Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida | Light The Fire Within

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

Kids & teens learn how to succeed NOW, through:


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.


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.


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


The Camp Fire logos over the years


Kids/Youth Served in 2017-18


% of male/female participants in Camp Fire programming


Service Hours Worked By Teens in summer 2018


Different Agencies served by camp fire in 2017-18

Five Ways to Help Kids Belong

It’s a universal human need. When we feel like we belong, we feel safe to be who we truly are—or who we truly want to become. We feel secure, seen and valued. We feel at home. At Camp Fire, we… Read More >

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Spring (2020) is in the Air!

We’re looking forward to the busy season ahead and all the fun opportunities it’s bringing for our Camp Fire family! There are plenty of programs for our kiddos, teens, and families of all ages. Check out the line-up below! Follow us… Read More >

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Wing Ding

Join the Lakeland Business Leaders and Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida on Thursday, June 27th for the 8th Annual Wing Ding at Publix Field At Joker Marchant Stadium. This year, we will again enjoy the newly updated stadium at the Margaritaville Deck!… Read More >

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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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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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