Equity Action Fund – Camp Fire Central Puget Sound

Values in Action

Camp Fire is committed to providing high-quality camp experiences to all kids, especially those who need it most due to adverse life experiences and historical exclusion. Summer Camp, Camp Fire Groups and Outdoor Education provide opportunities for social and emotional growth and learning critical life skills that are valuable for all kids but especially those from marginalized groups who may not historically have had access.

The Equity Action Fund provides funds to enable youth and families of color to experience Camp Fire programs at low or no-cost. This fund is supported through individual donors and is a large part of Camp Fire’s fundraising focus each year.

Camp Fire is committed to the long-term sustainability of the fund. This is supplemented by ongoing efforts to educate and diversify our staff, leadership, and board of directors.

Camp Fire’s leadership is working to create internal systems to ensure that youth of color feel welcomed, affirmed, and supported throughout their experience at camp.

Our overnight and day camp programs fill very quickly, which creates an access barrier to new families. Consequently, in addition to providing funds, Camp Fire also allocates registration spaces specifically for youth and families of color.

Regardless of whether a family needs financial assistance, these reserved spaces can help youth secure a space in an otherwise full program.

Get Involved

  • Identify children, families, or schools who qualify and could benefit from the EAF & complete this interest form.
  • Recruit teens and young adults (age 15+) to apply as teen leaders or summer staff
  • Share about the EAF with friends, business contacts, and through social media
  • Help us identify sources of ongoing funding to make the EAF sustainable in future years