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Camp Fire has been an innovative leader in youth development since 1910.

Kids & teens learn how to succeed NOW, through:

THRIVE{OLOGY}

Discover sparks, gain self-confidence, and learn life-changing life skills to thrive now. Thrive{ology} is our research-based program framework founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and it works.

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

Any kid or teen, from any kind of family, from any walk of life, is welcome at Camp Fire. We have an official Inclusion Policy and are outspoken about our long-time commitment to diversity.

TRAINED, CARING STAFF

Supportive mentors and adult champions are key. We call our highly trained staff  “Spark Champions” because they are experts at what they do and know how to guide youth on their journey to thriving.

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The Legacy

2019

The Camp Fire logos over the years

1114

Kids/Youth Served in 2017-18

55/45

% of male/female participants in Camp Fire programming

4568

Service Hours Worked By Teens in summer 2018

87

Different Agencies served by camp fire in 2017-18

Have you signed up for Nature Quest 2019?

June 18-21 | $225 | Palm Beach County Nature Quest is an environmental education based service-learning trip for rising middle school students, entering 6-8 grades this fall. Our team will travel by van to Jonathan Dickinson State Park where they… Read More >

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Thank You Kiwanis!

Recently, Camp Fire had the opportunity to share with the Citrus Center Kiwanis about the impact that Camp Fire has on local youth and our belief in empowering young people to use their unique gifts and voice. The group then awarded… Read More >

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Congrats to Our New Red Shirts

During the Spring Camping Trip, seven Camp Fire teens completed a 3 year journey to becoming a “Red Shirt” in the ACES (Advanced Camping ExpertS) program! Surrounded by family and friends, each student was recognized for their outstanding committment and… Read More >

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Camp Fire is Dedicated to Creating Safe Spaces for All Youth

***Post orignally appears on campfire.org***   Youth Development Expert Nikki Roe Cropp – Program Consultant, Camp Fire National HQ Nikki is an expert in professional development training in youth development and the nonprofit sector. One of the many professional enrichment courses… Read More >

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Nature Quest 2019

June 18-21 | $225* | Location TBD Nature Quest is an environmental education based service-learning trip for rising 6-8 graders. Our team will travel by van to a designated area where they will camp. During the day, the team will… Read More >

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Staff Profile: Lauren Rambo

FUN QUESTIONS: 1. What was your favorite TV show when growing up?– The Crocodile Hunter and basically anything else on Animal Planet. 2. Choose a movie title for the story of your life.– Rambo: First Blood 3. What is the… Read More >

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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