From its founding, Camp Fire has walked the talk of youth leadership. We were among the first organizations in the country to allow young people to serve on our board of directors, and continue that legacy of youth leadership today.
Camp Fire Columbia doesn’t just serve young people—we learn from them. Youth play a critical role in shaping our programs, developing strategy, and measuring impact.
Sparkfinder v.7: Collective Care
In the last year we have created a way to not only give back to our communit but to grow, foster and strengthen it by introducing a new approach to…Read More
Sparkfinder v.6: Expanding Possiblities
We help each other grow when we look beyond what we already know and imagine new possiblities.Read More
Sparkfinder v.5: Sharing Power
Creating an environment in which young people can ask questions and express their ideas and opinions about the things that affect them every day is part of an approach called…Read More
Sparkfinder v.4: Providing Support
An important way people stick together is helping each other in practical ways to stay on track to learn, grow, complete tasks and achieve goals.Read More
Sparkfinder v.3: Challenging Growth
Challenging growth pushes us to keep evolving by stretching ourselves to go further, holding ourselves accountable, and reflecting on failure to help us learn from mistakes and setbacks.Read More
Sparkfinder v.2: Expressing Care
Here we look at expressing care, the first pillar and doundation of relationships. When we express care to youth, we show them that we like them and want the best…Read More