Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Learning Pod Program

Providing care to more than 100 youth every day at no cost to families

Our Community Centers Program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth from low-income neighborhoods at no cost to families. Research shows that quality after-school programs improve school attendance by nurturing a sense of belonging, creating a connection to caring adults, and providing academic enrichment, all of which make youth more likely to go to school and succeed.

To register for one of our Community Centers, talk to our site director at Tyson Elementary or Loussac Place and they will give you a form. If you have questions, give us a call at (907) 279-3551. We do not offer drop-in care so please register in advance.


Tyson Elementary
Morning program located at Tyson Elementary School in Mountain View. Open daily from 7am until school starts.

Loussac Place

Now serving Loussac Place neighborhood at Muldoon and North Star.

Our Community Centers are funded in part by a grant from the Municipality of Anchorage and a partnership with Cook Inlet Housing Authority, with additional support from the Anchorage School District, BP, ConocoPhillips, Cook Inlet Regional Corporation, Northrim Bank, United Way of Anchorage, Wells Fargo, and individual donors.

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.