Camp Fire Clubs
Camp Fire Clubs are delivered during the school year, primarily serving ages 3-17. Across the country, youth participate in indoor and outdoor age-appropriate small group activities inw hich they can explore personal interests, learn to make healthy choices, develop social skills and have fun.Clubs help girls and boys explore the world, exercise their creativity, participate in community service, and gain a sense of belonging while having fun and making new friends.
Club programs are age-specific and connect youth with caring, trained adults in a small group atmosphere. Clubs meet regularly throughout the year,and youth often remain involved for many years. Club participants choose from a variety of fun and educational activities and projets. Family members are encouraged to participate and support their youth involved in our clubs. Family members become actively engaged and often tell us how much they enjoy connecting with families they would never otherwise meet.
Camp Fire Club Programs have 4 important qualities:
Progression: As the youth get older, they do more complex and challenging activities
Variety: The club program develops the whole child and includes a wide range of activities and skill development
Partnership between Youth and Adults: Both leaders and youth members are involved in making decisions for the club
Rewards and Recognition: Camp Fire youth are recognized for their participation and acheivments. This helps to build self-esteem and pride!
Young people ages 3 through 18 are divided into program levels based on grade. Each program level teaches responsibility, decision-making, and other valuable skills through a variety of projects centered around five focus areas called Trails of Knowledge, along with national projects offered.
Where and when do clubs meet?
Each club is different. They meet on a regular basis, arranged to fit the schedules of it's members and leaders. Meetings may be held at a school, a leader's home or in other community locations.
How much does it cost?
It costs $10 annually to be a member of the Camp Fire USA. Financial Aid is available for anyone who qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Clubs will charge additional dues to cover the cost of running the club (anywhere from $2-10 per month). Clubs also do fundraisers including a Candy Sale to cover the cost of providing the club program.
What are the club levels?
Are there uniforms?
Each age group has a different uniform, ranging from red sashs, to blue vest and ceremonial gowns for our oldest club members. Youth typically wear their uniformwith a white shirt and nice pants. There is aid available for those who cannot afford a vest.
Camp Fire USA Club Programs have four important qualities:
- Progression -As the children get older, they do more complex and challenging activities.
- Variety -The Club Program develops the whole child and includes a wide range of activities and skill development
- Partnership between youth and adults -Both leaders and youth members are involved in making decisions for the club
- Rewards and Recognition -Camp Fire youth are recognized for their participation and achievement. This helps to build self-esteem and pride!
How do I join or volunteer?
Contact our office at 509-663-1609 or 1-800-548-8884 and one of our office staff will try to match you up with a club already formed in your area, or work to help form a club. Clubs are all led by adult volunteers who have been through our screening and training process. Without volunteers there are no clubs. If there is no club for you to join, the Club Administrator will suggest that you or someone you know form a club and become a leader.
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