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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… Read More >

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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… Read More >

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WoHeLo

    2021 Work Health Love Award Recipients 2020 Work Health Love Award Recipients   2019 Work Health Love Award Recipients   2018 Work Health Love Award Recipients  

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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… Read More >

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3 Things Every High-Quality Camp Program Should Have

It’s almost camp season! All over the country, Camp Fire camps are getting ready to welcome kids to a summer of fun, learning, growth, impact, and discovery. Sometimes the stereotype of summer camp is just canoes and cabin hijinx, but… Read More >

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Use the power of words on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®!

It’s a hard world out there. Kids and teenagers are bombarded by negative messages from social media, pop culture and even their peers all day long. They are told in ways both overt and implied: You’re not important. You’re not… Read More >

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Mental health is a key part of thriving

This February, we’re going to be focusing on youth mental health awareness. At Camp Fire, we help kids learn the tools they need to thrive: how to identify their sparks, develop a growth mindset, manage their goals and take time… Read More >

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Ways to Give

We are stronger because of you. We believe all young people should have the chance to belong, connect with nature, and learn critical life skills. Thank you for joining us in this life-changing work and investing in youth! Here are… Read More >

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Be A Spark Champion

It’s not enough to just know your spark. You have to grow it! And that’s where sparks champions come in. Spark Champions are adults who help young people develop the interests, skills, commitments or qualities that give lives purpose and… 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: