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Inclusion & Diversity Archive

We’re Re-envisioning ‘Thriving’

Part of the work of being an alive, evolving organization is to revisit the big stuff regularly. If you don’t question why you exist, what your work is, and what you believe every so often, it’s easy to get stagnant.… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s Boundary-Breaking History

  In 1909, Charlotte Gulick held a small summer camp for her daughters, three of their close friends, and a young woman with disabilities. There was no way she could have known that that first camp would grow into a… Read More >

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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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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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Celebrate Earth Day: Work for Environmental Justice

The outdoors is inextricably woven into Camp Fire’s inception, history and goals for the future. Similarly, social justice is undeniably tied to environmental justice: We live in the environment, we share in the environment. What we do to, with and for the environment we do… Read More >

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Building Equity with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Like we’ve talked about on the blog before, Camp Fire is actively and intentionally becoming an equity-focused organization. All of our five 18-month goals are directly related to equity. Why? Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because we’ve seen… Read More >

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Letter from Camp Fire National’s CEO Greg Zweber: Reflecting on 2020, Hope for 2021

Here in Central Oregon, we’re proud to be part of the larger national Camp Fire organization which is continually evolving to best serve kids across the country. The letter below from national CEO Greg Zweber highlights the many ways all… 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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