Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Teens at Camp Sealth All Camp Event

At Camp Fire,  everyone is welcome.

Equity Statement

Camp Fire strives to continuously provide diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments throughout our organizations and programs. We recognize that both access to and success in our programs requires intentional work, to cultivate respect, eliminate systemic barriers, and address injustice head-on.  We at Camp Fire believe that words must be followed by progress, action, and accountability. We recognize that our efforts will be ongoing and evolving as we continue to grow, learn, collaborate, and press for an equitable future.

Camp Fire is prioritizing the advancement of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are currently working on specific goals and benchmarks to move this work forward and hold ourselves accountable to.  We look forward to sharing them with you as they are created.

Land Acknowledgment

We recognize this land and the surrounding water for their significance to the Coast Salish peoples who came before us and those that still inhabitant the land today. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish peoples.

Camp Sealth is on the unceded ancestral land of the first people of Vashon Island: the Duwamish, the Suquamish, and the Puyallup tribes. Sealth is a namesake from a Duwamish and Suquamish chief, Chief Si’ahl. We honor the legacy and the history of these tribes – past, present, and future.

We stand in solidarity with these tribes and call on our peers in the Summer Camp & Youth Development industries to join us in continuously acknowledging the Native inhabitants of the land we are on. This community of people is still here through continuous resilience and resistance to systemic efforts to silence voices and erase history.

Inclusion in Our Programs

Youth of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome in Camp Fire programs. Our staff will work with parents to ensure a successful experience, whether its in a school-year program, day camp, or overnight camp. We encourage parents to be open with us about your child’s needs, so that we can determine how best to support your child.

Learn more about our Inclusion Philosophy at Summer Camp here