The weather outside may be frightful, but we’re ready to start planning for a new season in Alaska! If you live in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley or the surrounding areas, thinking ahead may include mapping out vacations and registering your kids for summer camp.
We’re happy to help you get started on your summer plans and stay organized with our 2015 Alaska Kids Summer Camp Planner. Here are just a few of the kids summer camps ready to kick off in Alaska this summer:
Eagle River Trailside Discovery
Where: Eagle River Nature Center
Who: Ages 4-12
When: Programs from May 26-July 2; 9 AM to 4 PM
Day programs in the Eagle River Trailside Discovery Camp will focus on natural history, natural sciences and nature crafting, in addition to leadership and outdoor skills. Campers will explore forests, trails and bogs, all while learning about nature! Programs include: Wilderness Survival, Aqua Mania, Dinosaur Rex, River Wranglers, Salmon Snoopers, and Birds, Bugs and Bears.
Anchorage Trailside Discovery
Where: Campbell Creek Science Center
Who: Ages 4-14
When: Programs from May 26-July 2
Day programs at the Campbell Creek Science Center this summer will have something for everyone, ages 4 and up! Programs include: Habitat Hunters, Creek Seekers, Arctic Artists, Seaside Safari, Reach High, Operation Farming, iAlaska, Jurassic Journey and more.
Eagle River Summer Recreation Day Camp
Where: Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation
Who: Ages 5-13
When: June 2-August 8, 2015; 7 AM to 6 PM
This summer-long recreation camp is now in its 24th year, offering physical education, arts & crafts, outdoor education, field trips, swimming, field games, hiking and biking. Open registration starts April 24, weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM (except from noon-1 PM) and will continue until camp is full.
Where: University of Alaska Museum of the North
Who: Students entering Grades 4-6
When: June 15-19; 9 AM to Noon
Working with professional archaeologists, campers can experience a simulated dig, explore museum artifacts and see what being an archaeologist is all about. This camp will also dive into the history of Alaska‘s native cultures through its various activities.
Where: University of Alaska, Old UPark Building Room 156
Who: Students entering Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-6
When: July 6-10— Grades 2-3 from 9 AM to Noon; Grades 4-6 from 1-4 PM
Two instructors will lead this camp through singing, dancing, composing and playing instruments. Campers will learn about music through games and play, exploring how it is a part of our every day lives.
Robot Quest Camp
Where: Denali Montessori
Who: Ages 9-11
When: June 8-12; 9 AM to 4 PM
This summer camp through the Anchorage Museum lets kids learn to use LEGO education software and parts to build working robots. The robots built in Robot Quest Camp will face challenges and complete tasks including retrieving objects and making sharp turns.
Challenger Soccer Camp
Where: Bumpus Ball Fields; Wasilla
Who: Ages 3+
When: June 15-19
Cost: Starts at $50
A favorite soccer camp in the area and one of the most popular in the country in terms of their approach to youth sports. This week-long camp will teach key techniques and skills of the game, including drills, freestyle and a few mini scrimmage matches.
CYSA UK Soccer Camp
Where: Mirror Lake Middle School; Chugiak
Who: Ages 4-14
When: June 9-13; June 23-27; June 30-July 3; July 21-25
Cost: Classic Camp (9 AM to Noon)- $109; Full Day (9 AM to 3 PM)- $165
This year, there are four sessions to choose from for the awesome UK soccer camps! They provide international coaching pros at every child’s age level, giving kids both an education and fun experience with the sport!
These are just a few of the many kids summer camps in Alaska coming up in just a few months! Northern Edge Real Estate knows how important it is to plan ahead, so as mentioned above, we’ve put together this 2015 Alaska Kids Summer Camp Planner to help you stay organized through all of your scheduled summer activities. It’s an interactive document to keep you on track all summer long!
If we go to this level for kids summer camps, just imagine what we’ll do with the sale of a home!