Children Exploring the Alaskan Outdoors

EXPLORE and REGISTER!

An exciting, fun-filled summer of camps have been planned for students entering grades 2 through 6.  Camps may be purchased at this website beginning Monday, February 23, 2015.  To do so, click the camp registration icon. You will be directed to a secure site, where you will complete the purchasing process.

Culinary Arts camps fee: $200 each.  All other camps are $175 each.

Enrollment for each camp is limited to 20 participants.


Archeology Camp

For students entering grades 4, 5, & 6
June 15-19, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Campers will work with professional archaeologists to complete a simulated archaeological dig, examine authentic museum artifacts, and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist.  We’ll explore the history of Alaska’s native cultures through hands-on activities both in the field and the museum.

Taught by  Scott Schirar

Location: Museum of the North


Art Camp

For students entering grades 2 & 3
June 22-26, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 4, 5, & 6
June 22-26, 2015
Monday-Friday,
1-4 p.m.

This will be a week of fun, educational art experiences. The camp includes opportunities to explore drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. The students will create in the art studios each day, go on an outing to the Museum of the North and experience field painting and collaborative outdoor projects. The week will culminate in an exhibition and reception featuring student artwork in the UAF Art Department Gallery.

Taught by  Karinna Gomez and Gail Priday

Location: Fine Arts Building 317


Bug Camp

For students entering grades 4, 5, & 6
July 13-17, 2014
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Learn about Alaska's insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less loveable mosquitoes and spiders. Through field, forest, and pond, under rocks, in flowers, and everywhere else, we'll collect (catch and release some, keep others) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Taught by  Derek and Melissa Sikes

Location: Museum of the North


Culinary Art

CAFE Youth Baking Blitz
For students entering grades 4-10
May 26-29, 2015
Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon


Learn how to make a basic pie crust, a variety of quick breads and yeast breads.  Delight in making pies and tarts, zucchini bread and muffins, scones, Irish soda bread, whole wheat sunflower seed rolls and artisan bread. Plan on getting elbow deep into the dough and having fun, all at the same time.

CAFE Kids' Cooking Camp
For students entering grades 1-4
June 8-12, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Focus on fun with food from start to finish. Includes preparation, eating and clean-up with kitchen safety in mind. Learn preparation, presentation, kitchen etiquette, stove safety and food safety. Topics include baking (biscuits, pretzels, muffins, tortillas), cooking (individual casseroles) and smooshing (cream cheese playdough, ice cream, freezer jam) and culminating with an English tea on Friday for invited guests. Class is held in the Hutchison Career Center Kitchen.

CAFE Teen International Culinary Arts Workshop
For students entering grades 8-12
June 1-5, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon


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 demonstration of skills will be presented at the end of the course. Class is held in the Hutchison Career Center Kitchen.

CAFE Tween International Culinary Arts Workshop
For students entering grades 6, 7, & 8
June 15-19, 2015
Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

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.

Taught by Luis Martinez

Location: Hutchison Kitchen


Dinosaur Camp

For students entering grades 3, 4, 5,  & 6
July 6-10, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon         

Discover Dinosaurs and other fossils - especially those found right here in Alaska. We will learn about the different dinosaurs, how fossils are preserved, bone identification and dinosaur track formation. Hands-on activities will help participants understand how we study dinosaurs.

Taught by Patrick Druckenmiller

Location: Museum of the North


Music Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
July 6-10, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering 4, 5, & 6
July 6-10, 2015
Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.        

Experience the excitement and fun of music through singing, dancing, composing and playing instruments. Learn about music and how it is a part of our everyday lives through active games and play.

Taught by Nathan Arnold and Kendi Lesley

Location: UPark Building 156
 


Photography Camp

For students entering 4, 5, & 6
July 27-31, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 2 & 3
August 3-7, 2014

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Course description will be available in early 2015.

Taught by:  JR Ancheta

Location:  Bunnell Building Room 122


Pottery Camp

For students entering 4, 5, & 6
June 22-26, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 2 & 3
July 22-26, 2015

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Learn to make pots and how to decorate them during this week of fun with clay. Artwork will be fired and presented at a student exhibition.

Taught by:  Diane Berry

Location:  Art Building


Storytelling Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
July 27-31, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

For students entering grades 4, 5, & 6
July 27-31, 2015

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Camp description will be available in early 2015.

Taught by:  Rob Prince


Volcanoes Camp

For students entering 2 & 3
July 6-10, 2015
Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Camp description will be available early 2015.

Taught by:  Elizabeth Nadin

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