aug. 5-9 (grades K-5 only); Camp Five: Aug. 12-16 (grade K-5 only). Registration: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Fair-banks Resource Agency; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1 at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts.

    Location: Dan Ramras Community Tennis courts behind Mary Siah Center

    Description: Weeklong tennis camps feature daily lessons for all skills and ages.

    Participants have fun and play with experienced coaches.

    Campers and lesson times are grouped as follows: grades K-2, 10-11 a.m.; grades 3-5, 9-11 a.m.; grades 6-8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; grades 9-12, 2-4 p.m.

    Cost: K-2: $25 per week; all others: $55 per week; Scholarships available

    Website: www.fairbankstennis.org

    Contact: 455-4301, info@fairbankstennis.org

    UAF Recreation Camp

    Sponsor: UAF Depart-ment of Recreation, Adven-ture, and Wellness

    Ages: 5-12Dates and times: 7:30

    a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 29 to Aug. 20, Mon.-Fri.

    Location: UAF Student Recreation Center

    Description of program: We are an activity based camp, keeping kids moving all day long. Each week camp-ers give input into the weekly schedule. We bowl, swim, take nature hikes, play dodgeball, basketball, tennis and so much more.

    Cost: $275 per weekContact: Valerie Rickards,

    474-6814; UAF-Rec-Camp@alaska.edu

    ALCAN Baseball Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: Camp 1: 5- 6 ; Camp 2: 7- 8; Camp 3: 9-10; Camp 4: 11-12; Camp 5: 13-14

    Dates and times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17-21, full-day or half-day programs

    Location: Interior Base-ball League Fields

    Description: Camps con-sist of small group instruction and learning stations. Play-ers and coaches will teach and learn in smaller groups to maximize the field sur-face. Focus will be on hitting, pitching, throwing and catch-

    ing; defensive fundamentals, safety and respect. Games will include teams and small groups.

    Cost: $200, full day; $125, half day

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Baseball Development Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full-day or half-day program

    Location: Interior Base-ball League Fields and Lily of the Valley Church

    Description: Camp is small group activity with focus on the following: speed and strength training: morn-ing sessions, baseball skills development; afternoon: offensive skills will focus on hitting and additional empha-sis placed on pitching and throwing programs, as well as defensive play.

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  • 15Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    2980 DAVIS ROAD FAIRBANKS, AK 99709 455-9466

    Class Size Limited to 20! Certified teacher with 10 years' experience No midday transportation hassles

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    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half day $125.

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Baseball Hitting Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: 1:15-

    3:15 p.m. June 3 to Aug. 7, Mon. and Wed.

    Location: Interior Base-ball League Fields; Lily of the Valley Church

    Description: This pro-gram will emphasize funda-mentals for hitting. Repeti-tions with guidance is the key as players will have hundreds of swings unlike a regular practice where a player may only get a few swings of the bat. We will focus on hun-

    dreds of reps each day.Cost: $400Website: www.alcansports.

    comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Baseball Throwing and Pitching Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13 Dates and times: 1:15-

    3:15 p.m. June 4 to Aug. 8, Tues. and Thurs.

    Location: Interior Base-ball League Fields, Lily of the Valley Church

    Description: This pro-gram will emphasize fun-damentals of throwing the baseball focusing on the techniques and methods to increase arm strength in a safe and productive pro-gram. Pitching techniques will include fundamentals in regards to footwork, and leg stride, and attention will be given to wind up and follow through.

    Cost: $400Website: www.alcansports.

    comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Basketball Development Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full day or half day

    Location: Lily of the Val-ley Church

    Description: Camp features small group activ-ity with focus on speed and strength training. Morning sessions basketball skills development; afternoon offensive skills will focus on shooting and ball control and additional emphasis placed on rebounding as well as defen-sive play.

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half day $125.

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Football Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: Camp 1: 5-6; Camp 2: 7-9; Camp 3: 10-12; Camp 4: 13-14

    Dates and times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24-28, full-day or half-day program

    Location: Allridge Field, Lily of the Valley Church

    Description: ALCAN Football is a non-contact camp focusing on fundamentals and skills, small group instruction and learning stations. Players and coaches learn in smaller groups and focus on speed, agility, quickness; offensive: ball handling skills, defensive fundamentals, safety and respect, and prepare players for all kinds of game and life situations.

