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Summer Opportunities


    Coding with Kids

    Live, online camps, classes, and workshops.



    Maker Kids

    Virtual STEM programs.



    NASA Contests & Events
    NASA provides various contests and educational opportunities for K-12 grades.
    Visit NASA website for more information.


    NASA Space Place - YouTube Videos




    Fun online activities for kids and teens.



    Khan Academy




    Outschool Online Classes



    Activity Hero Online Classes and Summer Camps



    Snapology Virtual Classes



    Girls Adventure in Leadership and Science (GALS)
    GALS is a free summer science program for high school students to engage with science while backpacking through the wilderness. It was created to increase hands-on science opportunities for students who identify as female or nonconforming, students of color, student from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other groups underrepresented in fields of STEM.
    Visit the GALS website for more information.


    Student Conservation Association (SCA) Youth Programs
    The SCA provides students with meaningful conservation service internships and other outdoor/environmental/scientific opportunities.
    For more information, visit the SCA website.


    North Cascades Institute - Youth Leadership
    Students are given the opportunity to participate in several youth leadership summer events:
    Youth Leadership Adventures
    Northwest Youth Leadership Summit
    Youth Ambassadors
    For more informaton, visit the North Cascades Institute website.


    Teton Science School
    Teton Science School is an environmental education center, and provides a variety of youth-oriented educational programs.
    For more information, visit the Teton Science School website.


    National Outdoor Leadship School (NOLS)
    NOLS offers various outdoor expedition and summer courses/programs.
    For more information, visit the NOLS website.


    Outward Bound
    This is an education program that provides adventures in the wilderness, urban settings, workrooms, and classrooms while inspiring students to care for the world around them.
    Visit the Outward Bound website for middle school and high school programs.


    Girl Ventures
    Thse programs are designed to inspire girls to lead through outdoor adventure, inner discovery, and collective action.
    For more information, visit the Girl Venutres website.


    Girl Trek
    Girl Trek is a public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. It encourages women and girls to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living.
    For more information, visit the Girl Trek website.


    Americorps offers several community service programs for people ages 18-24.
    For more information, visit the Americorps website.


    Wildlands Studies
    Wildlands Studies provide field projects where students can join backcountry study teams and help researchers search for answers to important environmental questions.
    Visit the Widlands Studies website for more information.


    American Field School (AFS)
    AFS offers study abroad opportunities.
    For more information, visit the AFS website.


    Air Force Cyber Camp
    Grades 7-12
    Contact North Pole High School JROTC for additional information.


    United States Naval Academy - Summer STEM Program
    9-11 grades

    Due to COVID-19, the 2020 summer program is cancelled.  Visit USNA website for more information.



    National Youth Science Camp

    Due to COVID-19 the summer 2020 program is cancelled.  Visit the NYSC website for additional information.

    This summer camp is for recent high school graduates. Two students from each state are selected to attend this STEM camp. 


    Youth STEAM Institute
    This is a summer program produced by the National Youth Scienc Foundation. The Youth STEAM Institute provides students an opportunity to enhance their experience, confidence, and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) through small-group projects.
    Age: 12-16 years


    Inspiring Girls Expeditions
    Due to COVID-19 all summer 2020 expeditions are cancelled.  Visit the website listed below for more information.

    Inspiring Girls Expeditions interweaves science, art, and backcountry travel to inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success. These are unique, tuition-free wilderness science expeditions for young women.
    Each year, expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors are selected to spend 12 days exploring and learning about a remote wilderness environment. Through scientific field studies with a team of professional scientists, artists, and wilderness guides, the girls will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships.
    For North American expeditions, girls must be 16 or 17 years old to apply. 
    Inspiring Girls Expeditions website


    Juneau Icefield Research Project
    The Juneau Icefield Research Project (JIRP) was established study glacial formation, botany, geology and other related topics. The Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research manages this project, providing academic and field training for both educators and students.
    Juneau Icefield Research Project website


    Alaska Wrangell Mountains Center - Youth Programs
    These programs provide students with an increased understanding of complex national processes, a view of the human place in the natural environment, and new skills for taking effective action on their own local issues.
    For more information, visit the Wrangell Mountains Center website.


UAF Events

  • UAF Summer Kids' Camps - 2020 Virtual Camps


    UA Museum of the North - Summer Events

    2020 summer camps have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  UA Museum of the North has schedule virutal events.  Visit the museums's website for additional information.

    2020 Virtual Events:  https://www.uaf.edu/museum/virtualmuseum/index.php

    Summer Camps:  https://www.uaf.edu/museum/education/kids-families/summer/


    UAF Nanook Recreation Center - Virtual Fitness Classes



    UAF Summer Visual Art Academy

    In-person studio classes are cancelled due to COVID-19.  Virtual Visual Art Academy is a free virtual program scheduled for June 2020.  Visit UAF's website for additional information.



    UAF Inside Out Campus Life Night


    UAF Inside Out Day
    Free campus preview day for high school juniors or seniors and their parents. 
    It includes walking tours, academic presentations, information about admissions, financial aid, extra curriculuar activities, and more.
    To registar visit UAF's website at http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/inside-out/
    or call 474-7500


    Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA)
    This program is suspended due to COVID-19.  Please visit ASRA's website for additional information. 

    This is a fun two week academic experience offered by the College of Natural Science and Mathematics in cooperation with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and industry partners. ASRA provides an opportunity for students in 6th-12th grades to work with university faculty, staff, and industry professionals. Field research is often part of the experience. ASRA emphasizes exploration and creativity as part of the learning process.
    ASRA Website


    Nanook Recreation - Youth Programs

    This program is suspended due to COVID-19.  Please visit UAF's website for additional information.


Summer Job/Internship Opportunities

Last Modified on September 20, 2021