The Spark

Leadership & News Archive

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 >

Share This:

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 >

Share This:

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 >

Share This:

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 >

Share This:

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 >

Share This:

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 >

Share This:

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 >

Share This:

People & Impact

The past eight months have been tumultuous and uncertain. With the Fall school-year approaching, COVID-19 still at large, and the 2020 election around the corner, everything continues to feel up in the air. However, one thing we have learned through… Read More >

Share This:

Camp Fire Partners with Movie The Call of the Wild to Encourage Youth to Get in Nature and Focus on Environmental Stewardship

  Camp Fire announces it is partnering with the upcoming film The Call of the Wild, in theatres February 21, which will encourage young people to get outside and care for the environment. In the excitement for the film’s release… Read More >

Share This:
Sparks Infographic

Grab your free Sparks Infographic!

A purpose in life, less depression and anxiety, better social skills, higher school attendance…all of these benefits (and more!) when kids/teens have opportunity to nurture their Spark with adult support! See all the awesome benefits when you share your email! Enjoy: