Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Todd Eskelin, wildlife biologist, holds an eagle's wings open for Felix Lybarger compares himself to its wingspan and Jessica Croom looks on Saturday May 3, 2014 during a Youth Game Warden camp at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headwarters in Soldotna, Alaska.

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Todd Eskelin, wildlife biologist, holds an eagle's wings open for Felix Lybarger compares himself to its wingspan and Jessica Croom looks on Saturday May 3, 2014 during a Youth Game Warden camp at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headwarters in Soldotna, Alaska.

Just Kidding 2015: 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: kenaiwatershed.org or Dan Pascucci at dan@kenaiwatershed.org.

The Path to Victory Soccer Camp for boys and girls will be held at Kenai Sports Complex this June 22-25. The camp, which is open to 3 year-olds through those entering the fourth grade this fall, will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day and 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 Ryan Holper, the school principal, will be the head coach this year. Coach Holper has taught physical education to grades K-8 for more than a decade. He has coached middle school and elementary players for many years and coached at several Path to Victory Camps each summer in Alaska. Additional coaching help will be provided by four college students from Martin Luther College, our pastor and teacher training college in New Ulm, Minnesota. 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 breaks. There will be a Parents Night and Ice Cream Social at Grace Lutheran Church on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. While we eat ice cream we’ll show a slide show of pictures taken at the camp. Afterwards, families are invited to stay to play on our new playground. 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 $35 if paid by May31 (which increases to $50 if paid in June), and families can reserve a spot by registering and paying at www.GraceLutheranKenai.com/PTV. Space is limited to the first 100 paid registrations and will be received on a first paid first served basis.

Triumvirate Theatre will be holding its annual drama camps this year at the Soldotna Public Library. First camp runs June 8-June 20. The second camp runs July 6-July 18. Camp is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. To register, go to triumviratetheatre.org. Scholarships are available. For more information email hereliesdrama@hotmail.com.

North Peninsula Recreation Summer Day Camp for 1st through 6th grade boys and girls runs from June 9 through July 30, 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!

■ June 15-19 ($275), 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

K-3 Mad Scientists Day Camp — Activities include: Team-building, Space Elevators, Glitter Volcano, Crazy Putty, Star Lab, Outrageous Ooze, and more!

4-7 Material Science Day Camp — Activities include: Team-building, Paper Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Concrete Bridge Building & Busting, and more!

■ July 13-17 ($275), 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

K-3 Micronauts — Activities include: Team-building, Nano Lab, Balloon Buggies, Eggstronauts, Robotics, Rockets, Living in Space, and more!

4-7 CSI Day Camp — Activities include: Team-building, Forensic History, Facial Recognition Software, Fingerprinting Lab, and DNA Extraction. All leading up to working a crime scene and solving a crime!

■ July 12-17 ($500), 5 p.m. Sunday-5 p.m. Friday

4-7 CSI Camp Overnight — Activities include: Team-building, Forensic History, Facial Recognition Software, Fingerprinting Lab, and DNA Extraction. All leading up to working a crime scene and solving a crime! Spend the night in our awesome space dorms! (Meals are provided)

Discounts available for Early Bird registration (paid in full 60 days prior to camp) and multi-camper discounts (first camp/camper full price). Contact us at 907-283-2000, www.akchallenger.org, summer.lazenby@akchallenger.org and LIKE us on Facebook!

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Annie (Anya Hondel) and a stray dog Sandy (Kincaid Jenness) rehearse for the Triumvirate Theatre's production of the musical Annie on Tuesday Jan. 13, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska.

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Annie (Anya Hondel) and a stray dog Sandy (Kincaid Jenness) rehearse for the Triumvirate Theatre’s production of the musical Annie on Tuesday Jan. 13, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska.

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