DEI & Thriving

THRIVING THROUGH DIVERSITY,
EQUITY & INCLUSION

WHERE ALL YOUTH CAN

belong & thrive

CAMP FIRE’S DEFINITION OF THRIVING

Connection

When young people are thriving, they are connected to others, to nature, and to themselves with a loving awareness of who they are, their dreams, passions, and needs.

Whole self

They are invited to imagine their whole selves and to learn, grow, and achieve in a self-determined, purpose-driven way.

A place to simply be

For young people in particular, finding a place where they can simply be —where they can exist fully— can be very difficult, especially when who they are is challenged by society.

Relationships & support

That’s why Camp Fire designs affirming, accessible environments in which youth can experience the relationships, fun, inspiration, acceptance, safety, and support they need in order to thrive.

Citing Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond: Darling-Hammond, K. (2021). Bridge to Thriving Framework. Wise Chipmunk.

INCLUSION IS ESSENTIAL TO

Thriving

We take pride in our long-standing commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

We were the first multiracial, multicultural, and nonsectarian organization for girls in America when we began in 1910. Today, we strive to continue in that spirit and welcome everyone to Camp Fire.

“Camp Fire has been values-led since 1910. That’s why we’re committed to addressing and ending cultural appropriation and becoming an equity-focused organization.” 

— Greg Zweber, Camp Fire National President & CEO

CAMP FIRE’S STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.

(last expanded and updated in Spring 2021)