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Camp Fire Lone Star has been an innovative leader in youth development since 1912.

Kids & teens learn how to succeed NOW, through:


Discover sparks, gain self-confidence, and learn life-changing life skills to thrive now. Thrive{ology} is our research-based program framework founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and it works.

Inclusion & Diversity
Inclusion & Diversity

Any kid or teen, from any kind of family, from any walk of life, is welcome at Camp Fire. We have an official Inclusion Policy and are outspoken about our long-time commitment to diversity.

Trained, Caring Staff
Trained, Caring Staff

Supportive mentors and adult champions are key. We call our highly trained staff  “Spark Champions,” because they are experts at what they do and know how to guide youth on their journey to thriving.

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Your support with help us serve more kids and teens across the country in 2018. Thank you for joining us in this important, life-changing work!

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“Camp Fire accepted my daughters; they took part in the same activities as everybody else…”

I had four children, two sons, Bill and John, and twin daughters, Mary Lee and Jane. My daughters are blind and, from the start, I instilled in them a strength of purpose. When the twins were about eleven, the Camp Fire Girls accepted them as regular members. They joined with the understanding that they would be expected to take part in the same activities as everybody else. On overnight hikes, they would joke with their fellow campers, ‘What do you mean you’re afraid of the dark? There’s nothing to it!’

Dr. Hester Turner, Camp Fire Alum, Former National Headquarters Executive Director 1966-1979


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A purpose in life, less depression and anxiety, better social skills, higher school attendance…all of these benefits (and more!) when kids/teens have opportunity to nurture their Spark with adult support! See all the awesome benefits when you share your email. Enjoy:

Youth Voice, Upcoming Walkouts, Marches, & Your Role

Originally posted march 13, 2018 – Youth Voice, Upcoming Walkouts, Marches, & Your Role From our beginning, Camp Fire has supported and encouraged youth voice. We know that for kids and teens to really thrive, we must invest in who they are… Read More >

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Celebrating You, Extraordinary Camp Fire Alumni

Originally posted April 23, 2018 – Celebrating You, Extraordinary Camp Fire Alumni   HAND CRAFT – 1948       COOKOUT BY CAMPFIRE – LATE 1910’S

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“So this is where they keep the stars…”

Originally posted May 1, 2018 – “So this is where they keep the stars…” SUMMER CAMPS! It’s that time… it’s almost camp season. The school-year is winding down, and we’re getting fired up to spend the summer with tens of thousands of… Read More >

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The Power of Naming the Spark

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Originally posted August 28, 2017 – The Power of Naming the Spark “I see a spark as something that inspires you to grow, and something that inspires you to help other people around you grow.” These are wise words from Spencer,… Read More >

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How We Talk About Failure & Success with Our Kids

Originally posted September 18, 2017 – How We Talk About Failure & Success with Our Kids CAMP FIRE GULF WIND IN PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, AUG. 2017 Current research shows that our intelligence isn’t fixed – it can actually change! How? One of the… Read More >

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Your Kids & Conflict Resolution: Why It Matters

Originally posted October 2, 2017 – Your Kids & Conflict Resolution: Why It Matters CAMP FIRE GEORGIA October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there are many good ways we can address bullying with the kids and teens in our… Read More >

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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