Hello Camp Fire Families,
As you know, we began a name change process for Camp Si-La-Meo in January of this year with an internal committee. We collected feedback from various stakeholders and consulted with our Native partners and experts. This nine-month process invited many voices and viewpoints, of which we are very appreciative. Roughly 76 name suggestions were collected from staff, campers, and the community! We thank each of you who completed our online survey, submitted suggestions, or sent along your thoughts and feedback.
After 60 years of being known as Camp Si-La-Meo, Camp Fire Alaska’s Outdoor Day Camp will now be called Camp Fireweed. Though the name has changed, the program will remain the same.
In anticipation of summer camp registration opening, please note that Camp Fireweed will show up in the registration system starting in 2024 and we will be updating our website to reflect this change as well. Please share the new name with your youth!

If you want to look back at any of our resources about cultural appropriation, check out this snap shot of Camp Fire’s history and Camp Fire Alaska’s Cultural Appropriation Acknowledgement Timeline.

We look forward to celebrating our new name with you this coming summer season!