K-12 Programs FAQ
Have a question about our summer camps or other K-12 programs? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions, and give us a call at (907) 474-7021 for more info!
Our summer camp program has changed and adapted over the years since it was first started. We've added so many opportunities that "camp" simply does not encompass what we are doing with K-12 outreach. Our kids programs have now become the "365 SMART Academy", reflecting our commitment to bringing educational and recreational programs to youth throughout the year.
For summer 2021, "camps" based on our in-person model will be offered, as well as
virtual enrichment courses. The list of courses and camps can be found here.
2020's Kids Camps were initially cancelled when COVID-19 restrictions closed much of UAF Campus operations. Many of the camps were restructured to be delivered online with kits given to families.
This model has been expanded and altered to meet the needs of families during the 2020-2021 academic year, and we created the 365 SMART Academy in fall 2020.
A limited number of camp and course scholarships are available for campers who qualify
for Free & Reduced School Lunch and do not have another scholarship funding source.
Information for 2021's scholarship opportunties will be available later this spring.
We understand summer plans can change. We will process the requested cancelation
and refund any money that may be owed to you as a result. Please note the cancellation
deadline is two weeks before the camp/course start date.
Please notify us of any requested cancellations as early as possible. We often have waitlists for camps and courses and would like to move people in as soon as spaces become available.
UAF Campus is ADA compliant. You can learn more about the facilities on campus with this interactive map.If you feel that your child might need extra accommodations or supervision, please contact us so we can discuss your options so your child and other campers can have a great and stress-free experience. This information should also be included in your child's CampDoc profile so that the camp instructor will be aware of any special needs.
Sometimes instructors approach us with ideas about camps they would like to teach.
Other times, we approach people who we believe would create amazing learning experiences
for Fairbanks children. Our team of instructors range from teachers to grad students
to researchers and community members.
One thing you can count on: Your child will have an instructor that is eager to share their skills and enthusiasm with the younger generation.
If you are interested in bringing your passion and skills to a younger audience in an engaging summer camp or virtual course, contact the Summer Sessions office at (907)474-7021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.