Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Rae Ratliff

Manager of Camp Si-La-Meo 


Rae Ratliff (Camp Name: Sassy) has nearly 15 years of youth development experience running youth and young adult programs across the US, from Boston to Anchorage. With a passion for providing meaningful and positively impactful experiences for youth and young adults, she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in education. A former middle and high school teacher and Teach for America alumnae, Rae enjoys traveling internationally and domestically—especially to visit family in Massachusetts and Florida—and spending time with friends in Alaska.

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.