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A call for connection…

It would be arrogant to pretend that we have the right words to describe what is happening in Israel and Palestine. Our hearts are heavy for all who are affected. Our words feel small in the brutal face of war, immense fear, deep loss, and blind hatred. Camp Fire is

How can nature help us reframe ‘work’? 

“What happens when you shift from thinking of your team functioning like a well-oiled machine to a well-nurtured meadow?”  This is just one of the many re-framing questions from José González, an environmentalist, Chicano and educator, and founder of Latino Outdoors and Outdoorist Oath. José helps others see culture through
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Inclusive Youth Development Organization Camp Fire Seeks Candidates for National Board of Trustees

Camp Fire is seeking a diverse group of candidates across the U.S. to serve on the Camp Fire National Board of Trustees beginning in January 2024.  Growing up is hard. That’s why Camp Fire connects young people to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves. We envision a world where
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13 Questions You Can Ask a Kid or Teen to Help Them Develop a STEM Mindset 

This post was written by HK, Camp Fire National Headquarters’ Training & Development Manager. HK Gilbert has been working with young people in the outdoors since they graduated from counselor-in-training as a camper! HK believes strongly in the power of trauma-informed, connection-focused youth work. They are passionate about teaching and supporting adults so
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Camp Fire Expands National Youth STEM Programming with Support from AT&T and 3M

Contributions will make it possible for Camp Fire to collaborate with Imagine Science to bring equitable science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities to more underserved young people nationwide. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 14, 2023)–Building on its decades of science, technology, engineering and math programming, inclusive national youth development organization Camp

Building on our STEM Foundations

Have you ever had the experience of being fully in the moment … and only later realizing how well that presence set you up for the future? Maybe you got so in the flow of doing something you love that you didn’t realize how much you learned until months later.

Part 2: Green School Yards, Joy, Equity & Access 

This post is authored by Catherine Hubbard, Manager, Outdoor and Nature Programming | Camp Fire National Headquarters. Note: If you didn’t catch Part 1: What is a Green School Yard, be sure to check it out. We know that recess is meant to provide a physical and mental break in
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Part 1: What in the World is a “Green Schoolyard”? 

This post is authored by Catherine Hubbard, Manager, Outdoor and Nature Programming | Camp Fire National Headquarters. Green schoolyards go by many names: Living School Yards, Forest Classrooms, Outdoor Learning Labs…But regardless of what we choose to call them, green schoolyards are part of a growing, national push to transform
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Teva Partners with Youth Development Organization Camp Fire to Celebrate International Youth Day 2023

The Footwear Brand Will Donate $25,000 to Help Connect Future Generations to Communities and Nature Through Camp Fire Programs in the U.S. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AUG. 7,2023)– Inclusive national youth development organization Camp Fire announces its partnership with Teva®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK) for International Youth Day