Lights on Afterschool 2018

Last week Camp Fire communities across the country celebrated Lights on After School, an event to recognize and promote the value of out-of-school time programs to our youth.

Stay tuned for more photos and stories from the event! 

 

 

 

 

Another Successful Professional Development Day!

 Camp Fire Alaska staff had a great time yesterday for professional development day. We’re proud to expand opportunities for leaders and invest in Alaska’s future!

Reminder: Camp Fire Programs & Main Office Closed Nov. 12

As a reminder to all our families: Camp Fire programs and our main office will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12th for professional development.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

17th Annual Champions for Children Breakfast

Camp Fire’s Champions for Children fundraising breakfast is a one-hour event that tells our story to new and old friends alike. You will hear moving testimonials from some of the children and families Camp Fire serves and learn, first hand, how Camp Fire works to build caring, confident youth and future leaders. There is no cost to attend and no minimum contribution required. As much as anything we want you to come, be inspired, and learn more about our work.

Besides being fun to attend, the Champions for Children Breakfast is a celebration of community spirit supported by individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and committed volunteers. Each year our breakfast has grown, and in 2017 more than 500 guests joined us for breakfast. Together they raised $195,000 in immediate donations and multi-year pledges!

Here’s how you can be involved:

Be Our Guest!

Simply coming to one of our fundraising events helps our community grow! We would love the opportunity to provide you with more information about who we are, what we do, and what we care about.  Invite friends, family and colleagues to join you and share the Champions for Children experience! Everyone is welcome to attend, just RSVP by October 26th so we’ll know to set a place for you.

Be a Volunteer Table Captain!

If you have benefitted from a Camp Fire experience, whether as a child, parent, or community member, we invite you to host a table and invite your friends, associates, and circle of influence to join you for breakfast and to learn more about Camp Fire. We have lots of information and tips to make your role as a Table Captain easy and fun! Email us to volunteer or learn more about being a Table Captain.

Become a Breakfast Sponsor!

This event is made possible through underwriting support from community businesses and organizations. There are many levels of sponsorship available – a contribution of just $500 covers the costs associated with one table. Major sponsorships are available ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Click here to view sponsorship options.


October Full and Half Days – Sign Up Now!

Dear Parents,

A friendly reminder that In-service Days and Half Days are coming up soon. Don’t forget to register for Camp Fire! Check your school info below:

To read more about Camp Fire Alaska’s Scheduled School Closure Program, including program rates and other enrollment details, click here.

 
Want more info? We’re here to help! Feel free to contact our main office at (907) 279-3551. We are open from 8 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday. 
– Camp Fire Alaska

Benefits of Before & After School Program

Camp Fire Alaska’s Before and After School programs have been serving youth and families for close to forty years.  These programs are designed to help youth grow and find their spark while also providing support for working parents.  Our professional staff recognize that each child is a unique person with individual learning styles, interests and developmental needs. If you have a couple of minutes, we encourage you to read this article to learn more about how your child can benefit, and get tips on how to choose an after-school program. 

Planning Ahead: How After-School Programs Save Billions

Camp Fire Alaska has embraced the fall weather to do some reading ourselves – did you know that nationally, after-school programs are projected to help save $20 billion over the course of a generation’s lifetime? Teaching good mental and physical health habits can go a long way! Read here.

Welcome Back!

One week out from the start of a new school year, it’s been smooth sailing for Camp Fire programs as we prepare for this fall! We’ve kicked off the new year with tons of games, learning activities, and new friendships. Some sites still have space, so if your family is considering Camp Fire – register now! Even if your program has already filled, we encourage you to reserve a space on the wait list. This comes with no financial commitment and enrollment often shifts as participating families adjust their schedules. To register, click here

Wild Women of Wohelo 2018

Ladies!

Have you ever sent your child off to summer camp and thought to yourself: “I want to go to summer camp too!”?

Well, here’s your chance! Our annual Wild Women of Wohelo Retreat at Camp K is scheduled for August 4-5 this year. This is a ladies only weekend of camp activities like canoeing, hiking and target sports, enhanced with specialty classes such as jewelry beading and flower arranging. Enjoy a relaxing massage, unwind on the beach, invite a friend to come along, and experience being part of a wonderful community of women. Click here to learn more and register. 

Operation Purple

Help support our youngest heroes with the gift of summer camp. Camp Fire Alaska is honored to partner with the National Military Family Association each summer to offer Operation Purple Camp for Alaska’s military kids. This week-long camp is filled with traditional camp activities – swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, and more. However, there is something that makes OPC unique from the typical summer camp: it provides military kids with a safe and nurturing space to share their feelings and learn to cope in healthy ways. We offer this camp at no cost to families, and that is only possible with the generous support of local individuals and organizations. Can you help?

Click here to donate!