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A Transaction of Trust

5 Days of Action is June 7-11th. It is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. Led by the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, the goal is to engage… Read More >

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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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2019-2020 People & Impact Report

Camp Fire made a big impact in the 2019-2020 program year. It just looked different than any of us could have imagined.   The 2019-2020 program year was a challenge for so many reasons, COVID-19 being one of the biggest.… 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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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 >

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Camp Fire Spark Roast

Sparks are flying around here – both literally and figuratively – and we are fired up about it. The Spark Roast coffee is a fun partnership between the national inclusive youth development organization Camp Fire and Campfire Coffee, all about… 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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Sparks Infographic

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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: