Lifelong Support Leads to Ongoing Contributions

Nathan Alexander III is one of Camp Fire’s most steadfast supporters. He has been for most of his young life. In fact, thanks to his efforts, March 16 was declared Absolutely Incredible Kid day across the entire state of Texas, through proclamation by Texas Senator Craig Estes, and support from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. And […]

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Receives Selective Funding

Receiving a $300,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MACF) was, according to Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Executive Director Robert Reid, “a game changer—which is good!” Naturally, receiving $300,000 is a revenue boost. However, when the foundation comes to the council and personally asks the council to apply—and then walks them through the […]

Camp Fire Ways, Nature, & The Great Outdoors – Still Thriving

The Camp Fire ways—exploring the great outdoors, bonding with nature, setting goals, and reflecting on opportunities—can be compared to a recent Hollywood film. In the Oscar-winning drama “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney, this land baron wrestles with an important decision about the possibility and responsibility of selling a huge chunk of naturally preserved land in […]

Wohelo: The Highest Achievement

“Wohelo” stands for Work, Health, and Love—values that have been central to Camp Fire since our founding in 1910. The Wohelo Award is the highest achievement for youth in Camp Fire. This prestigious award, open to teens in grades 9 through 12, offers opportunities for personal development, leadership, and advocacy on important issues. The award […]

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 the New York Life Foundation that will help Camp Fire expand program opportunities to more […]