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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

This is what inclusion looks like

  Camp Fire works to realize the dignity and worth of each individual and to eliminate human barriers based on all assumptions that prejudice individuals. Designed and implemented to reduce sexual, racial, religious, and cultural stereotypes and to foster positive… Read More >

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Summer Action Plan

COVID-19 has changed many things about how we conduct business on a day-to-day basis. This is no exception at Camp Fire Sunshine, especially as we look ahead to the start of our summer programming. As we have planned our procedures… Read More >

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Resources for You & Your Family During COVID-19

Looking for trusted resources? Want to get your kids outside a little more? Would you like to help fill their time with something other than TV/video games/school work? Are you interested in fun, engaging family activities? HERE ARE 139+ ACTIVITIES… Read More >

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Let’s Talk About Self-Care

Written by Julia Fleenor Bejarano – Marketing Coordinator, Camp Fire NHQ This post was originally published on Camp Fire National’s website. Before we begin, take a deep breath with me: In…1…2…3… Out…1…2…3… Lower your shoulders from your ears and roll… Read More >

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Camp Fire During COVID-19

As of Monday, April 6th, the Camp Fire Sunshine Program Center is closed in compliance with the State of Florida’s stay at home order. However, we’re still working hard (from home) to bring our community’s youth quality Camp Fire programs… Read More >

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10 Ways to Invest in Kids…While You’re Social Distancing

Camp Fire is part of the #InvestinKids campaign, a movement by 12 leading youth organizations to encourage people to give their voice, time and dollars to our country’s youth. And we’re all having to get creative about how to invest in kids… 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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