2018 Rural Alaska Jobs


Make a difference by joining our Rural Alaska Program

Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program travels to small, remote communities across Alaska from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle, offering youth the chance to experience our dynamic summer day camp program in their local community.

Rural staff participate in two weeks of paid training in Anchorage, Alaska followed by eight weeks of work in predominately Alaska Native communities across the state. Staff teams travel throughout June and July, delivering programs for two to four weeks in one community and then travel to the next. Programming consists of swimming and cold-water safety, health and wellness activities, cooking, hiking and outdoor recreation, creative arts, games and sports, and team building opportunities. Additional components of the program consist of evening activities focused on teen and elder involvement including potlucks, campfires, storytelling, and more!


Travel Camp Lead Staff—mid-May through early August

DESCRIPTION: Travel Camp Leader Staff are experienced professionals capable of creating and implementing youth and community-based programs, forming community relationships, and facilitating activities without supervision or direct support. In addition to needing the ability to facilitate engaging, relevant youth programming, the position requires advanced leadership, problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as experience working with youth, trauma-informed care, and cultural sensitivity. Additional duties include but are not limited to completing weekly check-ins with supervisors, required paperwork, and all other logistics involved in implementing program, while also working productively as a member of a team.

PAY: Minimum season compensation of $5,000 + Room & Board + travel allowance

Training and Program Delivery Dates: May 21—Aug 1 (start May 14 for Lifeguard Certification)

Travel Camp Lead Staff/House Manager—mid-May through early August

DESCRIPTION: In addition to the Travel Camp Lead Staff duties above, the House Manager’s main duties include welcoming incoming staff members, ensuring staff needs are met while living in the dorms, facilitating community minded activities, and ensuring compliance of policies and procedures throughout training and close-out. The House Manager will also help support pre-season preparations and staff training delivery with the rural leadership team.

PAY: Minimum season compensation of $5,500 + Room & Board + travel allowance

Training and Program Delivery Dates: May 11—Aug 2