Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within


Jamesha Russell

Program Administrative Assistant


Jamesha was born on April Fool’s Day in Denver Colorado. She spent the majority of my life there until making a huge spontaneous move to Alaska after spending the summer here. Alaska is now home and she can’t imagine living anywhere else. She spends the majority of my time with her daughter and her dog Scout! When she is not working you can find her on the sidelines cheering on her daughter at soccer or softball games. She is truly her biggest fan. They spend several days a week with family and friends enjoying board games and good food. Jamesha has worked with children most of her life. She was a nanny, an early education teacher for toddlers and preschoolers, and the administrative director for a child care agency for many years. Camp Fire has been an amazing gift to her and her daughter and she couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a wonderful team!

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.