Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within


Looking to gain experience in the youth development field AND have a ton of fun!? Come join our team of awesome role models, motivators, educators, caregivers and spark champions.




SummerKids Camp Counselor

SummerKids is a weekly theme-based day camp for youth in Kindergarten through the 6th Grade. Each week of camp, counselors are assigned a group of 8-12 campers aged 5-12 years old. Counselors will build community within their group, lead games and activities, and manage the physical and emotional safety of their group. 

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Tech Camps Program Assistant Internship

Tech Camps are half day camps for youth in 2nd- 5th grade focused on introduction to LEGO Robotics or learning to code. The Tech Camp intern will work closely with the program manager to set up, clean up and deliver the program.  The intern is encouraged to share ideas, build community through games and challenges, and infuse the program with added fun!

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Junior Counselor Internship Program

The SummerKids Junior Counselor (JC) Internship program is designed to give rising 10th-12th graders practical work experience while learning dynamic leadership skills, practicing general responsibilities and expectations of being an employee, and acting as role models for younger campers.  The program lasts for three weeks in total: 1 week of training July 6th-9th, and a subsequent 2 full weeks (5 consecutive days each) of practicum hours at SummerKids (practicum weeks are flexible and assigned at the start of training).

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We always need volunteers! Help us with everything from flyer distribution to mentoring or being a guest educator for one of our programs.


We are currently in need of Tumalo Day Camp Volunteers--Volunteers' kids attend camp for FREE! Facilitate and help plan outdoor adventures, fun activities, crafts, games, and songs for a group of similarly-aged kids at a five day session of Tumalo Day Camp. Click here to learn more and get involved. 


Other volunteer positions we are currently looking to fill:



For more than 100 years, Camp Fire Central Oregon has given youth support and inspiration that they might otherwise not have found. This is what fuels us: To provide experiences that help kids THRIVE today–to become tomorrow’s teachers, parents, thinkers...leaders.

What drives Camp Fire programs and philosophy is something far broader-reaching than just a fun day at camp. We are part of a national, inclusive organization intentionally committed to using research-based methods to help kids grow, understand themselves, acquire life skills and SUCCEED in life no matter what their passion or path: Thrive{ology}our growth mindset approach, strives to create the optimal environment for youth to be nurtured by caring adults...“Thrive Champions”.

A Thrive Champion is a caring adult who recognizes and encourages youth's sparks. They guide and help youth gain self-understanding to expand their possibilities. Become a Thrive Champion with Camp Fire Central Oregon!

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