SummerKids campers pose on rocks.The middle of summer is almost here, providing us with a great opportunity to announce some fun summer camp facts and figures! Perhaps the most exciting finding: Summer 2024 marks our biggest one yet in terms of the sheer number of camp programs being offered.

“We’re thrilled to be offering a record 33 unique camps and camp sessions this summer,” says Kecia Kubota, Camp Fire Central Oregon’s executive director. “But what’s so amazing is not just the number of camps and sessions offered, but the wide variety of programs and the fact that we’ve got camps from Madras all the way down to La Pine! The diversity of our locations is greater than ever, reflecting the success of our ongoing goal of making Camp Fire more accessible to Central Oregon kids. In addition, through grants, partnerships, donations, fundraisers and other types of giving, financial assistance is making camp experiences possible for many kids throughout our region.”

Here's a look at the fun facts and figures:

1,464: Total number of youth registered for Summer 2024 camps/programs

33: Total number of individual summer camp sessions offered across a wide number of camp types:

  • 10 sessions of SummerKids
  • 3 sessions of Tumalo Day Camp
  • 8 robotics/STEM camps
  • 10 teen leadership programs/camps
  • 2 ExplORegon camps, one in Madras and one in Three Rivers

$80K+: Amount of financial assistance granted to summer campers

86: Number of youth receiving financial assistance

36: Volunteer camp counselors at Tumalo Day Camp

18: Number of summer season camp staff

3: Volunteer nurses serving at Tumalo Day Camp

1: First-ever behavior coach for SummerKids

Interested in supporting Camp Fire Central Oregon camps and programs, helping kids thrive today—and well into the future? We would love your support! Explore and join our Pathfinders Club, a program offering opportunities to contribute through sustaining monthly memberships and other vital types of giving! Learn more here!

*These are mid-summer numbers and estimates to date.