Camp Fire Club is the original program on which Camp Fire was founded. We believe that small groups in a safe, fun environment are the best way to help kids to realize their potential. Leadership, outdoor experiences, environmental awareness, friendship and fun play a big part in what it means to be in a Camp Fire Club. As one of the nation’s largest co-ed children’s organizations dedicated to youth development, Camp Fire provides programs for boys and girls ages 3 through 18. Clubs can be found in neighborhoods, schools or even at churches and community centers.
Serving youth from ages 3 to 18, Camp Fire helps boys and girls learn and play side by side in comfortable, informal settings. Our co-ed programs allow parents to consolidate schedules for both their daughters and sons.
Volunteer leaders meet regularly with boys and girls in a small group setting for informal educational experiences. Recognition awards, in the form of emblems and beads, are earned by completing program activities and service projects, such as making Valentines for Vets, Goodwill Dolls, Food Bank visits, etc. Youth usually meet once to twice a month for a group meeting. Once per month, the Council provides an activity that all families can participate in like bowling, nature hikes, caroling, parties, and weekend camp outs.
We are youth centered.
We engage the entire family in fun outcome-rich activities.
We are welcoming and inclusive.
We build youth and adult partnerships.
We provide service to others.
The Club Program is split into levels according to grade. Each level provides fun and educational activities that inspire growth. Youth may join the Club Program at any grade.
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.