Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Nichole Boyden

Director of Operations


Nichole Boyden has devoted her career to working with young people through Camp Fire Alaska since November 2011. She started her Camp Fire journey as a Program Staff and is currently the Director of Operations. She is passionate about providing opportunities for youth to learn and develop skills that will help them grow to be the person they want to be.

Nichole considers herself a life-long learner and is pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Children’s Mental Health.

While Nichole has lived in Alaska most of her life, she did grow up in a military family and was born in Germany. She loves spending time outdoors (camping, fly fishing, and exploring) and is known as “Steg” at outdoor camps as a nod to her love of dinosaurs and archeology.

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.