Thriving With Camp Fire

Our Framework Ensures That Youth Thrive

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 the Thrive Foundation for Youth, enables youth to achieve their full potential by:

  1. Identify sparks

    Identifying and growing Sparks and Spark Champions.

  2. Growth

    Adopting a growth mindset (the belief that you can learn new skills all the time).

  3. Goals

    Building goal management skills.

  4. Reflect

    Creating the opportunity to reflect on activities and outcomes.

Equipped with these skills, and with the support of trained, caring adults, Camp Fire participants are more likely to:

  • Stay in school
  • Demonstrate social competence
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Be environmentally conscious
  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Achieve their full potential

Every day, we see youth building positive relationships, learning life skills that include self-reflection and goal management, and practicing these skills in our Out-Of-School-Time, Camp and Environmental Education, and Teen Service and Leadership programs.

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