Teen Leadership

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.

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.

Learn more about these programs by clicking here.

Camp Sweyolakan’s Counselor-in-Training Program prepares young people entering Grades 11 or 12to serve in leadership roles in Camp Fire camps. These opportunities provide significant personal and early professional development for these young people.

Camp Sweyolakan also has opportunities for teens to assist our campers who have special needs  as a Camper Buddy.  Complete the application for consideration.

Campers entering at least the 8th grade this fall may apply to be a dishwasher or bugler. Dishwashers and Buglers can earn their attendance for the week that they agree to fulfill the duties as outlined in the following positions for free.  Click here for more information.

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 Colleen at 509-747- 6191.