camps & activities

Start planning your kids’ summer adventures! Check here for information about great camps and summer programs throughout Alaska.

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The Alaska Club
5201 E Tudor Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 365-7393
thealaskaclub.com/camps

Locations:

EAST ANCHORAGE:
5201 E Tudor Rd., Anchorage

SOUTH ANCHORAGE:
10931 O’Malley Centre Dr., Anchorage

EAGLE RIVER:
12001 Business Blvd. Eagle River

FAIRBANKS:
747 Old Richardson Hwy., Fairbanks (Summer Fun Camp only)

The Alaska Club offers seasonal camps at our Anchorage East, South, Eagle River, and Fairbanks South locations. Whether it’s Spring Break, Summer Fun Camp, or Winter Camp, your little ones will explore, play, and grow in a safe and healthy environment. The Alaska Club Camps aim to keep campers active and having fun! Every day features a variety of hands-on, age-appropriate activities where everyone can experience sports, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and daily swimming. For more information, visit our website or call (907) 365-7393.

Cost:
Single Day: $65 members / $75 nonmembers
Full Week: $250 members / $275 nonmembers
Dates:
Winter Break Camp: December 26-29, 2023 & January 2-5, 2024
Spring Break Camp: March 11-15, 2024
Summer Fun Camp: May 28-August 9, 2024
Ages: 5-12

Alaska Rock Gym
665 E. 33rd Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 562-7265
alaskarockgym.com

Alaska Rock Gym Summer Climbing Camps for Kids 

Summer climbing and activity camps for kids and teens run for 10 weeks each summer. Appropriate for kids 4 through 16 years. Weekly camps run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am-12 pm OR 1-3 pm; start times vary by age group. Kids and teens increase personal fitness, gain confidence and have lots of fun. Repeat campers work on a more advanced skills progression and technical problems. Low instructor to student ratio and a fast-paced tempo keeps kids active and engaged for the entire two hours. Please see the full schedule on the website for more information. 

Cost: $110 per 3-day session
Dates: May 30-Aug. 10
Ages: 4-16 years

Check the website for more information on session times and age group breakdowns.

Alaska SeaLife Center
PO Box 1329
301 Railway Avenue
Seward, AK 99664-1329
(907) 224-6335
alaskasealife.org 

Ocean Explorers Day Camp  

Dive into Alaska’s marine ecosystems, discover marine animals, and build a connection to nature. Each day kids will engage in hands-on games and activities and explore the amazing views and wildlife within Resurrection Bay. Each day has a theme ranging from animal metamorphosis, tide pool animals, whales, octopuses, otters, seals Steller sea lions, puffins, and other seabirds. 

Cost: $49.95 + tax
Dates: June 6-July 30
Ages: 8-14

Anchorage Cooperative Preschool
3031 Latouche Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 279-0923
preschoolacp.com

Join us this summer as we learn through play! Our child-centered approach allows us to study topics based on our students’ interest while encouraging a positive sense of self, problem solving, outdoor appreciation, and social-emotional skills. Our facility offers a beautiful, natural outdoor environment with lots to explore. Indoors, we have a large play space with science, writing, art, dramatic play, and block areas.

Cost: 3 days (Tues.-Thurs.) $575/month; 5 days (Mon.-Fri.) $795/month
Dates: June 5-Aug. 25
Ages: 3-6

Anchorage Museum
625 C St.
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 929-9227
anchoragemuseum.org

Anchorage Museum summer workshops are designed to foster imagination and experimentation in art, science and technology. Examine what it means to live in and experience the Circumpolar North. For more details, visit anchoragemuseum.org/summer.

Cost, Dates & Ages: See website for more info.

Aurora Kids Gymnastics
1120 Huffman Rd., #8
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 345-0093
aurorakidsak.com

Themed gymnastics camps for kids 3 years and older. Curriculum-based games and activities during 3 hours of camp. Fitness and physical challenges abound. Pre-K camps (3-6 years old) offer fun and educational themes to inspire and motivate: Superheroes, Ninja Warriors, Princesses and Pirates, and more. School Age camps (6 years and older) introduce Ninja, Circus Aerial Arts, Gymnastics and Parkour Gymnastics on a rotating schedule.

