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Gather ‘Round the Camp Fire: It’s Story Time

We really, really need your story. Here’s why. Happy Alumni Month! Gather ‘round the crackling fire with us…watch the flames dance as the smell of smoke and crisp night air billows up into a starry sky. Snuggle up in a… Read More >

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But What Does Belonging Feel Like?

Creating belonging is a moral good, sure, but sometimes we need to take a second to remember just how good belonging feels. When have you experienced the power of belonging? We talk a lot about belonging at Camp Fire. It’s… Read More >

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Media Release: Robotics Award and Regional Win Sending Camp Fire Central Oregon Team to State Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2023 RECENT ROBOTICS AWARD AND REGIONAL WIN SENDING CAMP FIRE CENTRAL OREGON TEAM TO ROBOTICS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14  The new, Redmond-based team advances to state, wins ‘Core Values’ Award  Bend, Ore. – For… Read More >

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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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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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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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