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The Impact of Generosity: Elder Gift Baskets

  In the spirit of giving and gratitude, our Camp Fire Alaska Leadership signed up each and every one of our program sites to provide and create Elder Gift Baskets, as part of RurAL CAP’s Elder Mentor Program. Elder Mentors… Read More >

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2023 Rural Report

We’re excited to share the news that our 2023 Rural Report is completed and ready to be shared! Please join us in exploring and commemorating the achievements of our Rural Alaska Program this year.

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Reflections on Our 8th Annual Women’s Retreat

  Our 8th annual Wild Women Retreat at Camp K on Kenai Lake made MANY wonderful memories! Although we did not get the weather we were hoping for and had to wear our rain gear almost all weekend, attendees got… Read More >

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Dear Camp K: A Teen Leader’s Letter to Camp

At Camp Fire Alaska, the Leader in Training (L.I.T.) program offers teens a unique opportunity to embark on a journey that leads them from being campers to growing the skills they need in order to become future summer camp counselors. At the end of the 4-week session, Summer wrote her letter to Camp K and to future L.I.T.’s, reflecting on her favorite moments and sharing her thoughts.

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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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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.