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Simple Ways to Give

Did you know you can give to Camp Fire Alaska by simply shopping on Amazon or at Fred Meyer? It’s ...
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Rural Alaska Timeline

  In the theme of gratitude, our Rural Alaska Program decided to look back and reflect on all the hard ...
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I Am Going Outside

Two of our Camp Fire staff members Cisco and Kendalyn, as well as other Alaskan’s, shared how race and culture ...
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Lights On Afterschool 2021

We spent last Thursday celebrating our Camp Fire Alaska School Age Program with a Lights On Afterschool family event. The ...
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Visiting Lake Clark: Camp Fire Provides Cold Water and Boating Safety

Back in July, the Nondalton Tribal Council invited two of Camp Fire Alaska’s staff members, Rural Program Operations Director, Marnie ...
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Our Earth Takes Care of Us: Our Rural Staff Shares the Importance of a Subsistence Lifestyle

Subsistence is a traditional way of living off the land that has sustained Alaskans for thousands of years. But for ...
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Another Magical Summer

Summer Adventure Camp Staff jump into summer! We had such a great summer and we hope you did too! It ...
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You Belong Here: Honoring Native Alaska Community Values

In June, we connected with Luz Smeenk, a Community Educator for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC’s) Diabetes Program ...
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Striding Forward in our Rural Programming

In 2020, the Rural Program reimagined and overcame the obstacles that COVID-19 threw our way. We did not fail to ...
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Summer Camp Covid Safety

Dear Camp Fire Families, Check out our updated 2021 Summer Camp (both day and overnight camp) procedures below! ...
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Environmental Stewardship in 2021

We are increasing our efforts this year to establish some new ways that can bring environmentalism to the center of ...
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Down to Earth—Lessons from the Outdoors

Hey Camp Fire Family! Evan here, aka Bowie, the Camp Manager at Camp K on Kenai Lake. For the month ...
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Learning Pod Impact

Many students rely on public schools, not only for education access, but also for basic needs such as meals, mentorship, ...
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Spring Break Camp 2021

March 11, 2021 — Spring Break Camp will have a delayed start due to icy road conditions. Anchorage programs will ...
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Diversity at Camp

DEI: Doing The Right Thing

We recently interviewed a member of our leadership team, Francisco “Cisco” Mercado, about his involvement in moving forward our organization’s ...
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Best of Alaska 2020

We would like to thank everyone who voted us Best Summer Camp in Anchorage Daily News’ Best of Alaska awards ...
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Winter Break Camp

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A Day at Camp Fire

Click here to check out our new video A Day at Camp Fire. Camp Fire will be extending our current ...
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Meet Our Site Staff

We love our site staff and we want to introduce them! These staff are the reason we are able to ...
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Lights on Afterschool

In communities today, 19.4 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends. Afterschool programs help keep kids ...
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Stronger Together

If it weren’t for our community partners, we would not be able to say that we have continued to serve ...
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Rice Krispies Treat Day

Did you know that Rice Krispies Treats were first made by two Camp Fire moms? To celebrate National Rice Krispies ...
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Memories of Camp Si-La-Meo

This summer was an extraordinary one. Staff and youth stepped up to the plate in amazing ways. Unlike previous years, ...
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Connecting Kids to the World

Greeting a group of 45 kids at 7:00am is not everyone’s cup of tea, but Cisco Mercado started his day ...
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Back to School Care Package

Our staff want to wish you the very best school year! Click here to see their video message! These past ...
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2020 Fall Program!

Quick Facts about Fall Program: Quarter 1 Registration is weekly Cohorts will be kept together to maintain health and safety ...
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Fall Program Update

August 7, 2020 Dear Camp Fire Families, Today marks the end of summer camps for us, and we are proud ...
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Virtual Summer Camp Re-Cap

We wrapped up the final week of our first ever virtual camp program last Wednesday! The 6-week program flew by ...
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Healthy Recipes for Families

Did you know that certain foods can boost your mood while they also help you maintain energy throughout busy days? ...
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Fall Update: 2020/21 Back to School FAQS

Dear Camp Fire Families, Thank you for your understanding as we all continue to adjust and shift in response to ...
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Rural Program Overcomes Obstacles

When the onset of Coronavirus in the U.S. began to change the way we lived our daily lives, the realities ...
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Virtual Camp!

Camp Fire Alaska is offering virtual camp for the first time ever and it kicks off tomorrow! Join us for ...
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Summer Camp is Here!

Last week was our first week of camp, and it was a blast! Campers are extremely glad to be back ...
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Summer Camp Update

Dear Camp Fire Families, We can’t believe it’s the last week of “school” and our Emergency Programs! We are ready ...
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Provider Appreciation: Everyday Heroes Provide Frontline Support.

These past couple of months have been extremely hard on our staff for a number of reasons: not only are ...
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Happy Earth Day

Earth Day Activities

Join Anne in reading “Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth.” Enjoy the fun illustrations of all of ...
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Fun During Physical Distancing

Leading up to the launch of Camp Fire emergency program, leadership did a lot of work to assess the safety ...
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Emergency Program Information

Fees for Camp Fire’s Emergency Program services during this COVID crisis will be waived for youth of all critical workers ...
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Introducing Story Time and Activity Videos!

As we navigate this uncertain time, we are all really missing being able to spend time with our Camp Fire ...
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A Story About an Absolutely Incredible Kid.

Nicole Pate is someone we have known for many years, and she remains a part of the Camp Fire Alaska ...
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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day 2020

How often do we stop to tell the kids and teens in our lives how incredible they are? Camp Fire ...
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NEW FOR SUMMER 2020

CAMP K: May 31 to July 30 · Challenger Trek: Bringing back our longer session with a twist · Survivor: ...
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Give a Spark

Every October, each Alaskan—big and small—receives a PFD (if they qualify and have completed their applications by the March deadline, ...
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Best of Alaska

#campfireforall We are thrilled and honored to receive recognition from Anchorage Daily News as Best Summer Camp in Alaska. Most ...
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Camp Fire Alaska does a Holiday Service Learning Project!

Camp Fire Staff headed out to deliver baskets to Elders! This holiday season, we partnered with RuralCAP’s Elder Mentor Program ...
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It Begins with Respect

Last spring, Camp Fire’s Site Director for Government Hill left the state to pursue her dream to dance professionally in ...
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10 Reasons to Choose Camp Fire Before & After School

While it’s true that we’re leaping to start our summer camp season, Camp Fire’s heart and soul is our Before ...
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Support youth and Camp Fire Alaska through Pick.Click.Give.

Making a donation through Pick.Click.Give is an easy and fun way to support your community. It is also a great ...
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