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! camp

Our summer camp program provides a variety of stimulating learning experiences for children beginning in grade 1.  Camps last one week and are primarily held on the UAF campus.  Most of the camps are half day, either 9-noon or 1-4PM.  This year there are 88 camps are being offered beginning the week of May 20 and ending the week of August 9.  No camps are offered during the week of July 4.

smOur 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.

In 2024, "camps" based on our in-person model will be offered in the summer, as well as in the spring and fall. 

Registration for our summer camps and SMART 365 programs are done through CampDoc.  A tutorial for how to create and manage your account can be found here.

Registration for our spring and fall courses is done by Google forms.  For help with registering, call our main line at (907) 474-7021.

 Choose the grade level that your child will be entering in the fall.

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 2024's scholarship opportunities is available here.

We understand summer plans can change.  We will process the requested cancellation and refund any money that may be owed to you as a result, except for the non-refundable $25 deposit.  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 summer@alaska.edu.