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

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Our PROMISE
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

Our MISSION

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

Our CORE VALUES

  • 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

Our GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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.

Camp Fire is an equal opportunity employer and provider

Camp Fire Depends on Community Support, so Youth and Families Can Depend on Camp Fire.

Camp Fire Alaska is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization, and although parents usually pay a fee for our programs, these fees do not cover the full cost of our operations.  In addition, Camp Fire provides scholarships for youth whose families are having financial difficulties. Support from individuals, corporations, foundations and state and local government ensures both our school-year and summer programs affordable and accessible to as many youth as possible.  Contributions are tax deductible and stay right here in Alaska.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).

Camp Fire Alaska is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Camp Fire Alaska takes the privacy of its website users seriously. Please review the following Privacy Policy.

What This Privacy Practice Covers

This Privacy Policy covers Camp Fire Alaska Council’s treatment of personally identifiable information that the Alaska Council collects when you are on the Council website and when you use Camp Fire services.

Information Collection and Use

Camp Fire collects personally identifiable information when you register, use or purchase certain Camp Fire events, products or services; or if you make a charitable donation to Camp Fire USA Alaska Council online.

Camp Fire also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address. Camp Fire uses information for the general purpose of customizing the content you see.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The personally identifiable information you provide is used by Camp Fire Alaska only for internal purposes, such as confirming and tracking your order, subscription or registration; analyzing trends and statistics; and informing you of new products or special promotions. Under no circumstances will Camp Fire Alaska il sell, rent or give your personal information to anyone or to any company for marketing purposes.

Camp Fire will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

1. We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested.

2. We need to send the information to companies that work on behalf of Camp Fire to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any rights to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.)

3. We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.

Security

In certain areas, Camp Fire uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. Security of credit card numbers and other personal information is a top concern to Camp Fire Alaska. Camp Fire’s online donation form has sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your credit card information.

To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.” To help ensure that others will not have access to your credit card information while on Camp Fire’s website, please close your browser window when you have finished your visit, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.

Children’s Privacy

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and rule (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA at www.coppa.org.

Internet Safety Pledge

Camp Fire encourages parents and children to read and sign, together, the Internet Safety Pledge. The link for this pledge is found on the Social Networking page of the website. Internet Safety Pledges are age-appropriate and provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Links to Other Websites, Social Networks, and Services

This site may be linked to other sites and services, including social network sites that are not maintained by Camp Fire. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to using them. We have no responsibility for linked websites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Camp Fire may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions about this website or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Camp Fire Alaska
161 Klevin Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

907 279-3551

makeadifference@campfireak.org