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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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Board Member Spotlight: Brittnye Freeberg

Meet our newest board member: Brittnye Freeberg! Brittnye joined our Board of Directors earlier this year, but has volunteered with Camp Fire Central Oregon at both our Tumalo Day Camp and Afterschool program since 2016. She works as a scientist… Read More >

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Celebrate Earth Day: Work for Environmental Justice

The outdoors is inextricably woven into Camp Fire’s inception, history and goals for the future. Similarly, social justice is undeniably tied to environmental justice: We live in the environment, we share in the environment. What we do to, with and for the environment we do… 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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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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