Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Meghan Boltz

Program Coordinator

 

Although both of her parents were Maine residents at the time, Meghan was born in Minnesota – her mother was visiting family and her father was overseas, serving in the military. In second grade, the military brought her and her family to Alaska. It has been her home ever since, allowing her to bolster her outdoor enthusiasm, strong appreciation for nature, and drive to explore of this beautiful state.

 

Her career working with children spans over 30 years, the passion kindling when her mother opened her first Montessori school. In 2005, her journey with Camp Fire began as a program staff, and she is now Program Coordinator. She is dedicated to helping the children in our program succeed, taking pride in her part of making our mission a reality.

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.