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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.

“This camp is an absolute winner!”

What an amazing summer opportunity! My three kiddos (ages 4, 6, and 8) have had an absolute BLAST this week. They’ve come home bursting with excitement to share all they learned, and to tell stories of the fun they had. This camp is an absolute winner! We hope to get spots next year! Thanks for all you do to make magical summertime memories for kids!

Lindsay B., Parent, Camp Fire Central Oregon

1916

The Legacy

2020

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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Teens On Fire Create Pop-Up Food Pantry

As Camp Fire Central Oregon’s teen service programs have grown over the past few years, we’ve seen these young people give back to our community in amazing and creative ways. This 2019-2020 school year was our first year running three… Read More >

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The Power of Service-Learning

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 youth volunteering opportunities going on at Camp Fire Central… Read More >

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Your Earth Day Service Guide!

APRIL 22 IS EARTH DAY!     The first Earth Day was celebrated April 22, 1970, and each year since Camp Fire has celebrated the day through service and advocacy. Caring for nature is part of our DNA. Our founders knew that… Read More >

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10 Ways You Can Help Your Community During COVID-19

This post was originally published by Youth Service America. Read the original post here. Volunteering and service are more important during a crisis than ever. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. We’re all in this together, so be a helper. Let’s… Read More >

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Camp Fire Partners with Movie The Call of the Wild to Encourage Youth to Get in Nature and Focus on Environmental Stewardship

  Camp Fire announces it is partnering with the upcoming film The Call of the Wild, in theatres February 21, which will encourage young people to get outside and care for the environment. In the excitement for the film’s release on February… Read More >

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Camp Fire Partners with Movie TROOP ZERO to Celebrate Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® 2020

#TROOPZERO – currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video– is named the first National Sponsor of Camp Fire’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® 2020. This month, Camp Fire launched its partnership with the Amazon original movie Troop Zero to kick off the promotion of its annual… 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