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A Letter from the Executive Director

One of the great pieces in our Fall Newsletter was this letter from our Executive Director, Kecia Kubota. Read on in case you missed it…and be sure to sign up to receive our quarterly newsletters here! I hope everyone in… Read More >

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Combat Bullying: It’s National Bullying Prevention Month

CAMP FLETCHER The numbers are telling: more than one in five students say they’ve been bullied at school. Thanks to higher awareness and effective anti-bullying programs, bullying prevalence rates have been dropping over the past several years, but we still have a long way… Read More >

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Meet Our Amazing Staff – Lily Grbavach

Staff Profile: Lily Grbavach   In honor of our upcoming No School Day Camps, we wanted to shine a spotlight on one of our amazing Camp Directors: Lily. Dedicated to education and her community, Lily is one of our enthusiastic program manager… Read More >

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How Social-Emotional Learning Helps Your Kids Thrive

On a gut-level, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) makes total sense. We know young people need whole-life tools to thrive. But what does the research say? In short, Social-Emotional Learning works. Here’s a run-down of some leading studies tracking social-emotional learning outcomes in the classroom… Read More >

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Beyond Camp: Our Out-of-School Time Programs

September means school is in full swing, and so are Camp Fire’s Out-of-School Time (OST) programs! Yes, “camp” is literally our first name, but we help kids find their sparks in so many other ways. More than 25,000 kids and teens… Read More >

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What Youth Voice Means to Us

CAMP FIRE NEW JERSEY – TEENS ON FIRE At Camp Fire, youth voice is a part of everything we do. We would not be Camp Fire without it. In order for youth to thrive now, our program staff and volunteers need… Read More >

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Camp Fire & the Positive Youth Development Movement

If you’ve been around Camp Fire at all, you’ve probably heard the term Positive Youth Development (PYD). Good ol’ context clues can tell you that this movement is about helping young people grow up happy, healthy and engaged, but here’s the… Read More >

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Your Child’s Work Future & the Urgency of Social-Emotional Learning

You know Camp Fire’s mission is to help kids and teens find their sparks right now. But we also know that giving youth the tools to thrive today means they’ll keep on thriving tomorrow. So, we want to take a quick… Read More >

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An Interview with McKenzie Napier, National YAC Chair and Camp Fire CO Alum!

What is it really like serving on YAC? We asked McKenzie Napier, current YAC chair (and Camp Fire Central Oregon alum!) who was more than happy to let us inside the YAC experience. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT YAC? I… Read More >

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