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Good News on Teens in Action

As an upbeat story, I want to share that our Camp Fire Teens in Action in Santa Maria are thriving. We recently celebrated five groups who finished their first eight-week experience in completing a community service project using the Thrive… Read More >

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Onward & Upward. March, 2015

March is a big month for Camp Fire.  While we celebrate youth every day of every month, since 1997 we’ve taken a special “pause” the third Thursday in March (the date coincides with our founding) to celebrate Camp Fire Absolutely… Read More >

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Memories Packed Full of Meaning and Optimism

Conversations with Camp Fire alumni are always heartwarming. Most involve memories that define them today.  Some include tears. All are filled with emotions that confirm Camp Fire experiences have been among the most defining of their lives. And within every… Read More >

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The Importance of Trained and Caring Adults

Onward & Upward Caring adults have been on my mind lately. Obviously we all recognize the value of adults in a child’s life. Yet what exactly does “care” mean (talk about a subjective term!) and when does “caring” become too… Read More >

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Camp Fire Long Beach Area Teens in Action

By Georgia Stewart, Associate Executive Director, Camp Fire Long Beach Area Camp Fire Long Beach Area Teens in Action participant, Alex Gomez, as part of her Wohelo project, ran a two-day camp at Carmelitos Housing Project in North Long Beach,… Read More >

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Stand Up. Stand Out

I start this blog post as a testament to all the young people who see no good way out of the pain endured from repetitive bullying or feeling marginalized for things completely outside their control. Suicide rates among youth are… Read More >

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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: