The Spark

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We promise: it begins now

The very last part of our Camp Fire promise is that it happens now. We want young people to shape the world now. We want them to find their spark today. We want them to lift their voice in leadership… Read More >

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We promise to help young people discover who they are

The third part of the Camp Fire promise is to help young people discover who they are. That’s one reason Camp Fire is so adamant about diversity and inclusion. In order for young people to discover themselves, they need a… Read More >

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We promise to help young people lift their voice

The second part of our Camp Fire promise is to help young people lift their voice. This is more than just learning to express their feelings or speak up for themselves and others. We promise to give kids the opportunity… Read More >

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We promise to help young people find their spark

At Camp Fire, our promise drives everything we do, because young people drive everything we do. The very first thing we promise is to make kids’ passions our priority. We don’t ask what kids want to do when they grow… Read More >

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Camp Fire Just Keeps Getting Better (On Purpose)

Camp Fire’s Thrive{ology} framework teaches kids to have a Growth Mindset and Reflect on what they’ve learned. And we like to practice what we preach! We want to make sure our programs deliver on our promise: to help young people… Read More >

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#ColorMyCampFire Coloring Contest!

Show us your Camp Fire colors! We want to see your creative side! Submit your entry to win a Camp Fire prize. We will be awarding prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. All entries must be submitted by 11:59… Read More >

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Camp Fire National Headquarters President and CEO Cathy Tisdale Announces Retirement

Cathy Tisdale

Kansas City, Mo. —After eight years of fierce commitment to creating a world where all kids can thrive, Camp Fire’s national President and CEO, Cathy Tisdale, has announced her retirement effective April 1, 2019. Cathy’s 40-year career as an educator and… Read More >

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Beyond Camp: Our Out-of-School Time Programs

  September means school is in full swing, and so are Camp Fire’s Out-of-School Time (OST) programs! Yes, “camp” is literally our first name, but we help kids find their sparks in so many other ways. In fact, 47 of… Read More >

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What Youth Voice Means to Us

At Camp Fire, youth voice is a part of everything we do. We would not be Camp Fire without it. In order for youth to thrive now, our program staff and volunteers need to know the power of youth voice.… 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: