Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within

Youth thrive here

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Camp Fire Central Oregon has been an innovative leader in youth development since 1916.

Kids & teens learn how to succeed NOW, through:

Thrive{ology}

Discover sparks, gain self-confidence, and learn life-changing life skills to thrive now. Thrive{ology} is our research-based program framework founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and it works.

Inclusion & Diversity

Any kid or teen, from any kind of family, from any walk of life, is welcome at Camp Fire. We have an official Inclusion Policy and are outspoken about our long-time commitment to diversity.

Trained, Caring Staff

Supportive mentors and adult champions are key. We call our highly trained staff  “Spark Champions,” because they are experts at what they do and know how to guide youth on their journey to thriving.

“You rocked it!”

Thank you, thank you, thank you to you are your team. I’m sure the logistics of CF were rough this season, but kudos! You rocked it! My son was excited for camp every single week and was teary Friday night as he went to bed because he was already missing it. Thank you for providing such a fun, safe, affordable, and well-rounded program. My son can’t wait to go back summer 2021!

Carrie R., Parent

1916

The Legacy

2021

The Camp Fire logos over the years

Measuring Impact

1,588

registrations for our programs so far this year.

82

% of youth said adults in Camp Fire help them solve problems instead of telling them what to do.

83

% of youth said adults in Camp Fire encourage them to explore the things they are interested in.

94

% of youth feel happy, heard, and supported in Camp Fire.

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Alumni Timeline

What a history! Camp Fire has been around since 1910, which means our young people have been a part of and making American history for the past 111 years. Check out this timeline of Camp Fire moments throughout history:     … Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: Zafiro Dell’Acqua

Meet our newest team member: Zafiro Dell’Acqua! Zafiro joined our staff this summer as the Assistant Director for SummerKids and will take over as Director at the end of this season. Zafiro has a background in both traditional education and… Read More >

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2019-2020 People & Impact Report

Camp Fire made a big impact in the 2019-2020 program year. It just looked different than any of us could have imagined. The 2019-2020 program year was a challenge for so many reasons, COVID-19 being one of the biggest. For… Read More >

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Camp Fire C.O. Teens Making our Community More Trans-Friendly

Life-long Camp Fire Central Oregon participants, Amelia Hartman-Warr and Kira Yun, are currently working to achieve their WorkHealthLove awards, the highest accomplishment in Camp Fire. Achieving this prestigious honor requires serious commitment, and a passion for and dedication to bettering… Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: James DiRosa

Meet our new Teen Programs Manager: James DiRosa! James has worked with Camp Fire Central Oregon in various capacities over the past 3 years and we are thrilled to now have him as a full-time staff member taking over teen… Read More >

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Connecting your Kids with Nature this Earth Day

111 years ago, Camp Fire was founded on a belief in the importance of giving all youth access to nature and outdoor education. While our programs have evolved with the times, this remains one of our central tenets: connecting all… Read More >

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Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within