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How to Set Smart Goals—Whether You’re a Kid or a Kid-at-Heart

What’s on your 2018 resolution list? Not to get all meta on you, but making better resolutions is always on ours. Smart goals are achieved goals! Goal management is one the four pillars of Thrive{ology} (our proven path to youth… 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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Grab your free Sparks Infographic! 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… Read More >

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Celebrating Camp Fire Alumni: Dr. Hester Turner’s 100th

By Cheryl Kravitz If you are very lucky, there are times you meet a person who will have lasting impact on your life. The encounter might take a few minutes, a few hours, or, if you are fortunate, could last… 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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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Simple Ways to Grow a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is an essential building block of thriving—for kids, teens, and adults! What are some practical tools for boosting our ability to change, learn and improve? You can encourage the kids and teens you know and teach them… 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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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: