The Spark

Alumni Stories Archive

From lonely kid to lifelong friends: One Camp Fire alum/historian’s story

As her home camp Camp Sealth celebrates its 100th year, alumnus Lorrie Scott is looking back over her own six decades of dedication to Camp Fire. Lorrie has filled practically every role available to Camp Fire devotees: childhood member, adult… Read More >

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Thank you Camp Fire Alumni

Camp Fire is proud of its legacy and we’re proud of those who have walked before us. Over July, we celebrated our alumni on social media and called for them to share some of their memories.  Each one of the… Read More >

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Award-winning senior swimmer carries Camp Fire torch

Maurine Kornfeld is a legend, and not just because the world-record-breaking swimmer was inducted into the U.S. Masters Swimming Hall of Fame at 97.  Born in 1921 in Great Falls, Montana, Maurine learned to swim as a child but didn’t… Read More >

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Celebrating You, Extraordinary Camp Fire Alumni

            This month is Alumni Celebration Month at Camp Fire! If you’re an alumni, please sign up for our ALUMNI EMAIL LIST so we can stay in touch. Thanks for your support!  

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Ilse Browner: A Woman of Tolerance

Camp Fire’s alumni are AMAZING. And not just because we’ve got some celebrities on our rolls (hey, Madonna). Anybody who’s worked hard to find their sparks, practice a growth mindset, learn to set goals, and reflect on their progress is… Read More >

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Dr. Evelyn de Ghetaldi: A Woman of Significance

Written by Ingrid Busch Throughout the long history of women struggling to find a foothold in positions of power and influence, a few women stand out as exemplary. Evelyn Lenore Gardner Ballard de Ghetaldi is one of them. Sadly, the… Read More >

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Share Your Camp Fire Story!

One of the best parts of being a part of an organization with a 100+ year history is the stories. We love getting to hearing where our alumni  are now—and part Camp Fire played in getting them there. So this… Read More >

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WOHELO: Camp Fire’s Original Watchword

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If you’re new to Camp Fire, you’re bound to ask: Wo-what? That word you keep hearing people say, keep seeing on pins and signs and badges? It’s wohelo. And it’s been a part of Camp Fire since the very beginning.… Read More >

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The Power of Reflection

Written by Shirley Tang, a senior in high school in Houston, Tx., and member of Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) I look left and right at my papers piling up on my desk. I look down at my… Read More >

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