Have you ever had a pen pal? Truly, it’s the best. There’s really no better feeling or better way to brighten your day than getting a letter. Especially when it’s a letter from your Camp Fire pen pal!
We teamed up with Camp Fire Gulf Winds and did a Pen Pal activity with our youth during Winter Break Camp. They got into “Pen Pal Pairs” and started to form connections with their buddy over 4,400 miles away.
We thought this was a super cool way to not only build a beautiful new friendship for the youth that attend our program, but to give them the opportunity to broaden their perspective and share about themselves with someone who may be completely different from them.
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.