Youth Activities List

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Check out the full list of youth opportunities offered throughout the year by various Kodiak organizations. 

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No Fees

Alaska Youth Fish & Wildlife Club (Virtual)

Alaska US Fish and Wildlife Service

Website

 

NO FEE

AGES: Programming is tailored to middle school and younger, but all are welcome!

SCHEDULE: Year Round

Calling all inquisitive explorers, young anglers, brilliant biologists, future fish nerds, and generally nature-curious kiddos! Youth Fish & Wildlife Club aims to tap into youth curiosity and wonder, foster appreciation for nature and culture in Alaska, engage young people informally with science, and teach proficiency in outdoor skills.

 

Join us every Wednesday at 4PM (Alaska time) to learn about a new topic. Check out the website to connect.

Kodiak Teen Center

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

410 Cedar Street

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec

907-486-8669

CONTACT: Czarina Arbues, Teen Center Recreation Coordinator

carbues@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

SOME FEES: (Racquetball and the gym do have daily entrance fees)

AGES: Teens

SCHEDULE: Year Round

The Teen Center offers various activities for teens to participate in such as billiards, ping-pong, basketball, racquetball, a small fitness area to workout, arts & crafts, and video games

Parks and Recreation Crab Festival Events
City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

Various Locations

https://www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec

907-486-8670

CONTACT: Corey Gronn, Parks and Recreation Director

cgronn@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

Schedule: In May during Crabfest

SOME FEES: Depends on activity

AGES: Elementary, Middle School, and High School aged kids are welcome to participate in these activities

The Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Crab Festival event in May. The City of Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation department organizes a few events during the annual celebration. The events hosted include: a chess tournament, Predit-A-Mile Run, Predict-A-Mile Swim, youth foot races, a tennis tournament, a ping-pong tournament, the Pasagshak Bike Race, the Pillar Mountain Race and the Ididarock. (Crab Festival Pasagshak Bike Race, Pillar Mountain Race, and Ididarock do have entry fees)

Fourth of July Run
City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

Various Locations

https://www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec

907-486-8670

CONTACT: Corey Gronn, Parks and Recreation Director

cgronn@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

Schedule: In May during Crabfest

SOME FEES: Depends on activity

AGES: Elementary, Middle School, and High School aged kids are welcome to participate in these activities

The City of Kodiak hosts a 10k 4th of July run every year. In 2021, we hosted a 5k/10k event. This event is free of charge and open to all members of the community.

 

Location: see event registration for details on the course and its starting point. Last year the race started and finished at the Armory.

Explore the Rock

Kodiak Area Native Association

www.facebook.com/KANAPrevention

https://www.healthykodiak.net/etr

3449 Rezanof Drive E

907-486-7391

CONTACT: Prevention Department

prevention@kodiakhealthcare.org

 

NO FEES

AGES: youth entering grades 3 through 12 in the 2022-2023 school ye

SCHEDULE: Summer Program, June 6th-August 18th

 

KANA Prevention's virtual summer hiking challenge, Explore the Rock (ETR) is back for summer 2022! This hiking challenge is designed to get families out on the trails hiking together.  ETR is for Kodiak youth entering grades 3 through 12 in the 2022-2023 school year. There is no deadline for registration, but participants must submit a completed registration form before beginning to complete hikes to be eligible for prizes and ETR gear. The 2022 program runs from June 6th through August 18th.

KIHA Youth Activities Program

Kodiak Island Housing Authority

2815 Woody Way

907-942-7681

CONTACT: Nancy Pruitt

nancyp@kiha.org

 

NO FEES

AGES: Elementary (Grades K-5)

SCHEDULE: Year Round Program

At the Family Investment Center School-Aged Program, activities for children address all modalities, encourage healthy choices and physical activity, and include a reading and writing component to reading skills. Charter bus service is provided to get children to school, recognizing the importance of daily attendance.  A big part of the program is taking the children out into the community and wilderness of Kodiak through field trips, hikes, and picnics. The program encourages the children to participate in life-long recreation activities like bowling, swimming, hiking, biking, foraging, fishing, and skating.

