Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Rachael Harper

Marketing Coordinator


Rachael was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Having passions for the arts and service from a young age, she decided to study theatre at a social justice based University. She received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and has continued on to work professionally as an actor, casting director and teacher post-graduation. She joined Camp Fire Alaska as an Americorps VISTA for a year and stayed on to work in the Marketing Department. Rachael also teaches acting locally at Alaska Theatre of Youth and her private studio, Arctic Arts, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. She spends most of her free time traveling the world, running, doing stand up open mics, backpacking, thrifting, and spending time with her husband and her two huskies.

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.