2017 National Leadership Conference & Promise to Practice

Kansas City - November 8-11, 2017

Camp Fire’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) and Promise to Practice will combine this year to give council leaders a chance to come together and focus on solutions that make councils stronger, together.

Save the date, and watch this page for more details about this must-attend event. Registration will open in April 2017.

​Hotel Registration

The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza will serve as our host hotel for the event.

Attendees can make hotel reservations at 1-800-810-3708 and requesting Camp Fire’s room block to receive our guaranteed rate of $149 per night. An online registration link is coming soon.

Be sure to make your hotel reservations prior to October 16 to guarantee Camp Fire’s low rates ($149/night).

​Schedule of Events

​The following is a general schedule of events:

Tuesday, Nov. 7 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.: Executive Leadership Experience (ELE) at Camp Fire Headquarters

Wednesday, Nov. 8

8:00a.m.-1:00p.m.: Executive Leadership Experience (ELE) at Camp Fire Headquarters

2:30-4:00p.m.: ELSA meeting
3-4:00p.m.: Board to Board meeting
4:30-6:00p.m.: Opening NLC Reception
6:00p.m.: NLC Opening Dinner and Keynote

Thursday, Nov. 9

Breakfast on your own
8:30-9:30a.m.: Congress meeting
10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.: NLC Sessions
Dinner on your own

Friday, Nov. 10

8:30a.m.: NLC and Promise to Practice begins (breakfast provided)
9:30-11:30a.m.: Vendor solution sessions
11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.: Promise to Practice lunch and NLC closing lunch.
1:00p.m.: NLC concludes
1:00-5:00p.m.: Promise to Practice Sessions
Dinner on your own

Saturday, Nov. 11

8:30a.m.: Promise to Practice begins (breakfast provided)
9:30a.m.-12:00p.m.: Promise to Practice sessions
12:00p.m.: Promise to Practice concludes

​Youth Leadership Experience

Camp Fire’s Youth Leadership Experience (YLE) is a component of NLC for teens who help lead or advise their local councils. You’ll attend NLC along with council leaders from around the country as we focus on making Camp Fire stronger, together. By participating in YLE, you’ll build the leadership capacity of your councils while demonstrating skills that empower you to better your schools, families, and communities.

Additional sessions for YLE are planned in conjunction with our National Youth Advisory Cabinet.


Thank you to our sponsors! We appreciate your commitment to helping Camp Fire youth thrive!