Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Champions for Children


In place of our annual Champions for Children Breakfast, we are coming together for the Camp Fire Alaska Champions for Children Fireside Campaign, an online event. This is a fundraising campaign to ensure Camp Fire Alaska can continue to support families by providing care for kids in safe, fun, learning environments.

It has become increasingly vital to provide consistent care to children in our community. Over the last six months, Camp Fire Alaska has adjusted to the changing needs of our community. After schools closed in March, we were the first to open our doors for Emergency Programming, we operated safe and fun summer camp programs, and we continue to provide full-day programs while schools are closed. All while following strict health and safety protocols.

With the challenges COVID-19 has put before us, we have adapted our programming to meet the critical needs of our community. This would not be possible without the incredible support of our partners and donors.

We know that families continue to need Camp Fire Alaska programs - not just to provide a place for their children to grow and thrive, but now also to provide a supportive learning environment.  In one of the hardest years in modern history, your support to meet our goal can prove that nothing can stand in the way of generosity and that together we can do big things.

The event premieres on November 15, but you can give your gift anytime between now and November 30 to help meet the goal.

Champions for Children Fireside Campaign 2020

Help us exceed our goal of $100,000!

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Meet our Table Captains

Thank you to all of our amazing Table Captains who have helped make this event a success. Their dedication and commitment to Camp Fire Alaska and kids in our community is inspiring!

Each of the Table Captains listed with an * are personally raising funds to support the Fireside Campaign. Click on the names with an * below to reach their personal fundraising page and help them reach their goal!

Our Champions

Champions for Children Society Members make a five-year pledge that sustains operations, builds a strong foundation for youth programs, and provides a stable future to youth and families in Alaska.

Katie Bates

Eric Billingsley

Deborah Bitney

Justin and Katherine Burrill

Annette Candley

Morgan Christen and Jim Torgerson

Catherine Claxton

Amy Costello

Glenn & Pam Cravez

Jennifer & Don Deitz, Alaska Career College

Ray Dinger

Michael Divens

Barbara Dubovich

Sean Elder and Erma MacMillian

S. Lynn Erwin

Steve & Jan Fishback

Heather Flynn

Partick Flynn and Tina Grovier

Nichole Gifford

Greg Gillquist

Irene Gobeli

Tim and Jodi Gould

Carmen Gutierrez

Josie and Jack Hickel

Matthew Hirschfeld

Laurie Hummel and Chad Parker

Linda Johnson

Gwen Kennedy, Ph. D.

Nicole Lebo and Lars Johnson

David and Adrienne Little

Keith Manternach

Thomas Mason

Eric McCallum

Don McClintock and Joanie Cleary

Alexandra McKay and Christian Morgan

Erin McKay


Jake Metcalfe and Moira Smith

Patrick and Joanne Nutter

Carla and Bill Oliver

Scott and Sara Pate

Linda Phillips

Rashmi Prasad

Barb and Bill Rosetti

Michele and Michael Schuh

Luz Smeenk

Dan and Annette Smith

Kai & Jennifer Starck

Dr. Glenn Stryjewski

Tamie and Paul Taylor

Bob and Carol Waters

Walter & Audrie Williams

Lynn Wolfe

Thank you to the following partners