Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within

Community conversations held by thought leaders in youth development

Join us monthly as we delve into topics around how to support, encourage, and lift up young people in our community to grow their potential and thrive now. Free and open to anyone who cares about our youth, Around the Camp Fire discussions will take place virtually and be facilitated by Camp Fire Central Oregon staff, youth, and expert guest speakers.

Upcoming Events


Screen Addiction

After a year living in the coronavirus pandemic, youth's screen time nation and world-wide has soared. What was already a mental health concern now, experts say, may be an addiction with long-term implications. How can you promote screen-free interactions and activities in your home? How can we help kids thrive on and offline? Join us for a community conversation on screen addiction and our youth.

Want to learn more? Click here to read an alarming and important New York Times article on the pandemic and children's screen time prior to the chat.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 | 12:00-1:00pm  Register Now



How to Celebrate Youth

Every March, we celebrate Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®, a national holiday founded by Camp Fire in 1997 to lift up young people nationwide. AIKD 2021 is Thursday, March 18th! Every year on this day, millions of people—like you—find creative ways to tell a young person in their life what makes them incredible. Join us to discuss fun ways you can celebrate your kids this AIKD, and all year round!

Tuesday, March 16 | 12:00-1:00pm  Register Now



Summer Programs Info Session

Summer is around the corner! Want to learn more about all of the opportunities we have for kids PreK-12th grade, from camps to robotics to teen service challenges? Have questions about registration policies, our youth development philosophy, or anything in between? Come pick our staff's brains and make planning your kids' summer a breeze!

Tuesday, April 20 | 12:00-1:00pm  Register Now


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