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Camp Fire Celebrates Young People of All Genders

In 2020, we expanded our inclusion statement to get a lot more specific about all the ways young people might define themselves—and how we welcome, affirm and support everyone. One of the categories of diversity that Camp Fire actively celebrates… Read More >

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Answering the Call to Connection

Young people are craving deep, real connections with people who see them as they are. This was the driver for our new mission statement, and also why we were so excited to discover this remarkable new report, “A Call to… Read More >

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One of our values: We get outdoors.

  April 22 is the official Earth Day holiday, but as every inhabitant of this planet knows in their very molecules…every day is Earth Day! We are hurtling through our galaxy on this gorgeous globe. We humans are made of… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s Values Deepen as We Grow

  When Camp Fire began in 1910, its values were simply “work, health, love.” As we’ve grown and expanded—and as humans continue to better understand ourselves and how we can help each other thrive—our organizational values have deepened. As part… Read More >

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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is March 17th!

Last month on the blog, we talked about how our big why became really clear during the pandemic. Why does Camp Fire exist? Because growing up is hard.  If you’re an adult reading this, you remember how it was. Now… Read More >

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Camp Fire Names Two New Council CEOs and Youth Advisory Cabinet Chair to National Board of Trustees

KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb. 24, 2022) – National inclusive youth development organization Camp Fire, is proud to announce that it has added two new council CEOs and a Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) Chair to the National Board of Trustees. Their… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet Stands With Trans* Youth

  As Camp Fire’s National YAC we want to say to the LGBTQ2S+ youth of Texas and Florida – young person to young person – you are magic. We stand in solidarity with you and your families and will do… Read More >

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Camp Fire National Headquarters Evaluation Manager Hannah Patterson Selected as National Afterschool Association (NAA) 2022 Next Gen Honoree

Hannah Patterson NAA's Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders Honoree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 23, 2022 – The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the voice of the afterschool profession and lead organization for the advancement of afterschool professionals and leaders has selected Hannah Patterson, Evaluation Manager at Camp Fire… Read More >

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2020-2021 People & Impact Report | Camp Fire

We are proud to share Camp Fire’s 2020-2021 People & Impact Report!     This is one of our eight organizational core values. The purpose of our annual People & Impact report is to show you what that means in… Read More >

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