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Camp Fire Celebrates Young People of All Genders

In 2019, Camp Fire expanded our inclusion statement to get a lot more specific about all the ways young people might define themselves—and how we welcome, affirm and support everyone. One of the categories of diversity that we actively celebrates… Read More >

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Answering the Call to Connection

Young people are craving deep, real connections with people who see them as they are. This was the driver for Camp Fire National’s new mission statement, and also why we were so excited to discover this remarkable new report, “A Call… Read More >

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Connecting your Kids with Nature this Earth Day

111 years ago, Camp Fire was founded on a belief in the importance of giving all youth access to nature and outdoor education. While our programs have evolved with the times, this remains one of our central tenets: connecting all… Read More >

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The Importance of Celebration

As we look to celebrate Absolutely Incredible Kid Day this week, we are also reflecting on the importance of celebration in general as a way to instill confidence, publicly acknowledge efforts and accomplishments, and promote work towards goals.  The distinction… Read More >

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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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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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Camp Fire and Developmental Relationships: How strong connections help kids thrive

We all know intuitively that positive relationships are at the very center of a thriving life – both for kids and adults. And, thanks to hard-working social scientists, the data says so, too. In fact, the common denominator among thriving… 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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Mental health is a key part of thriving

This February, we’re going to be focusing on youth mental health awareness. At Camp Fire, we help kids learn the tools they need to thrive: how to identify their sparks, develop a growth mindset, manage their goals and take time to reflect. Unfortunately, many young… Read More >

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