Yes, Clubs do fun things; but Camp Fire is more than something else to do: it’s a way of life.
Children learn a lot about themselves, their community and the outdoors; they make great friends, and gain skills they will use throughout their lives. And Club families have the opportunity to encourage each other as Intentional Parents.
Through character-building activities and lessons, Camp Fire builds caring, confident youth and future leaders. As we pay attention to what Sparks a passion in each young life we serve, provide opportunities for personal growth, and create a place for children to belong, Camp Fire helps bring out the best in each child.
Our mission statement expresses it this way;
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.
Light the fire within! At Camp Fire, that’s what we do. We listen, we encourage, and we provide the opportunity to uncover each young person’s unique interests. We help youth become the exceptional people they are destined to be, buoyant with potential to do anything they dream of doing.
Camp Fire Clubs and programs encourage youth to:
- Become tomorrow’s leaders
- Build character
- Realize their potential
- Learn skills they can use their whole life
- Discover and enjoy new hobbies
- Give back through community service
- Think of others
- Be non-competitive and inclusive
- Think for themselves
- Accept responsibility
- Show initiative
- Become self-reliant and self-confident
- Use their voice to make a positive impact upon others
- Set personal goals; change course where needed; reflect upon accomplishments
Everyone is welcome in Camp Fire; boys and girls, teens, Moms, Dads and family members. For more information on raising great kids in intentional ways, call the Camp Fire office and ask for Cheri, 805-773-5126. You will be a step closer to being the parent you intended to be.