The Spark

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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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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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Camp vs. Screens (Spoiler: Camp wins)

Facts we take seriously at Camp Fire: Kids spend 90 percent of their time indoors. – Children & Nature Network Kids spend 50+ hours a week on a screen.  – Children & Nature Network If you need a quick answer to “Why… Read More >

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The big benefits of being in nature

One of the best parts about going to camp is being outside. After all, Camp Fire began in 1910 to give girls the kind of outdoor experiences that were already available to boys. These days, Camp Fire programs teach kids… Read More >

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Camp meets you where you are

Inclusion isn’t just a buzz word to us at Camp Fire. It’s a founding principal. It’s a way of being, thinking, working and playing. It’s how we do everything, including camp. Especially camp. Why? It’s just more fun that way.… Read More >

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“So this is where they keep the stars…”

SUMMER CAMPS! It’s that time… it’s almost camp season. The school-year is winding down, and we’re getting fired up to spend the summer with tens of thousands of campers across the country! We know there a million different things you and… Read More >

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Shine a Spotlight on the Work You Do – Afterschool

The Afterschool Snack, a resource of the Afterschool Alliance, recently ran an article on how to tap into the calendars of your state and national officials now that they’re nearing their yearly recess. Camp Fire councils are doing amazing work… Read More >

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Inspiration Found as Intimidation Conquered

Camp Fire promotes the concept of “challenge by choice,” which allows individuals to tackle the challenges they feel most comfortable confronting. In early June, Camp Fire Green Country partnered with a local youth services organization to offer leadership training and… Read More >

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Camp Counselors Turn Canoeing and Climbing Into Teachable Moments

This summer, about 1,300 children signed up to roam the 33 acres of Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma Camp DaKaNi. The camp aims to help campers find themselves and learn life skills through activities disguised as fun. “Almost everything that… Read More >

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Sparks Infographic

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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: