Just Kidding 2014: Summer Camps

Kenai Watershed Forum is happy to offer Fur, Fins, Feathers, Flowers, and Fun at Soldotna Creek Park. What better way for your child to spend a summer day than by exploring the banks of Soldotna Creek and searching for aquatic insects, flipping over logs in search of decomposition in action, or playing in a forest pretending to be a predator on the hunt? Each week long session will include games, crafts, lessons, songs, and most importantly lots and lots of fun! Participants will benefit from spending time outside with new friends exploring rivers and forests on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska is full of all sorts of adventures. Come explore Fur, Fins, Feathers, Flowers, and Fun with new friends this summer, and experience Alaska in exciting and educational ways. More Camp Information: http://www.kenaiwatershed.org or Rhonda at 907-260-5449 ext. 1203.

Applications are being accepted for Camp-Mend-A-Heart, a free bereavement day camp for kids ages 6-17 providing an enjoyable, acceptable and supportive environment where kids can freely express their feelings about the death of a loved one under the guidance of Hospice staff and volunteers. Camp dates are Aug. 11-13 at Solid Rock Bible Camp near Soldotna. For more information, visit the Hospice office, 35911 Kenai Spur Highway, No. 9, Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., email hospice.ber.coor@alaska.net, or call 907-262-0453.

The 3rd annual Path to Victory Soccer Camp for boys and girls age 3 through entering 6th grade, will be held at Kenai Sports Complex July 14-17 from 9am to Noon. The camp will focus on learning and improving basic soccer skills, such as footwork, dribbling, passing and shooting. Grace Lutheran Church & School in Kenai is sponsoring the camp and bringing in Coach Ryan Hill from Texas. Coach Hill has taught physical education to grades K-8 for 18 years. He has coached middle school and elementary players for many years and has run several soccer camps in Texas. In addition to improving their soccer skills, players will also learn about sportsmanship and God’s love for them, as they participate in a short daily devotion during the water break. There will be a Parents Night and Ice Cream Social at Grace Lutheran Church on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. There the players will have the opportunity to “show off” what they have learned in the camp. All camp participants will receive a camp t-shirt and first time participants will receive a sports edition New Testament Bible. The camp fee is $25 if paid by June 30 ($35 in July), and families can reserve a spot by visiting www.GraceLutheranKenai.com/PTV But hurry! Space is limited to the first 100 paid registrations.

Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna will be hosting two drama camps this summer. The first camp will run June 9th through June 21st. The second camp will be held July 28th through August 9th. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Public performances of our drama camp shows will be held on the evenings of June 21st and August 9th.

To reserve a spot or to get more information, visit www.triumviratetheatre.org.

North Peninsula Recreation Summer Day Camp for 1st through 6th grade boys and girls runs from June 10th through July 31st, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. No pre-registration required. Fees vary on attendance; $200 summer pass (good for the duration of camp), $75 punchcard (good for 6 days of camp), $16/day, or $4/activity. For more information call NPRSA staff at 776-8800 or visit www.northpenrec.com. NPRSA’s Summer Day Camp is an eight week recreational program with many activities including arts and crafts, swimming, cooking, pottery, nature hikes, reading, fitness, games, sports, and field trips. Tuesdays mornings bring your swim suit!

The All American Volleyball Individual Skills Camp will take place at Kenai Central High School and Kenai Middle School August 6th-8th. All American Volleyball camps features skill instruction from top college, U.S. National Team, and professional players. AAVC conducts High School Camps throughout the country and has been coming to the Kenai Peninsula for 19 years. Past coaches included Olympians and national college Players of the Year.

Camp is open to players entering grades 7-11 next fall. Coaches will focus on skill instruction, but include drills that combine skills in game-like conditions. The coach to player ratio is 1:12. Camp numbers are limited.

Camp will run from 9:00- 11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m. The cost is $170. Camp is limited to the first 48 applicants and is open to players from throughout the peninsula. If you have questions or need further information, contact Tracie Beck at tbeck@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

The Con Brio Music Camp will be held at Skyview High School, August 4-7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $75. Sack lunch required. A concert will be held on Thursday at 12:30 p.m., with a cookout following.

Band: 6th-8th grade with at least 1 year of band experience

Choir: 5th-8th grade

Strings Orchestra: at least 1 year playing experience

For more information contact Monica Mullet at mmullet@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or 907-260-8025.

Critter Camp — June 9-13 for kids who will be in 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall. Meets daily from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We will be learning about Alaskan plants and animals, their habitats, life cycles, and adaptations through various arts and craft activities, trail exploration and science experiments. $50 camp supply fee. Space is limited. Contact Michelle at 260-2839 or michelle_ostrowski@fws.gov for questions or a camp packet.

Get Out and Get Dirty Camp — June 23-27 for kids who will be in 4th or 5th grade in the fall. Meets daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The week is spent outdoors learning about Alaskan plants, birds, fish, and mammals. This camp includes skill-based components including digital photography, map and compass, basic survival and a variety of nature and trail hands-on activities. $75 camp supply fee. Space is limited. Contact Michelle at 260-2839 or michelle_ostrowski@fws.gov for questions or a camp packet.

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