We have a rich legacy! You might remember us as Camp Fire Girls or Camp Fire USA, which were key parts of our organizational journey. What’s kept us thriving? Our commitment to diversity and inclusion from the very beginning; incorporating youth voice into all we do; our intentional effort to reflect, evolve, and use cutting-edge research to best meet the needs of today’s families; and remarkable people like you!
Jessica Belle serves as the Program Manager for Camp Fire Heartland. Jess loves to spend time outdoors, and so running Heartland’s Summer Day Camp is the perfect job! She began her career in youth development ten years ago in Los Angeles and moved back to her childhood home, Kansas City a year ago. Her goal is to ensure everyone knows that their story is important.
We are proud to partner with a select group of distinguished organizations that share our values and purpose! We work closely with our community partner encourage all youth to discover their unique interests, develop their self-confidence, and prepare them to be leaders, now.
Thank you to to our incredible partners for your leadership and investment in Kansas City’s youth!
As one of the nation’s leading youth development organizations, Camp Fire stands on its long-standing commitment to providing programs and services to all youth and families:
Camp Fire works to realize the dignity and worth of each individual and to eliminate human barriers based on all assumptions that prejudge individuals. Designed and implemented to reduce sexual, racial, religious, and cultural stereotypes and to foster positive intercultural relationships, in Camp Fire, everyone is welcome.
Read our piece in The New York Times by Camp Fire’s National President and CEO, Cathy Tisdale, about our long history of inclusivity.
Working at Camp Fire is an extremely rewarding experience. It’s an opportunity to join an innovative leader in youth development and help the today’s youth thrive now.
Come change lives with us!
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.