2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC) Hub

The National Leadership Conference (NLC) is a meeting of council representatives from all around the country. Council leaders, board members, and senior program leadership are invited to hear special keynote speakers and participate in a variety of training and recognition opportunities. This system-wide conference often presents direction-setting opportunities for the future of the organization.


Conference Dates: October 18 – 22, 2021


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Schedule of Events



Day 1: Trail to the Future (12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time)

This trail is designed to tell our Past, Present and Future.  

Attendees will explore Camp Fire’s past, how today’s priorities align with our 100+ year history and will reflect on how Camp Fire was and is an organization that ignites change. As we look to the future, attendees will learn how to create a culture of inclusion in your workplace. 


This session will be facilitated by the National Youth Advisory Cabinet and Camp Fire NHQ’s Just HQ Team


Social Hour (1:00–2:00 p.m. Central Time) 

Join your fellow CEOs and Executive Teams in Camp Fire Trivia games! 

Day 2:  Trail to the Environment (12:00 – 1:30 P.M. Central Time)

This trail is designed to Promote environmental stewardship and action 

Through this interactive workshop, attendees will explore innovative nature engagement practices from across the Camp Fire network. 


This session will be facilitated by Informed Change. 

Day 3: Trail to Family & Community  (12:00–2:00 p.m. Central Time)

This trail is designed to help attendees learn to identify, understand, and respond to local youth, caregiver, and community needs, how to center child safety and youth protection, and learn strategies for establishing new corporate partnerships focused on community needs. 

Attendees will participate in a facilitated discussion and receive tools to support implantation at their council. 


This session will be facilitated by CAMPER Cohort Councils, Red Wood,  and The Trevor Project. 

Day 4: (Part One) (2:00–3:00 p.m. Central Time)

Congress, Camp Fire’s biennial business meeting of the corporation. Congress votes on changes in bylaws, elects officers, and may adopt resolutions to be considered by the national board of trustees. (45-Minutes) 

Day 4: Trail to Creativity  

This trail is designed to 

Attendees will receive  


This session will be facilitated by The National Indian Education Association. 

Day 5: Trail to Knowing Me (12:00–2:00 p.m. Central Time) 

This trail is designed to help you find your “mission” stories and expertly develop them to achieve your goals, whether it’s fundraising, rallying your board, recruiting, exciting your staff, engaging existing youth and families you serve, and marketing to new youth and families you want to reach. Attendees will participate in a hands-on communication workshop.


Story First will facilitate this session. This will be part 2 of 3. If you can, please attend the first session the week before during the normal monthly marketing call date/time (although it’s not required – you can come to this session without attending the first!). 

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