Learn More About Winter Break Program

 

Join us for full day programs (7 AM – 6 PM*) for theme days, science, art, cooking, games, and so much more! Registration is open to ALL families. Registration 2 business days prior to attendance is required.** Space is limited. Click here for schedule. Read more about registration and payment details for our Winter Break program here.

Determine Your Winter Break Site Below

 

Programs hosted December 22, 27-29th, and January 3rd-5th

*6:30 in Eagle River
** Please remember that December 25-26th and January 1 are holidays. To ensure your child’s registration, please register two business days in advance.

REGISTER NOW!
 

 

Talking About Star Jars


 

One of our Site Directors gives the exclusive scoop on why she let Camp Fire kids handle her Extreme Makeover. Behind this silly treat are thoughtful lessons on teaching and rewarding children for exercising compassion, tenacity, and self-reflection. Watch the full interview here.

Champions for Children Breakfast

 

Be a Champion for Children—Support Us Today!

Thursday morning we had over 500 supporters—plus the Denali Camp Fire Choir—attend our annual breakfast fundraiser. It’s easy to join them by showing your support. Every dollar counts, every gift is important. With your help, we can continue to offer affordable programs that are accessible to everyone. Give to Camp Fire today. Click here to donate.

Staying Healthy During Cold Season

It’s cold season! In addition to sneaking leafy greens on your child’s plate, there are a few other things you can do to help them stay healthy. Click here (http://bit.ly/2izxZCs) to review 7 tips on how to keep kids healthy, and consider taking advantage of the free flu shots provided around town, and even within the school district!

Talking to Kids About Mistakes and Failure

Mistakes and failure are never fun, and they can be especially painful for a child. It’s important to remember that every mistake is an opportunity to learn, but shaping children’s perception of failure can be an unusually challenging quandary. As some social scientists have pointed out, “It is possible that adults’ attempts to comfort children may hinder the learning process by influencing the extent to which children attend to and make sense of their mistakes.”

In other words, instead of immediately trying to help a child feel better about their mistake, it is instead more beneficial to congratulate them on taking that risk in the first place. Encourage them to pay more attention to their past mistakes, rather than excusing them for making it. To read more, click here.

Top Ten Signs It’s Fall

What are your kids doing before and after school? It’s not too late to sign up for Camp Fire—some sites still have space, but don’t wait or you’ll miss all the fun!

CLICK HERE FOR THE TOP 10 REASONS TO GO TO CAMP FIRE

10 Reasons to Choose Camp Fire Before & After School

Planning Ahead: How After-School Programs Save Billions

Two weeks into the new school year, 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!

It’s been smooth sailing for Camp Fire programs 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

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.