Camp Fire’s teen summer programs are all about giving back, building skills, practicing leadership and having fun!
Designed specifically for rising 7th-12th graders, our Service Challenges, Junior Counselor opportunities, and other teen programs allow participants to gain valuable volunteer, leadership, and job training experience...all in a fun group environment with friends. These programs foster communication and teamwork skills, give youth a chance to unplug from technology, connect with their community, explore, grow, and challenge themselves.
Service Challenges are awesome opportunities for teens to give back to their community in a fun group environment. Teens will participate in a different volunteer project with local non-profit organizations each day. Participants will gain community service hours, learn about the issues affecting our community, and discover how young people can make a difference.
*Each Service Challenge throughout the summer will feature different volunteer projects. Youth are encouraged and welcome to participate in more than one!
The SummerKids Junior Counselor (JC) Internship program is designed to give teens practical work experience while learning dynamic leadership skills, practicing general responsibilities and expectations of being an employee, and acting as role models for younger campers. 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 practicum hours at SummerKids (practicum weeks are flexible and assigned at the start of training).
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.
Tumalo Day Camp (TDC) is a rich group outdoor learning and growing experience that lets kids share joy and responsibility while making new, lasting friendships. At TDC, 7th graders will perfect their camping skills! Campers will add to their knowledge of nature, ecology, compass use, outdoor cooking, and fire safety. Traditionally our 7th grade group has 2 overnighters at camp. This may be added as an option for August camp depending on covid restrictions at that time.
Learn leadership and teamwork skills, while having fun at camp! The CIT program provides great experience that teens can draw from as they apply for jobs, hone their own camp counselor skills, or even apply to colleges. Each CIT is assigned to a small group to assist the camp counselor in all activities, as well as lead songs and games with the other CITs.
Service Challenges, SKY Leaders - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
SummerKids Junior Counselors - 10:00am-5:00pm
Tumalo Day Camp CITs - 9:00am-2:00pm
LOCATION: TBD at a local elementary school
Many of our teen programs will take youth off campus and into the community, but daily drop off and pick up will be at our SummerKids camp site at a local elementary school unless otherwise specified by the group facilitator. Any alternate drop off and pick up locations will be communicated in advance.
Thanks to grant support specific to teen engagement, we are able to offer these programs on a sliding scale basis. The full price reflects the true cost of the program. The sliding scale options are possible due to grant support. In an effort to make our programs accessible to as many people as possible, please choose the highest amount you can afford on the sliding scale.
WHAT TO BRING:
Lunch & snacks - We will not be providing lunch or snacks. Please pack enough food to stay comfortable all day long.
All-weather clothing - Each day we will go outside, no matter the weather. Teens should be prepared for heat, sun, rain, and all of our variable Central Oregon weather.
The program facilitator will share their contact information in the welcome email the week before program starts. Please use this number 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.
For all other questions regarding your reservations, please call the Camp Fire office at (541) 382-4682 or email email@example.com
Learn more about our registration policies including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.
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.