Kodiak Public Library's Summer Reading Program

2022- “Beyond the Beaten Path”

Kodiak Public Library

612 Egan Way

www.facebook.com/kodiakpubliclibrary

http://www.city.kodiak.ak.us/library

907- 486-8686

CONTACT: Ani Thomas, Youth Services Specialist

athomas@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

NO FEES

AGES: All Ages

SCHEDULE: Summer Program 

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Kodiak Public Library's encourages all ages to join the Summer Reading Program. Keep track of your reading and library activities and collect incentives along the way! Additional Grand Prizes awarded to Kodiak's top finishers.

Community Beekeeping Program

Kodiak Public Library

612 Egan Way

http://www.city.kodiak.ak.us/library

www.facebook.com/kodiakpubliclibrary

907- 486-8686

CONTACT: Ani Thomas, Youth Services Specialist

athomas@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

NO FEES

AGES: All Ages

SCHEDULE: Weekly, May through September 

Join the Kodiak Public Library in its Community Beekeeping Program. There are many ways to BEE involved. Sign up to join a weekly one hour hive check and meet the bees up close, check out a Honey Bee STEAM kit to explore life cycles, beekeeping tools, and how to make honey, or browse our movies and books about bees. Coming soon is an opportunity to help out with our pollinator garden

Kodiak Public Library

Outdoor Activities

Kodiak Public Library

612 Egan Way

http://www.city.kodiak.ak.us/library

www.facebook.com/kodiakpubliclibrary

907- 486-8686

CONTACT: Ani Thomas, Youth Services Specialist

athomas@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

NO FEES

AGES: Elementary (Grades K-5)

SCHEDULE: Year Round 

Enjoy several activities outside the library. Young kids will enjoy getting the wiggles out on our painted sidewalk as they leap like a frog onto lily pads or stomp like a dinosaur. Next do our Story Stroll by reading pages of a picture book as you walk around the building. Don't forget to collect your take away craft that goes with the two stories you just read. Stories change monthly (or more frequently in summer). Top off your experience by bringing a snack to enjoy at our new picnic tables.

Salmon Camp Kits

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center

402 Center Avenue.

www.facebook.com/kodiakrefuge

907-487-2626

CONTACT: Natalie Fath

Michelle_Lawson@fws.gov

 

NO FEES

AGES: Elementary (grades K-5th)

SCHEDULE: Monthly

Once a month we are offering a kit with lesson and art supplies for families to pick up at our front door at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center.  The kits target elementary school-aged children.

 

Participation Fees

Little Dribblers

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec

 907-486-8669

CONTACT: Czarina Arbues, Teen Center Recreation Coordinator

carbues@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

$ FEES

AGES: Grades 3rd-6th

SCHEDULE: Fall Program

For Boys & Girls in 3rd – 6th grade youth basketball program. Teams are evenly split by skill level of participants in 4 separate divisions (Boys 3rd & 4th, Boys 5th & 6th, Girls 3rd & 4th, Girls 5th & 6th).

Location is dependent on available gym space- usually Middle School and North Star Elementary gyms.

Spring Youth Soccer

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

Baranof Field Turf/Ice Rink

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec

907-486-8669

CONTACT: Czarina Arbues, Teen Center Recreation Coordinator

carbues@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

$ FEES

AGES: Kindergarten-8th Grade

SCHEDULE: Spring Program

Co-Ed youth soccer league for youth Kinder – 8th grade. Teams are evenly split by skill level of participants in 4 different divisions (Kinder & 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grade, 4th & 5th grade, and 6th-8th grade).

Youth Flag Football

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

Baranof Field Turf

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec

907-486-8669

CONTACT: Czarina Arbues, Teen Center Recreation Coordinator

carbues@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

$ FEES

AGES: 3rd-8th Grade

SCHEDULE: Summer Program

Co-Ed youth flag football league for youth in grade 3rd – 8th grade. Teams are evenly split by skill level of participants in two divisions (3rd – 5th grade and 6th – 8th grade).

Youth Swim Lessons

Kodiak School and Community Swimming Pool

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec/page/aquatics-0

800 Upper Mill Bay Road

907-481-2267

CONTACT: Heather Hubert, Aquatics Coordinator

 hhubert@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

$ FEES

AGES: Pre-school – 5th grade

SCHEDULE: Year Round

Swim Lessons are offered throughout the year at various times (Spring, Summer, Fall and Christmas Break). Levels offered are Pre-school Beginner, Pre-school Advanced, Level 1, and Level 2.

