Debbie Espinosa, Branch Executive, Downtown Oakland YMCA, Camp Fire Alum
“Caring adults in Camp Fire mentored me, believed in me, and encouraged me…”
As a young girl, I was shy – you might have called me a wallflower. Starting in first grade, I became a Camp Fire Blue Bird in Puyallup, WA, through the Camp Fire Orca council. After that, Camp Fire became huge part of my life and taught me the life skills and leadership skills that have opened up so many opportunities in my life and career. Caring adults in Camp Fire mentored me for more than a decade; they believed in me, encouraged me, and helped me blossom into a confident “wild flower” and leader. I am so grateful to Camp Fire for its transformative role in my life.