Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within


Outdoor Camp Fire Adventures for Absolutely Incredible Kids!


This nature-based program, its activities, and its field trips offer a ton of fun and a chance to explore + in Oregon = ExplOregon!

In a variety of half-day, full-day, and week-long camps, Camp Fire kids discover environmental “gems” right in our own back yard and some of the amazing things our area has to offer. Think local streams and waterways, geology, human history and more! At ExplOregon, kids stretch their legs, brains and passion for the outdoors. Together, we turn that time outside of the classroom—or during long summer days—into exciting adventures outdoors. We learn more about nature, our impacts on it, and its impacts on us!

Thanks to Central Oregon Health Council, we have been able to expand our outdoor education programs, offering more of our high-quality camp experiences to kids across Central Oregon.

ExplOregon Summer Camps | Grades 1-6

Youth in 1st through 6th grade can join Camp Fire Central Oregon for a fun week of summer camp in the outdoors. ExplOregon camps are designed to bring engaging opportunities for youth in rural areas to get outdoors and learn about local streams, geology, and human history while building a deeper connection with nature and themselves.

ExplOregon Madras: Nature Chronicles

DATES: July 10-14 (Monday-Friday)

HOURS: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE: Sahalee Park, Madras

COST: Only $25.00!


ExplOregon La Pine: Nature Chronicles

In partnership with La Pine Parks and Recreation, Camp Fire is bringing Nature Chronicles to La Pine.

DATES: Aug 14 –  Aug 18 (Monday-Friday)

See La Pine Parks and Recreation’s Summer Adventure Days for details and registration

Project Good Earth | Grades 4-5

Join us as we jump in the Camp Fire van and head off for afternoon of super-cool, nature based field trips. The program kicks off April 19 and runs eight Wednesdays in a row.

Inspired in part by Camp Fire program fundamentals that date back to the 1980s and rooted in environmental awareness, appreciation and preservation, this incredible framework has been reinvented by our camp leaders to make it relevant for today’s kids and modern times. Our goals: to help youth feel more comfortable in the outdoors, care more about the outdoors, and learn how to take care of the outdoors, starting right here in our immediate region.

Join our expedition to boost connection with nature, others and yourself! Only 12 spots available…grab yours today!!! Register here.

WHEN: Wednesdays, April 19 thru June 7.

PROGRAM HOURS: 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Drop-off and pickup at the parking lot between Troy Field and the Environmental Center.

COST: $320. Financial assistance and scholarships available. Learn more here. Spots sell out but our waitlist is always an option!

REFUND CANCELLATION POLICY: Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.

Our Promise

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.

Light the fire within