Teens on Boata

New programs broaden leadership horizons for teens

Gifts from generous people like you are enabling us to expand our successful teen leadership programs for teens this fall! In October, our Teen Leadership Summit kicked off the fall with a day filled with workshops to help prepare teens for the school-year ahead. Topics included leadership styles, strategies for effective communication and conflict resolution, and mapping out […]

Mauara, Cranberry, with Campers

Outside comfort zones and beyond

Camper-turned-counselor relishes life-changing moments of self-discovery Growing up, Maura Donnelly was a shy kid who struggled in school. She cried lots of frustrated tears, especially about math. A learning disability made it hard for her to wrap her head around numbers. It wasn’t until she spent a week at Camp Sealth the summer before fourth […]

Skip with Day Campers

Generations of generosity

Camp Fire ignites the Sampelayo family’s giving spirit Growing up as the only boy in a home with four sisters, Skip Sampelayo recalls looking on enviously at “all the cool things” the girls did in Camp Fire. “They would have their group meeting at our house,” he remembers, “and they were always doing some craft […]

Rick Taylor Headshot

Our community needs Camp Fire

And Camp Fire needs you. Dear friends and supporters, Over the past century, generations of Camp Fire girls and boys have grown into caring mothers and fathers, successful business people, technological innovators, insightful policy-makers and inspiring civic leaders. As Camp Fire helped to shape them into the well-rounded adults they became, so have they shaped […]