Camp Ignite is a summer day camp geared specifically for young people transitioning between the worlds of elementary school and middle school. Camp Fire has helped young people learn to take care of themselves, their environment, and the people around them. Camp Ignite, led by trained, adult staff, is a combination of traditional camp activities, including weekly field trips, a weekly service project, outdoor play and camping skills.
Challenge is a series of full day service-learning project offered throughout the year, with daily opportunities offered during the summer. Projects range from working at a wildlife refuge to helping feed the homeless. Projects are educational and are a collaborative effort with other agencies throughout the state. Challenge is for teens in 7th-12th grade.
CF66 is a week long service-learning road trip for teens in 9th-12th 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 youth empowerment and leadership opportunities. Teen 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, exciting 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.
Nature Quest is an environmental education based service-learning trip for rising 6-8 graders. Our team travels by van to a designated area where they set up camp 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 novice campers, or 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 6th-8th grade.
The Sunshine Council’s Teen Program hosts an annual Haunted House at the Camp Fire Center in Lakeland. Designed to scare the socks off visitors, it is not recommended for children under ten years old. Teens interested in volunteering should contact the council.
Interested in being a part of the planning and design process? Join us for weekly meetings this summer and help create the 2020 event!
Meetings will be held Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm - begins June 2nd!