    Cost: $200, full day; $125 half day

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Football Development Camp

    Sponsor: Alcan Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full-day or half-day program

    Location: Allridge Field, Lily of the Valley Church

    Description: Camp is small group activity with focus on speed and strength training. Morning sessions: speed, agility and quickness, football skill development; afternoon sessions will focus on offensive skills including ball handling skills and defen-sive fundamentals.

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half day $125.

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  • 16 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Brought to you by Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Childrens

    Theatre, Inc.

    17408374-4-21-13SFFK

    An intensive and FUN theatre training program for children and young people, ages 518,

    featuring a professional teaching staff.

    Session #3 For Young People ages 12 through 18 years The Theatre Ensemble Company Class

    Class Dates: July 15 through August 4 Classes MonFri., 1 6 p.m. Class size limited to 30 students.

    Registration fee: $325 for the three week program. Performances of The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnAug. 2, 3 & 4 Directed by Buffie LaRocca

    at The Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre (1852 Second Ave.) Session #1 June 1 7 June 28 (Classes Mon. Fri.)

    Class A 57 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class B 810 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class C 1114 yrs. 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

    Registration fee: $200 per student for the two week program.

    Session #2 July 1 July 12 ( Classes Mon. Fri.) No classes 7/4 Class A 57 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class B 810 yrs. 9:00 a.m.Noon Class C 1114 yrs. 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

    Registration fee: $200 per student for the two week program.

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    For information, phone 456-PLAY

    Class size limited to 15

    students.

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    students.

    Drama Project 2013 is proudly

    sponsored by:

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    Instructor has over 23 years of experience Classes available all year State certified Administration of drivers license tests We are a contractor for Ft. Wainwright, Eielson AFB & Elemendorf AFB Gift certificates available

    northstardrivingschool.org (907) 490-2523

    State Certified Year Round Instruction

    Contact us to register for the next available class.

    North Star Driving School

    Class Schedule:

    STOP STOP Drivers Education

    North Pole April 25th & 26th Fairbanks May 6th thru 10th Eielson May 16th thru 17th

    Fairbanks June 3rd & 4th North Pole July 10 & 11th Fairbanks July 8th & 9th

    Check website for more information on classes and upcoming dates.

    comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Hockey Development Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m., May 22 to Aug. 20, full day or half day

    Location: UAF Patty Cen-ter and Lily of Valley Church

    Description: Camp is small group activity with focus on speed and strength training. Morning sessions: hockey skill development; afternoon: two to three days per week on ice sessions. On-ice skills focus is on offensive skills and puck skills. Off-ice skills include shooting, puck control skills and skating edge development.

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half

    day $125.Website: www.alcansports.

    comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Hockey Goal Scoring Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 7-13Dates and time: 1:15-

    2:15 p.m. June 4 to Aug. 1, Tues. and Thurs.

    Location: UAF Patty Cen-ter

    Description: This pro-gram will emphasize the individual skills for goal scor-ing and offensive play. Focus on the proper techniques to maximize potential and this camp is designed to develop the necessary tools to increase goal scoring: Shooting angles, shot election, on ice position-ing, shooting off the pass, and rebounds and deflections

    Cost: $500Website: www.alcansports.

    comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Hockey Kids Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 5-7Dates and times: May

    22-25Location: UAF Patty Cen-

    terDescription: Individual

    hockey skills focusing on skating and stickhandling skills with many fun games. Players participate in Hockey Academy session with fun and enriching activities. Office training will include fitness development and teamwork.Cost: $200

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Hockey Main Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: Camp 1: 5-6 ; Camp 2: 7-8; Camp 3: 9-10; Camp 4: 11-12; Camp 5: 13-14

    Dates and times: May 28 to June 1

    Location: UAF Patty Cen-ter

    Description: Full day or Half day program will focus on individual hockey skills such as skating and stickhan-dling skills and special goalie Instruction. Players partici-pate in Hockey Academy ses-sions with fun and enriching activities. Off-ice training will include fitness development, nutrition, and motivation. Players return to ice for sec-ond ice session.

    Cost: Camps 2,3,4, full day, $325; half day $225; Camp 1: $100

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Hockey Power Skating Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 7-13Dates and time: 7:45-8:45

    a.m. June 4 to Aug. 1, Tues. and Thurs.

    Location: UAF Patty Cen-ter

    Description: Focus will be on proper techniques for speed development and accel-eration featuring acceleration and explosiveness: first three steps; power and stride devel-opment: maximize stride, and agility and quickness: body positioning and on-ice angles in small areas.

    Cost: $500Website: www.alcansports.

    comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Rookies Sports Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports and Adventure

    Ages: 6-7Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full-day or half-day program

    Location: Lily of the Val-ley Church

    Description: Rookies Camp is small group activ-ity with focus on speed and strength training: Morning sessions include multi-sport ball skills and development;

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  • 17Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Are you fascinated by Dragonflies? Would you like to learn more about them?

    Dragonfly Day at Creamer s Field

    Join us and catch a dragonfly! Learn about dragonflies in our

    habitat. Lots of activities, crafts, and guided nature walks. Walks will start from the Farmhouse Visitor Center

    at the beginning of each hour. Wear your rubber boots!

    June 29, 2013 10 am 4 pm

    The event is free! Fun for ALL ages!

    Sponsored by:

    13408474-4-21-13SFFK

    afternoon: various activi-ties that will use a variety of sports incorporating motor skills and games.

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half day $125.

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Soccer Development Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports & Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full-day or half-day program

    Location: Lily of the Val-ley Church

    Description: Camp is small group activity with focus on speed and strength training. Morning sessions include soccer skills develop-ment; afternoon: offensive skills will focus on shot selection and ball control and additional emphasis placed on passing and defen-sive play.

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half day $125.

    Website: Alcansports.comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Softball Development Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports & Adventure

    Ages: 8-13 Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full-day or half-day program

    Location: Interior Base-ball League Fields and Lily of the Valley Church

    Description: Camp is small group activity with focus on speed and strength training: Morning sessions include baseball skills devel-opment; afternoon: offensive skills will focus on hitting and additional emphasis placed on throwing programs, as well as defensive play.

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half day $125.

    Website: Alcansports.comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    ALCAN Speed and Fitness Camp

    Sponsor: ALCAN Sports & Adventure

    Ages: 8-13Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full day or half day

    Location: Lily of the Val-ley Church

    Description: Speed and strength training. Morning sessions include small group instruction focused to improve speed and agility with age appropriate development strategies. Strength training

    utilizes the childs own body weight, along with medicine balls and resistance bands to promote balanced develop-ment and growth. Afternoon: Optional skill development will be in selected primary sport.

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, half day $125.

    Website: www.alcansports.com

    Contact: 455-4203; info@alcansports.com

    ALCAN Sports CampSponsor: ALCAN Sports

    and AdventureAges: 8-13 Dates and times: 9 a.m.

    to 4 p.m. May 22 to Aug. 20, full-day or half-day program

    Location: Lily of the Val-ley Church

    Description: Camp is small group activity with focus on speed and strength training: Morning sessions include skill development in selected primary sport; afternoon: athletes will select from a variety of sports and spend the week with skills development and repetitions. Opportunity to choose from multiple sports from week to week

    Cost: Four weeks: $900, half day $600; six weeks: $1,150, half day, $750; nine weeks: $1,675, half day, $1,000; 14 weeks (full sum-mer) $2,425, half day, $1,450; additional weeks after four weeks are $190 per week, Half

    day $125.Website: www.alcansports.

    comContact: 455-4203; info@

    alcansports.com

    Alaska Youth Hunter Education Challenge

    Sponsor: AK Interior Marksmanship Committee

    Ages: 9-18Dates and times: June

    7-9Location: Various loca-

    tions in FairbanksDescription: Open to

    the first 50 competitors who have a basic hunter educa-tion certificate in order to participate as an athlete in the AK YHEC Championship. Competition categories are: shotgun, .22 rifle, archery, muzzleloading, hunter safety trail, wildlife identification, orienteering and hunter safe-ty test. For more information and to register visit: www.aimcomm.org

    Cost: $25Contact: Joe Nava,

    yhecdirector@aimcomm.org

    GOLF! Fun for Kids Camps

    Sponsor: North Star Golf Club

    Ages: 5-14Dates and times: Weekly

    sessions run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues.-Fri., starting May 28-31; June 4-7; June 11-14; June 18-21; June 25-28; July 9-12; July 16-19; July 23-26; July 30 to Aug. 2.

