About Us

Welcome to Camp Fire Alaska

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Camp Fire is…


A non-profit youth development agency that gives every child the opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun, safe, learning environment. We do that by establishing caring, mentoring, adult relationships, nurturing youths’ social and emotional growth, and promoting healthy life choices.

070Each year, Camp Fire serves more than 5,000 youth through four programs:
1. Before- and after-school programs
2. Summer programs, day camp and overnight camp
3. Community Centers
4. Rural Program, serving remote communities around the state



Young people want to shape the world.
Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.
In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within



Every child will have an opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun and safe learning environment.


  • Caring relationships.
  • Positive experiences promoting healthy life choices.
  • Diversity and inclusiveness in all endeavors.
  • Outdoor programming fostering competence, stewardship and joy with the natural world.
  • Excellence through innovation.
  • Quality programs, best practices.
  • Trustworthy, ensuring  safe, secure and dependable experiences.
  • Fiscally responsible/Financially sustainable


Camp Fire recognizes that it is the children who are the primary consideration in any Camp Fire activity.

  • As Camp Fire explores options for growth and new programming, Camp Fire recognizes children thrive best when the child to adult ratio is low and will promote small group efforts where ever possible.
  • Camp Fire will strive for high quality in every youth development program it offers and provide the highest level of support possible to the agency’s staff.
  • Camp Fire as an agency advocates for quality youth programming