Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within

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-6th

 

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.

Learn More and Register for 2018-19 Clubs Here

STEM Clubs | 4th-5th Grades

Our after school STEM programs for 4th-6th graders are all about problem solving, getting creative, exploring new ideas, and having fun! From learning programming and coding with our Lego Robotics team, to tackling feats of engineering with our eSteam Club, each of these programs is sure to build important life-skills, instill confidence, and help kids find their sparks.

Learn More and Register for 2018-19 Clubs Here

Teens

 

Teens In Action | 6th-12th

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.

Learn More and Register for 2018-19 Sessions Here

Teen Connects | 6th-12th

Teen Connects offers monthly 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!

Join our Teen Connects Email List to find out about monthly events

CIT | 8th-12th

Learn leadership and teamwork skills, while having fun at camp! Become a Counselor In Training and help run our No School Day and Summer Camps. 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!

2018-19 Registration Opening Soon

BRIDGES | 10th+

Bridging Worlds. Building a Better Tomorrow. A joint program of Workshops With Purpose and Camp Fire Central Oregon, BRIDGES brings adults and teens together to learn how to communicate powerful stories through photography, videography and creative writing. These skills are used on a culminating international travel trip to learn about, and shed light on, pressing global issues.

Learn More Here

No School Days

 

No School Day Camps | K-6th

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.

Learn More and Register for 2018-19 Camps Here

No School Day Field Trips | 4th-6th

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!

Learn More and Register for 2018-18 Excursions Here

Babysitting Classes | 5th-8th

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.

Learn More and Register for 2018-19 Classes Here

Summer Camps

 

SummerKids | K-6th

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.

2019 Registration Opening this Winter

Tumalo Day Camp | preK-12th

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.

2019 Registration Opening this Winter

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