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Growth Mindset: Your Key to Thriving

Do you believe people can change? Do you think we can grow? Do you consider things like intelligence, talents and skills prizes of a random genetic lottery or qualities anybody can develop with time and tenacity? Camp Fire is built… Read More >

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The Power of Naming the Spark

“I see a spark as something that inspires you to grow, and something that inspires you to help other people around you grow.” These are wise words from Spencer, a Camp Fire counselor. We love this story: Spencer saw a… Read More >

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Imaginative Marketing and Distinguished Branding Drive Council Success

Though “amazing” is a fairly high-octane word, when Pat Madison, District Director, Camp Fire Gulf Wind, uses the word to describe some of the wins her council has celebrated over the past year, amazing isn’t quite up to the job.… Read More >

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Thrive{ology} at Work

Camp Fire doesn’t have to look very far to realize our movement is full of thriving youth. They’re all around us—in camps, in afterschool programs, and accepting awards. Youth who thrive achieve their full potential. We’re proud of our youth.… Read More >

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Teens in Action Make Colorful Statement

Real change happens when local communities care. When Camp Fire Teens in Action become involved in the change, sparks fly. Or, in the case of Teens in Action Camp Fire Central Coast of California, colors fly. According to the Camp… Read More >

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I See You… In Glass

Lucia Thede calls herself “one proud momma” when she talks about her nine-year-old son Luca. She describes him as a boy of few words, but “With the Kids Design Glass project he had to be front and center and actually… Read More >

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Register for Summer Camp!

Going to summer camp can help your absolutely incredible kids find their sparks, grow in independence, and unplug to explore nature! Choose a Camp Fire camp near you! <p><p>

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S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Invests $597,000 in Camp Fire’s Promise to Youth

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Invests $597,000 in Camp Fire’s Promise to Youth Kansas City, Mo. – Camp Fire National Headquarters has received a generous grant from The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation that will help Camp Fire expand nationwide education of… Read More >

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Camp Fire Receives $1.25 Million from the New York Life Foundation to Help Students Thrive

Camp Fire Receives $1.25 Million from the New York Life Foundation to Help Middle School Students Across the Country to Thrive Kansas City, Mo. – Camp Fire National Headquarters has received a generous $1,250,000 grant spread over three years from… Read More >

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Sparks Infographic

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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: