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Camp Fire Names Andrea Woods, Regional Vice President of Operations, Compass Group/Morrison Living, as the newest member of the National Board of Trustees

    Camp Fire Names Andrea Woods, Regional Vice President of Operations, Compass Group/Morrison Living, as the newest member of the National Board of Trustees   Woods brings decades of business leadership and organizational strategy expertise to the organization  … Read More >

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Meet Quincy Henry: Coffee Roaster, Environmental Justice Seeker, and Youth Advocate

We got connected with Tacoma’s Campfire Coffee Co. after discovering we share both a name and a commitment: Protecting our environment for everyone and opening access to outdoor spaces to all.  (You can learn more about Campfire Coffee Co.’s story… Read More >

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Hate Has No Home in Camp Fire

  Two nights ago, eight people were killed in violence across three Asian-owned spas in Atlanta, six of them being Asian American women. We are devastated by this news. As we mourn and reflect, we also want to take action… Read More >

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Campfire Coffee Co. & youth org Camp Fire join forces to encourage kids

Quincy Henry and his wife, Whitni, started Campfire Coffee Co. in Tacoma, WA, with the goal of bringing campfire-roasted coffee (yes: micro-batch coffee roasted over an open fire!) to his home-turf and supporting a broader mission—creating more access to the… Read More >

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Becoming Who We Want to Be

The past year’s challenges forced all of us to take a hard look at who we are and who we want to become.  As Camp Fire’s CEO, Greg Zweber, outlined in his end-of-year letter, we did some very important work… Read More >

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Camp Fire National Headquarters Statement on Events at the U.S. Capitol

Like you, we’ve watched the attacks on the Capitol unfold in shock. We watched as our Senators and Representatives hid in terror as armed rioters breached the House and Senate floors. We saw confederate flags, anti-Semitic language, and other deeply… Read More >

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Letter from Camp Fire’s CEO Greg Zweber: Reflecting on 2020, Hope for 2021

  Like many of you, we have not only been responding to COVID-19 since March but have also been trying to understand ourselves in the current moment. “What is the current reality demanding of us as a leader?” Bianca J.… Read More >

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Camp Fire Teen’s Coloring Book Company Goes Viral

  You might have seen Camp Fire teen Ella Matlock recently in Real Simple. Or maybe it was Good Morning America, CNN, The Washington Post, Parents, or E! Online.  As co-founder of the Be The Change Coloring Co., Ella has… Read More >

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Risk, Leadership & Resilience: Melanie Herman’s Camp Fire Story

Melanie Lockwood Herman is a risk-taker. Even as a young Bluebird at Camp Fire North Shore in Massachusetts, she was up for adventure. At first glance, her career as a risk-management leader might not seem to fit with her willingness… Read More >

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