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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”, founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

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. 

“I have so much gratitude for the program and the work the staff puts in for our children every single day.”

Camp Fire has been a lifesaver for our family. Before the program came to Three Rivers I was scrambling to run my business and help my two sons with the challenge of distance learning. I was exhausted and spent physically and emotionally, as were my children. The Camp Fire staff is very compassionate and have a vested interest in the children that attend. My boys have a sense of normalcy in these trying times. I have so much gratitude for the program and the work the staff puts in for our children every single day. Thank you.

Charla H., 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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Camp Fire Celebrates Young People of All Genders

In 2019, Camp Fire expanded our inclusion statement to get a lot more specific about all the ways young people might define themselves—and how we welcome, affirm and support everyone. One of the categories of diversity that we actively celebrates… Read More >

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Answering the Call to Connection

Young people are craving deep, real connections with people who see them as they are. This was the driver for Camp Fire National’s new mission statement, and also why we were so excited to discover this remarkable new report, “A Call… Read More >

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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is March 17th!

Last month on the blog, we talked about how our big why became really clear during the pandemic. Why does Camp Fire exist? Because growing up is hard. If you’re an adult reading this, you remember how it was. Now multiply that by… Read More >

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2020-2021 People & Impact Report | Camp Fire

WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE CAMP FIRE’S 2020-2021 PEOPLE & IMPACT REPORT!     This is one of our eight organizational core values. The purpose of our annual People & Impact report is to show you what that means in… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet Stands With Trans* Youth

  As Camp Fire’s National YAC we want to say to the LGBTQ2S+ youth of Texas and Florida – young person to young person – you are magic. We stand in solidarity with you and your families and will do… Read More >

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New Year, New Vision

The New Year gives us an excuse to stay up late, dance a little, and eat a lot. It also invites us to imagine what the future could hold. In the face of so many challenges—from the ongoing pandemic to… 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