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Snap! Camp Fire Central Oregon Calling for Professional Photographers

NONPROFIT SEEKING LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS TO DONATE TIME AND TALENT AT CAMP FIRE’S UPCOMING FALL PHOTO DAY FUNDRAISER. Camp Fire Central Oregon is seeking professional photographers to help with its upcoming Fall Photo Day Fundraiser. The event, slated to take place… 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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3 Reasons We Need Afterschool Programs NOW

Out-of-school-time programs really matter in the day-to-day lives of families and young people. They are also a core strategy in Camp Fire’s mission to connect young people to the outdoors, to others and to themselves. We’ve written about our commitment… 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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Developmental Relationships—are we cultivating them?

Developmental Relationships—connections that help us learn, grow, give back and become our best selves—are fundamental to a thriving life. Research shows that young people who have strong developmental relationships are more engaged at school, have higher social-emotional learning skills and are less… Read More >

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Almost 25 million kids are waiting to get into an afterschool program

Talk about a gap! In early 2020, there were 7.8 million young people in afterschool programs—and 24.6 million more who would be if a spot was available. (1) But this is pre-pandemic data; the demand for quality afterschool programming has only grown since… Read More >

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How Camp Fire Staff Build Youth-Driven Programs

Camp Fire is both for young people and created by young people. This isn’t just aspirational: Our commitment to youth voice is carried out in very practical ways by thousands of Camp Fire staff at the program level. Here are a few ways that Camp Fire… Read More >

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Camp Fire C.O. Teens Making our Community More Trans-Friendly

Life-long Camp Fire Central Oregon participants, Amelia Hartman-Warr and Kira Yun, are currently working to achieve their WorkHealthLove awards, the highest accomplishment in Camp Fire. Achieving this prestigious honor requires serious commitment, and a passion for and dedication to bettering… Read More >

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