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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:

Self-discovery

All young people find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they areSee our research-based program framework that we call “The Camp Fire Journey,” which develops essential skills and mindsets. Learn how we honor and celebrate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Community Connection

All young people find, build, and contribute to their community; they develop meaningful relationships with supportive adults and peers; they feel seen, heard, accepted, supported, and affirmed for who they are today, and who they will be in the future.

Engagement with Nature

All young people experience the power and awe of the outdoors; they learn to respect, love, and care for our world. Camp Fire Central Oregon has staff and programming committed to getting youth outside and helping them engage with and build appreciation for the natural world around us.

“Your camp is the best!”

Your camp is the best! We love the traditional, fun, silly and thoughtful programming. Thank you!

Tumalo Day Camp Parent

1916

The Legacy

2022

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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Media Release: Robotics Award and Regional Win Sending Camp Fire Central Oregon Team to State Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2023 RECENT ROBOTICS AWARD AND REGIONAL WIN SENDING CAMP FIRE CENTRAL OREGON TEAM TO ROBOTICS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14  The new, Redmond-based team advances to state, wins ‘Core Values’ Award  Bend, Ore. – For… Read More >

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Getting focused: Our goals for 2023-2025

Well, hello, 2023! What do you have in store for us? Our new strategic plan has some (very exciting) spoilers. We opened 2022 with a new vision for Camp Fire: We envision a world where all young people thrive and… Read More >

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Help the Friendship Fund Open up Outdoor Experiences to All

We know that camp and outdoor programs help young people connect to the environment and each other. These life-changing experiences have long-term benefits: strong developmental relationships with safe adults; a chance to explore new interests and skills; mental health supports;… Read More >

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#EmblemDrop2022: It’s here!

We at Camp Fire are very excited to share our first awards and recognition emblem redesign: 125 emblems. 3 years of collaborative, youth-led work. 100 years in the making. 0 cultural appropriation. Thousands of great memories to come. For the… Read More >

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You Have to Center Joy: Understanding Thriving With Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond

We’ve been very lucky to partner with Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond, a leader in thriving research, as we re-envisioned Camp Fire’s definition of thriving. Dr. Darling-Hammond puts “overlooked and underserved” young people at the center of her work, an approach that… Read More >

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Snap! Camp Fire Central Oregon Calling for Professional Photographers

NONPROFIT SEEKING LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS TO DONATE TIME AND TALENT AT CAMP FIRE’S UPCOMING FALL PHOTO DAY FUNDRAISER. Camp Fire Central Oregon is seeking professional photographers to help with its upcoming Fall Photo Day Fundraiser. The event, slated to take place… 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