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JBER Pop-Up Programs

Open to Service Members & Military Families

2024 Spring/Summer Guide

JBER Pop-Up Programs

ASYMCA of Alaska offers a variety of pop-up programs in and around the JBER area. These programs are subject to change year-to-year.  Scroll below to see our 2024 summer pop-up programs in the JBER area! 2024 summer pop-ups run June–August

We also offer annual programs, which are offered every year and can be found here.

2024 Summer Pop-Up Programs (JBER)

Annual Programs

In addition to its pop-up programs, the ASYMCA of Alaska offers a variety of annual programs, including Mother-Son Adventure, Military Spouse Summer Camp, and more.

These programs are offered every year. Click the button to view our annual programs.

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Center Discovery

Experience the ASYMCA Early Learning Center where your child can engage in play-based learning! We will have story time, a craft, and three other centers available for self-paced play and discovery. Available in 1-hour time blocks. Click times below to register.

  • Time Blocks: Thursdays from 2:00–3:00 p.m., Thursdays from 3:00–4:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00–10:00 a.m., and Fridays from 10:00–11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ASYMCA Early Learning Center in Building 690 next to the Buckner Fitness Center on the Soda & S'mores side of the parking lot.
  • Who: Ages 2-4 with parent (older siblings welcome)

  • Click Times Above to Register

    Discover the ASYMCA of Alaska

    Stop by the ASYMCA Welcome Center to learn about Alaska and ASYMCA programs! This interactive welcome will provide hands-on opportunities to learn your base’s “must knows” and how to get involved in programs. Finish by grabbing a Challenge Card and completing a self-paced visit to our facilities for a great summer treat! This is a drop-in program.

  • Date & Time: 1st Monday of June, July, and August from 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Location: ASYMCA Welcome Center at 10449 Luke Ave. on JBER
  • Who: Active military families
  • No Registration Required

    No-Bake Cooking Class with Dad

    Spend an early evening together learning how to make fun snacks and treats together! Dads and their kiddos will get to create and take home samples, as well as recipes to make again and maybe a new hobby! Significant male role models are welcome to accompany child(ren).

  • Date & Time: June 14 from 4:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Location: ASYMCA Welcome Center at 10449 Luke Ave. on JBER
  • Who: Ages 4+
  • Cost: $5
  • Register

    Popsicles in the Park

    Join the ASYMCA staff team each week of an afternoon fun summer play! Each week we will be at a different park, ready to share the simple joy of a summer popsicle while meeting our wonderful military families. This is a drop-in program.

  • Date & Time: Wednesdays (June 5–August 7) from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Location: JBER. Park location rotates.
  • Who: Currently serving military families
  • Cost: No cost
  • No Registration Required

    Salmon Fishing Day Trip

    Fish for salmon on the Kenai River! We’ll take a powerboat to productive gravel bars where guides will provide hands-on instruction on how to fish for and catch salmon, care for your catch, identify fishing spots, and tie basic knots. Alaska fishing license required. Transportation and lodging not provided.

  • Trip #1: July 12 (open to active duty military members statewide)
  • Trip #2: July 25 (open to active duty female military spouses statewide)
  • Location: Kenai/Soldotna
  • Cost: $100/person
  • Registration Opens June 1

    School-Age Messy Art

    All the projects that you wish the kids would do, but maybe not at your kitchen table! We’ve got you covered, and we’ll help with the clean up! Registration requested, walk-ins accepted.

  • Date & Time: Tuesdays from 2:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Location:ASYMCA Early Learning Center in Building 690 next to the Buckner Fitness Center on the Soda & S'mores side of the parking lot.
  • Who: School age (entering grades 2–6 in Fall 2024)
  • Cost: $5 per session
  • Register

    Summer Sampler Marketplace Kits

    Check out our summer-themed kits available twice a month on a first-come, first-served basis at the ASYMCA Marketplace. Each kit is designed to take one night of meal planning off your plate. We’ll prep everything you need for a quick, easy, and filling meal or treat. Military ID required, no cost.

  • Date & Time: May 31, June 7, June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9 from 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Location: ASYMCA Marketplace at the DH Cuddy Welcome Center (10449 Luke Ave., JBER)
  • Who: Currently serving military members. (One per family)
  • No Registration Required