Rural Program

Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program began more than 60 years ago as a means to address the high rate of drowning in Alaska, which is more than 10 times the national average.

Today, the Rural Program provides swimming and cold-water safety instruction and a full range of day-camp activities to children and teens living in Alaska’s rural communities.

The program promotes healthy life skills and choices with activities such as cooking,  creative arts, cooperative games, hikes, teen activities, service projects and community events.

Staff come from around Alaska, the USA and the world, adding a valuable cultural exchange experience to the program.

In 2015, Camp Fire’s Rural Program staff will be visiting these communities:
Akiak
Ambler
Aniak
Bethel
Chenega Bay
Chevak
Chuathbaluk
Crooked Creek
Holy Cross
Iliamna/Newhalen
Kaltag
Kongiganak
Kwigillingok
Lower Kalskag
Marshall
McGrath/Nikolai
Napakiak
Napaskiak
Nulato
Pitka’s Point
St. Mary’s
Tuntutuliak
Venetie
Wainwright

In 2014, Camp Fire provided 66 weeks of programming in these communities:

Akiak
Ambler
Bethel
Chenega Bay
Chevak
Chuathbaluk
Crooked Creek
Fort Yukon
Iliamna-Newhalen
Kaltag
Kongiganak
Kwigillingok
Lower Kalskag
Marshall
McGrath-Nikolai
Napakiak
Napaskiak
Nulato
Pitaks Point
St. Marys
Tuntutuliak
King Cove
Koyokuk
Wainwright
White Mountain

Interested in having Camp Fire come to your community? Contact our program manager at (907) 257-8875 or by email.