Jake Sager plays during the bands’ performance. PHOTOS BY DAN FOX

For the second year in a row, the band Speed Control from Whitehorse has come to Skagway to teach our kids how to rock. RAWK Camp is a weeklong camp run by Graeme, Ian and Jodi. They provide instruments, equipment and instruction in a fun, down-to-earth, silly environment. With only 15 hours of instruction, the kids learn how to write a song, sing, play more than one instrument and perform several songs. They are so fantastic we hope to have them back next year! Thank you Skagway Arts Council for finding Speed Control and sponsoring camp again this year.

We would also like to thank those businesses that generously donated funds to pay for camp: White Pass, The White House, Red Onion, Star Fire, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, M&M Tour Sales, Alderworks Alaska, the Brew Co., You Say Tomato, the Eagles and the Elks. And lunch to feed the band: Bites on Broadway, Sugar Mama’s, Lil’ Log Cabin Bakery, Star Fire and Glacial Smoothies. And lodging: the Westmark Hotel. Also, thank you Josh Coughran for the use of the school all week.

Denise Sager, Heather Rodig, Katie Kollasch and Mary Tidlow-Tranel • Grateful Moms