    Location: 330 Golf Club Drive, off the Old Steese north of CHSR.

    Description: Camps pro-vide small group instruction

    in a fun format using SNAG golf and other techniques with Bernadine Stump, LPGA. Learn the basics, safety, eti-quette, putting, short game, full swing and play on the course. All equipment and snacks are included. Please ask about available $25 Put-tin on the Ritz (girls) and Play It Again scholarships.

    Cost: $125 per child per session.

    Website: www.northstargolf.com/junior-golf

    Contact: Melinda Evans, 455-8362 until May 17, then Berni Stump, LPGA, 457-4653; northstargolf@alaska.net

    North Star Taekwon Do Camp

    Sponsor: Dan Preuss, North Star Taekwon Do

    Ages: 5-17Dates and times: Session

    1: begins May 17; Session 2: begins Aug. 2

    Location: Mary Siah Rec-reation Center

    Description: Each seven week session focuses on begin-ning Taekwon Do and basic movements for children and traditional values.

    Cost: $49Contact: Dan Preuss,

    456-3484

    Summer Fun CampSponsor: The Alaska ClubAges: 5-12 Dates and times: May

    28 to Aug. 16, Mon.-Fri., full days or half days

    Location: The Alaska Club South 747 Old Richard-son Highway, Fairbanks

    Description: The Alaska Continued on Page 18

    SPORTS CAMPS

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    North Star Ballet Summer 2013Dance Intensivewith faculty from Jos Limn DanceJune 17July 12, for ages 1219

    Training in Ballet, Modern, Flamenco, Pilates, Dance History

    Also offering drop-in classes beginning May 28

    www.TheNorthStarBallet.org 451-8800

    17408402-4-21-13SFFK

    North Star Ballet Creative Dance Camp

    The Firebird Three one-week sessions

    Creative Movement Ballet Folk Dancing

    Music Appreciation Storytelling Dance History

    Arts & Crafts Mime

    A fun educational dance experience for children ages 4 to 12

    May 28 to June 1 - Ages 48 June 3 to June 7 - Ages 48

    June 10 to June 14 - Ages 912

    451-8800

    Placement is based on students age

    and dance experience

    Sessions held 9 am to Noon

    $175 per session

    Family Fitness Wednesdays

    Easy activities to get families active together and have fun outside. Planned activities include Dodgeball, Nature Walk, Kickball, Soccer, Carnival Games, and Frisbee. Join us!

    Wednesdays, 78p.m.

    June 5 August 6Meet at the SRC.

    FREE

    Check the schedule at www.uaf.edu/summer/

    *"+0+((".!!/1))!.(/'! 1

    UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution

    3411 Lathrop St., Suite A Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

    for Children Ages 2 and up Offering Classes

    Call for more information and Current Scheduling Info.

    18409012-4-21-13SFFK 456-2263

    GYMNASTICS, INC.

    Gymnastics A Foundation For All Sports!

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Club Summer Camp emphasizes the importance of health while having fun and playing a variety of sports such racquetball lessons, tennis lessons, Zumba, swim-ming, floor hockey, basketball and more. Registration is available at www.thealaskaclub.com

    Cost: Alaska Club mem-ber: Weekly: $165, full day, $105 half day; non-member, $215, full day, $150, half day.

