Welcome back returning members!
We at Camp Fire are so excited to have you return for another program year! We’ve been working hard to maintain the facets of group programming you know and love while adding in some new elements suited for a virtual learning environment.
New for this Year
Virtual Meetings and Special Events
Youth that are Starflight (K-2nd grade) and Adventure (3rd-5th grade) age will be invited to once-a-month age-level meetings led by Camp Fire staff over Zoom. All members will also receive invitations to any special virtual events and in-person events, when they can safely resume.
More Opportunities for Independent Work
Each week, Camp Fire staff will add new lessons and activities that can be done on your own to the At Home with Camp Fire page. Members this year will also have access to the newly updated Camp Fire Activity Book and will have the opportunity to earn studs for each of the five trails.
Staff Available for Virtual Support
Camp Fire staff are available to lead special activities for your Camp Fire group upon request. We are also happy to train leaders how to conduct virtual meetings or give them tips and tricks to make their virtual meetings more engaging.
More Virtual Components for the Candy Fundraiser
All Camp Fire youth participate in our yearly Candy Sale Fundraiser that takes place over the course of four weeks from mid-January to mid-February. Through the Candy Fundraiser youth learn community engagement, how to safely sell to the public, communication and public speaking skills, and various selling techniques. Youth will also learn time management and organization skills by setting a candy selling goal. New this year, we plan to have youth sell candy virtually on our site versus selling at stores or door to door.
Our yearly membership fees to not cover the expense of operating Group Program, and the fundraiser brings in critical funds that allow us to continue our work to serve your children and family while also allowing your group and members to raise money for group activities, emblems, vests, or even program fees and a week of camp!
Adult Volunteers and Group Leaders
Are you an adult that will be leading or regularly assisting with a Camp Fire group? If so, you should register on UltraCamp as well!
To apply for Financial Aid, register online, and choose the “Financial Aid” option during the registration process. You’ll be prompted to complete the Campership Application form.
For questions about being a member or other options, please contact Alex Kirschner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 826-8919.