Camp Fire NW Ohio | Light the fire within.

For Parents

Camp Fire Is the Better Choice for Your Children

Camp Fire has worked tirelessly for the last century to create and deliver programs that help youth thrive.

But what does that mean? It means ensuring a well-trained and caring staff that will teach and mentor your children to avoid risky behaviors, succeed in school, and embrace their unique talents. It means giving youth a voice in what activities they explore and helping them to set goals for themselves. And, it means allowing youth to understand they are part of a community that they can help to change and to prosper.

The Thriving Framework

Every Camp Fire program employs our framework for thriving, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development. Our approach, created in partnership with Thrive{ology}, enables youth to achieve their full potential by:

  • Identifying their sparks.
  • Adopting a growth mindset (the belief that you can learn new skills all the time.)
  • Creating the opportunity to reflect on activities and outcomes.
  • Building goal management skills.

This allows youth to build positive, sustained relationships, and learn life skills that include self-reflection and goal management, while practicing these skills in valued home, school and community activities.

Our Promise

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