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Go Blue Day Family Activity Fair 2024

  Last Friday was Go Blue Day, a celebration taking place on the first Friday of every April. Annually, thousands of Alaskans celebrate Go Blue Day by wearing blue. The event aims to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month,… Read More >

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Spring Break Learning Experience: A Visit With Snakes

  This week, children attending Camp Fire Alaska’s Spring Break Camp got the opportunity to see snakes up close — and even hold them! The event encouraged children to engage with animals that are not always seen as likeable, broadening… Read More >

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2024 Absolutely Incredible Kid Day | Resources

How frequently do we show appreciation for the youth in our lives? Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is Camp Fire’s national holiday. Taking place every third Thursday in March since 1997, millions of adults share with the kids in their lives… Read More >

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Sparking Equality: 2024 Bettye Davis Summit

Equality, equity – justice. Those three words were the driving force of this year’s Bettye Davis African American Summit. The summit is an event helping to further the legacy of Bettye Davis, Alaska’s first African American senator and a champion for… Read More >

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Operation Purple Satellite Camp 2024

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Summer Camp: How It Benefits Youth

Summer Camp: How It Benefits Youth

For past attendees, summer camp is a repository of happy childhood memories. It is a time where children come together and bond with each other and nature, making new connections and deepening current bonds. It turns out that summer camp… Read More >

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Lighting the Spark: Winter Break Camp

Winter break is crucial for school-aged children, providing them with an opportunity to rest and recharge. However, not all kids may experience winter break as a vacation. Some may face challenges such as academic regression, under-stimulation, and lack of structure, making… Read More >

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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.