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Around the Camp Fire – Nov. 2020 – Gratitude

This month, we launched a new community conversation series: Around the Camp Fire. These conversations 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… Read More >

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Young people want to shape the world – now

A recent survey by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) found “83 percent [of youth ages 18-24] say they believe young people have the power to change the country.”  That’s exactly what we want young people in… Read More >

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Your Kids & Conflict Resolution: Why It Matters

CAMP FIRE ORCA IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there are many good ways we can address bullying with the kids and teens in our lives, this month we’re going to focus on just one strategy… Read More >

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The impact of COVID-19 on today’s young people

As we head into the new school year, we recognize that COVID-19 has now been with us for half a year and doesn’t look like it is going anywhere anytime soon. By now, it has disrupted and impacted all of… Read More >

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Alumni Spotlight: Amber Goemaat

During the month of July, we are celebrating our alumni! First up: Amber Goemaat. Amber participated in our programs from 1st grade all the way through high school, and has since been a counselor at both SummerKids and Tumalo Day… Read More >

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Engage Your Family: Talking Race, Racism, & Anti-Racism With Youth K-12

ARTIST NIKKOLAS SMITH VIA INSTAGRAM We know you agree: young people are amazing. We believe they shape the world (no matter their age) and it’s our job to be with them on a journey to self-discovery and lift their voice.… Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: Javier Leiva

Haga clic aquí para leer este artículo en español   This June, our staff spotlight shines on Javier Leiva. Javier joined our team at the beginning of 2020 as a Spanish Language Facilitator and now also occupies the role of… Read More >

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Teens On Fire Create Pop-Up Food Pantry

As Camp Fire Central Oregon’s teen service programs have grown over the past few years, we’ve seen these young people give back to our community in amazing and creative ways. This 2019-2020 school year was our first year running three… Read More >

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The Power of Service-Learning

Adult volunteers fuel our programs and help our young people thrive. But did you know volunteering is also a great way for young people to unlock their superpowers? (Scroll down to find out about youth volunteering opportunities going on at Camp Fire Central… Read More >

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