Camp Fire Heartland | Light the fire within

Powerful Programs

Camp Fire Heartland offers an exciting variety of programs:

 

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Schools  partner with Camp Fire when they want to offer strong, research-based programs. Schools choose Camp Fire because we are laser-focused on helping their students succeed, and are reputable partners so they can better serve their families and communities.

All of our programs teach:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Health and Wellness
  • Digital Literacy
  • Bullying/Cyberbullying
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Creative Arts
  • Community Service
  • Leadership Development

To learn how to bring Camp Fire Heartland into your school, please contact Erin Balleine at erin.balleine@campfire.org

Afterschool Programs:

In partnership with Parks and Recreation of Kansas City, Camp Fire provides quality afterschool programming to youth, kindergarten through 8th grade, at Westport/Roanoke, Tony Aguirre, Greff/Klice, and Garrison Centers. For more information about how to sign your child up, contact Erin Balleine at erin.balleine@campfire.org.

 

Club Programs

Start a club!

Serving youth from ages 3 to 18, Camp Fire’s co-ed clubs help boys and girls learn and play side by side in comfortable, informal settings.

Clubs can be created in neighborhoods, schools and sometimes at churches or community centers.

If you’re interested in leading a club at your school or organization, contact Jessica Belle at jessica.belle@campfire.org.

Program levels:

Trail to Knowing Me

Little Stars: Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 3-5)

More than just a play date. The Little Stars program provides the opportunity for young children to master the art of socialization, learn how to work together, and skills like taking turns and sharing. Projects are age-appropriate and serve as an introduction to Camp Fire.

Trail to Family and Community

Starflight: Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Boys and girls learn responsibility, decision-making and other valuable skills through a variety of projects focusing on family, nature and the outdoors, safety, science, health, community service, art, music and drama. They learn while working together and having fun. All projects are designed to fit the abilities and interests of this age level. Recognition is an important component of the Starflight program, and youth receive emblems or certificates after completing a project.

Trail to Creativity

 Adventure: 3rd – 5th grade

Adventure members learn to work together and develop planning and decision-making skills, as well as skills related to their individual interests. Recognition in the form of beads, emblems and certificates is given after a project or activity is completed, which helps build self-esteem and pride. Adventure participants work on a variety of projects including outdoor action (learning safe outdoor skills, including fire building, using a compass, and following maps), community service and more.

Trail to Environment

 Discovery: 6th – 8th grade

Camp Fire youth explore their roles as members of families, schools, churches, neighborhoods, teams or other groups in the Discovery program. In “Discover Yourself,” youth explore who they are and who they want to be; they plan for the present and prepare for the future. In “Discover Community,” youth have opportunities to learn how communities work and how, as individuals, they can affect change in their communities. Opportunities to explore specific areas of interest, to them or their club, are available in the form of Torch Bearer projects.

Trail to the Future

 Horizon: 9th – 12th grade

At this level the program is as varied as the individual. Teens are encouraged to participate in activities as individuals or with their Club. In the Horizon program, teens are given the opportunity to create and build their own horizons, or futures. “Highlight” activities are designed to examine ideas, values, morals and experiences. Four “Reflection” projects provide focus for teens on self, choices and decisions, future goals and planning, and self-reliance skills. Teens typically begin working toward the Wohelo Award, the highest honor that can be earned by a youth.

 

CAMP & OUTDOOR

We believe in the power of nature to awaken the senses and the desire to learn. Our camp and outdoor programs allow kids and teens to unplug from technology for a full week (or more!) and explore, grow, challenge themselves, make new friends, get out of their comfort zone, gain confidence, and make powerful memories that will have an impact on their lives.

Whether it’s overnight/resident camp, day camp, or environmental education, we teach critical life skills and offer activities like swimming, archery, hiking, crafts, sports, theater, etc.

We encourage campers to make their own decisions, have fun, and seek adventure—with our highly trained, caring staff by their side every step of the way.  Stay tuned for more information about Summer Camp 2020.

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