Summer activities for children in Fairbanks

Preschool children normally require daycare or private arrangements. Daycare facilities may be found by contacting agencies such as ‘Parents as Teachers', (

Most camps are for school-age children; some do take children as young as 4. Camps tend to be 1-2 weeks long. Many camps are half days only; some are ‘full day’ from 9-3 or 9-4. In some cases, children can be signed up for 2 half day camps at the same location. Information comes out and sign-up usually starts in April, and camps can fill quickly. Most camps are held every year, so for information, do check out last year’s websites. Here are some websites:

Camps on UAF campus:

UAF also has a general childcare set-up at the Recreation Center, with daily drop-off or longer-term commitment:

List of a wide variety of camps advertised in a special section of the Fairbanks Daily News Miner

For parents attending the Practicum, Saturdays will be problematic, as most daycare and camp facilities take children during weekdays only. One option may be for the group of parents attending the Practicum to jointly hire a babysitter for Saturdays. There are many options for children on or near campus, e.g. walking the University Trails, spending the day at Pioneer Park, visiting the UAF Museum, etc.