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Gather ‘round the Camp Fire: It’s story time

We really, really need your story. Here’s why.  Happy Alumni Month! Gather ‘round the crackling fire with us…watch the flames dance as the smell of smoke and crisp night air billows up into a starry sky. Snuggle up in a fleece blanket, perhaps the warmth of a hot chocolate or

Camp Fire Patuxent CEO Rosemary Pezzuto Recipient of the National Youth Leadership Council’s Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award

Camp Fire is built upon a community of people who believe in creating a safe space and a bright future for youth. No organization could survive without incredible people who devote their time and their voices to support the cause they believe in. Today, we would like to shift our

In Memorium: Celebrating the lives of Dr. Faith W LaVelle and Grace Sidell Nause

It brings us much sadness to announce the passing of two Camp Fire alumni in December 2022. These two amazing women were pieces of the foundation that Camp Fire was built upon, at a national and local level, and we would like to honor them. Our condolences go out to

From lonely kid to lifelong friends: One Camp Fire alum/historian’s story

Lorrie Scott As her home camp Camp Sealth celebrates its 100th year, alumnus Lorrie Scott is looking back over her own six decades of dedication to Camp Fire. Lorrie has filled practically every role available to Camp Fire devotees: childhood member, adult leader, council board member, volunteer, staff member, conference

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 take up the sport seriously until she was in her

Celebrating You, Extraordinary Camp Fire Alumni

    Hand Craft – 1948       Cookout By Campfire – Late 1910’s   This month is Alumni Celebration Month at Camp Fire! If you’re an alumni, please sign up for our ALUMNI EMAIL LIST so we can stay in touch. Thanks for your support!  

Ilse Browner: A Woman of Tolerance

Camp Fire’s alumni are AMAZING. And not just because we’ve got some celebrities on our rolls (hey, Madonna). Anybody who’s worked hard to find their sparks, practice a growth mindset, learn to set goals, and reflect on their progress is going to make a difference in the world. Today, Ingrid