Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

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

5k+

YOUTH SERVED YEARLY

100+

YEARS IN ALASKA

94%

CAMP FIRE YOUTH FEEL HAPPY AND SUPPORTED

86%

KIDS TRIED THINGS THEY HAD NEVER DONE BEFORE

 

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.

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Summer Camp: How It Benefits Youth

Summer Camp: How It Benefits Youth

For past attendees, summer camp is a repository of happy childhood memories. It is a time where children come together and bond with each other and nature, making new connections and deepening current bonds. It turns out that summer camp… Read More >

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Lighting the Spark: Winter Break Camp

Winter break is crucial for school-aged children, providing them with an opportunity to rest and recharge. However, not all kids may experience winter break as a vacation. Some may face challenges such as academic regression, under-stimulation, and lack of structure, making… Read More >

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Rewind 2023

Before 2023 zooms by, we invite you to look back on 2022 with us in our Rewind 2022!

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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.