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Historic Camp Arroyo Grande has been put on the auction block and is intended to be sold! This unique and historic 29 acre campground is located just above the Village of Arroyo Grande and has served campers of all ages for over a century. In fact, the Central Coast Council of Camp Fire will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at Camp Arroyo Grande with its traditional one week day camp called Camp Tacanneko; which has served over 7,500 children and youth over the years.  On March 11, 2016, the City of Arroyo Grande’s Historic Resource Committee voted to initiate the designation process to designate the Tabernacle and Methodist Campground...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, November 23, 2015
Dear Staff, Board Members, Leaders & Volunteers Your work with children and youth is meaningful, significant, and valuable. For some, your work may be critical for the well-being of a child or it may provide encouragement for a family. I appreciate how all of you deliver our programming and services with enthusiasm and professionalism, giving of yourselves wholeheartedly. As we celebrate 80 Years on the California Coast, it is our desire that our council emerge as the inclusive organization that it is, reaching more children and youth with our impactful message; in Camp Fire, everyone is welcome. Going into 2015 our mission has never...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
To be relevant and successful as a leader in youth development, an organization must be flexible, open to suggestions, adaptable, meet needs with empathy and have outstanding communication with good customer service. Many adapting Camp Fire councils have dropped traditional clubs and have either become exclusive in camping or contracted after school care. Other councils are meeting their community needs by providing clubs in neighborhoods or schools, camping and outdoor education or teen programming. Our council is working hard to meet youth development needs on the Central Coast making a pivot last year in adding new programs and...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Camp Fire Central Coast and the Community Action Commission recognized for Santa Maria Teens Speak Out Youth Forum.         Every year the KIDS Network – a Santa Barbara countywide umbrella organization including members from public agencies, the courts, law enforcement, education, community-based organizations, school-linked programs and parent groups – honors young people for their contributions to the community. The annual Youth Impact Awards celebrate youth who have made a significant positive impact on their communities in Santa Barbara County. Nominations are received from members of the community, and all young people ages ten...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
JUNE 8, 2015 Today we celebrate  the accomplishments of many of our children and youth. I have been the Executive Director of Camp Fire Central Coast for only a few years. I am just beginning to understand the impact our Camp Fire’s youth development programming is having on the children and families we serve. Our Camp Fire promise and mission statement states that “Young people want to shape their 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.” At Camp Fire, that’s what we do. We listen, we encourage, and we provide the...
Saturday, August 29, 2015

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