Summer Camps

Calypso's summer camps immerse children in life on the farm through play, creativity, and exploration. Campers explore the farm and Boreal forest, help with farm and garden chores, express their creativity with art projects, meet the farm animals, cook fresh vegetables, and snack their way through the fields!

Registration for 2024 opens January 29 at 6pm!

Farm Camp Session 1


Ages: 5-11
June 10-13, 2024

9am-3pm

This camp session is being offered as part of our Indigenous Agriculture program and will be held the same days as an adult farmer training program for rural Alaskan communities.

Through play-based learning and exploration, campers will explore life on the farm and in the surrounding forest. They'll meet the farm animals, learn about life in the boreal forest, help in the garden, and much more. This session will also include aspects of intergenerational learning and opportunities for campers to meet others from across Alaska!

Max number of campers: 20

Cost: $240 members/$265 non-members*

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This session is being offered through our Indigenous Agriculture program and is not open for general registration at this time.

Farm Camp Session 2


Ages: 5-7
June 17-21, 2024 
9am-2pm

This session is all about hands-on, play-based learning and exploration. Whether meeting the farm animals in the barn, exploring the ponds and garden for insects, playing games, or creating art projects, campers will have a blast exploring life on the farm!

Max number of campers: 25

Cost: $250 members/$275 non-members*

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Farm Camp Session 3


Ages: 5-11
July 1-3, 2024
9am-3pm

This camp session is being offered as part of our Indigenous Agriculture program and will be held the same days as an adult farmer training program for rural Alaskan communities.

Through play-based learning and exploration, campers will explore life on the farm and in the surrounding forest. They'll meet the farm animals, learn about life in the boreal forest, help in the garden, and much more. This session will also include aspects of intergenerational learning and opportunities for campers to meet others from across Alaska!

Max number of campers: 20

Cost: $180 members/$205 non-members*

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This session is being offered through our Indigenous Agriculture program and is not open for general registration at this time.
Farm Camp Session 4

Ages 8-11
July 15-19, 2024
9am-3pm

This week is packed with a variety of fun activities, from wool crafting and creative projects, to cooking from the garden, fort-building, and learning about life in the field and forest.

Max number of campers: 25

Cost: $300 members/$325 non-members*

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Farm Camp Session 5:
Adventure Camp


Ages: 11-15
July 29 - August 2, 2024
9am-3pm*

*This session includes one overnight camp-out on Thursday, August 1st. Pickup on Friday will be at 12:00pm.

Geared for older students, this session is focused on team building and hands-on learning! Campers will explore in-depth skills like cooking from the garden, outdoor survival, wool crafting, wood carving, animal husbandry, and more.

The week will culminate with an overnight on the farm (Thursday night) where campers will get to put their new skills to the test!

Max number of campers: 15

Cost: $400 members/$425 non-members*

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Farm Camp Session 6:
Cooking Camp


Ages: 7-10
August 5-9, 2024
9am-3pm

Held later in the growing season, this session is geared towards campers who are especially excited about cooking and eating from the garden! Campers will taste their way through the fields, harvest plants from the farm and forest, learn from special guest chefs, and participate in lots of fun outdoor cooking activities.

Max number of campers: 25

Cost: $300 members/$325 non-members*

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Farm Camp Session 7


Ages: 5-11
August 12-14, 2024
9am-3pm

This camp session is being offered as part of our Indigenous Agriculture program and will be held the same days as an adult farmer training program for rural Alaskan communities.

Through play-based learning and exploration, campers will explore life on the farm and in the surrounding forest. They'll meet the farm animals, learn about life in the boreal forest, help in the garden, and much more. This session will also include aspects of intergenerational learning and opportunities for campers to meet others from across Alaska!

Max number of campers: 20

Cost: $180 members/$205 non-members*

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This session is being offered through our Indigenous Agriculture program and is not open for general registration at this time.

Youth Leadership Program


Calypso's Youth Leadership Program is a fun way for teens gain leadership skills while volunteering as junior counselors at Farm Camps!

Open to ages 12-15, Youth Leaders will have the opportunity to develop hands-on leadership and teamwork skills while assisting with camp activities and helping younger children. They'll learn from experienced Calypso educators and, if interested, be able to lead some of their own activities for younger campers.

Click here to learn more & apply!

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General Camp Info & Policies

REGISTRATION LIMIT: Registration is limited to one session per camper, giving more kids the opportunity to attend camp this summer. Parents will be able to check back at a later date for available spots in other sessions, however, we ask that you initially choose just one session per child.

SMALL GROUP SIZES: To encourage individualized learning, inclusivity, and an overall better camp experience, it's important to us to keep group sizes small. Kids will spend most of their time at camp in a group of 5-7 other students, plus 1-2 staff members.

*MEMBERSHIP: Members receive a discount on summer camps while also helping to fuel our education programs! You can become a member by making a donation of any amount on the camp registration page. Click here to learn more about membership. 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: Calypso’s “Pay What You Can” initiative is designed to support our friends and neighbors in need. Summer Camp registration is available on a Pay What You Can basis, up to 50% off. The funds available for Pay What You Can discounts are limited and it is our hope that those who need it most will be able to benefit. We ask that you keep the broader community in mind and if you’re able to pay in full, please do - your extra dollars will support someone who is unable to. Instructions on how to utilize a discount code are available on individual session registration pages.

PAYMENT PLANS: Payment plans are available to those who prefer to make four monthly payments instead of one payment of the full amount. To utilize a payment plan, register as normal but enter the coupon code PAYMENTPLAN at checkout. This will deduct 75% from your total. Once we receive your initial payment of 25%, your remaining balance will be divided into three equal payments. We will reach out to you to set this up. Payment plans must be paid in full prior to the start of camp.

HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES: To sign up using your homeschool allotment, you have two options:

  1. Register as normal and pay in full, then submit your receipt to your homeschool for reimbursement.
  2. If Calypso is a vendor with your homeschool, you can sign up online using the HOMESCHOOL coupon to pay a 25% down payment. This payment is refundable once full payment from your homeschool is received. Once we receive your registration, we will be in touch with more instructions. Calypso is a vendor with IDEA, BEST, FOCUS, Raven, and CyberLynx Homeschools.

COVID-19 INFORMATION: In order to keep our programs accessible to all, especially those who are immunocompromised, we will continue to monitor the situation in Fairbanks and communicate with camp families throughout the season to let you know of any changes to our programs or policies.

SUMMER CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY:

A $30 non-refundable deposit is included in the cost of all camps. For cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the start of camp, a refund will be given, minus the non-refundable deposit.

Should any circumstance require you to cancel your camp registration less than 30 days prior to the start of camp, the following options will be available:

    1. Possible refund: If we are able to fill your child’s spot in the camp session with another camper, we can offer a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit.
    2. Donation: Registration fees can be turned into a tax-deductible donation and will directly support our education programs.

Should Calypso need to cancel a camp session for any reason, registration fees will be refunded in full, including the $30 deposit.