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We need YOU on the Youth Advisory Cabinet!

Camp Fire doesn’t just serve young people, it’s led by them. The National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) is a group of passionate high school and college students who help Camp Fire thrive. Youth advisors come from all over the country and contribute… Read More >

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10 Reasons Camp Fire Stands Out From the Crowd

CAMP FIRE GREEN COUNTRY, TULSA, OK We get a lot of comparisons to other pro-kid nonprofits, and we applaud the hard work our peer organizations do. But today, we want to tell you why Camp Fire is different, and what… Read More >

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Growth Mindset: Your Key to Thriving

TEENS EMBODY A GROWTH MINDSET ON THE HIGH ROPES COURSE AT CAMP FIRE COLUMBIA’S CAMP NAMANU, OUTSIDE OF PORTLAND, OREGON, IN AUGUST 2017 Do you believe people can change? Do you think we can grow? Do you consider things like… Read More >

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Sparks help kids thrive!

If you’ve been around Camp Fire for half a minute, you’ve heard about sparks. And you know we’re not just talking about fire-building skills. We’re talking about life-building passions that put kids on the path to truly thriving. Sparks are talents, interests, commitments… Read More >

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Ilse Browner: A Woman of Tolerance

Camp Fire’s alumni are AMAZING. And not just because we’ve got some celebrities on our rolls (hey, Madonna). Anybody who’s worked hard to find their sparks, practice a growth mindset, learn to set goals, and reflect on their progress is going to make a difference in the world.… Read More >

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Dr. Evelyn de Ghetaldi: A Woman of Significance

Written by Ingrid Busch Throughout the long history of women struggling to find a foothold in positions of power and influence, a few women stand out as exemplary. Evelyn Lenore Gardner Ballard de Ghetaldi is one of them. Sadly, the… Read More >

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The Big Benefits of Being in Nature

One of the best parts about going to camp is being outside. After all, Camp Fire began in 1910 to give girls the kind of outdoor experiences that were already available to boys. These days, Camp Fire programs teach kids of all genders to… Read More >

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8 Ways to Encourage Youth Inclusivity and Diversity

Want to help the kids in your life embrace diversity and learn to welcome everyone? True inclusion is a lifelong process. Here’s how to get started. Investigate your own biases and privileges. Getting acquainted with our personal blind spots is the first step to… Read More >

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Camp vs. Screens (Spoiler: Camp wins)

Camp vs. Screens (Spoiler: Camp wins) Facts we take seriously at Camp Fire: Kids spend 90 percent of their time indoors. – Children & Nature Network Kids spend 50+ hours a week on a screen.  – Children & Nature Network If you need a… Read More >

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