Getting focused: Our goals for 2023-2025

Well, hello, 2023. What do you have in store for us? Our new strategic plan has some (very exciting) spoilers.   We opened 2022 with a new vision for Camp Fire: We envision a world where all young people thrive and have equitable opportunities for self-discovery, community connection, and engagement with nature.  That’s a big dream. […]

Shifting Goal Gears: Stay Flexible, Stay On-Track

It’s nearing the end of January! How are your 2018 resolutions tracking? Some research shows just 58 percent of resolutions survive the first month, and only 9 percent of people over all report achieving a New Year’s resolution. Some of that failure probably has to do with not choosing the right goal in the first place. […]

Six Foolproof Strategies for Going After Goals

Even though “reality” TV shows might tell us otherwise, wanting it isn’t actually enough to win you the 2018 resolutions prize. Nope. If we want to attain our goals, we need a plan. Make that multiple plans. That’s where the P of the GPS goal management method comes in. After first setting smart goals we go […]

How to Set Smart Goals—Whether You’re a Kid or a Kid-at-Heart

What’s on your 2018 resolution list? Not to get all meta on you, but making better resolutions is always on ours. Smart goals are achieved goals! Goal management is one the four pillars of Thrive{ology} (our proven path to youth success) along with Sparks, a Growth Mindset and Reflection (which we’ll go deep on next […]

Spend time with children in nature for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Guest post by Amelia Rhodeland, MPA, Content Production Manager, Children & Nature Network For Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®, spend some time outdoors with the young people in your life. I can’t imagine a better way to show them that you care about them. Research shows that families who spend time in nature develop strong bonds, […]

Executive Director – Camp Fire Samish

Executive Director – Camp Fire Samish Camp Fire Samish (CFS) seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director (ED) in Bellingham, WA, USA.  CFS is a non-profit organization serving the youth of Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan counties.  This position is full-time, including benefits, and is accountable to the Council’s Board of Directors. The […]

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement Camp Fire is committed to providing an inclusive digital experience to all visitors of our website. We want everyone who visits the Camp Fire website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. This commitment to accessibility for all begins with this site and our efforts to ensure all functionality and all content […]

DEI & Thriving

WHERE ALL YOUTH CAN belong & thrive CAMP FIRE’S DEFINITION OF THRIVING Connection When young people are thriving, they are connected to others, to nature, and to themselves with a loving awareness of their identities, dreams, passions, and needs. Whole self They are invited to imagine their whole selves and to learn, grow, and achieve […]

Ways to give

Give to Camp Fire We believe all young people should have the chance to belong, connect with nature, and learn critical life skills. Thank you for joining us in this life-changing work and investing in youth! Here are 7 ways to express your generosity: Donor Advised Funds A growing trend in recent years, a donor-advised […]

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions What age groups does Camp Fire serve? Camp Fire provides programs for children and teens, with an emphasis on youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Family engagement is embedded into many of these programs. How many youth benefit from Camp Fire? Every year Camp Fire directly engages more than 150,000 […]