Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within
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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.

“Camp Fire camps are really fun!”

Camp Fire camps are really fun! I enjoyed helping people through the Teen Service Challenges and I would highly recommend them to other teens because it’s a good feeling when you help others. You basically get something out of giving back. And I love the Camp Fire leaders too! They’re all really nice, fun and upbeat…and supportive to bring you up if you’re feeling down.

M. Alex, 6th grader, Camp Fire Central Oregon

1916

The Legacy

2018

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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A Letter from the Executive Director

One of the great pieces in our Fall Newsletter was this letter from our Executive Director, Kecia Kubota. Read on in case you missed it…and be sure to sign up to receive our quarterly newsletters here! I hope everyone in… Read More >

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Combat Bullying: It’s National Bullying Prevention Month

CAMP FLETCHER The numbers are telling: more than one in five students say they’ve been bullied at school. Thanks to higher awareness and effective anti-bullying programs, bullying prevalence rates have been dropping over the past several years, but we still have a long way… Read More >

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Meet Our Amazing Staff – Lily Grbavach

Staff Profile: Lily Grbavach   In honor of our upcoming No School Day Camps, we wanted to shine a spotlight on one of our amazing Camp Directors: Lily. Dedicated to education and her community, Lily is one of our enthusiastic program manager… Read More >

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How Social-Emotional Learning Helps Your Kids Thrive

On a gut-level, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) makes total sense. We know young people need whole-life tools to thrive. But what does the research say? In short, Social-Emotional Learning works. Here’s a run-down of some leading studies tracking social-emotional learning outcomes in the classroom… 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. More than 25,000 kids and teens… Read More >

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What Youth Voice Means to Us

CAMP FIRE NEW JERSEY – TEENS ON FIRE At Camp Fire, youth voice is a part of everything we do. We would not be Camp Fire without it. In order for youth to thrive now, our program staff and volunteers need… 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