Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Our Programs

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We serve more than 5,000 youth every year

Camp Fire offers affordable high-quality programming, professionally trained and caring staff, activities and events that are appealing to youth, and a fun, safe place to experience it all. Whether you are interested in summer camps or our enriching school-year program, there is a special place for your family at Camp Fire Alaska.

What makes Camp Fire different?


  • Leadership—A leader in youth development for more than a century.
  • Professional—Our staff are trained to help youth identify their passion and spark.
  • Inclusiveness—Camp Fire welcomes everyone.
  • Participant-centered—Youth have a real voice and a real choice.
  • Impact—Developing abilities now that provide a strong foundation for the future.

What our programs promise to deliver


  • Teach and improve social and emotional learning skills.
  • Build confidence and leadership skills.
  • Create experiences that teach active and healthy lifestyles.
  • Develop knowledge and appreciation for the natural world.
  • Value people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


feel if they don't achieve their goal on the first try, not to give up


tried things they had never done before


discovered they don't have to be "born with talent" to be good at something
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.