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Teen Connects

composite of photos of teens at outdoor service projects, including trail maintenance, beekeeping, weeding, and hanging out together

Teen Connects offers stand-alone service projects and fun outings for 12 through 18 year olds looking for more volunteer experience. We are excited for any teen to join us to make a difference and make friends!

We’ve added some outstanding and purposeful events for Fall 2023 in what we call Spring Into Service. It’s all about serving our community during spring break.

Help Out At The Harmony Farm Sanctuary | Ages 12-18

Harmony Farm Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates neglected, unwanted, and abused farmed animals. They work to build a kinder and more inclusive community and advocate for a sustainable food system free from harm. Get a tour of the sanctuary and interact with the resident animals. Then, lend a hand with some of the chores that make the sanctuary a loving and safe home for those animals!

DATE: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Meet at Harmony Farm Sanctuary in Sisters, 18117 Cascade Estates Dr, Sisters, OR 97703

Family Kitchen Meal Prep & Serve | Ages 12-18

Teens will prepare, serve, and clean up lunch service at Family Kitchen, which is committed to serving anyone who needs a nutritious meal in a safe and caring environment. 

DATE: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m
WHERE: Meet at Family Kitchen in Bend, 231 NW Idaho Avenue

Make Care Packages with REACH | Ages 12-18

Come to Camp Fire CO’s office for snacks and service! We’ll put together care packages for houseless folks in collaboration with REACH.

A non-profit that serves houseless people in Bend, REACH helps people access critical resources, including delivery of mail, medical and health services, transportation support, employment placement, and items such as sleeping bags and tents.

DATE: Thursday, March 28, 2024. 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the Camp Fire office in Bend, 150 NE Hawthorne Ave, Bend, OR 97701

River Stewardship with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council | Ages 12-18

Learn about the great work Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC) does restoring Central Oregon waterways while helping to plant native plants and remove invasive weeds. This outing involves a native plant hike and time for nature sketching.

UDWC seeks to protect and restore the two million acre Upper Deschutes River watershed through collaborative projects in habitat restoration, watershed education, and long-term monitoring.

DATE: Friday, March 29, 2024, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in Sisters at Creekside Park, 649 OR-126, Sisters, OR 97759

Program Details:

AGE RANGE: Open to ages 12-18.

LOCATION: Locations will vary depending on the event and project. Please pay attention to the address indicated on each event's registration page.

PRICE:  Our Teen Connects events are free unless otherwise specified.

WHAT TO BRING: A water bottle, a great attitude and any other snacks/sack lunches as detailed under each program description above!

SPACE IS LIMITED: Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great Adult:Youth ratio and create the best growth experience possible. If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the waitlist.


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.

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