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Writing Tips, Ideas & Examples for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is right around the corner (March 21)! If you find yourself running a little low on creativity, here are some ideas to help get you started writing/telling a kid in your life why they are absolutely incredible:… 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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Be a Spark Champion

It’s not enough to just know your spark. You have to grow it! And that’s where spark champions come in. CAMP FIRE ALABAMA Spark Champions are adults who help young people develop the interests, skills, commitments or qualities that give lives purpose… 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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[INFOGRAPHIC] 16 Reasons Sparks are Awesome—Science Says!

We know that Sparks are talents, interests, commitments and qualities that give kids—and adults—energy and purpose. We also know that it’s important to talk to kids about their Sparks and support them in their passions. But why? Why is it so important? Why… 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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Promise to Practice

Back in November, three of our staff members joined up with members from Camp Fire councils nationwide at the Promise to Practice Roadshow held in Ft. Worth, Texas. The workshop focused on groundbreaking research being conducted by the Search Institute… Read More >

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Meet Our Amazing Staff – Cece Valceschini

For our winter spotlight, we want to shine a light on an amazing staff member who has served Camp Fire for over 30 years: Cece. For many in our community, when they think “Camp Fire,” they think “Cece!” Cece directs… Read More >

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