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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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Camp Fire to Expand Teen Leadership Programs and Amplify Youth Voice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 24, 2019 $125,000 Investment from The Hearst Foundations Will Expand Camp Fire’s Teen Leadership Programs and Amplify Youth Voice Kansas City, MO. – The Hearst Foundations have invested $125,000 in national youth development organization, Camp Fire,… Read More >

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Camp Fire Welcomes New Board Member Sonya Richburg

Camp Fire Names Sonya Richburg, Lead Counsel for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, to its National Board of Trustees Richburg brings 20 years of corporate legal expertise and passion to the national youth organization     Youth development organization Camp Fire is… Read More >

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Camp Fire Welcomes New Board Member Ken Schoeneck

Camp Fire Names Global Business Leader Ken Schoeneck of Ingersoll Rand to its National Board of Trustees Schoeneck brings 32 years of technology and business innovation experience to the national organization   National youth development organization Camp Fire is proud… Read More >

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This is what inclusion looks like

  Camp Fire works to realize the dignity and worth of each individual and to eliminate human barriers based on all assumptions that prejudice individuals. Designed and implemented to reduce sexual, racial, religious, and cultural stereotypes and to foster positive… Read More >

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Camp Fire Welcomes New Board Member Jeanetta Darno

Camp Fire Names Award-Winning Diversity and Inclusion Leader Jeanetta Darno to its National Board of Trustees Darno brings more than 20 years of experience in Fortune 100 companies and leadership as a highly-decorated military veteran to the national organization  … Read More >

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Meet Ben Matthews, Camp Fire’s Diversity & Inclusion Program Consultant

Ben Matthews is Camp Fire National Headquarters’ new program consultant for diversity and inclusion. Ben’s role is supported by a CAMPER grant (Camp Accessibility, Meaningful Participation, and Equal Representation), a three-year initiative to better include three underserved youth populations at… Read More >

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Camp Fire Appoints Greg Zweber as New President and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2019 National youth development organization, Camp Fire, is proud to announce the appointment of Greg Zweber as President and CEO. Zweber brings 24 years of nonprofit and corporate experience to the role and most recently served as the… Read More >

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3 Things Every High-Quality Camp Program Should Have

It’s almost camp season! All over the country, Camp Fire camps are getting ready to welcome kids to a summer of fun, learning, growth, impact, and discovery. Sometimes the stereotype of summer camp is just canoes and cabin hijinx, but… Read More >

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