    Contact: Jennifer Vey, Sports Camp director, 458-1745; jvey@thealaskaclub.com

    Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

    Sponsor: Fairbanks Ulti-mate Association

    Ages: 14-19Dates and times: 6-8

    p.m., May 28, 29 and 30Location: UAF fields

    across from the Patty CenterDescription: A great

    opportunity for high school-ers to learn one of the fast-est growing team sports in America Ultimate Fris-bee. Participants will learn

    various catches and throwing techniques plus offensive and defensive strategies. Participants will receive an official Ultimate Disc and the opportunity to play in co-ed summer leagues and tournaments. Excellent cross training for basketball, soc-cer and hockey.

    Cost: $30Contact: Glen Anderson,

    750-4536; glen@fbxradio.com

    Alyeska Track and Field Games

    Sponsor: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

    Ages: 6-13Dates and times: 9:30

    a.m. June 9Location: Lathrop High

    School TrackDescription: The Alyeska

    Track and Field Games is a beginning-level, recreational track and field program. It

    is designed to introduce boys and girls to the sport of track and field. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a partici-pant ribbon.

    Cost: FreeContact: Linda Ingham,

    459-1068; lingham@fnsb.us

    Bone Builders Backpacks

    Sponsor: Joels Place, Christ is the Answer Church, and Fairbanks Community Food Bank

    Ages: 18 and youngerDates and times: Wednes-

    days from June 3 to Aug. 16Location: Joels Place and

    other host locationsDescription: Healthy

    bagged snack foods are avail-able every week for pickup at Joels Place and other host locations. Sign up is required.

    Cost: FreeWebsite: www.joelsplace.

    orgContact: Kelli Boyle,

    452-2621; wrmprograms@gmail.com

    Creative Movement Dance Camp

    Sponsor: North Star Bal-let

    Ages: 4-8 and 9-12Dates and times: Session

    1: May 28 to June 1, (ages 4-8); Session 2: June 3-9 (ages 4-8); Session 3: June 10-14 (ages 9-12); All camps run 9 a.m. to noon daily

    Location: North Star Bal-let on the Tanana Valley Fair-grounds

    Description: A fun educa-tional dance experience that includes creative movement, ballet, music appreciation, dance history, arts/crafts and mime. The session culminates with a performance created by the students.

    Website: thenorthstarballet.org

    Cost: $175Contact: Kristina,

    451-8800; nsdf@polarnet.com

    Cultural Summer Camp for Youth

    Sponsor: JP Jones Com-munity Development Center

    Ages: 7-11Dates and times: Session

    1: May 27 to June 14; Session 2: July 1 to Aug. 2; 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Thurs.

    Location: JP Jones Com-munity Development Center, 2400 Rickert St.

    Description: Our goal is to provide an educational and cultural experience in a safe, fun and nurturing environ-ment. Through art, dance, storytelling, cooking, games and music classes; children and teens will develop confi-dence, self-expression, a sense of creativity, leadership, team building skills, cultural pride and awareness. Register by May 17. Limited scholarships available.

    Cost: $375Contact: Daniel, 328-3613,

    daniel.craddock@ibccoconsulting.com

    Dig Into Reading Sponsor: Fairbanks North

    Star Borough Public LibrariesAges: 2-18Dates and times: Sign-up

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    SUMMER PROGRAMS

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    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    Master Phillip J. Jones , 5th Degree Black Belt,

    Master Instructor

    Call North Pole Martial Arts

    Member Hwa-Rang Taekwondo federation www.htftaekwondo.com

    Check our website for class schedule and prices www.northpolemartialarts.com

    488-2821 Mi. 9.5 Badger Road in North Pole

    16408476 4-14-13SFFK

    North Pole Martial Arts

    Traditional Taekwondo at its BEST!

    for the summer reading program any-time beginning May 28; Program runs June 4 to July 26

    Location: Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St., Fairbanks; North Pole Branch Library, 601 Snowman Lane, North Pole, and FNSB Bookmobile (various locations).

    Description: Dig Into Reading! Summer Reading Program is a free reading incentive program for pre-schoolers through young adults. Kids can sign up to win prizes by reading (or listening to) books of their choice during the summer and enjoy eight weeks of special programs, library activities, weekly incentives and prize drawings at their local public library.

