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Campfire Coffee Co. & youth org Camp Fire join forces to encourage kids

Quincy Henry and his wife, Whitni, started Campfire Coffee Co. in Tacoma, WA, with the goal of bringing campfire-roasted coffee (yes: micro-batch coffee roasted over an open fire!) to his home-turf and supporting a broader mission—creating more access to the outdoors for BIPOC and underserved communities.… Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: Wesley Heredia

Meet Wes! Wes joined our team summer of 2020 as a SummerKids counselor and stayed on to help establish and run Jugamos Afuera, our new partner program with Vámanos Outside that connects Latinx youth with nature. As an experienced outdoor… Read More >

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Building Equity with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Like we’ve talked about on the blog before, Camp Fire is actively and intentionally becoming an equity-focused organization. All of our five 18-month goals are directly related to equity. Why? Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because we’ve seen… Read More >

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Camp Fire National Headquarters Statement on Events at the U.S. Capitol

Like you, we’ve watched the attacks on the Capitol unfold in shock. We watched as our Senators and Representatives hid in terror as armed rioters breached the House and Senate floors. We saw confederate flags, anti-Semitic language, and other deeply… Read More >

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Letter from Camp Fire National’s CEO Greg Zweber: Reflecting on 2020, Hope for 2021

Here in Central Oregon, we’re proud to be part of the larger national Camp Fire organization which is continually evolving to best serve kids across the country. The letter below from national CEO Greg Zweber highlights the many ways all… Read More >

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Around the Camp Fire – Nov. 2020 – Gratitude

This month, we launched a new community conversation series: Around the Camp Fire. These conversations delve into topics around how to support, encourage, and lift up young people in our community to grow their potential and thrive now. Free and… Read More >

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Young people want to shape the world – now

A recent survey by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) found “83 percent [of youth ages 18-24] say they believe young people have the power to change the country.”  That’s exactly what we want young people in… Read More >

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Your Kids & Conflict Resolution: Why It Matters

CAMP FIRE ORCA IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there are many good ways we can address bullying with the kids and teens in our lives, this month we’re going to focus on just one strategy… Read More >

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The impact of COVID-19 on today’s young people

As we head into the new school year, we recognize that COVID-19 has now been with us for half a year and doesn’t look like it is going anywhere anytime soon. By now, it has disrupted and impacted all of… Read More >

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