Camp Fire Snohomish County | Light The Fire Within

Why Choose Camp Fire

Where children and teens discover who they are.

Camp Fire provides a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people to discover their sparks—unique skills, passions, and interests—and adopt a growth mindset. They chart their own course to healthy habits, community leadership, and connection to nature in collaboration with trained, caring adults. And, in turn, Camp Fire youth give back by sharing those skills in their communities.

At Camp Fire, it's truly a way of life.

 

How Does Camp Fire Help Youth Thrive?

Every Camp Fire program employs our framework for thriving, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development.

The Thriving Framework

This approach encourages youth to build positive, sustained relationships and learn life skills that include self-reflection and goal management, while practicing these skills in valued home, school, and community activities.

Step-It-Up-2-Thrive: A Road Map for Youth Development

IDENTIFY SPARKS

Identifying and growing Sparks and Spark Champions

GROWTH

Understanding development and move to a growth mindset

GOALS

Building goal management skills

REFLECT

Creating the opportunity to reflect on activities and outcomes.

The Legacy

The Camp Fire logos over the years

8,848

youth participated in 2019

296,344

service hours provided to youth

96%

of youth say “At Camp Fire we are taught that we can figure things out even when we do not know the answers.”

91%

of youth say “At Camp Fire I have a chance to try a lot of things I have never tried before.”

“Camp Fire accepted my daughters; they took part in the same activities as everybody else…”

I had four children, two sons, Bill and John, and twin daughters, Mary Lee and Jane. My daughters are blind and, from the start, I instilled in them a strength of purpose. When the twins were about eleven, the Camp Fire Girls accepted them as regular members. They joined with the understanding that they would be expected to take part in the same activities as everybody else. On overnight hikes, they would joke with their fellow campers, ‘What do you mean you’re afraid of the dark? There’s nothing to it!’

Dr. Hester Turner, Camp Fire Alum, Former National Headquarters Executive Director 1966-1979

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