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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Simple Ways to Grow a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is an essential building block of thriving—for kids, teens, and adults! What are some practical tools for boosting our ability to change, learn and improve? Glad you asked! Here’s a fun infographic we made so you can… Read More >

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Growth Mindset: Your Key to Thriving

Do you believe people can change? Do you think we can grow? Do you consider things like intelligence, talents and skills prizes of a random genetic lottery or qualities anybody can develop with time and tenacity? Camp Fire is built… Read More >

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Growth Mindset Continues to Grow Impact

Believing that a growth mindset is available to everyone at any time is a fundamental, anchoring belief at Camp Fire. The value of introducing a growth mindset—the belief that you can always learn new skills—continues to reward young lives through… Read More >

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Lathrop test

Looking for trusted resources? Want to get your kids outside a little more? Would you like to help fill their time with something other than TV/video games/school work? Are you interested in fun, engaging family activities? Here are 134 activities… Read More >

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Meet our 2020 Incredible Kids!

March 19th is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® and we are honored to celebrate our two national Incredible Kids for 2020. Taijah and Aidan are being recognized for their perseverance, dedication to their communities, and desire to make the world a… Read More >

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Teens Lead at Camp Fire

Camp Fire is founded on the belief that young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire doesn’t just sponsor programs for young people. It’s a platform for young people to create their own programs and engage with their communities,… Read More >

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Use the power of words on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®!

It’s a hard world out there. Kids and teenagers are bombarded by negative messages from social media, pop culture and even their peers all day long. They are told in ways both overt and implied: You’re not important. You’re not… Read More >

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5 Ways to Make a Big Impact for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Here at Camp Fire, every day is about helping kids thrive. But we wanted to take one day a year to really do it BIG. That’s why we started Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in 1997. Every year on the third… Read More >

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Mental health is a key part of thriving

This February, we’re going to be focusing on youth mental health awareness. At Camp Fire, we help kids learn the tools they need to thrive: how to identify their sparks, develop a growth mindset, manage their goals and take time… Read More >

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Sparks Infographic

Grab your free Sparks Infographic!

A purpose in life, less depression and anxiety, better social skills, higher school attendance…all of these benefits (and more!) when kids/teens have opportunity to nurture their Spark with adult support! See all the awesome benefits when you share your email! Enjoy: