The Spark

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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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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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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: