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Camp Fire and Developmental Relationships: How strong connections help kids thrive

We all know intuitively that positive relationships are at the very center of a thriving life – both for kids and adults. And, thanks to hard-working social scientists, the data says so, too. In fact, the common denominator among thriving… Read More >

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NLC/YLE Call for Presenters

    >>National Leadership Conference                 >>Youth Leadership Experience                 >>Promise to Practice (Coming Soon)

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3 Things Every High-Quality Camp Program Should Have

It’s almost camp season! All over the country, Camp Fire camps are getting ready to welcome kids to a summer of fun, learning, growth, impact, and discovery. Sometimes the stereotype of summer camp is just canoes and cabin hijinx, but… Read More >

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Camp Fire Just Keeps Getting Better (On Purpose)

Camp Fire’s Thrive{ology} framework teaches kids to have a Growth Mindset and Reflect on what they’ve learned. And we like to practice what we preach! We want to make sure our programs deliver on our promise: to help young people… Read More >

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Beyond Camp: Our Out-of-School Time Programs

  September means school is in full swing, and so are Camp Fire’s Out-of-School Time (OST) programs! Yes, “camp” is literally our first name, but we help kids find their sparks in so many other ways. In fact, 47 of… Read More >

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It Matters What You Measure (Pt. 1): How Camp Fire Investigates Impact

Numbers last updated Jan, 11, 2018. You know we take being a leader in the positive youth development community seriously. That means regularly trying out new methods, new ideas, and new ways of encouraging kids to be their best selves… Read More >

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Camp Fire Selected as National Partner to Strengthen Youth Relationships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 16, 2017)—Search Institute has selected Camp Fire to be one of five national partners to co-create and test innovative ways to strengthen the relationships that young people in marginalized communities experience in their schools,… 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: