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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
We may call them “afterschool” programs, but in most cases, Camp Fire partners with communities and schools to deliver both before and after school programs. Our programs are uniquely structured to support a youth’s education and help them become leaders in their daily lives.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Camp Fire Out-of-School-Time programs provide youth with so much more than simply a place to go before and after school while parents work. When Camp Fire partners with your school, students have the opportunity to work with trained, caring adults who can help them with their school work, teach them about health and wellness,
Friday, February 20, 2015

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