We are youth-centered . . .
We engage families in fun activities . . .
- Youth take an active role in determining program content and activities.
- Accomplishments are recognized and rewarded.
- Personal skill-building progressively builds confidence and leadership in youth.
- Youth take leadership roles with their peers, with younger youth, and in the community.
We are welcoming and inclusive . . .
- Entire families belong and join together in fun and exciting activities.
- Program includes the family in whatever form it takes in today’s society.
- Parents, extended family members, and members of the community interact with youth and improve their own parenting and mentoring skills through their relationship with Camp Fire.
We build youth and adult partnerships . . .
- Camp Fire programs are designed to provide co-educational activities for all youth.
- Youth find a safe and inclusive place to explore the uniqueness of who they are.
- Youth develop assets that are essential to the process of building character and maturity.
We provide service to others . . .
- Youth and adults work together to design, implement, and evaluate what they want to do.
- Youth form lasting relationships with adults.
- Young people need opportunities to be involved in positive activities with parents, family members, and other caring adults outside the family circle.
- Service is a major component of programs.
- Youth gain an awareness of the community and its needs.
- Youth have an opportunity to participate in the initiation, planning, and execution of service projects that meet those needs.
- Young people can make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of their families and their communities