Why Parents Choose Camp Fire

Camp Fire Is the Better Choice for Your Children

Camp Fire has worked tirelessly for the last century to create and deliver programs that help youth thrive.

But what does that mean? It means ensuring a well-trained and caring staff that will teach and mentor your children to avoid risky behaviors, succeed in school, and embrace their unique talents. It means giving youth a voice in what activities they explore and helping them to set goals for themselves. And, it means allowing youth to understand they are part of a community that they can help to change and to prosper.

The Thriving Framework

Every Camp Fire program employs our framework for thriving, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development. Our approach, created in partnership with Thrive{ology}, enables youth to achieve their full potential by:

  • Identifying their sparks.
  • Adopting a growth mindset (the belief that you can learn new skills all the time.)
  • Creating the opportunity to reflect on activities and outcomes.
  • Building goal management skills.

This allows youth to build positive, sustained relationships, and learn life skills that include self-reflection and goal management, while practicing these skills in valued home, school and community activities.

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Our Programs

Camp Fire provides unique, focused programs that encourage personal exploration and empower youth to thrive. Whether it’s Out-of-School-Time, Camp and Outdoor, or Teen Service and Leadership programming, youth gain the skills necessary to succeed and reach their full potential throughout their lives.

How Can You Participate?

Many Camp Fire parents want to participate in our programs and be part of the Camp Fire experience alongside their children. Remember, Camp Fire is for everyone! Our programs welcome, and encourage, adult volunteers. Simply locate a Camp Fire near you and find out how you can become part of helping youth thrive.

While not everyone can volunteer, many do want to support Camp Fire and the youth we aim to serve. Please help us continue our amazing programs across the country by donating to Camp Fire.