Youth want to shape the world, especially teens! Teen service and leadership are vital to building healthy communities and a better world. To develop this important resource, Camp Fire guides teens through community service and leadership experiences.
Camp Fire’s Teen Service and Leadership Programs provide a variety of opportunities to help teens develop as effective and engaged citizens now.
Camp Dart-Lo offers teens training in camp program skills, behavior management, camper characteristics, teaching skills and a “hands-on” experience with a camper groups in the Program Aides in Learning Program.
Program Aides in Learning (PALs) Grades 6 – 9
This is a 2-week training program in outdoor play and guiding younger campers, service-learning, and teambuidling to strengthen communication, self-confidence and leadership skills is in addition to enjoying traditional camp activities.
Camp activities may include swimming, outdoor skills, archery, singing, games, arts and crafts, nature, magic, story telling, hiking, cookouts and more. Program varies with each age group.
PAL A July 6-10 AND July 13-17
PAL B July 20-24 AND July 27-July 31
Counselor Assistants & Camper Buddies
Graduate PALs and teens in at least 10th grade may apply to volunteer as Counselor Assistants and Camper Buddies during Camp Dart-Lo Day Camp. They get hands-on experience leading young campers or working as a companion to a camper with special needs.
Camp Sweyolakan’s Youth Leadership Program prepares young people entering Grades 11 or 12 to serve in leadership roles in Camp Fire camps. These opportunities provide significant personal and early professional development for these young people.
Camper Buddies are needed for our campers with special needs. Preference is given to campers entering 8th grade and above. Follow this link to complete an application for consideration (coming soon).
Dishwashers & Buglers entering at least the 8th grade this fall may click here for more information about this opportunity.
Camp Fire Inland Northwest is currently working toward establishing Teens In Action and a Youth Advisory Council to ensure youth voice is heard in local program planning and decision making. If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact our office at 509-747- 6191.