About the Program

Our program is designed to lower conflict situations in all settings (school, home, sports, etc.), provide life skills that are prevalent throughout the student’s life, and encourage discussion and communication of feelings.
The program delivers lifelong skills to students by exploring such topics as:
• Individual rights

• Skills for saying “no” in challenging situations

• Recognizing and communicating feelings

• Being assertive

• Recognizing and avoiding conflict situations

• Respecting ourselves and others

• Recognizing safety in home and play

• Stranger awareness

• Teasing

• Tattling

• Cyber safety, including social media and messenger apps

What makes Camp Fire leaders great at delivering this program?

In a place where everyone is welcome, Camp Fire provides a proven path to make the most out of adolescence, providing them with the tools to learn, adapt, and navigate modern life and serve as a foundation for success as adults. Camp Fire has adapted the latest adolescent development research and turned it into a guiding philosophy we call Thrive{ology} – the science of helping youth thrive. As a champion for youth, we believe each is valuable. That’s why we’re dedicated to the application of cutting edge research and ongoing measurement. Through all of our programs, we specifically and intentionally train our adults to partner with youth and their families to provide a positive environment where youth will find their sparks, discover who they are, and shape their world now.

Program Outcomes
Teachers and counselor surveys gave 100% positive feedback after working with more than 1,000 Camp Fire youth in 232 sessions for a total of more than 4,000 youth contact hours.

K-2nd Grade Outcomes

• 100% of our program youth are sensitive to the feelings of other students. (29% higher than the national average.)

• 90% of students compromise with peers when appropriate. (42% higher than the national average.)

• 100% of program youth feel more comfortable cooperating with other students. (24% higher than the national average.)

3rd-5th Grade Outcomes

Students in the program engage and participate with youth they meet for the first time 10% higher than the national average.

6th-12grade Outcomes

• 23% improvement in youth sharing their feelings in a positive way when they were upset.