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A purpose in life, less depression and anxiety, better social skills, higher school attendance…all of these benefits (and more!) when kids/teens have opportunity to nurture their Spark with adult support! See all the awesome benefits when you share your email. Enjoy:

Press Release: 2020 Camp Fire Heartland Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 14, 2020 CAMP FIRE HEARTLAND ESTABLISHES ITSELF AS AN INDEPENDENT CHAPTER TO SERVE METRO AREA YOUTH  Kansas City, MO. – After serving as the programmatic arm of Camp Fire’s National Headquarters for the last decade, Camp… Read More >

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Camp Fire Heartland’s Response to COVID-19

Dear Friends of Camp Fire Heartland,   The world feels very different from a week ago, doesn’t it? I think we’re all trying to maintain some sense of normalcy in a situation that doesn’t feel at all normal. At Camp… Read More >

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Camp Fire and Developmental Relationships: How strong connections help kids thrive

We all know intuitively that positive relationships are at the very center of a thriving life – both for kids and adults. And, thanks to hard-working social scientists, the data says so, too. In fact, the common denominator among thriving… Read More >

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Thank You Alumni

Camp Fire is proud of its legacy and we’re proud of those who have walked before us. Over July, we celebrated our alumni on social media and called for them to share some of their memories. Each one of the… Read More >

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Teens Lead at Camp Fire

  Camp Fire is founded on the belief that young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire doesn’t just sponsor programs for young people. It’s a platform for young people to create their own programs and engage with their… Read More >

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Want to Combat Bullying? Join Us for National Bullying Prevention Month

The numbers are telling: more than one in five students say they’ve been bullied at school. Thanks to higher awareness and effective anti-bullying programs, bullying prevalence rates have been dropping over the past several years, but we still have a… Read More >

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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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