    Cost: FreeContact: Noel Wien Library Youth

    Services Department, 459-1052; BerryRoom@fnsblibrary.us

    Fast-Pitch Softball and T-Ball Leagues

    Sponsor: Interior Girls Softball Association

    Ages: 4-7 girls and boys T-ball; 8-19 girls fast-pitch softball

    Dates and times: Leagues begin June 3 (eight weeks); games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    Location: South Davis Park Soft-

    ball ComplexDescription: IGSA is pleased to

    offer a safe organized environment for youth softball. Skill levels range from novice to advanced.

    Cost: $100 for fast-pitch league, $60 for T-ball (discounts available), $100

    Contact: Valinda Taylor, 322-0767, igsa.alaska@gmail.com

    Fairbanks Youth SoccerSponsor: Fairbanks Youth Soccer

    AssociationAges: 4-19Dates and times: Summer

    Leagues and Camps start June 3; Visit FYSA website at www.fysasoccer.org

    Location: FYSA Soccer Complex; corner of Wilbur Street /Davis Road, Fairbanks

    Description: The FYSA program provides a fun and safe environment for all children to enjoy the exciting game of soccer. The emphasis is on participation, building sportsmanship and acquiring lifelong skills. It pro-vides unbeatable value with programs conveniently located near you. Join us for the Free Kicks Soccer Clinic and Registration Drive noon to 4 p.m. May 18 at the FYSA Soccer Complex.

    Website: www.fysasoccer.orgCost: Dependent on player age

    division $75-$150Contact: FYSA, 456-3976; fysa@

    mosquitonet.com

    Field Trips with Calypso Farm

    Sponsor: Calypso Farm and Ecol-ogy Center

    Ages: Grades K-7 and familiesDates and times: June 3 to Aug. 16Location: Calypso Farm, 4780 Old

    Nenana Highway, EsterDescription: Hands-on adventures

    on the farm with sheep, goats, chick-ens and bees. Get dirty while playing in the garden. Bring home felted wool toys, learn how to use natural dyes and make your own pizza. Get excited about being outside. Also have fun and learn about nature on Wednes-day Adventures regularly in July and August! More on www.calypsofarm.org

    Cost: $6-8 per dayWebsite: www.calypsofarm.orgContact: Eva Allaby, 451-0691,

    calypsofieldtrips@gmail.comCategory: Family

    First Friday: FamilySponsor: Forget-Me-Not BooksAges: 0-18Dates and times: First Friday of

    each month, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Location: 517 Gaffney RoadDescription: Forget-Me-Not

    Books hosts a kids day on the First Friday of each month. Drop-In Kids Craft activity throughout the day. Plus, one free childrens or youth book to each child/youth who stops by.

    Cost: FreeContact: Krystin Bogan, krystin@

    literacycouncilofalaska.org

    Free Summer Food Service Program

    Sponsor: Joels Place Youth Cen-ter

    Ages: 18 and younger

    Dates and times: noon to 4 p.m. June 3 to Aug. 16

    Location: 1890 Marika Road, Fair-banks

    Description: Two healthy meals are served daily to youths, ages 18 and younger at noon and 4 p.m.

    Cost: FreeWebsite: www.joelsplace.orgContact: Kelli Boyle, 452-2621;

    wrmprograms@gmail.com

    Get Outdoors DaySponsor: Alaska Public Lands

    Information CenterAges: 0-12Dates and times: 10 a.m. to

    4 p.m. June 8Location: Morris Thompson Cul-

    tural and Visitors CenterDescription: More than 300 mil-

    lion acres of Alaska is public land, much of it accessible from Fairbanks. Join local recreation and outdoor organizations for a day of activities to show you how to Get Outdoors.

