The Spark

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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:

Youth Protection in a Pandemic & Beyond

Written by: Youth Development Expert Nikki Roe-Cropp Director of Program Effectiveness, Camp Fire National Headquarters Nikki currently serves on the National Alliance of Youth-Serving Organizations for Child Protection. She is passionate about helping all youth reach their full potential through… Read More >

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From Camp Fire to Mission Control: NASA Chief Flight Director Holly Ridings’s Alumni Story

NASA Chief Flight Director Holly Ridings, the first woman to hold the position, describes the current mission happening on the International Space Station in mission control at Johnson Space Center Thursday Sept. 27, 2018 in Houston

If you were one of the 10 million people who watched NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley (Bob and Doug) to the International Space Station in May, you have seen Camp Fire alumni Holly Ridings’s life’s… Read More >

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Risk, Leadership & Resilience: Melanie Herman’s Camp Fire Story

Melanie Lockwood Herman is a risk-taker. Even as a young Bluebird at Camp Fire North Shore in Massachusetts, she was up for adventure. At first glance, her career as a risk-management leader might not seem to fit with her willingness… Read More >

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A Legacy of Service: Camp Fire War Efforts During World War I & World War II

Special thanks to alumni Phyllis Raines who provided the following information about Camp Fire Girls war efforts from 1914-1952. Service and civic engagement have always been core Camp Fire values. This value was put to work during World War I… Read More >

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People & Impact

The past eight months have been tumultuous and uncertain. With the Fall school-year approaching, COVID-19 still at large, and the 2020 election around the corner, everything continues to feel up in the air. However, one thing we have learned through… Read More >

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Virtual Summer Camps for You

  We know that COVID-19 has changed everyone’s summer plans. Summer camps are no exception. Coming up with activities at home on your own can be a huge task, but don’t worry – we’ve got you! Check out these fun… Read More >

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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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The impact of COVID-19 on today’s young people

It is now officially summer — schools are on break, the sun is high and bright, and COVID-19 has now been with us for almost six months and doesn’t look like it is going anywhere anytime soon.  The era of… Read More >

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Engage Your Family: Talking Race, Racism, & Anti-Racism With Youth K-12

artist nikkolas smith

We know you agree: young people are amazing. We believe they shape the world (no matter their age) and it’s our job to be with them on a journey to self-discovery and lift their voice. How do we do that?… Read More >

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