Health & Wellness, Recreation, Recreation Programming, Youth Services
Make a difference by joining our Rural Alaska Program
Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program travels to small, remote communities across Alaska from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle, offering youth the chance to experience our dynamic summer day camp program in their local community.
Rural staff participate in two weeks of paid training in Anchorage, Alaska followed by eight weeks of work in predominately Alaska Native communities across the state. Staff teams travel throughout June and July, delivering programs for two to four weeks in one community and then travel to the next. Programming consists of swimming and cold-water safety, health and wellness activities, cooking, hiking and outdoor recreation, creative arts, games and sports, and team building opportunities. Additional components of the program consist of evening activities focused on teen and elder involvement including potlucks, campfires, storytelling, and more!
*Travel Camp Lead Staff—mid-May through early August
DESCRIPTION: Travel Camp Leader Staff are experienced professionals capable of creating and implementing youth and community-based programs, forming community relationships, and facilitating activities without supervision or direct support. In addition to needing the ability to facilitate engaging, relevant youth programming, the position requires advanced leadership, problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as experience working with youth, trauma-informed care, and cultural sensitivity. Additional duties include but are not limited to completing weekly check-ins with supervisors, required paperwork, and all other logistics involved in implementing program, while also working productively as a member of a team.
Travel Camp Lead Staff
PAY: Minimum season compensation of $5,000 + Room & Board + travel allowance
Training and Program Delivery Dates: May 21—Aug 1 (start May 14 for Lifeguard Certification)
About Camp Fire Alaska
Camp Fire Alaska offers unique opportunities to individuals who are enthusiastic, creative, hard-working, and eager to share our vision for offering every child the opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun, safe learning environment.
Whether you live in Alaska or you are coming from someplace else, working at one of our summer programs will be unlike any job you’ve had before. It will be fun, challenging, hard, inspiring, meaningful, and life-changing.
Top 10 reasons to work for Camp Fire Alaska--
Make a difference working with youth
Build your skill set with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
Get professional training
Work with leaders in the youth development field
Be inspired and be inspiring to others
Make life-long friends
Other Summer Opportunities at Camp Fire Alaska
Camp Fire Alaska has three summer camp programs to choose from:
Camp Si-La-Meo: Sing, laugh and play outside all day long at our Anchorage day camp. Go boating and swimming, try rock climbing and riflery, teach outdoor skills and creative arts to youth ages 5-13.
Rural Alaska Program: Travel for eight weeks to remote areas and deliver educational and fun programs to youth and the entire community.
Camp K: Spend your summer on Kenai Lake at one of Alaska’s longest running overnight camps. Kayak, hike, play games, and camp out with youth ages 6-17.
Additional Salary Information: $5,000 Minimum Season Compensation + Room and Board
About Camp Fire Alaska
Camp Fire is… A non-profit youth development agency that gives every child the opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun, safe, learning environment. We do that by establishing caring, mentoring, adult relationships, nurturing youths’ social and emotional growth, and promoting healthy life choices.Each year, Camp Fire serves more than 5,000 youth through four programs:1. Before- and after-school programs2. Summer programs, day camp and overnight camp3. Community Centers4. Rural Program, serving remote communities around the state