Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within

Support Central Oregon Youth

Heart painted by campers with the text, 'Camp Fire Central Oregon helps kids thrive,connecting them to the outdoors,to others, and to themselves.'


‘Tis the Season of Giving!

Since 1916, Camp Fire Central Oregon has taken the lead in bringing essential enrichment to youth throughout our region with the number-one goal of helping kids to thrive. Every dollar you donate means more kids receive access to exceptional programs that go beyond mere childcare; they are highly enriched experiences, everything from outdoor and summertime camps, afterschool and out-of-school programs, special events, plus teen babysitting, community service and leadership clubs.

You can make a 100% tax-deductable donation today using our online form or sending to Camp Fire Central Oregon (P.O. Box 7031, Bend, OR 97708).

Growing up is hard.

At Camp Fire Central Oregon, we know that when children don’t thrive, they may struggle on all fronts—socially, emotionally and academically. As adults, they cannot become truly engaged, contributing members of our world. You know what happens then. It may be tough to find and keep jobs. They fall into reliance on harmful coping mechanisms — drugs, alcohol, physical abuse, and other risky behaviors. The toll on their behavioral health can lead to dark places, houselessness, and, sadly, sometimes loss of life.

The solution? Help kids thrive.

Throughout the giving season, we invite you to follow us online, where you’ll witness a series of stories spotlighting some of our amazing program participants. These videos showcase firsthand the vital role you can play in helping children thrive.

Zoey first came to Tumalo Day Camp this past summer along with her brother. She loves that her mom volunteered as a counselor, too. By the river, under the pines, she’s grown self-confidence and skills through empowering outdoor activities.

Will you help?

“With your donation, more kids receive access to… highly enriched experiences researched and designed to help kids thrive.”

– Kecia Kubota, Executive Director, Camp Fire Central Oregon

colorful heart painted by campers, used for list bullet icons  $375 sends a child to one week of summer camp

colorful heart painted by campers, used for list bullet icons  $200 enrolls a child in our afterschool program

colorful heart painted by campers, used for list bullet icons  $70 sends a child to No School Day Camp

colorful heart painted by campers, used for list bullet icons  $25 provides a child with program activity supplies

colorful heart painted by campers, used for list bullet icons  ANY AMOUNT lights a spark and makes an impact!

Each and every child impacted gets to spend time with us, benefiting from our care and programs that are committed to helping them thrive.

Your gift changes lives.

Help us hit our fundraising goal

2023 End of Year Campaign$0$10,000

Do you love our heart art?

Two young girls making our colorful fingerprint heart art.
The beautiful heart you see here may look familiar! It’s a one-of-a-kind masterpiece crafted by the little fingerprints of joyful children who have attended Camp Fire Central Oregon’s afterschool program.

When we rolled out this heart art project, the children loved putting their colorful fingerprints on the paper, knowing their artwork would help raise funds to support the very programs that they cherish

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