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December 1 is Giving Tuesday at Camp Fire

#GivingTuesday™ is a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2015. In the same way you participate in Black Friday to get great deals on holiday purchases, we… Read More >

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I See You

Sherry Turkle’s opinion piece “Stop Googling, Let’s Talk” (Sept. 26, 2015) resonated strongly with us at Camp Fire. We were reminded that members of the northern Natal tribes of South Africa greet one another daily by saying “Sawubona”, which literally… Read More >

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The Next Generation of Quality Programming

Good celebrations linger. They ignite us. They reengage our passion for the person, ideal, cause, or relationship we’re celebrating. The very best celebrations are also opportunities for reflection, allowing time to examine the “why” behind the “what.” Every 4th of… Read More >

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Camp Fire Long Beach Area Teens in Action

By Georgia Stewart, Associate Executive Director, Camp Fire Long Beach Area Camp Fire Long Beach Area Teens in Action participant, Alex Gomez, as part of her Wohelo project, ran a two-day camp at Carmelitos Housing Project in North Long Beach,… Read More >

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Thankful, with More Hope for the Future

This is the time of year when many of us reflect on all that we’re thankful for. In keeping with that, I’m devoting my December blog to what we’re thankful for at Camp Fire. As Camp Fire professionals, parents, alums,… Read More >

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Thrive: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

For over 100 years, Camp Fire has encouraged youth to discover and explore their fullest potential. From our earliest days, we have valued exploring one’s interests, choice, challenge through progression, and pursuit of meaningful endeavors. Current research in youth development… Read More >

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Camp Counselors Turn Canoeing and Climbing Into Teachable Moments

This summer, about 1,300 children signed up to roam the 33 acres of Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma Camp DaKaNi. The camp aims to help campers find themselves and learn life skills through activities disguised as fun. “Almost everything that… Read More >

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