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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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10 Reasons Camp Fire Stands Out From the Crowd

We get a lot of comparisons to other pro-kid nonprofits, and we applaud the hard work our peer organizations do. But today, we want to tell you why Camp Fire is different, and what makes us an innovative leader in… Read More >

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10 Reasons We’re #CampFireStrong

1. We’re innovative leaders in youth development—that’s our SPARK. We love helping kids be the best they can be, right now. So we make sure we’re on the cutting edge of positive youth development research. When we learn new and… Read More >

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Programs

Camp Fire offers an exciting variety of programs across the country: National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) Mission: To create dialogue with National Headquarters by forming a relationship and finding a mode of communication. To use this dialogue to find meaningful… Read More >

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Big things are happening: Over the next 18-months, Camp Fire National Headquarters will be focusing on these five strategic commitments. SEE THE FULL STRATEGIC PLAN HERE. Advance diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and access. How? We will be writing DEI and… Read More >

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How We Talk About Failure & Success with Our Kids

Current research shows that our intelligence isn’t fixed – it can actually change! How? One of the keys to success in both school and life is adopting a growth mindset. Camp Fire believes it is important to help the kids… Read More >

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Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Receives Selective Funding

Receiving a $300,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MACF) was, according to Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Executive Director Robert Reid, “a game changer—which is good!” Naturally, receiving $300,000 is a revenue boost. However, when the foundation comes… Read More >

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Camp Fire Ways, Nature, & The Great Outdoors – Still Thriving

The Camp Fire ways—exploring the great outdoors, bonding with nature, setting goals, and reflecting on opportunities—can be compared to a recent Hollywood film. In the Oscar-winning drama “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney, this land baron wrestles with an important decision… 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: