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2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC)

    2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC) Hub The National Leadership Conference (NLC) is a meeting of council representatives from around the country. Council leaders, board members, and senior program, marketing, and development leaders are invited to hear special keynote… Read More >

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Camp Fire

          “What is the current reality demanding of us as a leader?” – Bianca J. Baldridge –       We believe in the intrinsic value, dignity, and worth of every person. That is what drives us… Read More >

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Celebrate Earth Day: Work for Environmental Justice

The outdoors is inextricably woven into Camp Fire’s inception, history and goals for the future. Similarly, social justice is undeniably tied to environmental justice: We live in the environment, we share in the environment. What we do to, with and… Read More >

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The Power In Words of Affirmation

I opened my journal and wrote ‘positive words’ on the left side and ‘negative words’ on the right. I made a list of words for both. Not only, did I cringe when I wrote on the negative side, but it… Read More >

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Building Equity with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Like we’ve talked about on the blog before, Camp Fire is actively and intentionally becoming an equity-focused organization. All of our five 18-month goals are directly related to equity. Why? Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but… Read More >

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Becoming Who We Want to Be

The past year’s challenges forced all of us to take a hard look at who we are and who we want to become.  As Camp Fire’s CEO, Greg Zweber, outlined in his end-of-year letter, we did some very important work… Read More >

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Letter from Camp Fire’s CEO Greg Zweber: Reflecting on 2020, Hope for 2021

  Like many of you, we have not only been responding to COVID-19 since March but have also been trying to understand ourselves in the current moment. “What is the current reality demanding of us as a leader?” Bianca J.… Read More >

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Fireside Chat

Upcoming Virtual Chats Past Chats     Meet the five panelists: Nicole Huskey (She/Her) – Community Programs Director, Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma; Alumni of Camp Fire Green Country. Nicole lives in Oklahoma City, OK, with her husband and daughter, who… Read More >

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Lathrop test

Looking for trusted resources? Want to get your kids outside a little more? Would you like to help fill their time with something other than TV/video games/school work? Are you interested in fun, engaging family activities? Here are 134 activities… 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: