The Spark

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Meet Ben Matthews, Camp Fire’s Diversity & Inclusion Program Consultant

Ben Matthews is Camp Fire National Headquarters’ new program consultant for diversity and inclusion. Ben’s role is supported by a CAMPER grant (Camp Accessibility, Meaningful Participation, and Equal Representation), a three-year initiative to better include three underserved youth populations at… Read More >

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Camp Fire Appoints Greg Zweber as New President and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2019 National youth development organization, Camp Fire, is proud to announce the appointment of Greg Zweber as President and CEO. Zweber brings 24 years of nonprofit and corporate experience to the role and most recently served as the… 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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Meet Camp Fire’s 2019 Absolutely Incredible Kids!

On March 1, Camp Fire celebrated three Absolutely Incredible Kids who represent the millions of amazing youth in our country, who live their lives to make the world a better place. The three honorees were nominated by peers and adults… Read More >

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Camp Fire Partners with the Movie SHAZAM! for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Camp Fire has partnered with the upcoming New Line Cinema movie SHAZAM!, based on the DC character and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, to celebrate Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® on March 21 because every kid is a superhero! SHAZAM! and Camp… Read More >

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Writing Tips, Ideas & Examples for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is right around the corner (March 21)! If you find yourself running a little low on creativity, here are some ideas to help get you started writing/telling a kid in your life why they are absolutely… Read More >

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Celebrating Betty Rutherford

Betty Rutherford, a long time Camp Fire leadership volunteer and civic leader, passed away January 20 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Betty met and married the “love of her life”, race car driver Johnny Rutherford, and later served as Vice President,… Read More >

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Why camp is my spark

I’ve been trying to put this into words, and I am having trouble. Camp Killoqua (Camp Fire Snohomish County’s camp in Everett, Washington) is a big part of my life and it has helped me to change my life. Camp… Read More >

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Find Your Spark in 2019!

There’s a whole lot of resolving going on right now! The new year is a natural time to restart, refocus and return to the things you’re passionate about. At Camp Fire we call those sparks. Everybody has sparks: the talents,… Read More >

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Sparks Infographic

Grab your free Sparks Infographic!

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: