Camp Fire Heartland | Light the fire within

About Camp Fire Heartland

Camp Fire Heartland has been an innovative leader in youth development for 105 years.

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!

Our Team

Erin Vincent

Executive Director

Erin is a results-oriented nonprofit leader who is passionate about Youth Development. 

She has developed and lead over 30 youth programs, specifically focused on leadership development, literacy, and college and career readiness throughout the state of  Missouri. Erin works diligently to ensure that youth are exposed to meaningful programming opportunities that will prepare them to be successful in life.

Prior to her appointment, she worked with Camp Fire National Headquarters as the Manager of Strategic Implementation overseeing the execution of its five-year business plan. Erin has also served in other nonprofit leadership roles in which she has lead high performing teams, formed strategic partnerships with community stakeholders replicated evidence-based programs, and consistently exceeded key performance indicators.

Erin holds her bachelor and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Erin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy School District, is a member of Central Exchange, and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Stephanie Todd

Program Manager

Stephanie has spent the past 5 years devoted to the families of Kansas City. Using her passion, she has worked with hundreds of families and children through church ministries, foster care needs, orphanage missions, school programs, local and national outreach events and many more amazing opportunities. Stephanie believes in the community and knows the best way to make a positive changes is through the children and the adults raising the next generation. She has used her passion to impact families both locally and all around the world.

Our Community Partners

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!

Our Statement of Inclusion

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!

The following job opportunities are avaiable at Camp Fire Heartland:


The Legacy


The Camp Fire logos over the years

Our Promise

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.

Light the fire within