Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within


Igniting Change: Camp Fire Alaska’s CEO Mel Hooper Selected as 2023-2024 WRP Policy Fellow

  Camp Fire family, we’ve got some exciting news to share that will surely light up your day. Our very own CEO, Mel Hooper, has been chosen as a distinguished participant in the 2023-2024 White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship. This fellowship,… Read More >

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Building Bonds and Resilience: Inside Operation Purple® Camp

  In a world where military families often face unique challenges, programs like Operation Purple® Camp are a beacon of hope and support, and we are honored to be a part of it all. Run by the National Military Family… Read More >

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VOTE FOR CAMP FIRE ALASKA FOR BEST OF ALASKA! We’re excited to be nominated for BOTH Best Summer Camp AND Best Daycare! Thank you for all the continued support. We are hoping to take home a prize in both categories… Read More >

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Join Us for the Women’s Retreat!

Camp isn’t just for kids! This past July marked the return of our Annual Wild Women Retreat at Camp K on Kenai Lake after two years away due to the pandemic. This fun-filled yet relaxing retreat gives women the opportunity… Read More >

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Hard Work Pays Off: Camp K Work Day 2023

Camp Fire Alaska’s Annual Camp K Work Day on Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing was even more exciting this year than ever before, as it became an overnight event for the first time!

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Buy Merch & Support Our Inclusion Fund

At Camp Fire Alaska, everyone belongs!

We believe every child deserves the opportunity to experience summer camp. That’s why every piece of merchandise purchased from our Bonfire Store sends more youth to thrive at camp with us.

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Visiting Tununak & Chefornak: Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program

We love trying new things at Camp Fire Alaska! That goes for all of our programs. This year, our Rural Alaska Program team traveled to a few communities before summer programming to connect with community members about what’s to come this summer and to organize community events.

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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.