Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within


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 old and new. Each week, we explore a different theme through: movement activities, science investigations, music, arts and crafts, and environmental awareness.

Campers will be in groups of 8-12 kids based on grade.  Staff to camper ratios will be approximately 1:8.

The 2021 SummerKids location is Ponderosa Elementary School.


2021 SummerKids Schedule



Week 1: June 21-25

Contestants get ready for a fun filled camp complete with survival challenges, nature knowledge, and games.  Each contestant will join a team and work together to complete Camp Fire Survivor challenges, learn about ecosystems, and try outdoor survival skills. Get ready to be a survivor!



Week 2: June 28-July 2

Come solve a mystery! There is no adventure like a good case...there will be scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, and secret clues as you unravel the truth. Get your detective gear on, because we’re going on a mission to discover your spark!


Time Travelers

Week 3: July 6-9

Let your imagination soar in this week of travel through time.  Set the dial on your time machine for ancient civilizations in Greece, Egypt, or Asia, visit the Aztecs or Romans, or take a trip to the future!  Who knows where else you will go on this wild ride!


Junior Counselor Training

Week 3: July 6-9 (9th-12th grade)

The SummerKids Junior Counselor program is designed to give teens practical work experience while exploring their leadership styles and discovering how to flex their strengths. JC's will become role models for younger campers, while still enjoying the fun traditions, songs and games of summer camp.  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 service to SummerKids (service weeks are flexible and chosen by the participant at training).


Mad Scientists

Week 4: July 12-16

Grab your lab coats and get ready to investigate the sciences this week, as we make discoveries about chemical reactions, motion, and magnetism.  This is your chance to perform experiments and see where science takes you!


Art Explorers

Week 5: July 19-23

This week is all about the arts! We’ll create and participate in a variety of arts and crafts, music explorations, painting, sculpting and songs.


World of Wizardry

Week 6: July 26-30

Grab your broomstick and wand!   When science meets the imagination, camp becomes magical with games of Quidditch, magic tricks, mystical crafts and potions. It is time to join us for a week of wizardry.


The Amazing Race

Week 7: August 2-6

The Amazing Race pairs world travel with games and competitions, as we celebrate this summer’s Olympic games.  Campers will “travel” to cities that have hosted the summer Olympics to enjoy fun challenges and practice teamwork skills during this spirited week.


SummerKids Youth Leaders (SKY Leaders)

Week 7: August 2-6 (7th-9th graders)

SummerKids Youth Leaders is tailored for teens to add their ideas and voice to all aspects of SummerKids camp. They will have the opportunity to create and lead activities, songs and games for younger campers based on the week’s theme of The Amazing Race. They will use these experiences to build and reflect on leadership qualities and teamwork skills all while celebrating summer with their peers.


Exit Stage Left

Week 8: August 9-13

Live the life of the stage as we explore what it takes to put on a production both onstage and backstage.  Make props, costumes, sets, and instruments to create an unforgettable performance.  Parents, guardians, and other special friends will be invited to attend a culminating performance.*

*Performances may be virtual.


Out of this World

Week 9: August 16-20

Take a trip out of this world as we explore flight through both earth-bound planes and space-bound rockets. Enjoy constellation crafts, wormhole wandering, solar-powered STEM learning, and intergalactic games.  This week is astronomical!

Program Details:


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


LOCATION: Ponderosa Elementary School



Kindergarten: $220/week

1st-6th grade: $195/week

Costs reflect a lower staff:youth ratio for our kindergarten group. All camps are priced by the week and we do not prorate for daily attendance.



Mornings: $35/week

Afternoons: $40/week

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. 



Lunch & snacks - We will not be providing lunch or snacks.  With a full day of activities all of our campers get hungry for a snack during the day.  Please pack enough food for your child to stay comfortable all day long.

Water bottle - labeled with child's name, to make sure your child stays hydrated.

Sunscreen - please apply every day prior to arriving.

Closed-toed shoes - that stay on and will keep your child's feet warm while outside. No flip-flops.

All-weather clothing - Each day we will go outside, no matter the weather. Campers should be prepared for heat, sun, rain, and all of our variable Central Oregon weather.

Swimsuit & towel on Water Wednesdays - Every Wednesday all summer long we will have Bouncing Off The Walls joining us with a fun inflatable activity from 1:30-3:30pm.  Swim clothes, and towel, are required to participate.



Only during camp hours, to reach the on-site staff for emergencies or to notify the staff that you are running late for pick up, the Camp Phone number is: (541) 728-3336.

For all other questions regarding your reservations, please call the Camp Fire office at (541) 382-4682 or email



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


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