Camp Fire provides a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people to discover their sparks—unique skills, passions, and interests—and adopt a growth mindset. They chart their own course to healthy habits, community leadership, and connection to nature in collaboration with trained, caring adults. And, in turn, Camp Fire youth give back by sharing those skills in their communities.
Children of any age can be part of Camp Fire's Out-of-School-Time and Camp & Outdoor Education programs.
Opportunities for teens include Camp & Environmental and Teen Service & Leadership programs.
Parents reinforce the growth mindset and foster their children’s sparks through volunteering and getting involved in our programs.
Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, Lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now.
Every Camp Fire program employs our framework for thriving, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development.
This approach encourages 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. LEARN MORE
Identifying and growing Sparks and Spark Champions
Understanding development and move to a growth mindset
Building goal management skills.
Creating the opportunity to reflect on activities and outcomes.
Every Camp Fire program employs the Thrive Theory of Change methodology, helping youth find their sparks and discover who they are. Our trained, caring adult leaders then nurture that discovery giving youth the tools they need to become leaders in their community, school, or their peer group today.