Morning Program

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

High School or Middle School (based on gym availability)/Baranof Field Turf/Ice Rink/Swimming Pool

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec

907-486-8669

CONTACT: Czarina Arbues, Teen Center Recreation Coordinator

carbues@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

$ FEES

Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade

SCHEDULE: Summer Program

Summer youth program for participants in Kinder – 6th grade to participate in group activities that are held in a school gym or on the Baranof park turf field. Other activities include swimming and trips to the Public Library.

Kodiak School and Community Swimming Pool

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec/page/aquatics-0

800 Upper Mill Bay Road

907-481-2267

CONTACT: Heather Hubert, Aquatics Coordinator

hhubert@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

$ FEES

AGES: All ages

SCHEDULE: Year Round

There are numerous public events that occur at the Kodiak School and Community Swimming Pool that are available to youth. Please see our schedule located at the link below for a list of regular activities.

Baranof Park Ice Rink 

City of Kodiak Parks and Rec

www.city.kodiak.ak.us/parksrec/webform/ice-rink

1222 Chichenoff Street

907-486-8670

CONTACT: Corey Gronn, Parks and Recreation Director

cgronn@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

$ FEES

AGES: All ages

SCHEDULE: October- March

There are numerous events that occur on the ice that are available to youth. Please see our schedule located at the link below for a list of regular activities occurring during the ice season.

CrossFit Kids Kodiak Island

CrossFit Kodiak Island

170 Von Scheele Way

crossfitkodiakisland.com

 907- 512-2005

CONTACT: Tim Rockenbach

tim@crossfitkodiakisland.com

 

$ FEES

AGES: Elementary Kids - Ages 5 and up.

SCHEDULE: 2x/week for 45 minutes

The CrossFit Kodiak Island Kid strength and conditioning program's goal is to inspire kids to develop a lifelong love of fitness. Our program will improve coordination, balance, agility, flexibility, and endurance through constantly varied workouts, all while having fun.

 

We strive to equip them with life skills that will set them up for success inside and out of the gym by instilling confidence, self-worth, perseverance, and tenacity in our athletes. It’s more than just exercise, it’s teaching kids how to make good decisions now in their nutritional choices and mindset that will help create positive habits as they grow and develop. Classes are held 2 times per week for 45 minutes and the cost is $80/month ($5 discount for ACH payments)

 

CrossFit Kodiak Island is an AK Teach vendor and can assist with getting reimbursement for home school Physical Education classes. Middle School & High School age please contact a coach directly for options.

Kodiak Hockey League

Kodiak Hockey League

Kodiak Hockey League

Baranof Ice Rink

www.kodiakhockeyleague.org

CONTACT: Breanna Peterson

(907) 942-3292

breanna@kodiakhockeyleague.org

 

$ fee based

AGES:

SCHEDULE: School year program

AGES: Elementary through High School

Kodiak Hockey League was established in 2014 with the mission to provide a safe, fun, competitive environment, with an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork, where hockey players of all ages can develop skills.

Salmon Camp 2022

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center

402 Center Avenue.

www.facebook.com/kodiakrefuge

(907) 487-0283 

CONTACT: Shelly Lawson

Michelle_Lawson@fws.gov

 

FEE (Fee waiver option)

AGES: 2nd grade - 8th grade

SCHEDULE: Summer Camp

Salmon Camp is a summer science camp led by the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge with support from partners such as Alaska Geographic.


The Kodiak Refuge uses a lottery process in an effort to make access to Salmon Camp registration as equitable as possible for all those interested. After the lottery we will contact selected families to process registration forms. Normal registration is available after lottery for any remaining spaces. Camp fees can be waived. After lottery, selected families should complete registration by May 31st.

To be included in the lottery, call (907) 487-0283 and provide the following information by April 3, 2022. If you reach a voicemail, please leave a detailed message including:

  • Name of student.

  • Grade of student in FALL 2022 (Students can only be in camps specific to their grade).

  •  Camp name (if more than one available for your age group).

  • Contact name, best phone number and email address.

