Camp K on Kenai Lake

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Nestled among the spruce forests along Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing, Camp K provides a magnificent setting where youth can explore the natural world around them, engage in a variety of challenging activities and form friendships that can last a lifetime.  With the supportive guidance of camp counselors, campers build their own unique community, in which youth and teens can thrive—experiencing a sense of belonging, connectedness, safety, and appreciation.

Camp K is Alaska’s longest running co-ed residential camp and has received accreditation from the American Camp Association for 45 consecutive years. Thanks to generous support from individual, corporate and foundation donors, the camp recently underwent a major redevelopment that includes new cabins, community hall, health center, and shower house. Click here for a virtual visit!

* Round-trip transportation from Anchorage (Camp Fire office) is provided for all sessions.
2016 Camp Bus Schedule

 2016 Sessions:

campk explorerExplorers (Ages 6-9): 4 days (3 nights), $245
July 6-9 or July 17-20
A great introduction to the overnight camp experience with only a few nights away from home. Hiking, arts & crafts, canoeing, target sports, games, and so much more!
campk pathfinderPathfinders (Ages 9-14): 6 days (5 nights), $375
June 12-17 or July 10-15
Pathfinders experience the full array of Camp K programs, adding more challenging activities including an overnight camp-out and cook-out. Add a 2-hour horse trail ride/lesson: $140. Add a Kenai River rafting trip: $45.
campk challengerChallengers (Ages 10-16): 9 days (8 nights), $535
June 19-27
Our oldest campers experience a session packed full of exciting skill building and personal growth for middle and high school youth. Advanced target sports, hiking, boating, and camping. Add a 2-hour horse trail ride/lesson: $140. Add a Kenai River rafting trip: $45.
campk voyagerTeen Trek - Voyagers (Ages 13-17): 7 days (6 nights), $420
June 25-July 1
The ultimate Camp K adventure starts on camp, and then travels off-site as teens develop outdoor living skills and build their team and leadership abilities. Voyagers travel by kayak/canoe. Add a 2-hour horse trail ride/lesson: $140.
campk trailblazerTeen Trek - Trailblazers (Ages 13-17): 7 days (6 nights), $420
July 17-23
The ultimate Camp K adventure starts on camp, and then travels off-site as teens develop outdoor living skills and build their team and leadership abilities. Trailblazers travel by backpacking on-foot. Add a 2-hour horse trail ride/lesson: $140.
campk litLeader-in-Training (Ages 16-17): July 6-29
A multi-week opportunity for older teens to enhance leadership skills, co-lead camp experiences for younger campers, and gain readiness skills for college and the workplace. LIT’s spend an extended time at camp, but come home each weekend. Learn more here.

Specialty Camps:

The Alaska Diabetes Camp
Co-sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and Children’s Hospital of Providence. The session is for youth with diabetes, their siblings and friends. Medical staff insures diabetes and medical care is provided.
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Denali Family Services Camp
Provides a session for children with intense behavioral needs in a positive, supportive, and nurturing setting. Social workers and other staff are on hand in support of Camp Fire’s program staff, creating a supportive network for children to have a summer residential camp experience!
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Alaska Child & Family Camp
Provides an exciting and supportive camp experience to youth with severe emotional disturbances. Trained staff support Camp Fire’s program staff to create a positive residential camp experience on Kenai Lake!
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Operation Purple
A camp for children of deployed military parents, where they can spend time with others who understand their worries, practice skills for handling stress and uncertainty, and also let go and just have fun being kids at camp!
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Peninsula Puffins Camp
Co-sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Central Peninsula General Hospital. Provides a safe & fun summer camp experience while also teaching campers about their asthma and/or allergies. Medical staff insures medical care is provided. Registration Info
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Camp ARCTIC
Sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. This is a family camp designed for youth with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. This camp provided opportunities for youth and parents to share a camp experience together with additional opportunities for parents to meet with specialist in the medical field. Registration Info
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2016 Bus Schedule:

Please note that all bus departures and returns will occur at our main Camp Fire office, located at 161 Klevin Street, in Mountain View. For a map to our location, please visit our “Contact” page.

Camp Session Anchorage Departure Anchorage Arrival
Pathfinders, June 12-17Sunday, June 12th
Check-in begins 12:30 pm
Departure at 2:00 pm
Friday, June 17th
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Challengers, June 19-27Sunday, June 19th
Check-in begins 12:30 pm
Departure at 2:00 pm
Monday, June 27th
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Teen Trek, Voyagers
June 25-July 1
Saturday, June 25th
Check-in begins 12:30 pm
Departure at 2:00 pm
Friday, July 1st
12:30-1:00 p.m.
Explorers, July 6-9Wednesday, July 6th
Check-in begins 7:30 am
Departure at 9:00 am.
Saturday, July 9th
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Pathfinders, July 10-15Sunday, July 10th
Check-in begins 12:30 pm
Departure at 2:00 pm
Friday, July 15th
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Explorers, July 17-20Sunday, July 17th
Check-in begins 12:30 pm
Departure at 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 20th
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Teen Trek, Trailblazers
July 17-23
Sunday, July 17th
Check-in begins 12:30 pm
Departure at 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 23rd
12:30-1:00 p.m.
Operation Purple, July 25-29Monday, July 25th
Check-in begins 7:30 am
Departure at 9:00 am
Friday, July 29th
12:30-1:00 p.m.

 

2016 Parent Transportation Schedule:

Session DatesParent Drop-Off to Camp TimesParent Pick-Up from Camp Times
Explorers I
July 6-9
11:30 A.M.10:00 A.M.
Explorers II
July 17-20
4:30 P.M.1:00 P.M.
Pathfinder II
July 10-15
4:30 P.M.1:00 P.M.
Teen Trek - Trailblazers
July 17-23
4:30 P.M.10:00 A.M.