Amy Lindholm’s Alumni Story

A walk in the woods leads to a life of conservation activism  Amy Lindholm’s Camp Fire experiences took her on a career path she never could have imagined…one through the woods.   An early encounter with a quiet forest trail eventually led Amy to her current role as Director of Federal

After 70 Years Camp Fire’s Famous Mints Take a Bow: The Final Season of Camp Fire Candy Sales to Celebrate a Valued Partnership, Legacy with Brown & Haley

JUNE 11, 2024 – For Camp Fire candy lovers and alumni, this news will be hard to hear. It’s with a heavy heart that we share this will be the last season of candy sales (Aug. 2024 – Feb. 2025) with Brown & Haley: don’t miss your last chance to

It’s not a program; it’s a practice

Youth voice at Camp Fire  Living out your values is never easy. One of our core Camp Fire values is, “We honor the power of young people.” To us, honoring power means sharing power through significant youth participation and decision-making.   But what does this look like in practice? We’re working
Camp Fire People & Impact 2022-2023

Camp Fire’s People & Impact: 2022-2023

The desire for connection is something we all feel, but there is an inherent vulnerability tied to it. To connect, we must put ourselves out there in one way or another. Connection doesn’t just happen, and it doesn’t happen “to” us passively — we must take an active role —

Protect Trans* Kids: Remembering Nex Benedict

We are grieving with our community, and across the U.S., the tragic death and loss of Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old nonbinary student who was assaulted and beaten by fellow students at Owasso High School after weeks of bullying; Nex died the next day on February 8th. This should never have happened.  In

Heartbreak and Horror: Resources to Talk to Kids About Gun Violence and When the News is Scary

Written by: Erin K Risner, Parent, Kansas City Resident and Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications I’m not only a Kansas City area resident and a youth development professional, but I’m also a mom of two who watched online as the horror of yesterday’s shooting unfolded in my own community.

Camp Fire & AT&T Are a Part of the White House’s Improving Student Achievement Agenda in 2024

Sections from the original statement published on January 17th, 2024 on whitehouse.gov below. The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing today its Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024, which is focused on proven strategies that will accelerate academic performance for every child in school. There is nothing more important to our future

New, First-of-its-Kind Study: Creating Gender-Affirming Spaces at Summer Camp

Authored by Hannah Howard (she/her), Camp Fire National Evaluation Manager, and author of “Space for Identity Exploration: Through the Lens of Gender” Our values are our North Star. They guide our strategic vision and our day-to-day work. We’ve been a values-led organization since 1910, and it’s what has allowed us

Six New Members Join Camp Fire’s National Board of Trustees to Kick Off 2024

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 9, 2024) – National inclusive youth development organization Camp Fire is proud to announce that it has added six new members to its National Board of Trustees from across the US: Christopher S. Moore, Terri Ferinde, Matthew Egan, Quincy Henry, Ann Sheets, and Jason Peterson. “We