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Demonstrating the need to educate, guide, and encourage youth

Life can turn on a dime. Words that have meaning in one moment become unimportant or seem glib in another. What follows here is not what I wrote a week ago for my July blog. With our nation’s 240th year… Read More >

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New Trustees Raise the Camp Fire Voice

Camp Fire National Headquarters recently announced the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees. Each represents a considerable level of global and national executive leadership experience and expertise, a strong bias for innovation and action, and a… Read More >

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S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Invests $597,000 in Camp Fire’s Promise to Youth

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Invests $597,000 in Camp Fire’s Promise to Youth Kansas City, Mo. – Camp Fire National Headquarters has received a generous grant from The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation that will help Camp Fire expand nationwide education of… Read More >

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Teens In Action Youth Want To Save Their Park

Youth want to shape the world, especially teens! Teen service and leadership are vital to building a healthy community and a better world – when our youth thrive, the community thrives! For more than 80 years, Camp Fire has been… Read More >

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Apply Now for the National Youth Advisory Cabinet

Camp Fire is currently accepting applications for National Youth Advisory Cabinet Members to serve for the 2016-2018 term. Applications are due Friday, November 6, 2015. The National Youth Advisory Cabinet Commitment: We are the voice of Camp Fire. We connect… Read More >

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Relentless Optimism for our Promise to youth

I am an optimist. I’m also relentless. I was in Silicon Valley recently as part of a Kansas City, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce visit. During our visit to Google’s headquarters, I discovered there’s actually a term that “Googlers” (yes, that’s… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s Boundary Breaking History

  Written by: Ben Matthews, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist     In 1909, Charlotte Gulick held a small summer camp for her daughters, three of their close friends, and a young woman with disabilities. There was no way she could… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s Values Deepen as We Grow

  When Camp Fire began in 1910, its values were simply “work, health, love.” As we’ve grown and expanded—and as humans continue to better understand ourselves and how we can help each other thrive—our organizational values have deepened. As part… Read More >

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Camp Fire National Headquarters Evaluation Manager Hannah Patterson Selected as National Afterschool Association (NAA) 2022 Next Gen Honoree

Hannah Patterson NAA's Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders Honoree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 23, 2022 – The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the voice of the afterschool profession and lead organization for the advancement of afterschool professionals and leaders has selected Hannah Patterson, Evaluation Manager at Camp Fire… 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: