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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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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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