On May 30th our 20th Annual Leadership Breakfast Helping Kids Find Their Spark! was a wonderful success! Our emcee, Katie Scott, was a shining example of what happens to youth who find their spark in Camp Fire. Through Katie’s personal experience of discovering her passion for working with kids with special needs, and then going on to pursue a degree in Special Education, we were reminded of the true value of Camp Fire. Katie personifies what The Thrive Foundation for Youth’s cutting edge neuro-scientific research shows about kids who find their spark…they perform better in school; they are more engaged and involved in their schools and communities; they walk through this world with greater compassion for others and for the environment; and they make better decisions for a healthy life.
The keynote address by Martin LeBlanc taught us about Nature-Deficit Disorder, and the detrimental effects it is having on youth across the country. Martin helped us understand that the solutions are not complicated. We can combat this problem by encouraging kids to go on a bike ride with no destination, playing at a local park, exploring out of doors…and through organizations like Camp Fire that help connect kids and nature.
Thanks to the generous support of our guests and sponsors, thousands of youth in our region will be able to get outdoors and find their spark through Camp Fire programs this summer!
If you were not able to attend the Leadership Breakfast, please consider making a gift of support online today.