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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.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you responding so quickly to this situation. Your kindness, understanding, and willingness to move mountains in order to help a child truly touches my heart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Kate M., Case Worker, 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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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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Staff Spotlight: Alyssa Thomas

This winter, our staff spotlight shines on Alyssa Thomas. Alyssa joined the Camp Fire Central Oregon team as part of our SummerKids staff in 2019 and has since gone year-round with us as a Program Lead for Camp Fire Afterschool,… Read More >

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Board Member Spotlight: Molly Adam

  Each quarter, we interview and highlight one of our staff members, giving you a closer look at the team behind Camp Fire Central Oregon. Moving into 2020, we’ve decided to spotlight not only 1 staff member each quarter, but… Read More >

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New decade, new #CampFireJourney

In 2019, Camp Fire held a series of focus groups with a diverse range of councils to dive into what experiences they were providing and what impact their programs were making. With the help of Algorhythm, an expert in youth development program evaluation, we explored… 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