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Current Openings!

 * Site Director
* Program Staff
* Child Development Leader

Summer Employment Opportunities!

Camp Fire is delighted to announce that we will now be opening applications for summer employment! Keep reading to familiarize yourself with our summer programs, or visit “Our Programs” for pictures, information, and testimonials. For more information and to see specific position openings, follow the program links. For questions, please contact See you this summer!

Summer Adventure Program

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Summer Adventure Program is exactly that…an ADVENTURE! This licensed program serves youth entering grades 1-7 the following fall. Summer Adventure operates in the Loussac Place community (12PM – 6PM), two elementary schools in the Anchorage (7AM–6PM) and one in the Eagle River area (7AM – 6:30PM). This 9-week program aims to create successful, long-lasting memories for youth in their local communities!

What we do: Youth are provided with opportunities to participate in daily activities that may include arts and crafts, gym games, group projects, STEM activities, gardening, and outside play. Other components of program include field trips, guest speakers, swimming and community service projects, and the annual Boat Regatta! Staff’s primary responsibilities are to work with groups of children as they facilitate daily, age-appropriate activities in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Who we need: Flexible people. We need staff members who are able to approach change with eagerness and a smile. Camp Fire staff should exhibit the desire to work with youth for hours outside the typical school year split shift. Staff should show the ability to thrive in a full-day setting and have the ability to provide quality, long-term projects and activities. Staff should also have to ability successfully oversee youth outside program space, resolve conflict, and show concern for the health and safety needs of the youth in program.

When we do it: Paid Leadership Level Training: Beginning mid-April; Paid Staff Orientation: May 30 – June 2; Program Dates: Monday-Friday between 7AM and 6PM (6:30PM in Eagle River), June 5 – August 4; (Closed July 4th). Shifts range from 4 – 6.5 hours/day for Program Staff and 6 -8 hours a day for Leadership Staff.

Rural Program

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This 10-week program is a great opportunity to provide 2, 3, or 4-week-long travelling day camp programs to youth in rural communities throughout the state, from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle.

What we do: Primary duties are to develop and implement quality youth and community programming. Activities may include swimming, cold-water safety, health and wellness activities, hiking, outdoor education, creative arts, group games, team building, cooking, and sports. Additional components of the program consist of evening activities focusing on teen and elder involvement including potlucks, camp fires with storytelling, and more!

Who we need: Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and experience working with at-risk or underserved youth, consistently displaying positive attitudes towards the whole community. Aptitude to be extremely flexible and adaptive, as staff may be placed in communities without running water or have living accommodations that change at the last minute, based on community need. Motivated to work productively as a member of a team.

When we do it: House Managers/Senior Program Staff: May 15 – August 3; Senior Program Staff (A CFA on-site Lifeguard Certification course will be held May 16-19, 2017 for $150.  However, space is limited, and held for extenuating circumstances.); Senior Program Staff (with current lifeguard certification): May 22 –Aug 2.

Camp Si-La-Meo

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The name means SInging, LAughing, and MEmories, and it is our goal to live up to our name, creating summer days full of songs, laughter, and happy, long-lasting memories. Si-La-Meo is a day camp on the campus of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, that serves youth age 5 to 15 over a 9.5-week-long program.

What we do: Primary duties are to develop and implement quality, developmentally appropriate, outdoor education experiences. Activities include swimming, boating, target sports, rock wall climbing, hiking, nature and outdoor living skills, creative arts, sports and recreation, teambuilding, field trips, geocaching/orienteering, and activities based on the theme of the week. Other components of the program include special events to celebrate youth learning and encourage family participation, as well as special guests to bring some local expertise to SLM programming!

Who we need: Outgoing individuals who enjoy spending their summer days outside! Experience working with youth at a day camp, resident camp, or other youth development setting are vital to success in guiding behavior and resolving conflicts. Creativity, flexibility, and organization are necessary attributes to have a successful day assisting youth through the new and exciting adventures they will experience. Si-La-Meo staff are superheroes to campers, and being a good role model creates a place that youth love to be, parents feel secure in, and staff are excited to work for!

When we do it: Paid Orientation: May 25-June 2 (Closed May 27-29), Ongoing Training: every other Thursday throughout the program dates, 5:45-7:45PM, Program Dates: June 5-Aug 12 (Closed July 3rd and 4th), Work Hours: 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday between 7AM and 6PM (overtime may be scheduled/earned for bi-weekly trainings and family events, but is not guaranteed).

Camp K on Kenai Lake

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Our co-ed, residential camp is nestled along the shores of beautiful Kenai Lake near Cooper Landing where the scenery blends rustic Alaskan wilderness with updated facilities. Our camp has a unique mix of traditional and specialty camp programs for youth age 6-17, including camps with accommodations for children with family, behavioral, or medical challenges.

What we do: Primary duties are to foster positive youth development in a community of caring adults and peers through skill development and leadership opportunities in the outdoors. Age-appropriate programs include overnight campouts, campfires with stories, skits, songs and games, outdoor cooking, evening programs, nature and survival, target sports (archery, riflery, atl-atls, blowguns), group, teambuilding and field games, arts and crafts, drama, swimming, boating, hiking, and off-camp trips rafting and horseback riding. Special opportunities to become a “Polar Bear,” be a “Book Worm,” or “Crazy Utensil Dinner” provide new surprises each week.

Who we need: A successful staff member at Camp K exhibits a positive attitude, flexibility, and a willingness to provide a high quality of customer service to campers, fellow staff, parents, visitors, community members, and user groups. Experience in outdoor pursuits, such as camping and hiking is helpful, but more important is a willingness to learn and lead these activities with positivity throughout all types of weather! We reside in a close, residential community where you will be expected to act as a positive role model with professionalism throughout your stay, and to sacrifice some personal privacy and comforts through shared sleeping, shower, and eating facilities.

When we do it: Summer Program Director, Facilities Manager: May 1-Aug.18; Assistant Director(s), Camp Nurse, Kitchen Manager: May 15- Aug. 9; Program Specialists, Kitchen Assistants: May 18-Aug. 9; Counselors, Lifeguards: May 22-Aug. 4.


Please read and familiarize yourself with the appropriate job description before completing an application for any position.

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Questions? Please call Kim Huseman at 907-257-8803 or email:

Applications are accepted for posted vacancies and to fill on-going program staff needs.  Completed application packets will be maintain on file for 90 days from the date of submission. Should your skills and abilities meet program needs, you will be contacted to schedule a phone interview with the  Recruitment and Retention Manager.

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 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 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.


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