UAF Athletics to host several sports camps this summer

Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 6:36 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The number of sports camps hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks were canceled last year in light of the pandemic. Throughout the summer of 2021, kids of all ages will get a chance to learn from the top collegiate athletes of their backyard, as UAF Athletics is scheduled to run several sports camps.


Dates: June 7-9 — 4th-6th: 9am-12pm — 7th-9th: 1pm-4pm

Instructors: UAF Men’s Basketball Coaches Greg Sparling and Jesse Brown and current players

Grades: 4th-9th, boys and girls

Location: UAF Patty Center Gym

What to bring: Basketball, water bottle, basketball shoes/apparel

Notes: Limit to 40 participants. $100 for the first child if paid by May 31st, $115 for the first child if paid AFTER May 31st, 2nd/additional children receive $10 discount.



Beginner: 0-2 years of experience. 7th-9th Grade Boys and Girls 7. July 26-28, 8am-12pm. $185. 45 participants. Water Bottle/Knee Pads/Clean Gym Shoes.

Intermediate: 1-3 years of experience. 7th-9th Grade Boys and Girls. July 26-28, 1:30pm-5:30pm. $185. 45 participants. Water Bottle/Knee Pads/Clean Gym Shoes.

Advanced: 3+ years of experience. 9th-12th Grade Boys and Girls. July 29-31, 9am-12pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm. $210. 45 participants. Water Bottle/Knee Pads/Clean Gym Shoes.

Notes: Experience more than age should determine participation. UAF Patty Center Gym


Cross Country Running - Lil ‘Nook Epic Running Cup

Dates: July 26-30

3 Age Categories: 1st: born 2016, 2015, 2014, 2nd: born 2013, 2012, 2011, 3rd: born 2010, 2009, 2008

Events: Decidedly a Day of Distance. Silly with Sprints. Over and Under Obstacles. Righteous Relays. Unfortunate Uphill’s & Dancing Downhill

Location: First day at Patty Center, remaining camp day locations will be announced by the coach.

What to bring: Running clothes appropriate to weather/Running shoes/Drink/Change of clothes for after the race/Snack

Discount Information: Sibling’s discount: 2 kids = $190, 3 kids $280

Notes: “Lil’ Nook Epic Running Cup takes you through all sorts of running races that you can dream of just in five days! Each day, your coaches will lead you through a good warm up routine and will preview the race course with you, while uncovering all secrets of that type of running! We will visit the woods; the track and we will even have an obstacle running race! If you become the winner of all the five races, your prize will be a pair of free running shoes of your choice! You can sign up for all the races at once to save some $$, or sign up separately for a race of your choice. We are looking forward to running with you!!! UAF XC Running Team.”


Hockey - 2021 Edge Boss Day Camp

Instructors: Past and present UAF Hockey players and coaches

Dates: August 9-12

Location: UAF Patty Ice Arena

Group A | 8U:

  • 8:00am-8:45am: On Ice
  • 9:00am-9:45am: Off Ice
  • 10:00am-10-45am: On Ice
  • 11:00am: Pick Up

Group B | 10U

  • 9:00am-9:45am: On Ice
  • 10:00am-10:45am: Off Ice
  • 11:00am-11:45am: On Ice
  • 12:00pm: Pick Up

Group C | 12U & Older

  • 4:00pm-4:45pm: On Ice
  • 5:00pm-5:45pm: Off Ice
  • 6:00pm-6:45pm: On Ice
  • 7:00pm: Pick Up

Group D | 6U

  • 5:00pm-5:45pm: On Ice
  • 6:00pm-6:45pm: Off Ice
  • 7:00pm-7:45pm: On Ice
  • 8:00pm: Pick Up

What to bring: Full hockey gear, Workout clothes (shorts, shirts, shoes, etc.)

Notes: “Develop skills and fundamentals under the supervision of current and past Alaska Nanook players and coaches. Improve: skating, puck handling, goal scoring, passing, confidence. Use new state of the art Edge Boss apparatuses designed to improve puck control. These are the same techniques NHL teams use, along with the Alaska Nanooks to get ready for the upcoming season.”


Field Day Camp

Dates: July 19-23 & August 2-6

What to bring: Water bottle/Athletic attire/Cash for concession stands/Active shoes

Notes: “This camp is designed to provide a wide range of Field Day game activities including, but not limited to; basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, kickball, capture the flag, and more! This action-packed camp will be filled with fun and exciting activities supervised by student-athletes and coaches.” $25 off per sibling. Early drop-off (7:45am) late pick up (5:15pm) for the week is an additional $25. Sack lunch for the week is an additional $30 (sack lunch includes sandwich, fruit, chips and drink).


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