Nature Nurture Camp: 2nd-3rd Grade
June 6th-10th: 10am - 2pm

Natural Cycles of the Earth
Salmon, fishing, birds, butterflies, tides and more.
$80 (fee waiver option)


Ranger Camp: 4-5th Grade
June 20 - 24th: 10am - 2pm
Natural Cycles of the Earth
Salmon, fishing, migration, birds, water cycle and more.
$80 (fee waiver option)


Island and Earth Camp: 6th Grade
July 11-July 15th: 10am-3pm
Fishing, art, tide pooling, water sampling and more.
$100 (fee waiver option)


Adventure Camp: 7th-8th grade
July 25-29: 10am-3pm
Survival, Leave No Trace, art, fishing, and more.
$100 (fee waiver option)

Dig Afognak

Native Village of Afognak

www.afognak.org/dig-afognak

907-486-6357

Contact: Denise Malutin

denise@afognak.org

 

$ FEES

AGE: Elementary School (grades K-5)

SCHEDULE: Summer Camps

These camps offer Alutiiq cultural activities such as the Alutiiq language, art activities, subsistence, traditional beading or skin sewing, spending time with respected Elders, nature walks, healthy friendships, banya a low rope course and zip line. Participants will take part in traditional subsistence activities with local Elders and adult mentors, harvesting, preparing, processing and preserving traditional foods. The harvesting and recycling activities are intended to teach youth to protect and preserve our resources for the next generations to come. In addition, youth will learn vital wilderness survival methods through fun outdoor activities, games and competitions. Some of what the participants learn about first aide, exercise using survival techniques, kayak safety, and how to build shelters and fires. For more information about Dig Afognak Camp, please give us a call. Quyanaa!

Next Step Dance Kodiak

1220 E Rezanof Dr.

www.nextstepdancekodiak.com

907-654-5722

CONTACT: Mary Beth Loewen

dance@nextstepdancekodiak.com

 

$ FEES

AGES: Ages 3- Adult

SCHEDULE: School year program, summer programs

Dance and gymnastic lessons for ages 3-adult

Next Step Dance provides high-quality dance instruction to all ages and provides students with a safe, accepting, and motivating environment in which to learn and grow in a variety of styles.

Kodiak 4-H

UAF Cooperative Extension Service

www.alaska4h.org/kodiak.html

(907) 486-1503

CONTACT: Kate Schaberg, Kodiak 4-H Program Coordinator

klschaberg2@alaska.edu

 

$ FEES

AGES: Kindergarten through 12th grade

SCHEDULE: School year program, summer programs

Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.  Projects in Kodiak currently include arts/crafts, shooting sports, healthy living and gardening, baking, Cloverbud explorers, Teen Leadership, Photography, Dog Obedience, Horse & Horse Lovers, Farm & Ranch and more!

 

Volunteer/Work Programs

Kodiak Refuge Youth Leadership Program

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center

402 Center Avenue.

www.fws.gov/refuge/kodiak

 

907-487-2626

CONTACT: Michelle Lawson

Michelle_Lawson@fws.gov

 

VOLUNTEER POSITION

AGES: Grades 7th-12th

SCHEDULE: Summer Program

This is a volunteer leadership program for 7th-12th graders. Students participate in leadership training and then assist with youth programs, beach clean ups, invasive species removal or other outreach or community improvement efforts.

Youth Conservation Corp Program

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center

402 Center Avenue.

www.facebook.com/kodiakrefuge

www.fws.gov/refuge/kodiak/

907-487-2626

CONTACT: Michelle Lawson

Michelle_Lawson@fws.gov

 

PAID SUMMER JOB

AGES: Teens 15-18

SCHEDULE: Summer Job

The Youth Conservation Corp program is a paid, part-time summer job for teens 15-18 years of age. Application must be received by Monday April 4th, 2022 at 5pm.
Employment Period: Part time, running approximately June 13-August 12th
Hours: Part time job varying from 12-40 hours per week. Most work will take place on the Kodiak road system with two possible trips in the field that will both be five days in length.
All local, state and federal workplace policies must be followed.

Kodiak Public Library Teen Volunteer Opportunity

Kodiak Public Library

612 Egan Way

http://www.city.kodiak.ak.us/library

www.facebook.com/kodiakpubliclibrary

907- 486-8686

CONTACT: Ani Thomas, Youth Services Specialist

athomas@city.kodiak.ak.us

 

VOLUNTEER POSITION

AGES: Teens 14 and up

SCHEDULE: Year Round

Kodiak Public Library has volunteer opportunities for Teens 14 and up. From painting bee hives to helping with kids programs and learning the daily tasks of a library, this position will help you gain job skills.

 
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