The Wohelo Award

Work, Health, and Love

“Wohelo” stands for Work, Health, and Love—values that are central to Camp Fire since our founding in 1910. The Wohelo Award is the highest achievement for youth in Camp Fire. This prestigious award, open to teens in grades 9 through 12, offers opportunities for personal development, leadership, and advocacy on important issues.

The award is earned by completing an intensive and highly individualized project. Teens design their projects based on their interests, values, and goals. Completing the requirements to earn the Wohelo Award takes hard work, dedication, motivation, creativity, determination, and discipline. The award demonstrates perseverance, the ability to set and achieve meaningful goals, a strong work ethic, commitment to community service, and leadership.

Wohelo Award recipients tell us it is the most rewarding experience Camp Fire youth will ever have. And, it is an important addition to a job application, college application and interview, and as part of other community activities he or she is interested in.

Wohelo Award Recipients

The following individuals have earned Wohelo Awards in 2014:

Camp Fire Heart of California (Madera, CA)

Kaitlyn Allen

Camp Fire Long Beach Area (Long Beach, CA)

Courtney Louise Ward, Brittany Marie West

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa (Des Moines, IA)

Emma Sink-Underfer

Camp Fire Monticello (Monticello, IA)

Kaitlin Bayne, Cecilia Bean, Taylor Marie Guthrie, Hanna Elizabeth Wall

Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)

Emily Faulkner, Hayden Gilbert, Brook Martin, Marrisa Wright

Camp Fire Central Oregon (Bend, OR)

Emma Bell, Amber Goemaat, Camille Stillwell

Camp Fire Wilani (Springfield, OR)

Lizzy Hall

Camp Fire Balcones (Austin, TX)

Morgan Howard, Izabel Wills

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound (Seattle, WA)

Jessica Mannard, Stephanie Wilkinson

Camp Fire Inland Northwest (Spokane Valley, WA)

Riley Ball, Katelynn Jentges, Sierra Lewis

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