Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Rural Alaska Program

Bringing summer camp to rural communities across Alaska for nearly 60 years

Camp Fire’s relationship with rural Alaska began in 1964, in response to the year’s massive earthquake. With the support of a national Camp Fire Fund, volunteers and supplies were sent to deliver programming in impacted communities so adults could devote their full energy to cleanup and reconstruction. As communities rebuilt, Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program continued and expanded.

We have visited thousands of Alaskans in nearly 100 communities, and our program continues to grow and expand.We bring the staff, the supplies, the food and the fun, while we strive to emphasize the importance of healthy life choices, reducing high-risk behaviors, and encouraging community engagement wherever we go.

There are no activities like this at the local level—it only occurs when Camp Fire is in town. It means a lot to me because the youth enjoy these activities for one month out of the year.

Roland in Kongiganak

Camp Fire did an amazing job. They give a tremendous amount and release positive vibes every day.

Roberta in Chevak

The kids love Camp Fire and the staff really bonded with them. The kids love how staff spend extra time to teach them things.

Cheryl in Napaskiak

My eyes are opening. Be delivering meals, I am learning who my Elders are.

Sophie, age 14

picking berries

Join Us—Rural Alaska is waiting

Interested in having Camp Fire come to your community?
Contact Stacie Baker, Interim Program Manager at (907) 257-8839.

To become a partner and help support our program.
Contact Joanne Phillips-Nutter, Senior Director of Development and Marketing at 907-257-8819

Join our team and work with us by applying here.