Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration – Session 2 (5 day course)
Camp Directors: Kerri Hamos and Christine Russell
Summer in Fairbanks, Alaska is a time when nature surges to life and allows endless opportunities for youth to connect to mother nature and all her bounties. Join us at the Folk School for a week of creative opportunity and adventure.
Week 2 of Summer Rhythm and Roots is for ages 8-12. (This camp was called Skills, Drills and Woodland Thrills in 2016.) This camp will be a blend of woodworking, fort building, outdoor games, birding, botany, Earth Day, outdoor cooking, crafts and drama. Each day will be filled with nature, energy, and classic outdoor fun.
This year we are teaming up with the Alaska Songbird Institute for this camp, which means we will have the opportunity to observe birds up close, as we will set up mist nets to capture birds (weather permitting)! In addition, a few of our other projects will be bird-related and we will learn about local species and songs.
We are also joining forces with Green Star of Interior Alaska to include environmental action in our programs this year. We will be integrating recycling and composting, making paper, and promoting ways that kids can make a difference, even in Fairbanks!
Please join us on Friday afternoon for community food and a showcase of all the work of our week.
*Lunch and Snacks: Please pack a lunch and enough snacks/drinks to get your child through an active day. We do have water, but please have child bring a water bottle to avoid use of paper/plastic cups.
*Clothing: Come prepared for conditions outside. Regardless of weather, all activities are planned for the outdoors. If it’s raining, we will use tarps for protection, but still remain outside.
*Additional items to consider bringing: insect repellent, sunblock
*If for some reason, we do not have enough registered students, all those who have registered will be notified of cancellation 1 week prior.
*Before and After Care: Official camp hours are from 9:00am-4:00pm. We are offering before and after care this year, which extends the day from 8:00am – 5:30pm. These hours will carry an additional charge of $8 per hour, payable at camp with check or cash. If parents would like this extra service, please notify us ahead of time so that we can plan for extra staff to be on hand. Parents should be aware that this extra time at camp will be a somewhat relaxed atmosphere. Kids are welcome to bring a book, snack, games, etc. to entertain themselves under our supervision (if they are capable), or can also participate in camp set up, service around The Folk School (gardening, stacking wood, etc), or a craft project. Let us know if you have any questions!
Dates of the program: Monday through Friday, July 17 – 21, 2017
Time of the program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
Minimum number of students: 20
Maximum number of students: 32
Ages: 8 – 12 yrs. old
Location: The Folk School – outdoors
Cost: $300 (members)/$330 (non-members) This cost includes all materials and supplies for the week’s activities. There is also a 15% sibling discount for families with 2 or more children enrolled (the first child pays full price, additional siblings receive the discount).
To Register: Please fill out the Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).
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