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Current Openings!

  • Recruitment & Retention Manager
  • Summer Adventure Staff
  • Counselor at Camp Si-La-Meo
  • Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor at Camp Si-La-Meo
  • Regional Supervisor
  • SAP Coordinator

Main Office Openings!

Recruitment and Retention Manager: The Recruitment and Retention Manager plays a key role in recruiting quality candidates for retention through the development and implementation of innovative recruiting plans, utilizing relevant networks and job boards, as well as direct sourcing candidates.  This position owns the full-cycle recruitment efforts for Camp Fire Alaska, including but not limited to timely posting of vacancies, applicant flow monitoring/tracking, timely communications with internal and external candidates, guiding hiring managers throughout the recruitment process, pre-screening applicants, conducting reference/background checks, extending the offer, etc.  

The ideal candidate is a strategic HR professional who brings enthusiasm and creative thinking to their work, is highly detail-oriented with strong organizational and communications skills, and has a Bachelor Degree in human resources or related field, with 4+ years of experience recruiting in a fast-paced, high volume environment.  HR certification and previous experience in a non-profit setting preferred. 

To be considered, submit your application here.  Please also include a Letter of Intent along with a Current Resume.

Regional Supervisor: Regional Supervisors directly supervise on-site (4-6 sites) leadership and staff at Camp Fire Alaska School Age Programs (SAP).  Each Regional supervisor supports and promotes quality youth development programming; coaches and trains to improve staff development; and supervises and administers agency policies and procedures to comply with licensing and funding standards.

SAP Coordinator: The SAP Coordinator is responsible for providing year-round leadership, monitoring, and project management to support high quality programming in compliance with all external and internal requirements.


Summer Employment Opportunities!

For more information and to see specific position openings, follow the program links. For questions, please contact See you this summer!

Camp K on Kenai Lake

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Camp: Our coed, residential camp is nestled along the shores of beautiful Kenai Lake near Cooper Landing where the scenery blends rustic wilderness with updated facilities. Our camp has a unique mix of traditional and specialty camp programs for youth ages 6-17.

What we do: 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, team building and field games, arts and crafts, drama, swimming, boating, hiking, and off-camp rafting and horseback riding trips.

Who we need: Those with a positive attitude, flexibility, and a willingness to provide high-quality customer service. Experience in outdoor pursuits, such as camping and hiking is helpful, but more important is a willingness to learn and lead. 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 comforts through shared sleeping, shower, and eating facilities.

NOW HIRING: Kitchen Assistant: May 18-Aug. 9; Creative Arts Specialist: May 18 – August 9.

Camp Si-La-Meo

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Camp: 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 ages 5 to 15.

What we do: 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, team building, field trips, geocaching/orienteering, and activities based on weekly themes.

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 as well as being a good role model.

NOW HIRING: Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor, Counselor


Summer Adventure Program

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Summer Adventure Program is exactly that…an ADVENTURE! This licensed program serves youth entering grades 1-7 in the fall. Summer Adventure operates at the following elementary schools: Spring Hill, Homestead and Denali. This 9-week program aims to create successful, long-lasting memories for youth in their local communities!

What we do: 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, campfires with storytelling, and more!

Who we need: Those with demonstrated cultural sensitivity, experience working with at-risk or underserved youth, and bring a focus on community service. We are looking for individuals with an aptitude to be flexible, adaptive, and motivated to work productively as a member of a team.

When we do it: 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.


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

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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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