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Staff Spotlight: Nadia Kelem

Nadia Kelem is Camp Fire's Outreach Coordinator and Program Specialist.

This fabulous Community Engagement Coordinator is now heading up our Summertime Teen Offerings … and we’re thrilled to share more about this amazing friend and leader! Camp Fire Central Oregon is super jazzed to announce a role change for one of… Read More >

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Media Release: Robo-Revolution: Grant-Powered Partnership Sparks STEM Excitement in Central Oregon Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grant-Powered Partnership Sparks STEM Excitement in Central Oregon Youth ESSER III funding for “teach the teachers” program enables Camp Fire Central Oregon to improve access to high-quality robotics enrichment, education and fun!  Bend, Ore. March 4, 2024… Read More >

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#KidDay: An Invitation to Connection

Every third Thursday in March, Camp Fire celebrates Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®, a holiday dedicated to encouraging the amazing young people in our lives. Since we founded it in 1997*, millions of people have marked #KidDay with messages to their… Read More >

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Tech Tinker Team Robotics for Grades 1-2 Starts March 5

Camp Fire Central Oregon is so excited to launch a new robotics afterschool camp for youth in Grades 1-2! The camp strives to engage this younger group around robotics and STEM, using our brand-new LEGO® Education Spike Essential Kit. Plus,… Read More >

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Bunny Heroes: Teens Hop Into Action at Rabbit Rescue Center in Redmond

There’s something irresistible about bunnies but when you add in helping bunnies that have experienced tough times or been abandoned, lending a hand to these furry friends takes on a whole new meaning. This past weekend, eight teens spent part… Read More >

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BINGO Bonanza: Fundraiser Raises Dollars and Smiles!

On January 28, Camp Fire Central Oregon threw its first-ever Not’Cho Grandma’s BINGO fundraiser at Silver Moon Brewing in Bend. The event drew over 150 enthusiastic players who turned out at 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning to purchase game… Read More >

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Valentine’s for Veterans Draws a Big Crowd!

Despite the single-digit temperatures and recent big snow, more than 100 people gathered together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Bend Church-United Methodist to make heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards for United States veterans. The room was packed… Read More >

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FIRST® LEGO® League Competition: A Robotics Recap!

Sunday, December 11 was an exciting, fun-filled day for our three competitive robotics teams! The three Camp Fire teams: The Midnight Makers, The League, and The Brick Alliance came to the competition ready to give it their all and have… Read More >

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CFA: Wraps up Fall Session, Plus a Winter Sign-up Reminder!

Camp Fire Afterschool is gearing up for a wonderful winter program, with availability at both Bend International School (BIS) and Amity Creek locations on some days, some weeks. Check it out! Meanwhile, we’ve just put the finishing touches on a… Read More >

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