#KidDay: An invitation to connection

Every third Thursday in March, Camp Fire celebrates Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®, a holiday dedicated to encouraging the amazing young people in our lives. Since we founded it in 1997*, millions of people have marked #KidDay with messages to their favorite younger folks, telling them why they matter.   It’s our

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

From Allies to Accomplices: Get uncomfortable! 

What does the word accomplice mean to you? Someone aiding and abetting questionable activity? A dangerous co-conspirator? An accessory to a crime?  Today, we’re exploring a different definition of accomplice. As we strive to become a more equitable organization, we’ve noticed movement leaders use the word in an intriguing way.
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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

A 2023 #KidDay Message from our National Youth Advisory Cabinet

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is only a few days away and we can’t let the holiday pass without talking about incredible the young people on our National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC). Camp Fire’s YAC has 11 dedicated young people who give their experience, insight, and presence to Camp Fire National

Sharing Power: Learning to Embrace Humility as an Adult in Youth-Led Spaces

Written by Hannah Howard | Evaluation Manager & Staff Advisor to the National Youth Advisory Cabinet | Camp Fire National Headquarters What does “youth voice” mean to you? When young people apply to be a part of Camp Fire National’s Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC), this is one of the questions

“Prepare us for the future we are forced to prepare for.” – A reflection on the transformational power of youth leadership

Hannah Howard Evaluations Manager, Camp Fire Hannah recently attended a Youth Voice initiative in Chicago focused on listening to young people about their ideas, wants, and needs for afterschool programs. She was incredibly moved by what they had to say and shared her reflections below: “Prepare us for the future