Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within


SummerKids camp is an exciting and engaging way for kids to spend their summer. Each week, we explore a different theme through games, movement activities, science investigations, camp songs, arts and crafts, environmental awareness, and community building. More importantly, in small groups of 8-12, all youth get to make new friends, connect with caring adults, and discover their sparks in a low pressure, supportive, and fun environment.

Registration is now open! Click the links below to register.

All camps take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Elementary in Bend.
Extended care options are available. See Camp Details.

Highlights of SummerKids Camp:

- Campers have ample opportunity to visit the neighboring parks and green spaces within walking distance

- Water Wednesdays featuring bounce houses and water slides

- Weekly field trips for 5th and 6th graders

- Lower ratios for kindergartners to practice the social emotional skills that will prepare them to transition to elementary school

- Extended care options for both in the mornings and afternoons

- Quality counselors and leadership staff who choose to work for Camp Fire because of our mission: connecting youth to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves.


2023 SummerKids Schedule


Around the World in Five Days

Week 1: June 19-23 - Click here to register

Tour the world with us! We’ll learn about exciting cultures and countries through customs, food, and games!


Under the Sea

Week 2: June 26-June 30 - Click here to register

Dive into the deep to learn about the animals, plants, and ecosystems that thrive in the water!


Silly Circus

Week 3(A): July 3 - Click here to register

Welcome to the silly circus! Our staff will be your ring leaders for a day of carnival games and fun!


Let's Move

Week 3(B): July 5 - July 7 - Click here to register

Explore healthy play with a movement-focused week of dance, sports, games and creative mindfulness!


Comic Book Craze

Week 4: July 10-14 - Click here to register

Create and experience thrilling stories of heroes and villains. Design gadgets and costumes to complete your look!


I Spy

Week 5: July 17-21 - Click here to register

Campers will solve crimes and defuse precarious situations as they become master spies!


Community Helpers

Week 6: July 24-28 - Click here to register

Discover the lives of everyday superheroes as we learn about those who work in service to their community!


Going Green

Week 7: July 31-August 4 - Click here to register

This week, we will celebrate the beauty of nature while learning what we can do to preserve it!



Week 8: August 7-11 - Click here to register

What happens when science meets sleight of hand and endless imagination? Camp becomes magical!


On the Stage

Week 9: August 14-19 - Click here to register

After working hard to hone your skills in the art of stagecraft, you’ll have the chance to shine in our talent show and end-of-week showcase!


Click here to learn about our SummerKids SkyLeaders opportunity for 7th-9th graders and Junior Counselor Internship opportunity for 9th-12th graders

Program Details:


PROGRAM HOURS: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

While our regular programming runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, we do offer extended care options for those with schedules that run longer than our program.  When you sign up for extended care, you can drop off as early as 7:30 am or pick up as late as 5:30 pm. 

LOCATION: Bear Creek Elementary, Bend



Costs reflect a lower staff:youth ratio for our kindergarten group and weekly field trips for our 5th-6th grade group. All camps are priced by the week, and we do not prorate for daily attendance.

All 5-day, weekly camps (except 4th of July week):

Kindergarten: $375/week

1st-4th grade: $350/week

5th-6th grade: $375/week

AM Extended Care: $50/week

PM Extended Care: $65/week


July 3 (1-day camp):

Kindergarten: $75/day

1st-6th grade: $70/day

AM Extended Care: $10/day

PM Extended Care: $13/day


July 5-7 (3-day camp):

Kindergarten: $225/day

1st-6th grade: $210/day

AM Extended Care: $30/day

PM Extended Care: $39/day

July 5-7 (3-day camp)



Financial assistance is available for all of our programs. Learn more about our financial assistance process here.   



Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.   



Don't wait to register... High-quality youth programs are in high demand.  Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great Adult:Youth ratio and create the best learning experience possible.

Space is limited and many sell out quickly!  If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the wait list.


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