Camp Fire’s purpose is to provide opportunities for children and youth to realize their potential and become caring, self-directed individuals, responsible to themselves and others; and to improve those conditions in society that affect children, youth and their families.
Serving youth from ages 3 to 18, Camp Fire helps boys and girls learn and play side by side in comfortable, informal settings. Our co-ed programs allow parents to consolidate schedules for both their daughters and sons. Our trained staff and volunteers use carefully constructed national curricula to lead participants through programs that are enjoyable and beneficial and encourage exploration in a safe atmosphere. In the Inland Northwest Council we achieve this through our school-year Clubs program and summer camps.
A recent national youth outcome evaluation survey of Camp Fire youth and staff found:
83% of youth feel that if they do not achieve their goal on the first try, Camp Fire has taught them not to give up.
82% of youth reported that at Camp Fire, they learned they do not have to be "born with" talent in order to become good at something.
86% of youth reported that Camp Fire provided them with the opportunity to try things they never had tried before.
*Camp Fire curriculum is linked to the nationally developed McRel Education Standards, supporting and enriching our after-school programs.