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Getting focused: Our goals for 2023-2025

Well, hello, 2023! What do you have in store for us? Our new strategic plan has some (very exciting) spoilers. We opened 2022 with a new vision for Camp Fire: We envision a world where all young people thrive and… Read More >

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Help the Friendship Fund Open up Outdoor Experiences to All

We know that camp and outdoor programs help young people connect to the environment and each other. These life-changing experiences have long-term benefits: strong developmental relationships with safe adults; a chance to explore new interests and skills; mental health supports;… Read More >

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#EmblemDrop2022: It’s here!

We at Camp Fire are very excited to share our first awards and recognition emblem redesign: 125 emblems. 3 years of collaborative, youth-led work. 100 years in the making. 0 cultural appropriation. Thousands of great memories to come. For the… Read More >

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Camp Fire Central Oregon Receives Sizeable Grants for Tech & Robotics Program

TWO GRANTORS AWARD A COMBINED $30,000 TO EXPAND NONPROFIT’S CURRENT YOUTH OFFERINGS. In today’s rapidly changing world, society needs children to explore, discover and think deeply so that they can be the innovators, developers and inventors who will solve the… Read More >

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2020-2021 People & Impact Report | Camp Fire

WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE CAMP FIRE’S 2020-2021 PEOPLE & IMPACT REPORT!     This is one of our eight organizational core values. The purpose of our annual People & Impact report is to show you what that means in… Read More >

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New Year, New Vision

The New Year gives us an excuse to stay up late, dance a little, and eat a lot. It also invites us to imagine what the future could hold. In the face of so many challenges—from the ongoing pandemic to… Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: Sara Ward

Meet our newest team member: Sara Ward! Sara joined our staff this month as the Program Manager for Camp Fire Afterschool. Sara comes to us after working at other youth-serving organizations around Bend and with a wealth of knowledge on… Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: Zafiro Dell’Acqua

Meet our newest team member: Zafiro Dell’Acqua! Zafiro joined our staff this summer as the Assistant Director for SummerKids and will take over as Director at the end of this season. Zafiro has a background in both traditional education and… Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: James DiRosa

Meet our new Teen Programs Manager: James DiRosa! James has worked with Camp Fire Central Oregon in various capacities over the past 3 years and we are thrilled to now have him as a full-time staff member taking over teen… Read More >

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