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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Camp Fire

          “What is the current reality demanding of us as a leader?” – Bianca J. Baldridge –       We believe in the intrinsic value, dignity, and worth of every person. That is what drives us… Read More >

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Celebrate Earth Day: Work for Environmental Justice

The outdoors is inextricably woven into Camp Fire’s inception, history and goals for the future. Similarly, social justice is undeniably tied to environmental justice: We live in the environment, we share in the environment. What we do to, with and… Read More >

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The Power In Words of Affirmation

I opened my journal and wrote ‘positive words’ on the left side and ‘negative words’ on the right. I made a list of words for both. Not only, did I cringe when I wrote on the negative side, but it… Read More >

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Building Equity with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Like we’ve talked about on the blog before, Camp Fire is actively and intentionally becoming an equity-focused organization. All of our five 18-month goals are directly related to equity. Why? Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but… 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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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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Fireside Chat

Upcoming Virtual Chats Past Chats     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… Read More >

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Lathrop test

Looking for trusted resources? Want to get your kids outside a little more? Would you like to help fill their time with something other than TV/video games/school work? Are you interested in fun, engaging family activities? Here are 134 activities… Read More >

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10 Ways to Invest in Kids…While You’re Social Distancing

Camp Fire is part of the #InvestinKids campaign, a movement by 12 leading youth organizations to encourage people to give their voice, time and dollars to our country’s youth. And we’re all having to get creative about how to invest… 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: