Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Camp K

GET AWAY!

Alaska’s longest running, co-ed overnight camp is nestled along the shores of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing, a two-hour bus ride from Anchorage. Just a stone’s throw from main camp and your own cabin is a half-mile long beach with access to hiking trails, boating activities, large fields for outdoor games, and an art building.

This 160-acre campus within the Chugach National Forest is “wild Alaska” with everyday opportunities to be off the grid, experience wildlife, and take in the epic beauty right outside your cabin door.

Transportation and camp t-shirt included!

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Camp Experience

TRADITIONAL CAMP SESSIONS—Ages 6-17
5 days/4 nights
Traditional Camp is the heart of Camp K. Each session promises to bring fun, friendship, discovery, and the sheer joy of making memories that last a lifetime.

ABOUT 2024 TRADITIONAL SESSIONS:

ARTS WEEK — Arts week will encompass all of the arts with an outdoor spin. From creating paintings and sculptures with nature we find at camp, to practicing theater skills with an end of session cabin play, our campers will have an incredible week expressing themselves artfully in nature.

OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS— Campers will learn all about outdoor living skills. With activities like shelter building, outdoor cooking, Leave No Trace, plant and animal print identification, fire building, team building, and many more, campers will be ready for anything Mother Nature throws their way!

GAGA GALORE—It’s called Ga-Ga, ever heard of it? Campers will spend a Ga-Ga packed week with friendly competition and try to prevail over the other 3 teams to hold the Ga-Ga Galore Glory!

SPORTS WEEK—Sports week will cover all the camp classics from Gaga to Kickball, but also other fun fitness and sporty events. Cabins will create and name their own teams and even design their own fun sports utilizing the incredible camp environment.

COLOR DAYS— What happens? Campers are divided into color-based teams to compete in countless challenges. Their mission? To definitively win the ANNUAL CAMP K COLOR DAYS CHAMPIONSHIP!

EXPEDITION CAMP
5 days/4 nights

ABOUT OUR 2024 EXPEDITION CAMP SESSION

HALIBUT COVE—Ages 14-17

By and far our most exciting session yet. Thanks to the generosity of a Halibut Cove resident, we will be hosting a once-in-a-lifetime (unless you come back next year) camp session across Kachemak Bay. Camp in tents, hike to a glacier, kayak through town, and explore tide pools. This will be a truly Alaskan experience--one you won't want to miss. Space is limited, so register while you can!

 

2024 Costs

Recognizing that families have different abilities to pay camp fees, Camp Fire Alaska has instituted a three-tier fee system.

A tiered payment system allows you to identify the payment option that is most affordable for your family while still ensuring that all campers receive the same camp experience no matter what families pay.

To further ensure that all children have the wonderful opportunity to attend camp, financial assistance is available for families who cannot afford Tier 3. To apply for a scholarship click here.

Thank you to our donors for making scholarships and tiered pricing possible.

 

Tier I—True Cost Rate. This is the highest rate and more closely represents the true cost of camp, inclusive of all direct costs plus maintenance, insurance, utilities, equipment, etc.

 

Tier II—Partially Subsidized Rate. This is the mid-tier rate that helps to offset Camp K’s operating costs, but does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs.

 

Tier III—Subsidized Rate. This is the lowest rate, which is as close as possible to the rate Camp Fire Alaska has historically offered. This price also does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs.

Camp Activities

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Waterfront

Camp K's waterfront activities include a variety of things like canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. The beach is also a great place for skipping rocks or just relaxing with friends while enjoying the spectacular views. Activities are lead and supervised by a Certified Lifeguard and Waterfront Specialist.

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Target Sports

Target sports are not only a lot of fun, but they also help develop hand-eye coordination, concentration, and focus. Camp K offers Archery, Riflery, Blow Darts, Atlatl, and even Wrist Rockets! What's atlatl--spear-like projectiles that use a tool to fly further than the arm alone could throw. trust us, you're going to want to try it out!

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Camp Games

Camp K’s large activity field is perfect for games and sporting activities. Campers love playing GaGa and 9 Square in the Air, as well as all-camp games such as Capture the Flag, Dragon's Nest or Pony Express.

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Arts & Crafts

Painting, beading, wood burning, fiber arts, leather bracelets, woven friendship bracelets, tie-dye…and so much more. Camp K has its own crafts pavilion named “Lenny”.

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Hiking

From climbing mountains to exploring trails close to camp, opportunities abound for getting outside and exploring. Popular hikes to Russian River Falls allow us to watch salmon or meander down to Rainbow Lake.

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Camp Outs

Older campers spend a night or two out of camp for a more wilderness experience. They prepare, pack and carry their gear for a camp out that can include tent camping, cooking over the fire, and filtering water. There's no better location on earth to learn how to camp out.

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The Sauna

The lake is COLD…the sauna is hot! Need we say more?

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Nature and Outdoor Living

Learn how to build a fire, make a shelter, and the principles of Leave No Trace. Technology trends mean that many kids never learn how to build and cook over a fire, set up a tent, and camp responsibly. In fact, some kids have never gone camping. With current research demonstrating the need for kids to unplug and connect with nature, you can trust our professionally trained staff to teach your kids these skills and more.

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Opening and Closing Campfires

What would summer camp be without a campfire? Camp sessions begin and end with evenings around the fire sharing skits, songs and fun times together in order to create community and a sense of belonging. Our staff teach your kids that camp is a safe place to be the truest version of yourself. Campers watch counselors model what it means to be comfortable with who you are.

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.