Camp Fire

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 1100 Walnut St Suite 1900 Kansas City MO 64106 USA

Mission: 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
Results: Camp Fire continues to strive to reach more youth and families more effectively in more places, deepen the impact of those already engaged in Camp Fire, and lift the awareness of the importance of research-based youth development programming!
Target demographics: Youth ages 1-21
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300,000
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Camp Fire offers co-educational research-based youth development programs that are tailored to the specific needs of youth. Camp Fire offers programming in three main categories: Before and After School Programming, Teen Service and Leadership Programs, and Environmental and Camp Programs

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My caseworker gave me a packet full of numbers and i liked your volunteer options.I like to work with kids and art. I like to teach kids about life and about what is right and the wrong.

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I grew up going to a really cool summer camp. This camp isn't just any camp, it is a Camp Fire camp. Not only is this camp apart of the organization, it also runs with the values and passions which Camp Fire upholds. I applied to become a National Youth Advisory Cabinet member so that I could further my role in the nonprofit organization of Camp Fire. As a member of the National Youth Advisory Cabinet, I do not represent the camp or local council that I am from. I represent the voice for all Camp Fire youth throughout this country. Along with 15 other wonderful and dedicated youth, we give youth voice in many of the decisions that Camp Fire Headquarters makes, as well as representing youth at national events. Throughout the time I have been involved with Camp Fire, I have become very confident in myself as a leader. I have also found confidence in my voice, because in Camp Fire my voice matters. It is not just my voice, but every other youth's voice in this country that Camp Fire cares about. Camp Fire encourages youth to lift their voices, because they do matter. I know my opinion on Camp Fire matters, which is why I am writing this review. I am not someone who doesn't know anything about this organization, I am someone who has grown up and into Camp Fire's wide open arms. This organization is extremely inclusive, and will accept and treat others with respect and dignity. Camp Fire wants to help youth members find their spark, through this organization I have found mine.

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Life-changing

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As a National Board Member, I am constantly impressed by the work of the national team on behalf of our many councils and families we serve. The commitment to council staff and board professional development is extensive and holistic. Most notable is our practive of inclusivity, as it is a principal we value.

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Our Council has some amazing day and resident camps for Central Coast California kids. Their programs for local youth teach leadership and offer experiences they would not otherwise have. I will continue to support Camp Fire here for the youth in our community.

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As a relatively new Board Member, I've been extremely impressed with this organization. All are caring, passionate, smart people that want to make a positive difference, and they are! To say that this organization fills a void is an understatement. Some of the most impressive attributes of Camp Fire are the inclusionary nature of the org, the range of programs offered, and the flexibility to suit the needs of all constituents. Camp Fire includes proven, successful programs, with responsible adult supervision. The simple yet valuable approach of listening to children, and helping to find their spark, is priceless.

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Camp Fire is an organization that helps children grow into their best selves. I grew up in this program and can't describe the difference it made in my life. Now I donate to Camp Fire so they can keep making a difference in the lives of children today.

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Camp Fire is an organization that truly lives up to its promise. When you participate in Camp Fire, you know you will be comfortable being yourself, you will make friends, and you will get to participate in programs that make a difference. When you volunteer for Camp Fire, you can expect to be changed forever. Witnessing how Camp Fire impacts lives is not something that you will soon forget. When you donate to Camp Fire, you can be assured that your money is directly impacting the youth Camp Fire serves. Your donation goes to funding state of the art programs, tools, and assistance for kids to learn, grow, and just be kids!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Camp Fire goes above and beyond to help children find their sparks. They don't wait for kids to grow up, or force them to grow up before they are ready. They get engaged with them now. They come along side them through collaboration with families, schools, communities and care givers. Kids need allies now more than ever. Camp Fire is here to light the fire within youth, and keep it burning throughout their lives.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Camp Fire is more than an organization. It is a group of people who truly care about children, youth, and teens growing up in this country. They are inclusive - all are welcome at Camp Fire. Youth have a big say in what happens in Camp Fire. The Youth Advisory Cabinet is made up of young people from across the country who come together to plan what Camp Fire does. At a recent focus group, one of them said, "Because of Camp Fire, I am a much, much better person."

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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The work Camp Fire is doing in the realm of youth development is unmatched! It's research based and all-inclusive. They have recently revitalized their brand and continue to support youth and their families.

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