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.
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.
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 >
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.
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 >
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.