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Poster Session Highlights Camp Fire Research Partnership

Camp Fire and national research partner Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates (HTA) will be the subject of a poster session at the American Evaluation Association Conference in November 2015. From the abstract: Camp Fire recently integrated a youth development model from… Read More >

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Two Camp Fire National Partners Win Local Award

Two partners of Camp Fire National Headquarters have won accolades in their respective areas, according to Ingram’s Magazine. Trozzolo Communications Group, the agency responsible for Camp Fire’s 2012 rebranding efforts, was ranked first in the “Best Small Advertising Agency” category,… Read More >

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Support youth leadership in a delicious way!

Our Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) members are raising money to subsidize their travel costs to the National Leadership Conference in Kansas City this October. It’s a great opportunity to help provide unparalleled leadership opportunities to youth as they help lead… Read More >

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Apply Now for the National Youth Advisory Cabinet

Camp Fire is currently accepting applications for National Youth Advisory Cabinet Members to serve for the 2016-2018 term. Applications are due Friday, November 6, 2015. The National Youth Advisory Cabinet Commitment: We are the voice of Camp Fire. We connect… Read More >

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Camp Sealth Wins Four Golden Teddy Awards

Congratulations to Camp Fire’s Camp Sealth! ParentMap has awarded Camp Sealth with Four Golden Teddy Awards. More than 19,000 ParentMap readers from across the area cast their votes for the region’s Best Summer Camps. Camp Sealth, owned and operated by… Read More >

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The Spring of Hope

“It was the best of times and the worst of times”, continues to ring true as an opening line not only in Charles Dickens seminal book, Tale of Two Cities, but also in many of our thoughts as we try… Read More >

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Converging World Challenges

Where to start? I ask this in advance of sharing what I recently heard and learned from some of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs at the SKOLL World Forum, held at the University of Oxford. Thought leaders and strategic… Read More >

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We Leaders. We Dealers in Hope.

Presented by Cathy Tisdale, President and CEO of Camp Fire National Headquarters, speaking at the 2015 VMI Leadership Conference ‘Honor in Service: Leaders Responding to the Needs of Our Time.’ Ms. Tisdale gives an inspirational talk to conference participants during… Read More >

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Community Ignites a Spark and Raises More Than $90,000

Camp Fire Columbia’s 5th Annual Celebrity & Youth Talent Show raised over $90,000 in support of inspiring youth to achieve their aspirations, graduate on time, and love the outdoors. The goal of the night was to encourage the community at… Read More >

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