Cost: $40 per 1/2-day camp block
Dates: Spring break; holiday break; summer break (May 30-Aug. 11)
Ages: Grades pre-K-8 (ages 3-14)

Bayshore Early Learning Center
3131 Amber Bay Loop
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 522-4906
bayshorekids.com

Year-round preschool (ages 3-5) and before-after K-1 (ages 5-7) program conveniently located in beautiful Bayshore Clubhouse. Fun classrooms, plus large multi-purpose room for rainy days and several outdoor exploration and play areas including playground, natural 4-acre pond with boardwalk (great for science observations) and more! Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Call today!


Cost: $1,035 full month
Dates: May 24-Aug. 23, plus year-round for preschool and before-after K-1
Ages: 3 years through 1st grade

Best Beginnings
3350 Commercial Dr., Ste. 104A
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 297-3300
bestbeginningsalaska.org/little-learners

Additional locations: Anchorage, Dillingham, Metlakatla, Nome and Seward

Little Learners: On to Kindergarten
A day camp for up-and-coming kindergarten students with limited to no preschool experience. Our program helps students and their parents get ready for kindergarten in a fun, safe environment. With a focus on emerging literacy skills such as recognizing letters, writing, fine motor skills, adjusting to a classroom setting and daily routines, we combine play with learning for a fun introduction to school!

Cost: Free
Dates: July 2023
Ages: 4-6

Camp Fire Alaska 
161 Klevin St., #100 
Anchorage AK 99508 
(907) 279-3551  
campfireak.org

Camp Si-La-Meo
Venture Outside! Gear up your camper for a week or more of outdoor adventures at our day camp located in Anchorage on the campus of Alaska Pacific University. We take full advantage of this natural setting, making every day another opportunity for campers to go marching through the forest, practice target sports or launch a canoe from the waterfront. In addition to a huge catalog of activities, games, field trips and our popular daily swim program, we structure each session to build excitement towards a grand finale.

Cost: $370/week
Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
Ages: 5-15

Camp K
Get away! Alaska’s longest-running, all-gendered overnight camp is nestled along the shores of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing, a two-hour bus ride from Anchorage. Just a stone’s throw from main camp, and your own cabin is on a half-mile long beach with access to hiking trails, boating activities, large fields for outdoor games, an art building, as well as river rafting and horseback riding nearby. This 160-acre campus within the Chugach National Forest is “wild Alaska” with everyday opportunities to be off the grid, experience wildlife, and take in the epic beauty right outside your cabin door.

Cost: $385-850
Dates: June 18-Aug. 3
Ages: 6-17

Summer Adventure
Discover fun! Our most flexible and accessible licensed program runs all day (7 am-5:30 pm) at three elementary schools – South Anchorage, Downtown and in Eagle River. Your child can join us for a day, a week (most popular) or the whole summer! Each day features a variety of hands-on activities including sports, arts and crafts, cooking, science, and community involvement. Field trips, theme weeks, surprise guests and more are all included. If you want your child to get outside, learn new skills, make new friends, play hard and have quiet time, then this is the camp for you.

Cost: $345/week; accepts Child Care Assistance
Dates: June 5-July 28
Ages: 6-12

Scholarships are available for all programs. Apply on the Camp Fire Alaska website.

The Dome
6501 ChangePoint Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 770-3663
thedome.us

AK Summer Camp at The Dome
This summer, join us at The Dome for an amazing summer camp run by our incredible staff! Open to children ages 6 to 12, our day camp provides a summer filled with games, creative activities and sports! Every day at The Dome’s summer camp features a wide range of group activities, focused on everything from athletic movement to creative exploration. Kids will have a terrific experience each day with opportunities to grow emotionally, mentally, and physically. Some popular activities ready for this summer are bingo, remote control cars, and laser tag! Learn more and sign up on our website at thedome.us. We hope to see you this summer!

Cost: $92/day, $272/week, $2,699/entire summer
Dates: May 30-Aug. 11, Monday-Friday
Ages: 6-12

Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool
5200 Lake Otis Parkway Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 563-3499
faithalaska.com

Registration for 2023 should open in the spring. For info, visit www.faithalaska.com/page/summer-camps-1

Honeybee Preschool LLC
11109 Old Seward Hwy., Ste. #4
Anchorage, AK 99515
(210) 902-7368
honeybeepreschoolak.com


If you are looking for a fun and engaging summer camp for your little one, we are offering weekly sessions this year for children 3-6 who are potty capable. Sessions are $150/week per child Tuesday-Friday, mornings, or afternoons. We are offering weekly drop-in classes for our summer session. Applications can be sent via email thehoneybeepreschool@yahoo.com. Visit our website for information.

Cost: $150/week
Dates: June 5-July 28
Ages:3-6

Into the Woods Alaska
(907) 406-5651
intothewoodsalaska.com


Into the Woods AK is your local source for outdoor science education and recreation! We offer a bevy of outdoor science programs, including summer camps, mountain biking, homeschool, and preschool programs. We are dedicated to fostering a lifetime of safe, sustainable outdoor science and recreation skills for all ages through authentic, place-based connections to our beautiful local wild spaces of AK.

Cost: $275-$350
Dates: May 22-Aug. 12
Ages: 4 to 18

Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc.
639 W. International Airport Rd., Ste. 38
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 344-0101
akbizkidcamp.com


JA BIZ CAMP ALASKA
Session I, II, III: Join the JA team for a summer day camp geared towards elementary and middle school students. They will learn about financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship, community and more, culminating with a Shark Tank-style pitch contests where they can win seed money for their business venture. The day will be a mix of outdoor play, leadership, social emotional learning, and economics. Session IV will have a stock market challenge and competition for the best portfolio!

Cost: $200 per camper
Dates: Session I: June 5-9; Session II: June 12-16; Session III: June 19-23;
Session IV: June 26-29
Ages: K-8: Session I, II, III; Grades 9-12: Session IV

LaVerne Griffin Camp
4495 West Little Cloud
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-6887
lavernegriffincamp.org


We offer age-graded Christian-based camps throughout the summer on beautiful Kalmbach Lake, located 15 minutes from downtown Wasilla. Swimming, fishing, archery, pellet riflery, field games, and more with a friendly staff and lots of kindness. Every employee and volunteer who works on our campus with children are verified with national background checks. Safety is a priority with certified lifeguarding and an onsite nurse. Cabins are well maintained and our site routinely receives excellent inspection reports. Space is limited!

Trailblazer Camp
June 4-8 (Mon.-Fri.): This co-ed ALASKA NATIVE YOUTH camp is specifically designed for Alaska Native students who are entering 7th–12th grade.

Pathfinder Camp
June 11-15 (Sun.- Thurs.): This co-ed YOUTH camp is specifically designed for students who are entering 7th–12th grade.

Voyager Camp
June 18-22 (Sun.-Thurs.): This co-ed KID camp is a high energy, God-focused week specifically geared for kids who are entering 5th-6th grade.

Pioneer Camp
June 25-29 (Sun.-Thurs.): This co-ed KID camp is a high energy, God-focused week specifically geared for kids who are entering 2nd-4th grade.

JAM Camp
July 9-13 (Sun.-Thurs.): This co-ed Jesus, Arts & Music camp offers two tracks! The JAM, or kids track, is for those entering 5th-8th grade. The Super JAM, or students track, is for those entering 9th-12th grade.

Cost: $250
Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13
Ages: K-12

Magic Don Presents!
(907) 522-1364
alaskaswildestmagic.net


Magic Don Presents! Astounding magic shows, classes and camps by request. Shows are an hour long. Individual classes run 1 1/2+ hours, and day/weeklong camps (for groups of 4+) can be scheduled at our Magic Shop & Studio. Contact us for complete information and details. Schedule a fantastic show or learn magic as a performing art! You’ll be amazed!

Cost: $100+ lesson/camp; $250+ show
Dates: Scheduled by request
Ages: 9 and up

Music Together Mountain Song
Two East Anchorage locations
(907) 230-1241
musictogethermountainsong.com

Music and movement classes for children ages birth to 6 years and the grown-ups who love them. We nurture each child’s natural musicality in a playful, musically rich learning environment. Our research-based classes are designed to be non-formal and non-performance oriented, so your child can learn at his or her own pace, in a way that’s developmentally appropriate. 

Ages: Birth-6 years

Onward and Upward
777 N. Crusey St., Ste. B105
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 982-9181
onwardandupward.org

We work towards establishing a culture of health and wellness across Alaska through evidence-based action! We offer a wide variety of programs that actively engage participants to step outside their comfort zones in order to discover their strengths. We have open enrollment programs during the summer and work with various schools during the school year. Check out our website or get in touch with us for personalized programs or to find out what would work best for you!

