Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Camp Fireweed


Get ready to embark on an exciting week or more of summer fun right here in Anchorage on the vibrant campus of Alaska Pacific University! Camp Fireweed embraces the natural beauty of the surroundings, offering campers daily opportunities to roam the enchanting forest, take a shot at target sports, or set sail in a canoe from the waterfront. Our extensive lineup includes not only a variety of activities and games, but also regular swim lessons to keep the summer vibes flowing! Plus, we take the adventure off-campus with exciting field trips, providing campers a unique chance to apply the skills they cultivate at camp each day. Summers at Camp Fireweed are full of growth, fun, and unforgettable memories!

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Fast Facts

  • 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Weekly from June 3 – August 9
  • Ages 5-15
  • No camp Wednesday June 19th, Thursday July 4th, or Friday, July 5th

Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am – 9am: Camper Drop-Off
  • 9am – 9:30am: Morning Circle
  • 9:30am – 12:35pm: Activities
  • 12:35pm - 1:05pm: Cabin Lunch
  • 1:15pm – 3:50pm: Activity Blocks
  • 4pm – 4:30pm: Closing Circle
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm: Camper Pick-Up


Camp Activities


(All ages)
Campers get to swim 1-2 days each week! Activities are led by our experienced aquatics team and certified lifeguards are on duty at all times.


(All ages)
All campers participate in recreational boating as they explore University Lake in canoes and kayaks. They receive orientation in safety and paddling and are guided by certified lifeguards.

target sports
Target Sports

(All ages)
Archery instruction is provided by a certified specialist at the camp’s shooting range. Campers learn about the bow and arrow, safety, and shooting techniques. Target shooting provides campers with great opportunities for skill progression.

Outdoor Living Skills

(All ages)
Most of the day at camp is spent outside, which naturally provides opportunities for youth to explore the natural world around them. Our Outdoor Living Skills Specialist leads campers in skill building activities that include building fires, outdoor cooking, shelter making, wildlife safety and Leave No Trace principles.

Team Building

(All ages)
Team building activities encourage leadership and communication skills, and challenge campers to step out of their comfort zone as they learn to trust themselves and those around them.

Creative Arts

(All ages)
Throughout camp’s daily activities campers will participate in a range of creative arts such as drama, songs, dance, and creative arts & crafts.

Rock Wall Climbing

(All Ages)
APU’s rock climbing wall provides the perfect opportunity for youth to learn the basics of climbing, repelling and bouldering. Our Belay-certified Specialist is on hand to support campers and ensure a fun and safe climbing experience.

Field Trips

(All Ages)
Hop on the bus and join us for a field trip from 10am – 3pm to explore local museums, nature centers, and other exciting places! Campers will have hands-on learning experiences based on camp session themes each week.

Available as an add-on (not available during 3-day sessions).


Camp Fireweed Pricing
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.