Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within
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Programs

We've been helping Central Oregon youth find their sparks for over 100 years.

Our programs combine elements of outdoor adventure, leadership and service. We help kids of all ages find their sparks, develop a growth mindset, learn goal management, take time to reflect, and thrive. Explore all we have to offer below!

K-5th

 

After School Clubs | K-3rd Grades

Located at Amity Creek Magnet School and open to all Bend La Pine kids, our after school clubs offer K - 3rd graders a fun, nurturing and engaging place to grow and learn, one to two days per week. Camp Fire's Thrive{ology} curriculum inspires our age-specific, growth mindset-based programs, which meet weekly throughout the school year to provide youth with a nurturing, stimulating environment fostered by caring volunteers and staff.

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Robotics Clubs | K-5th Grades

Our after school robotics clubs for K-5th graders are all about problem solving, getting creative, exploring new ideas, and having fun! This spring, we will be exploring water and environmental conservation issues using LEGO robotics. These programs is sure to build important life-skills, instill confidence, and help kids find their sparks.

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6th-12th

 

NASA ANGLeS Challenge | 5th-8th Grade

Explore and compete in the NASA Apollo Next Giant Leap Student (ANGLeS) Challenge, a national challenge celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by giving students the chance to recreate the landing using drones and robots. This program will include learning to fly a drone (inside), and building a rover with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot. All levels of experience welcome! You can read all about NASA's exciting challenge here.

Learn More and Register for 2019 Clubs Here

BRIDGES | 10th Grade+

Bridging Worlds. Building a Better Tomorrow. A joint program of Workshops With Purpose and Camp Fire Central Oregon, BRIDGES brings adults and teens together for an educational travel experience that serves to expose them to new cultures, push them out of their comfort zones, and open their eyes and hearts to our shared global community.

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Teens In Action | 6th-12th Grades

A mainstay of Camp Fire's leadership and service programs, Teens In Action is all about teens working together to make their community a better place. Moreover, members explore what matters to them, challenge themselves, and take on leadership roles to achieve their goals. This program is built on Camp Fire’s long-standing belief that youth are part of the solution to, and not the problem with, today’s social and environmental issues.

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Teen Connects | 6th-12th Grades

Teen Connects offers stand-alone service projects and fun outings for teens looking for more volunteer experience. Many opportunities will be free, while others may carry a small fee. Whether you are looking to participate occasionally or every month,  we are excited for any teen to join us as we make a difference, and make friends!

Learn More and Register for Current Volunteer Opportunities Here

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No School Days

 

No School Day Camps | K-6th Grades

Turn "day off" into a day of creativity and fun! A great way to enrich out-of-school time this year, our No School Day Camps give kids the opportunity to find their spark, grow and express themselves in a safe, supportive environment with friends new and old. Our trained and professional staff facilitate a variety of engaging educational activities, new skills, fun games and exciting outdoor play.

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No School Day Field Trips | 4th-6th Grades

Offered exclusively for 4th-6th graders as an alternative to No School Day Camps, our No School Day Excursions are fun field trips that provide hands-on learning. Guided by our staff of Spark Champions and with a new adventure each dayparticipants will explore their community, themselves, and the great outdoors!

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Babysitter Training | 5th-8th Grades

Whether your child is gearing up to take care of siblings, or thinking of making a little extra cash as a babysitter - they won't want to miss this educational, hands-on course! Participants will learn important babysitting skills including basic child care and first aid, safety measures, safe play with children, and job ethics. Babysitting certificates are given at the end of the course.

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Summer Programs

 

Teen Service & Leadership

Teen Service Challenges | Entering 7th-12th Grades

Camp Fire’s teen summer programs are all about giving back, building leadership skills, and having fun! All of these "Service Challenge" programs allow teens to participate in volunteer projects surrounding various themes such as stewardship and helping others. This is a great opportunity to gain community service hours, learn about the issues affecting our community and environment, and discover how young people can make a difference. Teens don’t have to wait to affect change. Let’s do it now!

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SummerKids Youth Leaders | Entering 7th-9th Grades

"SKY Leaders" will enjoy our SummerKids camp, while taking on leadership roles, such as designing activities, leading songs and games, and spending 3 days of the week on exciting off-site field trips.

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SummerKids Junior Counselors | Entering 9th-12th Grades

Junior Counselors will gain valuable job training and leadership skills in a fun camp environment.

