The Sunshine Council developed the Advanced Camping Experts (ACES) program over 20 years ago. The ACES program teaches leadership, decision-making, teamwork, self-reliance skills using outdoor education as a medium. Council-held trainings, basic-to-advanced outdoor-living skills, community and council service hours, and various leadership roles prepare the teens to attend Primitive Camp. The “Red Shirt” is awarded at the successful completion of Primitive Camp. After three years of training this is one of the highest honors a Sunshine Council teen may earn. ACES is available to teens sixth grade and above.
Every spring break, Camp Fire gives teens, 6-12th grade, the chance to make a difference in the world. ASB trips, usually last three to five days. They are full of fun, adventure, and tons of service. ASB is great way for teens to meet new people and be empowered to serve the world around themselves. Past trips have included building reef balls, removing invasive exotic plants, and hurricane recovery efforts.
For years the cornerstone of teen programming at Camp Fire has been service-learning. But, there's joy in getting outside and exploring, just for the sake of having fun! OARS (Outdoor Adventure and Recreation) is your opportunity to do just that.
Join fellow Camp Fire teens for one day adventures enjoying the many opportunities around our great state to enjoy natural Florida. You'll experience activities such as hiking, stargazing, horseback riding, ropes courses, and many more! No service, just fun.
STEAM is an afterschool program designed for K-7 grade students. Kids will spend their afternoons exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) based programming. Daily schedule includes assisted homework time, outdoor time, a snack , and STEAM activities.
STEAM Team is from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily. There is no additional charge for early release days.
Formerly known as ACES Fun Camp, Teen Fun Camp is a weekend-long time out in nature, learning new skills and the joy of play outside. No service projects, just fun!
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Camp Fire is a national curriculum partner for the In Defense of Food program developed by Michael Pollan, and featured on PBS. With the help of trained adult staff, teens, through partnerships with local middle school or other Camp Fire programs, learn: