At Camp Fire Columbia we envision a world where we all are valued, belong and thrive so we can find and nurture our spark.
What is a spark you ask? Hear directly from our staff and board:
The short answer is that your spark is that one, or many things that give you hope, inspire you to be in this world, that helps you find joy, purpose, and life. We believe that helping each of us find and nurture our spark is the most important work we can do. Join us!
WHO IS CAMP FIRE COLUMBIA?
Camp Fire Columbia is a youth development nonprofit serving Clackamas, Multnomah, and Yamhill counties in Oregon with a mission to build lasting, equitable and caring relationships with nature, others, and ourselves. Camp Fire partners with local youth, families and schools to provide culturally-responsive, best practices programming that:
- Supports academic achievement
- Promotes justice and equity
- Builds social and life skills
- Fosters community engagement
- Develops career and college readiness
Our programs directly serve over 4,000 youth ages 5-18 each year and help serve thousands more children and families broadly each year through partnerships and special projects.
Did you know…
Camp Fire inspires youth to find their “spark”
Participants learn how to connect their passions to their future, set goals, and feel confident in their ability to achieve those goals
Camp Fire supports academic achievement
Camp Fire kids in elementary, middle, and high school consistently outperform their peers in reading, math, attendance, and graduation rates
Camp Fire centers its programming around equity and cultural responsiveness
We have a strong history of providing inclusive, safe, and diverse programming for our youth
Camp Fire enjoys support from leading organizations in the Northwest and beyond,
including the U.S. Department of Education, the Oregon Community Foundation, and the Portland Children’s Levy
Click HERE to view the 2020-21 Camp Fire Columbia Audited Financial Statements.
CAMP FIRE NATIONAL
Camp Fire Columbia is a chartered member of the national Camp Fire Coalition. Camp Fire National is housed in Kansas City, MO and provides curriculum and brand-management services for the Camp Fire movement. Each of the 60 national councils functions as an autonomous entity, assessing and addressing the needs of their distinct community.