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Tumalo Day Camp CIT | Entering 8th-12th Grades

CITs can start building their resumé by helping to run our traditional outdoor summer camp.

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SummerKids

**Please note that all of our financial assistance for SummerKids 2019 has now been distributed. Financial assistance for SummerKids is no longer available.**

SummerKids | Entering K-6th Grades

Designed for working families, SummerKids weekly camps give your child a place to feel creative, secure and empowered. With great indoor and outdoor spaces, SummerKids offers theme-based camps for young people, Kindergarten through 6th Grade, all summer long.  Monday through Friday, your child will learn valuable communication, teamwork and leadership skills as they play, learn and create with friends new and old. Each week, we explore a different theme through: movement activities, science investigations, music, arts and crafts, environmental awareness and working with members of our community, including special guest speakers and performances. 5th and 6th grade campers enjoy special trips into the community at least once a week!

Runs 9:00am-3:30pm daily, with extended care options starting at 7:30am and ending at 5:30pm.

2019 Location: REALMS Middle School

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SummerKids Youth Leaders | Entering 7th-9th Grades

SummerKids Youth Leaders is designed for youth going into 7th - 9th grade to gain leadership skills, thrive and have fun in a camp setting. We are going to jam pack your favorite parts of SummerKids into one week tailored especially for teens! SKY Leaders, as they will be known around camp, will add their ideas and voice to activities all around SummerKids Camp.  They will have the opportunity to create their own activities, lead songs and games for younger campers,  build and reflect on leadership qualities, and spend 3 days of the week on exciting off-site field trips.

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SummerKids Junior Counselors | Entering 9th-12th Grades

Designed to give teens the knowledge and experience they need to move into the workforce, Camp Fire's new Junior Counselor program focuses on job training and leadership skills along with all of the fun that comes with working in a camp environment. The program is for youth entering 10th through 12th grade and lasts for three weeks in total: 1 week of training July 8th - 12th, and a subsequent 2 full weeks (5 consecutive days each) of service to SummerKids (service weeks are flexible and chosen by the participant during the registration process).  

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Tumalo Day Camp

Tumalo Day Camp | Entering PreK-8th Grades

A fun, unique and unforgettable outdoor experience for kids. Tumalo Day Camp is a rich group outdoor learning and growing experience that lets kids from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade share joy and responsibility while making new, lasting friendships. Here, campers discover, explore and build individual skills as they try new things rather than watch others do them. These two special weeks at Tumalo State Park immerse campers in the natural world, inspiring a sense of wonder while building self confidence and awareness. Learning outdoor skills such as shelter and fire building, knife and tool safety, basic orienteering and outdoor cooking, each camper becomes an integral part of a century-old tradition and memorable camp experience, filled with fun games, crafts, camp songs, silly skits and more. Includes overnights for 4th grade (optional) through 8th grade.

Runs 10:00am-3:00pm daily, with extended care options (for August camp ONLY) starting at 8:30am and ending at 5:00pm.

Location: Tumalo State Park

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Tumalo Day Camp CIT | Entering 8th-12th Grades

Learn leadership and teamwork skills, while having fun at camp! For youth 13-18 years old, the CIT program teaches valuable skills and provides great experiences that you will be able to carry with you as you apply to be a Camp Counselor, look for jobs, or even apply to colleges.  It's never too early to start building your resumé!

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Summer Robotics Programs

NASA ANGLeS Challenge Camp | Entering 6th-8th Grades

Explore and compete in the NASA Apollo Next Giant Leap Student (ANGLeS) Challenge, a national challenge celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by giving students the chance to recreate the landing using drones and robots. This program will include learning to fly a drone (inside), and building a rover with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot. All levels of experience welcome! You can read all about NASA's exciting challenge here.

Learn More and Register for 2019 Camps Here

Fire Ecology LEGO Robotics | Entering 1st-8th Grades

Use robotics to take a deeper dive into current, relevant environmental subjects in our community through challenge activities. We will build and program LEGO EV3 robots and have special activities that relate to local fire ecology concepts. Age specific, full and half day options available. All levels of experience welcome!

Learn More and Register for 2019 Camps Here

Low cost options and financial assistance are available for all of our programs!

Camp Fire Central Oregon has a long history of providing financial assistance to families in need. We strive to make all of our programs available to as many youth as possible, regardless of the ability to pay.

We recommend applying for assistance far in advance of the programs you are interested in attending, as funds are limited. Programs are open to all and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical challenges, or sexual orientation.

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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