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Powerful Programs Archive

New decade, new #CampFireJourney

In 2019, Camp Fire held a series of focus groups with a diverse range of councils to dive into what experiences they were providing and what impact their programs were making. With the help of Algorhythm, an expert in youth development program evaluation, we explored… Read More >

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Why Camp Fire?

As we approach the end of the year and reflect on 2019, we want to say thank you for your ongoing support of Camp Fire. Your gifts of money, time, and insight make an immeasurable difference in young people’s lives. Can you help us… Read More >

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Tracking Camp Fire’s Impact

Impact. From the Latin impingere, meaning “driven in.” To come into contact with, to influence or have a strong effect on. Synonyms: Impression, mark, imprint, repercussion, result.   What does it mean to truly have an impact? At Camp Fire we… Read More >

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Teens Lead at Camp Fire

Camp Fire is founded on the belief that young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire doesn’t just sponsor programs for young people. It’s a platform for young people to create their own programs and engage with their communities, on their own terms.… Read More >

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Volunteering Helps Kids Thrive

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 a youth volunteering opportunity going on at Camp Fire… Read More >

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Our BRIDGES Program: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

Today, January 11th, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. And it is the perfect day to share what our BRIDGES: Thailand program has been up to for the past few months… This past November, our BRIDGES program travelled to Thailand… Read More >

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Find Your Spark in 2019!

There’s a whole lot of resolving going on right now! The new year is a natural time to restart, refocus and return to the things you’re passionate about. At Camp Fire we call those sparks. Everybody has sparks: the talents, interests, commitments… Read More >

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Reflecting on a Season of Service

  This year, we launched a “Season of Service” challenge for Bend teens to participate in weekly volunteer projects throughout November and December. From prepping meals at Family Kitchen, to sorting toys at the Salvation Army, it has been so… Read More >

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We’re Going Global! Pilot International Program Takes Off This Week

After a year of hard work and determination, our BRIDGES: Thailand program is about to take off–literally! Camp Fire Central Oregon staff and our partners from Workshops with Purpose conceived of this new program last November and have made enormous efforts… Read More >

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