Author Archives : Mandy Butera


About Mandy Butera

Mandy is a highly motivated individual who loves making a difference in the lives of others. She has a strong desire to participate in the community she lives in and help enrich the lives of children world wide. Mandy has a passion and belief that today’s youth are the future leaders of tomorrow. She has spent time in Africa helping children with cancer through the creation of nutritional programs and fundraising for hospital support. Mandy spent the past 20 years as a successful cosmetic executive with a record of driving sales in a multi-unit region through developing direct reports for future leadership, successful event planning and execution, problem solving and building strong relationships with sales partners. Mandy also holds a Health Coaching Certification and is a Registered Yoga Teacher. With her love of the outdoor life and all that the Bend area has to offer, you can often find her, her husband and Booker their English Bulldog running on the trails and floating on the river. Mandy will work closely with the organization's marketing team in the implementation of Camp Fire's marketing strategy, social media community building, outreach efforts, community partner relations and customer service


5 Great Reasons To Volunteer With Us

Did you know that Camp Fire relies on amazing adult and teen volunteers to make the magic of Campfire Central Oregon happen for kids each year? Volunteering is easy and fun! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should volunteer with Campfire Central Oregon.   Make New Friends Volunteering at Campfire Central Oregon is a […]


Camp Counselor Emma Bell

Meet Emma Bell Emma Bell is a remarkable young lady and camp counselor who joined Campfire Central Oregon during her high school years here in Bend Oregon. She is remarkable in that she earned her Wohelo award so quickly thru hard work and perseverance and a truly giving spirit. “Wohelo” stands for Work, Health, and […]


Back to School Tips

  Before you know it this summer will be a distant memory and your kids will already be back to school. Will you and the family be ready? There are so many items to check off the list for everyone. We have put together these top tips to help transition you and your kids to […]


Free Summer Meals For Kids

Here is a great resource for the children in our state in need of free meals. During the school year many kids eat free or reduced meals each day. When school ends so does this important resource. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is meant to help fill that nutritional gap. Summer Meals is open […]


Don’t Forget Your….

  SummerKids is off to a great start!  With so many fun games and creative activities planned, we know your kids will be having a blast right from the start. What to Bring EVERY Day Water bottle – labeled with child’s name. Closed-Toed Shoes or sandals that stay on. No flip-flops. Sunscreen – please apply everyday before arriving. Lunch – […]


Thank you, Sarah Saunders for saving a child’s life!

Camp Fire Central Oregon would like to recognize Sarah Saunders for successfully administering abdominal thrusts in order to save a child from choking at Juniper Elementary School. Sarah is a Camp Fire Club Leader at Juniper. We are incredibly proud of her efforts, and applaud her for thinking clearly and acting decisively in a time […]


Great Camp Fire resident camps in the Pacific Northwest

Looking for a resident camp this summer? Check out these great Camp Fire Camps in the Northwest! There’s something special about a resident camp experience. Many children find their spark, and cultivate an inner self-reliance and strength when given the opportunity to attend a sleep-away camp. Resident camps are great places to make new friends, […]


A Day in the Life of SummerKids 2016

There’s something special happening this summer: for the first time ever, we will offer a Pick Your Days program for Summerkids, which means that you will be able to tailor your child’s experience to perfectly fit your schedule. We have nine unique and imaginative themed weeks of SummerKids planned this year.  If you’ve ever been curious about […]