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:

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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Camp Fire is Dedicated to Creating Safe Spaces for All Youth

Youth Development Expert Nikki Roe Cropp – Program Consultant, Camp Fire National HQ Nikki is an expert in professional development training in youth development and the nonprofit sector. One of the many professional enrichment courses she facilitates is Camp Fire’s… Read More >

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Volunteering Helps Kids Thrive

Adult volunteers fuel our programs and help our young people thrive. But did you know volunteering is also a great way for young people to unlock their superpowers? (Scroll down to find out about a youth volunteering opportunity going on… Read More >

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Letter from the CEO: Goodbye & Closing Remarks

Cathy Tisdale

The past, nearly nine years as President and CEO of Camp Fire have been the best—and the hardest—work of my professional life. I began with an unwavering belief that if Camp Fire rose again to its former prominence and glory,… Read More >

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Meet Camp Fire’s 2019 Absolutely Incredible Kids!

On March 1, Camp Fire celebrated three Absolutely Incredible Kids who represent the millions of amazing youth in our country, who live their lives to make the world a better place. The three honorees were nominated by peers and adults… Read More >

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Use the power of words on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®!

It’s a hard world out there. Kids and teenagers are bombarded by negative messages from social media, pop culture and even their peers all day long. They are told in ways both overt and implied: You’re not important. You’re not… Read More >

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Camp Fire Partners with the Movie SHAZAM! for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Camp Fire has partnered with the upcoming New Line Cinema movie SHAZAM!, based on the DC character and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, to celebrate Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® on March 21 because every kid is a superhero! SHAZAM! and Camp… Read More >

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5 Ways to Make a Big Impact for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Here at Camp Fire, every day is about helping kids thrive. But we wanted to take one day a year to really do it BIG. That’s why we started Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in 1997. Every year on the third… Read More >

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Writing Tips, Ideas & Examples for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is right around the corner (March 21)! If you find yourself running a little low on creativity, here are some ideas to help get you started writing/telling a kid in your life why they are absolutely… Read More >

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