ABOUT ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KID DAY®  How often do we stop to tell the kids and teens in our lives how incredible they are? What impressive qualities we observe in them? Do we applaud who they are as a person and not just the good things they do? This is why Camp Fire founded Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in 1997—to activate adults across the U.S. to write, email, text, send a video, or tell (in any form) the youth in their lives what makes them special. Encourage, inspire, and uplift our nation’s youth—that is the goal of this holiday. Camp Fire’s 54 councils engage their communities online and offline (through special events and programs...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Camp Fire invites you to join us as we launch a new program, providing outdoor learning experiences to middle and high school students. OWLS = Outdoor Wilderness Leadership & Survival. This dynamic program will be facilitated through connection with local school districts who have reached out to us with a need for connecting young people with nature - something that studies show is beneficial for youth: their body and mind.
Monday, November 20, 2017
We know the youth of today want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the experience everyone needs to discover who they are - find their spark - lift their voice, and become a leader in this generation. Camp Fire Clubs are making the world a better place, one person at a time.  Click HERE to learn how to get connected!  
Monday, August 21, 2017
Recently, I was interviewed on a radio station in Paso Robles. I enthusiastically shared all the virtues of Camp Fire; our magnificent clubs, our growing after school programs and our terrific camps. One listener, “Betty Robles”, called the radio station immediately after we got off the air and insisted she talk with me. I was escorted to a private office where I had the liveliest of conversations. Betty was one of the first campers to attend Camp Natoma in 1941. Oh, how I wish you could have heard our chatter. She reminisced about the early years at camp; eating meals under the dining hall tent, swimming in the creek, hiking, archery and...
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Please "Like" our Facebook page to stay apprised of our efforts to preserve Camp Arroyo Grande for generations of future campers As you know, Camp Arroyo Grande is for sale. Some say it is history for sale. Camp Fire has utilized Camp Arroyo Grande during the first week of summer for 50 years. We understand how special the camp is and the potential it has for our community. The camp is 29.3 acres of open space in the heart of the Village of Arroyo Grande. It is minutes away from the freeway for the convenience of families and their campers. The environment reminds one of the terrain behind Lopez Lake….....
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Camp Fire doesn’t have to look very far to realize our movement is full of thriving youth. They’re all around us—in camps, in afterschool programs, and accepting awards. Youth who thrive achieve their full potential. We’re proud of our youth. We’re proud to have helped. Take a look at a recent speech by Jessica, a 16-year-old from Camp Fire Central Coast of California, who will receive her Wohelo Award this summer. The four defining components that frame Thrive{ology} are eloquently woven throughout her words—identify personal sparks, adopt a growth mindset, build goal management skills, and reflection. As Jessica says, “Camp Fire has taught...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016