Parenting in the Digital Age: What to Look Out For in 2016

Raising children in the digital age can be difficult. Technology has the potential to be either a friend or a foe, depending on how a child uses their devices. Thankfully, we are at the beginning of a new year with a clean start. Digital threats lurking online are very real,

Teens In Action Youth Want To Save Their Park

Youth want to shape the world, especially teens! Teen service and leadership are vital to building a healthy community and a better world – when our youth thrive, the community thrives! For more than 80 years, Camp Fire has been providing opportunities for young people to shape their world through

Central Oregon teens find creative way to serve community’s youth

Not all families have the means to throw a child a birthday party. That’s what a few middle schoolers realized last year while brainstorming ways to help their community. Five girls make up Camp Fire Central Oregon’s Teens In Action. While trying to think of a community service project, they

What would you like to see made of glass?

What would you like to see made out of glass? Our Kids Design Glass entries for the National Art Competition in partnership with the Museum of Glass and sponsored by KCTS 9 are due no later than February 8. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 19! We’re looking forward to some great

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Don’t Let Your Child Be Blindsided Many eye care professionals and other experts are lighting up the Twitterverse using the handle #GlaucomaAwareness this January during the namesake month of education and information regarding this debilitating disease. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), “Parents are the first line of defense,” against youth

Camp Fire Serves As National Curriculum Partner for In Defense of Food

Camp Fire is proud to be the national curriculum partner for the book and documentary In Defense of Food. The curriculum, a companion to the PBS documentary In Defense of Food, uses activities and film clips to give young people aged 10 to 14 new tools to think critically about food.

Article in AfterSchool Today Highlights Thrive{ology}

An article in AfterSchool Today, the official publication of the National AfterSchool Association, highlights Camp Fire’s national implementation of Thrive{ology}. The article highlights the results of a three-year concerted effort to bridge research to practice by training its youth development staff and volunteers to guide youth toward a thriving trajectory. Called Thrive{ology},