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Staff Spotlight: Zafiro Larsen

Zafiro Larsen Sunset Picture

Meet Zafiro Larsen (pictured left) and you can’t help but be impressed by this high-energy, deeply caring human being, who, at Camp Fire Central Oregon, also goes by the name of “Sonora.” That word in Latin means “to make sound,… Read More >

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STEM Fun Works Magic for Camp Fire Afterschool

Two afterschool kids pose with their Ozobots and project worksheets

At Camp Fire Afterschool, embarking on STEM adventures isn’t just about decoding science and math mysteries—it’s an adventure into a realm of real-world wizardry! During a recent STEM-focused afternoon, our crew of afterschool kids at Bend International School dove headfirst… Read More >

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The Wonders of a Local Watershed: Teen Connects Youth Plant for Our Future at Creekside Park, Sisters

Teen Connects youth puts muscle into breaking up the riverbank for planting.

What is a watershed? Where might the location of Whychus Creek’s headwaters be? And at the Creekside Park in Sisters, why are there human-made steps going down to Whychus Creek, as well as fencing aligned with its banks, at Creekside… Read More >

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Embrace Your Own Ecosystem

As we get ready for Earth Day, we’re curious how our community is responding to environmental challenges in an everyday way. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of dire headlines about climate change impacts and the need for… Read More >

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Media Release: Camp Fire Central Oregon Celebrates Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® With FREE Ice Skating for Youth At the Bend Pavilion, Wed., March 20, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Camp Fire Central Oregon Celebrates Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® With FREE Ice Skating for Youth At the Bend Pavilion, Wed., March 20, 2024 Bend, Ore. March 18, 2024 — Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® (AIK Day) is this… Read More >

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A Day on the Farm: Tales From Teen Connects in Sisters

In a heartwarming display of community spirit and compassion, a group of teenagers from Camp Fire Central Oregon’s Teen Connect program recently embarked on a fulfilling volunteering experience at Harmony Farm Sanctuary. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and… Read More >

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A Call for Tumalo Day Camp Volunteer Counselors, Ages 18+

A Call for Tumalo Day Camp Volunteer Counselors, Ages 18+ Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Camp Fire Central Oregon is calling all fun-loving, adventurous souls to join us for an unforgettable volunteering opportunity at Tumalo Day… Read More >

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Bend City Council Makes Joyful Proclamation: Thursday, March 21 Is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in Bend!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bend City Council Makes Joyful Proclamation: Thursday, March 21 Is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in Bend! Council’s proclamation spotlights the national holiday of youth appreciation, while Camp Fire Central Oregon announces a free ice-skating party on Wed., March… Read More >

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Staff Spotlight: Nadia Kelem

Nadia Kelem is Camp Fire's Outreach Coordinator and Program Specialist.

This fabulous Community Engagement Coordinator is now heading up our Summertime Teen Offerings … and we’re thrilled to share more about this amazing friend and leader! Camp Fire Central Oregon is super jazzed to announce a role change for one of… Read More >

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