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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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Camp Fire Camp Sealth Award for Best Overnight Camp

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound Camp Sealth was literally jumping for joy after being awarded ParentMap’s Golden Teddy for Best Overnight Camp for the second year in a row. Camp Sealth was also chosen as a finalist in the Nature/Environmental… Read More >

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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: