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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Camp Fire and Developmental Relationships: How strong connections help kids thrive

We all know intuitively that positive relationships are at the very center of a thriving life – both for kids and adults. And, thanks to hard-working social scientists, the data says so, too. In fact, the common denominator among thriving… Read More >

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Meet Our Amazing Staff – Melanie Feltmate

For our spring spotlight, we want to recognize a super-enthusiastic, awesome staff member who is building some new and exciting programs for our older kids this year: Melanie! As a Teen Program Manager, Melanie directs our Teen Connects program, our… Read More >

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Volunteering Helps Kids Thrive

Adult volunteers fuel our programs and help our young people thrive. But did you know volunteering is also a great way for young people to unlock their superpowers? (Scroll down to find out about a youth volunteering opportunity going on at Camp Fire… Read More >

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Use the power of words on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day!

CAMP FIRE ALABAMA   YOUR EMAIL SUBMIT MY PLEDGE Camp Fire founded this annual tradition in 1997 because we wanted to encourage adults to make encouraging kids a priority. Why? Because words are powerful. They can lead kids to discover their spark, help… Read More >

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5 Ways to Make a Big Impact for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

CAMP FIRE HEART OF IOWA Here at Camp Fire, every day is about helping kids thrive. But we wanted to take one day a year to really do it BIG. That’s why we started Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in 1997. Every year… Read More >

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Writing Tips, Ideas & Examples for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is right around the corner (March 21)! If you find yourself running a little low on creativity, here are some ideas to help get you started writing/telling a kid in your life why they are absolutely incredible:… 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