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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:

8 Ways to Encourage Youth Inclusivity and Diversity

Want to help the kids in your life embrace diversity and learn to welcome everyone? True inclusion is a lifelong process. Here’s how to get started.   Investigate your own biases and privileges. Getting acquainted with our personal blind spots… Read More >

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GradNation – 2018 Report

After 15 Years Of Gains, For The First Time No State Is Below 71 Percent, A Sign Of Progress Toward Raising The National High School Graduation Rate “The high school graduation rate is still the best on-track indicator for young… Read More >

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Inclusion & Diversity: Good for Kids

Camp Fire welcomes all kids and teens! Our programs reflect America’s own diversity. We served more than 184,000 youth and their families in 2017. Fifty-eight percent girls, 42 percent boys, and .1 percent transgender. Last year, eight percent of our… Read More >

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On My Mind: Radical Notions of Inclusion

Today we’re reposting a message our CEO, Cathy Tisdale, wrote in June 2016. Those tough conversations about inclusion she talked about? Yep, we’re still having them. And Camp Fire still is—and always will—champion inclusion and diversity. Camp Fire is for… Read More >

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Inclusive Since 1910

One of the things that makes Camp Fire stand out among other organizations for youth is its long history of inclusion and diversity leadership. Camp Fire was founded to give kids who were being marginalized—girls—opportunities no one else was offering… Read More >

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Camp vs. Screens (Spoiler: Camp wins)

Facts we take seriously at Camp Fire: Kids spend 90 percent of their time indoors. – Children & Nature Network Kids spend 50+ hours a week on a screen.  – Children & Nature Network If you need a quick answer to “Why… Read More >

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The big benefits of being in nature

One of the best parts about going to camp is being outside. After all, Camp Fire began in 1910 to give girls the kind of outdoor experiences that were already available to boys. These days, Camp Fire programs teach kids… Read More >

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Camp meets you where you are

Inclusion isn’t just a buzz word to us at Camp Fire. It’s a founding principal. It’s a way of being, thinking, working and playing. It’s how we do everything, including camp. Especially camp. Why? It’s just more fun that way.… Read More >

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“So this is where they keep the stars…”

SUMMER CAMPS! It’s that time… it’s almost camp season. The school-year is winding down, and we’re getting fired up to spend the summer with tens of thousands of campers across the country! We know there a million different things you and… Read More >

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