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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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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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1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS Welcome to Camp Fire National Headquarters’ public Website. Camp Fire National Headquarters (Camp Fire) provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (TOS), which may be updated from time to time without… Read More >

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Camp Fire has been an innovative leader in youth development for 110 years. We have a rich legacy! You might remember us as Camp Fire Girls or Camp Fire USA, which were key parts of our organizational journey. What’s kept… Read More >

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11 Tips for Better Conflict Resolution

Conflict is always challenging, but there are simple practices we can adopt to ease the struggle. For National Bullying Prevention Month, we’re talking about why conflict resolution matters, and how we’re teaching kids this endangered life skill to transform them into powerful… Read More >

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On My Mind, Cathy Tisdale

Recently I had the honor and joy of being in the same room with some of Kansas City‘s brightest youth and their most committed champions. Camp Fire Heartland’s annual Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® breakfast was standing room only. Why so… Read More >

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Integrated Participant Management System Set to Launch

As we’ve shared over the last few months, an integrated national system to track and manage participant information is a critical aspect of Camp Fire’s partnership with the New York Life Foundation. The opportunity to raise our collective technical capacity… Read More >

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Open Letter on Civility Through Change

Camp Fire stands for a civil society fostered by engaged and informed citizens of all ages. That was core to our founding in 1910. In fact, our founder’s deep belief in patriotism was reflected in our movement’s first defining colors… 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: