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
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Camp Fire’s approach to trauma: What it means to be trauma-informed

You’ve heard us say it many times: Growing up is hard. That’s the why behind everything we do. But when we say hard…just how hard are we talking?   Right now, really hard. Like, clinically hard. We’re in a youth mental health crisis, and one of the underlying causes is

Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall Invests $1 Million into Inclusive Youth Development Organization Camp Fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (JULY 20, 2023)– Jack Dorsey, Block Head, Chairman, and co-founder of Block, Inc., donates $1 million of unrestricted funding through his philanthropic initiative #startsmall to support inclusive national youth development nonprofit Camp Fire and its long-standing mission: connecting young people to the outdoors, to others, and to
Dear young people - Camp Fire and NIEA logo

Dear young people,

We know things are tough right now. We recognize that many of you are scared. With legislation across the country attempting to control what you can read, the art you’re allowed to see and create, what sports and clubs you’re able to participate in, and even what healthcare you and
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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
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Shawna Rosenzweig Named President of Inclusive National Youth Development Organization Camp Fire National Headquarters

Rosenzweig promoted internally after 10 years of strategic program leadership and notable success KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (July 5, 2023) – National inclusive youth development organization Camp Fire announced today that Shawna Rosenzweig, Chief Strategy Officer for the past four years, has been promoted to President. To further the innovative
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But what does belonging feel like?

Creating belonging is a moral good, sure, but sometimes we need to take a second to remember just how good belonging feels. When have you experienced the power of belonging?  We talk a lot about belonging at Camp Fire. It’s woven into our values. (We are inclusive. We work to