Join us for this free summer program – the Camp Fire Challenge, featuring fun activities that are paired with our existing Camp Fire curriculum, known as Trails. You’ll be able to choose from over 100 different activities, from crafts, nature exploration, science, self discovery, family time, and more. You can even earn our special Summer Challenge emblem! Participate as a Family or individual, all ages are welcome!
For our Camp Fire Day Campers, this program will be counted as a participation year for Day Camp tenure.
How to Get Started
Step 1: Register Online or via Email
This program is Free! Open to all, no age restrictions; register as an individual or family. Registering for this program helps us track participation for funding. You will receive the Challenge list and worksheets in your confirmation email.
Purchase the Camp Fire Summer Challenge 2020 emblem for $5 during registration. Emblems will be shipped towards the end of our program, in late August or early September. Order now to make sure you get one!
Or, register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For fast confirmation please use Summer Challenge Registration in the email subject. Please include the name(s) and grade(s) of each participant.
Step 2: Make a Plan
Your confirmation email will include the initial challenge list and worksheets. Use the worksheet to set your goal and track your progress. More challenges will be added throughout the summer.
Suggested Starting Goals
- Pre K – 2nd: 25 points
- 3rd – 6th: 50 points
- 7th – 10th: 75 points
- 11th – Adult: 100 points
- Family: 150 points
Step 2: Complete Challenges
The Challenge opens July 1, 2020 and ends September 1, 2020. Start your challenge at anytime, registration will remain open until August 23, 2020.
Step 3: Share
Share your successes with us using the #CampFireSummerChallenge hashtag when you post to social media and be entered to win some Camp Fire Swag. Sharing on social media is completely optional. Alternatively, you may email us pictures of your accomplishments.
Step 4: Celebrate
The participant(s) with the most points in each age group will receive a Camp Fire gift pack.
At the conclusion of the Challenge an email with a survey link will be sent to all registered participants. Fill out this survey to let us know your final tally, and to give us feedback.
Point Recognition Levels (All Ages)
- Little Sparks: 0-25 Points
- Fire Tenders: 26-50 Points
- Trail Blazers: 51-75 Points
- Explorers: 76-100 Points
- Voyagers: 101-200 Points
- Spark Champions: 201+ Points
More About the Summer Challenge & Camp Fire
How will we be informed about additional Challenges?
We will be adding challenges to the list each week. These will be emailed to all registered participants. In addition to these weekly additions, there will be a few Surprise Challenges that will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram!
What are the Camp Fire trails?
Camp Fire trails are a core element to our Camp Fire Group Program, dividing our various curriculum and activities into five categories:
- Trail to Family & Community: focus on genealogy, family activities, community, neighborhoods, maps, geography, stories, service learning, cultures and citizenship.
- Trail to Creativity: include visual and performing arts, hands-on projects, arts & crafts.
- Trail to the Environment: focus on nature, conservation, natural resources, camping, hiking, pets, planting and weather.
- Trail to the Future: include science, learning new skills, technology, games, sports and business.
- Trail to Knowing Me: focus on fitness, healthy choices, emotions, self awareness, health, getting along with others, respecting differences, communication, conflict resolution, leadership and safety.
Camp Fire’s Group Program offers small group programming led by volunteers and staff that allows youth in pre-k through high school to come together for skill building, social connection, and fun new experiences. Join us for the fall of 2020!