Camp Fire Afterschool Programs
In many communities, Camp Fire partners with schools to deliver programming before and after school. Programs vary by location, but typically include:
- Conflict Resolution
- Bullying and Cyberbullying
- Health and Wellness
- Creative Arts
- Digital Literacy
- Mentoring and Tutoring
- Community Service
- Teen Leadership Development
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
What Youth Do in Afterschool Programs
Afterschool programs are structured in collaboration with schools to ensure that Camp Fire programs support each youth’s education.
For many schools, a daily program is structured like this:
First 60 min
Homework Mentoring and Tutoring
Second 60 min
Conflict Resolution, Cyberbullying, Digital Literacy, and Community Action Programs
Outdoor and Environmental Education, and Health and Wellness Programs
Continued Mentoring and Tutoring
Third 30-45 min
Preparation for Parent Pick-up or Class
Youth are encouraged to manage their time in a way that aligns with their passions and unique talents. And, our trained adult staff gathers youth input to tailor curricula to meet the needs and nurture the sparks of the youth in the program.
Camp Fire Wise Kids®
Camp Fire’s Wise Kids® and Wise Kids Outdoors® health and wellness programs uses the simple theory of “energy in = energy out” to teach children about eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle.
Communication with peer groups and adults is crucial to thriving and success for youth today. Camp Fire’s InterACTION focuses on healthy communication skills and helping youth learn simple conflict resolution approaches.