Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Camp Si-La-Meo


Gear up your camper for a week or more of outdoor adventures at our day camp located in Anchorage on the campus of Alaska Pacific University. We take full advantage of this natural setting, making every day another opportunity for campers to explore the forest, practice target sports, or launch a canoe from the waterfront. In addition to a huge catalog of activities and games, we structure each session to create a classic, outdoor summer camp experience.

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Fast Facts

  • 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Weekly from June 5 – August 4
  • Ages 5-15
  • No camp on Monday, July 3 or Tuesday, July 4

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. Counselors lead 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. Belay-certified counselors are on hand to support campers and ensure a fun and safe climbing experience.

Field Trips

(All Ages)
Hop in the Camp Fire van and join us for a field trip from 9:30am – 3:30pm 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 (only available during full weeks of camp).


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.