A Message From Our Executive Director
These are trying times like none we have never experienced before. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing all of us to navigate unprecedented levels of stress and uncertainty, as we change the ways we live and work to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Even as we hunker down at home to keep each other safe, Camp Fire remains committed to giving young people opportunities to connect with one another, enjoy the natural world around them, build leadership skills and a passion for public service.
So, you can imagine how difficult it was to have to cancel or postpone several spring events. We continue preparations for a full schedule of summer camp and hope that we’ll all be able to give Camp Sealth’s Centennial the joyous celebration this milestone in our history deserves.
We are thinking creatively about ways we can continue to fulfill our mission of providing welcoming and inclusive spaces for all youth to grow as leaders. We are as grateful as ever for all the ways you support Camp Fire, and promise to keep you posted in the coming weeks and months, as we learn more and continue adapting to this new reality.
In the meantime, I offer you these hopeful words of wisdom:
Three of Camp Fire’s guiding principles are those of Work, Health, and Love (or Wo-He-Lo). There is no better reminder than a global crisis of this magnitude to keep us focused on what matters the most.
Work every day to make the world a better place. Use your unique skills and talents to bring joy, compassion, beauty, and love to those around you and everything that you do.
Health is the most important thing – without it, we can’t do anything. Take care of yourself – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually – so that you can be your best for others.
Love is the meaning behind it all – it’s the fuel that keeps us going and reminds us why we are human. Love yourself, love each other, and the world around you.
Rick Taylor (he/him)