Ways You Can #InvestInKids

Camp Fire has teamed up with 12 of the nation’s leading youth programs to launch a joint national campaign: Be a Champion, #InvestInKids. Our goal? Increase support for youth programs across the country.   We’re asking you to take action. Since you’re reading this, you obviously care about kids and youth development. Thank you! Want […]

Meet our 2020 Incredible Kids!

March 19th is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® and we are honored to celebrate our two national Incredible Kids for 2020. Taijah and Aidan are being recognized for their perseverance, dedication to their communities, and desire to make the world a better place. We will be celebrating with them at our Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® Celebration […]

New decade, new #CampFireJourney

In 2019, Camp Fire held a series of focus groups with a diverse range of councils to dive into what experiences they were providing and what impact their programs were making. With the help of Algorhythm, an expert in youth development program evaluation, we explored what really happens at Camp Fire and in our programs, […]

Teens Lead at Camp Fire

Camp Fire is founded on the belief that young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire doesn’t just sponsor programs for young people. It’s a platform for young people to create their own programs and engage with their communities, on their own terms. Positive youth development folks call this “youth voice.” It’s the practice […]

Developmental Relationships in Action

Two Youth Advisory Cabinet members share how strong, supportive relationships have made a big difference in their lives.  “The associate executive director at Camp Fire New Jersey is so amazing and has become a significant person in my life since I have met her. I learn something from her every single day. I have learned […]

Developmental Relationships: What Camp Fire Columbia is learning

Camp Fire has been partnering with the Search Institute to help encourage key developmental relationships, especially in the context of marginalized communities. Camp Fire Columbia is in its third year of investigating innovative ways to strengthen connections through the Relationships for Outcomes Initiative (ROI). The project’s goals are to design intentional, inclusive relationship-building tools and […]

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 young people is strong, supportive relationships.  “No matter the source of hardship, the single most […]

Camp Fire Welcomes New Board Member Sonya Richburg

Camp Fire Names Sonya Richburg, Lead Counsel for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, to its National Board of Trustees Richburg brings 20 years of corporate legal expertise and passion to the national youth organization     Youth development organization Camp Fire is proud to announce that Sonya Richburg, Lead Internal Counsel for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, has […]