Program fees only cover about 75% of our operating costs in a “normal” year. This year, the added cost we’ve incurred to create a safe and healthy environment for youth during a global pandemic, along with the increased demand for financial assistance, means that program fees have only covered 58%.
You have the power to close the gap. In a year when kids need social-emotional outlets and learning more than ever, the unmet demand for afterschool programming has skyrocketed: Currently, for every child in an afterschool program, 3 are waiting to get in and non profit providers like Camp Fire are struggling to meet the need.
While there is still so much uncertainty about what 2021 will bring, Camp Fire wants to be here for the many families who needourservices, but we can only operate and expand with donor support. Help us bring Hope for 2021 and ensure that young people continue to have a safe space to explore and grow.
Link your Amazon and Fred Meyer accounts
Set Camp Fire Central Oregon (be sure to include the "Central Oregon") as your charity of choice and we will get a donation every time you shop...it's that easy!
With Amazon, make sure you're shopping from smile.amazon.com
Add an item from our Wish List to your cart
Planning on doing some online shopping this holiday season? Grab an item from our Amazon Wish List while you're at it!
These valuable donations allow us to continue equitably serving all of our youth, keeping them safe, and promoting learning...and fun!
Donate to get perks from Humm & Fjall Raven
Make a $25 donation through Central Oregon Gives and you'll get a free drink at Humm Kombucha Taproom AND 25% off at Fjall Raven!
Want to get more great perks just for doing good? Donate through Central Oregon Gives each week to receive different prizes from Powder House, Avid Cider, Hydroflask, and more.
Enter our Camp in a Box raffle
We're raffling off 5 different Camp in a Box packages sure to delight and entertain any kid (or kid at heart!) this holiday season.
Box themes include Fiber Fun, Movie Night, Galaxy Explorers, Into the Wild, and Chef's Kit. Thank you to our sponsors:
Give the gift of camp
Now, more than ever, what kids want is connection, experiences, and a social outlet--they want camp!
Give a special kid or family in your life a Camp Fire gift certificate this holiday season, good for any of our afterschool programs or summer camps, from robotics to teen service clubs and everything in between.
Sponsor a kid
On average, we provide about $25,000 yearly in financial aid to youth who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate in our programs. Even so, there are many more families who need help affording our services.
Your one-time donation ensures that another kid in our community can access the valuable growth experiences Camp Fire provides.
While end of year donations certainly make a difference, recurring support powers our year-round youth programs.
As little as $10 a month helps provide supplies for high-quality enrichment activities. $20 a month helps provide scholarships to deserving kids and teens. What could you spare to make a difference in a young person's life?
Imagine a world where every single kid is encouraged to find their passion and is supported by caring adult champions. This is the world we're creating in our out-of-school-time programs. But we need your help to make sure every kid in our community has equal access to these valuable growth experiences. With your generous donation, we can increase scholarships, provide extra supports for a diverse group of youth, and ensure an inclusive environment for all.
What can your gift do to change lives?
Young people want to shape the world.
Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.
In Camp Fire, it begins now.