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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

10 Ways You Can Help Your Community During COVID-19

This post was originally published by Youth Service America. Read the original post here. Volunteering and service are more important during a crisis than ever. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. We’re all in this together, so be a helper. Let’s… Read More >

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Kentucky Derby Party Update

As the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 develop each day, society at large has had to adjust along the way to accommodate the recommendations on how to remain healthy and wise in spite of current events. These recommendations are not only applicable… Read More >

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How is Camp Fire Sunshine responding to COVID-19?

1)  Are you open still?                 At this time, regularly scheduled programs are suspended until further notice. That being said, our office is currently planning on remaining open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Families are encouraged to follow us on social media to… Read More >

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Use the power of words on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®!

It’s a hard world out there. Kids and teenagers are bombarded by negative messages from social media, pop culture and even their peers all day long. They are told in ways both overt and implied: You’re not important. You’re not… Read More >

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5 Ways to Make a Big Impact for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

CAMP FIRE HEART OF IOWA Here at Camp Fire, every day is about helping kids thrive. But we wanted to take one day a year to really do it BIG. That’s why we started Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in 1997. Every year… Read More >

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Summer 2020 Registration is OPEN

We’re ready for Summer 2020 at Camp Fire Sunshine! Registration is open for all kids and teens programs. Sign-up soon because they fill up FAST! DAY PROGRAMS Program Time  |  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Camp Light-A-Spark (Grades K-5) Day… 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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