For 110 years, we’ve been guiding young people on the path to self-discovery and helping them thrive. These Fireside Chats are opportunities to explore Camp Fire’s values, vision, and commitment to the young people we serve.

We are excited for you to join us.

Upcoming Virtual Chats

We’re working on it – no upcoming chats are currently scheduled. Stay tuned!

Past Chats

 

Virtual: Camp Fire’s People & Impact

Fri. August 28 at 2pm CST

Join us as we sit down with five remarkable Camp Fire staff/volunteers around the country who were ALSO Camp Fire participants as young people! In a Zoom panel facilitated by Camp Fire National Headquarters’ CEO Greg Zweber, we will discover their stories and see how their unique experiences in Camp Fire have shaped their growth, life trajectories, and desire to make an impact.

 

Fireside Chat: People & Impact

Posted by Camp Fire on Friday, August 28, 2020

 

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Meet the five panelists:

  • Nicole Huskey (She/Her) – Community Programs Director, Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma; Alumni of Camp Fire Green Country. Nicole lives in Oklahoma City, OK, with her husband and daughter, who is a 3rd generation Camp Fire youth. She said: “It is the experiences and the opportunities that Camp Fire provided that I remember and feel the most transformed by. Not the accolades. I am proud that I earned my WoHeLo because of the work that it took. Not the actual award itself. That is just an added bonus.”  
  • Michelle Lozano (She/Her, They/Them)Camp Fire Green Country, Program Manager LatinX & Community Programs/Clubs; Alumni of Camp Fire Green Country. Michelle Lives in Tulsa, OK and is attending Southern Nazarene University online, raising a 7-year-old silly boy, and loves to travel when they have time.
  • Joanne Stewart (She/Her)Camp Fire Girl alumni (attended two resident camps and two day camps) and WoHeLo Award Recipient in 1974. In the 1980s was a club leader & day camp director and earned the Sebago Award from Camp Fire National HQ; Joanne has been a Camp Fire Columbia/Camp Namanu Volunteer since 1997 and a camp nurse since 2016. She currently resides in Gresham, OR, and works as a nurse educator and clinical instructor.
  • Rachael Chapman (She/Her) – Tanadoona  Day Camp Coordinator & Alumni, Camp Fire Minnesota; benefited from a sponsorship to go attend leadership training at Tanadoona when she was 13-years-old. Rachael lives in Minneapolis and just graduated from the University of Minnesota and is about to begin a Master’s program for Elementary Education. She said, “I have become a better leader and more confident in myself and my abilities; now I work with youth and do programs for large and small groups of people. I have been able to use my knowledge about Tanadoona and apply it to working with parents, which I have loved doing.”
  • Maggie Bailey (Sher/Her)National Youth Advisory Cabinet Member (YAC), Camp Fire Inland Northwest Alumni. Maggie currently lives in Helena, MT, and is a sophomore at Carroll College double majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a pre-dental track.

 

Virtual: Camp Fire’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Wed. June 24 at 3pm CST

Join Camp Fire on Zoom to learn about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Through the Camp Accessibility, Meaningful Participation and Equal Representation (C.A.M.P.E.R.) grant, Camp Fire has begun removing barriers for youth to better access our programs and the outdoors. Talk with Camp Fire’s Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Ben Matthews, about the work we are doing with the grant across the council network as well as at National Headquarters.

Ben Matthews

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Specialist

 

Camp Fire's Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Posted by Camp Fire on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

 

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Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Thurs. May 28 at 2pm CST

Join Camp Fire for a live webinar (on Zoom) about how our young people and councils are responding to COVID-19 and programming disruptions. You will hear from Camp Fire Alaska’s CEO Barbara Dubovich, a 16-year-old member of the National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) Owen Schmidtzinsky, and National HQ CEO and president Greg Zweber. Come with questions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WoHeLo Alumni Chat

Facebook Live chat with Camp Fire National Headquarters President & CEO, Greg Zweber.

Our alumni are a vital and important part of Camp Fire. With new leadership, a global pandemic, and many changes over the past few years, we wanted to give you – our valued alumni – a chance to ask questions, talk openly and give input.

Posted by Camp Fire on Friday, April 24, 2020

 

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Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within