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 gave me the self-confidence to not limit myself and to be adventurous!”

I made life long friends through Camp Fire and so many memories were made. I was in contact with people from many different walks of life. I think that influenced me later when I moved from place to place in accepting different ways of life and opinions. When I moved to New York at age 15, I was able to be part of a Camp Fire group and it was a wonderful gift! I was with girls that had the same values and interests in a new community where I was an “outsider – but not for long; those were the girls that I remained friends with for many years. By earning beads in many different areas, I think it helped give me the self-confidence to not limit myself to just familiar things, and to be adventurous.

Teddi Wengert, Camp Fire Alum 1950-1959, Lake City, Florida

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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We promise: It Begins NOW

The very last part of our Camp Fire promise is that it happens now. We want young people to shape the world now. We want them to find their spark today. We want them to lift their voice in leadership roles CAMP… Read More >

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We promise to help young people discover who they are

The third part of the Camp Fire promise is to help young people discover who they are. That’s one reason Camp Fire is so adamant about diversity and inclusion. In order for young people to discover themselves, they need a… Read More >

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We promise to help young people lift their voice

CAMP FLETCHER The second part of our Camp Fire promise is to help young people lift their voice. This is more than just learning to express their feelings or speak up for themselves and others. We promise to give kids… Read More >

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We promise to help young people find their spark

At Camp Fire, our promise drives everything we do, because young people drive everything we do. The very first thing we promise is to make kids’ passions our priority. We don’t ask what kids want to do when they grow… Read More >

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Make an Impact – Meet McKenzie

At Camp Fire, we’re constantly striving to make an impact, to make a difference in our community and in the lives of youth. And nothing’s better than when we see our youth making an impact themselves! We wanted to share… Read More >

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Light a Spark – Meet Max!

At Camp Fire, we’re all about helping youth find, explore, and develop their sparks. Sparks are the things that make you come alive! The things that excite you, give you energy, motivation, and purpose. We wanted to share the story… 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