Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

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Camp Fire Alaska - An innovative leader in youth development since 1913










Our Mission

Every child will have the opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun, safe learning environment.


Our History

Camp Fire was founded as a national organization in 1910 and started operating in Alaska in 1913. One of the first youth organizations in the state, today we are a leader in youth development and the largest licensed provider of school-age childcare in Alaska.


Our Programs

Camp Fire offers affordable, high-quality programs, professionally trained staff, activities and events that are appealing to youth, and a fun, safe place to experience it all.  We serve more than 5,000 youth every year before and after school, during school breaks, all summer long, and across rural Alaska.

Important Dates

October 9, 2023
  • Indigenous Peoples Day - No Program & Office Closed October 9, 2023
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October 20, 2023
October 25, 2023
October 26, 2023
October 27, 2023

Reflections on Our 8th Annual Women’s Retreat

  Our 8th annual Wild Women Retreat at Camp K on Kenai Lake made MANY wonderful memories! Although we did not get the weather we were hoping for and had to wear our rain gear almost all weekend, attendees got… Read More >

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Dear Camp K: A Teen Leader’s Letter to Camp

At Camp Fire Alaska, the Leader in Training (L.I.T.) program offers teens a unique opportunity to embark on a journey that leads them from being campers to growing the skills they need in order to become future summer camp counselors. At the end of the 4-week session, Summer wrote her letter to Camp K and to future L.I.T.’s, reflecting on her favorite moments and sharing her thoughts.

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Igniting Change: Camp Fire Alaska’s CEO Mel Hooper Selected as 2023-2024 WRP Policy Fellow

  Camp Fire family, we’ve got some exciting news to share that will surely light up your day. Our very own CEO, Mel Hooper, has been chosen as a distinguished participant in the 2023-2024 White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship. This fellowship,… Read More >

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Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within

The Camp Fire Alaska main office operates on the ancestral land of the Dena’ina people. Camp Fire Alaska runs programing on the lands of the Athabascan, Yup’ik, Chup’ik, Sougpiaq, and Inupiaq peoples. We value and thank them for their current and historic commitment to and protection of this land. We pledge to assist, in partnership, in the environmental stewardship of these lands. We strive to learn more about the history of the Native peoples of Alaska and the historic trauma they have suffered. We commit to being an active ally through activities, actions, and organizational decisions and practices. We understand that this is a dynamic process through which our Land Acknowledgement practices, and statement will evolve as we receive feedback from tribal partners and acquire a deeper understanding of and from the Native peoples of Alaska.