The Camp Fire Experience

Where children and teens discover who they are.

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.

At Camp Fire, it's truly a way of life.



The Camp Fire Promise

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.

Light the fire within

How Does Camp Fire Help Youth Thrive?

Every Camp Fire program employs our framework for thriving, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development.

The Thriving Framework

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

Step-It-Up-2-Thrive: A Road Map for Youth Development

  1. Identify sparks

    Identifying and growing Sparks and Spark Champions

  2. Growth

    Understanding development and move to a growth mindset

  3. Goals

    Building goal management skills.

  4. Reflect

    Creating the opportunity to reflect on activities and outcomes.

Our Programs

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.

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