Camp Fire Day Camps

Join us for days of singing, cooking out on the campfire, games, unique arts and crafts and so much more! Our Day Camps offer engaging activities, wonderful staff and volunteers, and encourage our campers to get to know themselves, others, and make life long memories. We offer a variety of locations at parks throughout the Seattle area and utilize our fully-trained and caring volunteer staff to make this the best summer ever!

Kids will experience how  inspirational the outdoors can be while learning important life skills and interacting with kids from a variety of socioeconomic, racial, cultural, religious and disabled populations. In Camp Fire, everyone is welcome!

Boys and girls in grades K-7 are welcomed as campers and are assigned to a small group of youth for the entire week. These small groups are assigned to one adult staff or experienced older teen counselor and at least one assistant teen counselor. For older youth and adults, there are many exciting volunteer opportunities!

Day Camp Goals and Outcomes

Our Day Camps take pride in being a unique opportunity for children to gain independence and experience positive social interactions that will give them lifelong skills. These are implemented by counselors leading by example, campers trying new things and by being inspired from an outdoor environment. Listed below are Camp Fire’s specific desired outcomes for campers in all of our outdoor programs.

Self-Awareness & Positive Values
·      Increased self-esteem
·      Reinforced motor skills and physical development
·      Increased ability to use critical thinking skills in decision making
·      Increased ability to express feelings with adults and other youth

Social Skills & Sense of Belonging
·      Increased appreciation and respect for others
·      Increased use of consensus building and teamwork
·      Youth apply rules for fair play and conflict resolution
·      Greater sense of belonging
·      Extended friendship circles

Competency & Empowerment
·      Increased ability to make choices and plan sequentially
·      Increased ability to celebrate and share successes
·      Greater preferences for safe choices
·      Increased self-reliance and ability to manage being on their own
·      Increased leadership skills

Knowledge of & Appreciation for the Natural Environment
·      Increased appreciation and understanding of nature
·      Increased knowledge of minimum impact camping
·      Increased sense of comfort and safety in the out-of-doors

Find a Day Camp!

2023 dates coming in mid-January. We bring Day Camp to a neighborhood near you! Our camps are located all throughout the Puget Sound region, including Seattle, Bothell, Issaquah and Vashon Island. Find a camp near you!

Our Day Camps

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ACA Accredited

Camp Fire Day Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting high standards in health, safety, and program quality.

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All About Day Camp

Learn more about Day Camp activities, traditions, our commitment to inclusion, special diets & allergy accommodations, and more!

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Our Day Camps are possible through a dedicated and talented team of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities exist for adults and teens entering 9th grade and up. Join us this summer!

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