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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:

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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Youth Voice, Upcoming Walkouts, Marches, & Your Role

Originally posted march 13, 2018 – Youth Voice, Upcoming Walkouts, Marches, & Your Role From our beginning, Camp Fire has supported and encouraged youth voice. We know that for kids and teens to really thrive, we must invest in who they are… Read More >

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Celebrating You, Extraordinary Camp Fire Alumni

Originally posted April 23, 2018 – Celebrating You, Extraordinary Camp Fire Alumni   HAND CRAFT – 1948       COOKOUT BY CAMPFIRE – LATE 1910’S

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“So this is where they keep the stars…”

Originally posted May 1, 2018 – “So this is where they keep the stars…” SUMMER CAMPS! It’s that time… it’s almost camp season. The school-year is winding down, and we’re getting fired up to spend the summer with tens of thousands of… Read More >

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The Power of Naming the Spark

Originally posted August 28, 2017 – The Power of Naming the Spark “I see a spark as something that inspires you to grow, and something that inspires you to help other people around you grow.” These are wise words from Spencer,… Read More >

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How We Talk About Failure & Success with Our Kids

Originally posted September 18, 2017 – How We Talk About Failure & Success with Our Kids CAMP FIRE GULF WIND IN PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, AUG. 2017 Current research shows that our intelligence isn’t fixed – it can actually change! How? One of the… 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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