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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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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

We want to tell you why Camp Fire Central Oregon is different, and what makes us an innovative leader in youth development: Camp Fire is about what kids and teens can do right NOW. Lots of youth organizations help prep… 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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