- Full Day Programs through December 17th, 2020
- Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm (6:30pm in Eagle River)
- Choose any one of three elementary school locations: Alpenglow, Abbot Loop or Denali
- Your child does not need to attend the elementary school where they register for Camp Fire program
- Registration is weekly for health and safety reasons
- The weekly rate is $275
- Scholarships available for anyone in need of assistance.
- Program locations and times may change if the school district alters school schedules
- Additional locations will be added as needs increase, so add your name to the waitlist
- No programs on October 16, November 3, November 11
The emergence of the coronavirus in our community has changed many things about our everyday lives, but one thing it hasn’t changed is the mission and passion of Camp Fire Alaska. Children need caring adults, consistency, and opportunities to discover who they are and what they want to be. At Camp Fire, we provide all of that and more, even during times of crisis or a pandemic.
The purpose of our work hasn’t changed for more than 100 years—providing a safe, nurturing place for families to send their children when they need child care or an engaging learning environment when school’s not in session.
We’ve spent the past six months re-writing, re-learning and re-tooling our award-winning programs in order to continue our mission while keeping our staff, our kids, our families, and our community safe. It hasn’t been easy and we couldn’t have done it alone.
We are appreciative of our staff for stepping up to ensure kids had consistent programming.
We are thankful to the families who trusted us and sent their kids to Camp Fire these past few months.
We are deeply grateful to the community organizations that have supported us along the way.
And, most of all, we are so proud of the kids who have adapted and learned and thrived during the most unprecedented of times.
As our community wades through the current sea of uncertainty and change, we want you to know that there is a place where your family and children can find support and learning and opportunities to grow. It’s Camp Fire and we’re here for you.
Our Fall Programs look a little different this year, but they are still available to all children in kindergarten through sixth grade. We aren’t in all the same places and our hours of operation have changed to meet the greatest needs of the community. We’ve heard from many families about financial impacts as a result of the pandemic, so we’ve added more scholarship funds to help meet this need. We have also adopted the highest levels of health and safety, and believe our new program model is in many ways better and stronger than ever.
If you’re looking for a program for your child with a proven track record for safety, learning standards, and professional staff, then look no further. Register here.
Curious about what program looks like during COVID-19? Check out this video to get a peak inside.
HERE’S WHAT WE’VE ALWAYS DONE
Provided a safe place for kids
Licensed childcare programs
Professionally trained staff
Opened our doors to families of all races and cultural backgrounds
Focus on fun activities kids enjoy
Teaching through hands-on learning
Spent time outdoors every day
AND HERE’S WHAT’S NEW TODAY
Operating safely during COVID-19 since mid-April
Choose any one of our locations
Small group setting
Weekly registration to minimize cohort mixing
Homework and Zoom time everyday
Daily health screening and safety measures
Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing
Additional health and safety training for staff
Increase in scholarships