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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:

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… Read More >

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Developmental Relationships in Action

Two Youth Advisory Cabinet members share how strong, supportive relationships have made a big difference in their lives.  “The associate executive director at Camp Fire New Jersey is so amazing and has become a significant person in my life since… 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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Developmental Relationships: What Camp Fire Columbia is learning

Camp Fire has been partnering with the Search Institute to help encourage key developmental relationships, especially in the context of marginalized communities. Camp Fire Columbia is in its third year of investigating innovative ways to strengthen connections through the Relationships… Read More >

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Camp Fire and Developmental Relationships: How strong connections help kids thrive

We all know intuitively that positive relationships are at the very center of a thriving life – both for kids and adults. And, thanks to hard-working social scientists, the data says so, too. In fact, the common denominator among thriving… Read More >

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National Youth Development Organization Camp Fire Names Dave Albano to Board of Trustees

  National Youth Development Organization Camp Fire Names Dave Albano to Board of Trustees Albano brings more than 30 years of leadership experience from global telecommunications, IT, and entrepreneurship to Camp Fire   KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (July 24, 2019)… 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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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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