Camp Ignite is a summer day camp geared specifically for young people transitioning between the worlds of elementary school and middle school.
NOTE: Camp Ignite will operate at the nearby CYGNET SCHOOL, not at the Camp Fire program center.
Summer Challenge is a series of full-day service-learning projects offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Projects range from working at a wildlife refuge to helping feed the homeless. These experiences aim to be not only educational but also a collaborative effort with other agencies in our region. Challenge is open to teens in 6-12 grade.
NOTE: Drop off and pick up will be at the nearby CYGNET SCHOOL, not at the Camp Fire program center.
Nature Quest is an environmental education-based service-learning trip for rising 6-10 graders. Our team travels by van to a designated area where they set up for 5 days. During the week, the team will explore the many facets of Florida wildlife and ecosystems, and learning about environmental advocacy, while giving back to the community they visit.
This is a great trip for teens looking for a fantastic opportunity to check out the amazing things in their own backyard. The trip is full of youth empowerment and leadership opportunities. Nature Quest Camp is available to youth entering 6-10 grade.
Join us for a weekend trip to Florida Caverns State Park! We'll hike the trails, eat around the campfire, and tour the cave!
CF66 is a week-long service-learning road trip for teens going into 8-12 grade. Teens and leaders travel by van throughout Florida learning more about our wonderful state and giving back to the communities they visit. The trip is full of empowerment and leadership opportunities, as teens are responsible for themselves and their teammates, helping with activities such as budgeting their money for the week, meal planning, solving puzzles, and of course, participating in exciting (and challenging) service projects.
This program is a rewarding and memorable experience that pushes teens to their limits. CF66 Service-Learning Road Trip has won the Colgate-Palmolive Youth for America Awards, the Disney Community Service Award, and the Outstanding Council Program Award from National Camp Fire. The Sunshine Council also received the honor of presenting CF66 at the National Youth Summit in Washington, DC, and being recognized as a Daily Point of Light from the Points of Light Foundation.
Each year, CF66 is planned by two teen TEAM CAPTAINS. Potential captains must fill out the application & return to the Teen Program Coordinator. Applications are open from April 4 - 22nd. (2022 Applications Are Now Closed)