Cost: Varies, see website
Dates: Varies, see website
Ages: 12-18

Service High Lady Cougar Volleyball Booster Club
PO Box 110044
Anchorage, AK 99511-0044
(907) 764-5209
servicevolleyball.com

Service High School's 2023 Summer Volleyball Camp
Two sessions daily depending on your grade level. This will allow coaches to focus on individual skills and talents. For incoming 3rd-9th Graders (Beginners welcome), June 5-8, 2023 (Please note times depending on grade level)
Grades 3rd-6th: 9 am-11:30am
Grades 7th-9th: 1-3:30pm
Visit our website to register at www.servicevolleyball.com.
Contact lcvb.servicehigh@gmail.com with questions.

Cost: $150
Dates: June 6-10
Ages: Incoming 3rd-9th Graders

Solid Rock Bible Camp
36251 Solid Rock Road #1
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-4741
solidrockbiblecamp.com

Solid Rock Bible Camp offers exciting and carefully crafted programs that provide the right camp experience for every child’s age and interest! Located on the central Kenai Peninsula since 1958, we invite your child to get outside, play hard, overcome challenges, build lasting friendships, and learn and grow in their faith.

For Teens: Sports camps, Backcountry Wilderness Camps, Horsemanship Camps, and Lakeside Camps.

For Elementary: Lakeside Camps, Horsemanship Camps, Wilderness Camps.

Programs are led by qualified instructors with waterfront, wilderness and horsemanship safety certifications.

Cost: Varies.
Dates: June 14-Aug. 4
Ages: Grades 1-12

Municipality of Anchorage - Spenard Rec Summer Day Camp
2020 W. 48th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 343-4160
muni.org/active

Spenard Community Recreation Center Summer Day Camp
This camp is a recreational camp and is accredited by the American Camping Association. Activities include swimming and water safety, water games, personal safety, outdoor education, outdoor recreation, physical education, sports, arts and crafts, hobbies, field trips, bicycling, competitions, and a host of other activities. It is a positive summer program for kids that will help build self-esteem and encourage friendships.

Cost: $190 per week per child
Dates: May 31-Aug. 5
Ages: 6-12

UAA Department of Journalism & Public Communications
UAA Fine Arts Building
3700 Alumni Dr.
Anchorage AK 99508
(907) 786-1800
UCreate@UAA: JPC Media Creator Camp

UCreate@UAA: JPC Media Creator Camp
UAA's Department of Journalism and Public Communications welcomes 5th-8th grade students for five days of media creation with media professionals and student content creators. Explore the worlds of photography, writing, podcasting, video shooting/editing, and graphic design. Students should bring lunch to camp, along with great ideas for media content. June 5-9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. UAA campus.

Cost:$350
Dates: June 5-9
Ages: 5th-8th grade

Wild Starr Creations
616 E Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 677-9453
wildstarrcreations.com/artcamps

Wild Starr Mini Art Camps
Wild Starr Creative Studio Mini Camps offer a space where children can unleash their creativity, learn new skills and explore the beauty of art. Join us this summer for our 3-day camps of artistic experimentation where campers ages 7-14 will engage in a wide range of skill-building and creative outlets. Each week we will have a variety of mixed mediums allowing for campers to attend one and several depending on interest and availability. Typically, campers will do two projects per day, with a snack & break in between. Projects will include a variety of hands-on activities; Mosaic Making, Canvas Painting, Pour Painting. Resin Art, Tile Painting, Tie Dye Projects, Succulent Terrarium Design, and Make Your Own (imagine it & create it). Weekly camp projects are outlined on the registration form.

Cost:$200
Dates: June 26-28, July 5-7, July 19-21, July 31-Aug 2
Ages: 7-14

YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy.
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 563-3211
ymcaalaska.org

YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP
Come experience our YMCA Day Camp. It is our goal to make camp an exciting and active learning experience for all. During Day Camp each counselor plans activities that focus on developing skills and clarifying values resulting in personal growth. Our values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility are emphasized in all activities. Weekly Activities include: Archery, Hiking, Swimming, Field Trips, Community Service Projects, Nature Crafts, Arts and Crafts, and STEM Activities.

Cost: $300 per week
Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
Ages: 5-13 years

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