Camp Fire Afterschool (CFA) is a flexible and fun option for families looking to balance afterschool care with enrichment opportunities and social-emotional skill development. CFA supports youth in exploring their sparks, practicing social skills, creating connections, building community, and gaining confidence.
From crafting to science, connecting with nature to connecting with community, building life skills to building awareness of our world, each day of the week features a fun and enriching theme. Focuses and activities will rotate throughout the year, always relating back to the broader daily theme. Sign up for just one day of the week or all five, registration is by day and in 10-13 week sessions (fall, winter, and spring).
Any youth is welcome to ride the bus from their school to Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson Elementary, the location for CFA.
Mondays: Adulting 101
On Mondays, campers will learn the skills they need to thrive in the world: cooking, mindfulness, "Make Your Own" activities, team building and more!
Tuesdays: Science Club
Youth will rotate through groups that will learn about everything scientific. Expect exciting experiments, inventions that will blow your mind, and getting to discover lesser-known areas of the Earth!
Wednesdays: Camp Fire Kids
It is Camp Fire's mission to connect young people to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves. Every Wednesday, we'll explore these themes with walking field trips to learn about nature and how we can give back to the community.
Thursdays: Around the Globe
Every few weeks, we will focus on another area of the world. Youth will experience learning about different cultures through storytelling, creating dishes from other countries, and creative crafting.
Fridays: DIY Fun
We end the week with art and maker activities that will teach youth more about themselves while exploring new and unexpected creative mediums.
Cost varies per session based on the number of weeks/meetings in each session. Daily breakdown = $22 per Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri and $31 per Wed (program is longer on Wednesdays given school early release).
LOCATION: Amity Creek Elementary
To be clear, Camp Fire does NOT provide transportation to Amity Creek and it is the responsibility of the family to get their child to Amity Creek.
Here are some options we've seen families use:
Option 1: Family coordinates dropping off youth at Amity during afterschool hours. Once you arrive at the back entrance to Amity, simply call the phone number on the Camp Fire sign and a staff member will come outside to sign you in.
Option 2: Contact the Bend/Lapine School District Transportation Department directly and get your child on the bus route that drops off in front of Boys and Girls Club. Then give Camp Fire Afterschool staff the bus route number and confirmation that the route is scheduled to drop off within 30 minutes of school getting out and they will arrange for someone to meet your child at the bus stop and walk them over to Amity.
SPACE IS LIMITED:
Don't wait to register... High-quality youth programs are in high demand. Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great Adult:Youth ratio and create the best learning experience possible.
Space is limited and many sell out quickly! If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the wait list.
Financial Assistance is available. Please do not wait to register if you need financial assistance. You will be able to complete your registration while your request is being processed. If you do not receive assistance, or the amount you do receive does not meet your needs, you will have the opportunity to cancel your reservation at no cost to you.
Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.
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.