    Cost: FreeContact: Adia Cotter, 459-3730;

    Adia_Cotter@nps.gov

    Summer Salsa Dance Conference

    Sponsor: Summer Salsa Dance Conference

    Ages: 6 to adultDates and times: 7-9 p.m. May 21

    to June 27, Tues. and Thurs.Location: JP Jones Community

    Development Center, 2400 Rickert St.Description: A 12-day class series

    over the course of six weeks designed to catapult you from a beginner danc-er to intermediate. Experts will be brought in every Tuesday and Thurs-day. Full series pass $100 for adults, $75 for young adults, and $60 for chil-dren with parent enrollment. Inquire about child care service. Call to reg-ister by May 13 at 347-7723. Limited

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    SUMMER PROGRAMS

  • 20 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, April 21, 2013

    scholarships available.Cost: $100 adult, $75

    young adult, $60 chil-dren

    Contact: Michael, 347-7723, micfitch@gmail.com

    Tanana Valley State Fair Salmonchanted Evening

    Ages: All agesDates and times:

    Aug. 2-11, noon to 10 p.m. weekdays and Sun-day; noon to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, with fireworks at 11 p.m. the last day of the fair.

    Location: Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, College Road and Aurora Drive.

    Description: Alaskas oldest Fair celebrates 82 years of community, fun, enter-tainment and food in the Interior. Agricul-tural exhibits, livestock, carnival, shopping, free

    entertainment, rodeo, mud bogs and much more.

    Entry times and Dates: non-perishable entry day, 1-6 p.m. Sat-urday, July 27; junior perishable entry day/cake decorating entry say, 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1; adult perishable entry day/junior perish-able pick up, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6; non-perishable pick up and adult perishable pick up, 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, and noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Borealis Build-ing.

    *All Payouts will be noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15 and 16, at the fair office.

    Costs: Season tickets: adults, 18-59, $35; youth, 6-17, $20; Sseniors, 60 and older, $20; children 5 and younger are free; and free parking. Look for discount ticket prices on specific days.

    Daily tickets: adult,

    18-59 $10; senior; 60 and older, $5; youths, 6-12, $5; children free age 5 and under, and free parking.

    Other special discount rates available on vari-ous days. Consult web-site for daily schedule on our website beginning in July.

    Website: www.tananavalleyfair.org

    Contact: Fair offices: 452-3750, fairinfo@tananavalley-fair.org

    Toastmasters Youth Leadership Training

    Sponsor: JP Jones Community Develop-ment Center

    Ages: 6-16Dates and times:

    6-7:30 p.m.Location: JP Jones

    Community Develop-ment Center, 2400 Rick-ert St.

    Description: Toast-masters believes that

    people who get ahead in life are those who can communicate effec-tively. It is our goal to show students how to listen effectively, think on their feet, and speak confidently. They will learn valuable leader-ship skills-all in a sup-portive, non-intimidat-ing environment. Call to register by May 31. Limited scholarships available.

    Cost: $200

    Contact: Daniel, 328-3613; daniel.craddock@ibccoconsulting.com

    Young Entrepreneur

    Sponsor: IBC & Company Consulting

    Ages: 15-21Dates and times:

    5:30-8:30 p.m. June 10 to July 15, Mon. and Wed.

    Location: JP Jones Community Develop-ment Center, 2400 Rick-ert St., 99709

    Description: Learn how to be a successful entrepreneur through experiential learning. You will design a busi-ness plan and implement your idea. Revenue from business sales will be used to learn how to invest, save and reinvest into your own business. Limited scholarships available.

    Cost: $300Contact: Daniel, 328-

    3613, daniel.craddock@ibccoconsulting.com

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Weekly drawings for cool prizes, including gift certificates, books, and food.

    Programs at selected libraries. Mystery Night program in the

    fall for all teens.

    Read or listen to books of your choice each week and earn a weekly incentive. Free weekly entertaining programs! Free book at the end! Prize drawings!

    This free program is sponsored by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries,

    with generous support from local businesses and Flint Hills Resources.

    2013 PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

    http://fnsblibrary.org

    YOUNG ADULT program for Middle & High School Students

    DIG INTO READING! For Children 2 Years To 6th Grade

    Sign-up week begins Tuesday, May 28, and is ongoing through Saturday, July 27.

    FUN!

    17408376-4-21-13SFK

    FREE!

    Noel Wien Public Library 459-1052 North Pole Branch Library 488-6101

    FNSB Bookmobile 459-1031

    Photo courtesy A Week in the Woods

    Van Levey is behind a handmade birch bark mask pre-paring for a perfor-mance at A Week in the Woods (See Page 2), a camp, held in the boreal forest.