Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Program Info

Camp Fire programs are led by trained, caring staff and are participant-centered and include a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities such as games, cooking, arts and crafts, drama, music, sports, science, field trips, and lots of active time outdoors.


Morning ProgramBegins at 7am and ends at 8:50am (or 10 minutes before the first bell) and includes breakfast, quiet activities, free play, and gym activities.

Afternoon Program: Begins right after school and ends at 6pm (6:30 in Eagle River) and includes a snack, small and large group activities, free play, quiet time, gym activities, and outside time.

Breakfast and Snacks: Every day we offer breakfast or a breakfast supplement in the morning and a nutritious snack each afternoon. Breakfast and snacks provided meet the USDA food program requirements.

Outdoor Time: We go outside every day, weather permitting, and follow ASD weather policies.

Field Trips: Children have the opportunity to participate in field trips periodically throughout the year.



During the summer, we operate three summer camps—each with their own unique schedule and offerings. Choose one for the whole summer or try all three for a full Camp Fire Alaska Summer!

Summer Adventure [link] is our licensed day camp located in three separate elementary schools in Anchorage and Eagle River. Registration is by the day or week, and this program accepts Child Care Assistance.

Camp Si-La-Meo [link] is our outdoor day camp located on the campus of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage. Registration is by the week.

Camp K [link] is our overnight camp located on Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing. Camp Sessions run from the end of May to early August and vary in length from four to ten days.


Camp Fire offers special extended programming during school Conference Days, In-Service Days, and during school breaks. Space is limited so the earlier you register, the better chance you have of securing your spot. Additional fees apply.

*Advanced registration and payment is required for all special days and is separate from your regular school year registration. click here to register!

*Conference, In-Service, and Emergency Closure days are open to families currently enrolled in Camp Fire.

*Winter Break Camp and Spring Break Camp are open to all students in K-6th grade.

*Please refer to our School Program Schedule (link) for more information and locations.

Additional charges will be added to your bill for scheduled and unscheduled special day programming as follows:

Scheduled In-Service Days: $55 per day, per child
Early Release/Conference Days: $30 per day, per child
Winter Break/Spring Break: $55 per day, per child
Unplanned School Closure/Snow Days: $55 per day, per child


Please note: Camp Fire Community Centers are open from 12-6pm only on early release days.

Unplanned School Closure Days

Camp Fire provides full day programming at designated schools, depending on the severity of the weather. We do our best to open programs and care for your children, but we also have to consider the safety of our staff. Depending on road conditions and other factors, Camp Fire staff may arrive late or programs may not open. During these times, we ask for your patience and understanding while we assess what’s best for all.

1. Programs will attempt to open at 7:30am and stay open until 6pm (6:30pm in Eagle River). However, there are many factors to consider during these unplanned closures and programs may open late or close early for safety reasons.

2. There is a $55 a day charge per child because we provide care all day rather than just before and after school. We will add this fee to your next billing cycle.

3. You must already be enrolled in Camp Fire to attend program during emergency school closure days.

4. We ask that you accompany your children into the building to assure that there are at least two Camp Fire staff on site. This is a safety measure to assure no children are unattended at any time.

5. Please send a nutritious lunch, warm outdoor clothing, and any medications your child needs during the day.


For further questions, call our main office after 8 am at 279-3551
Additional school closure and weather information: visit, tune into ASD Channel 14, or check local TV and radio stations.

Determine Your Site Location Below

If your child is enrolled in Camp Fire at: Go here during unscheduled closures:
Abbott Loop, Huffman, O’Malley, Polaris, Spring Hill, Trailside Spring Hill: 9911 Lake Otis Parkway, 538-4992
Alpenglow, Chugiak, Fire Lake, Homestead, Ravenwood Homestead: 18001 Baranoff St., 744-7164
Airport Heights, Chugach Optional, Denali, Government Hill,
Inlet View, Russian Jack
Denali: 952 Cordova St., 717-4341
Chester Valley, Lake Otis, Nunaka Valley, Rogers Park, Scenic Park, Susitna Lake Otis: 3331 Lake Otis Parkway, 891-4748
Chinook, Gladys Wood, Klatt, Ocean View, Sand Lake

Sand Lake: 7500 Jewel Lake Rd., 243-2161


Or, refer to the following links to see a map of your snow-day site: Spring HillHomesteadDenaliLake OtisSand Lake