About the Virtual Group
New to Camp Fire, we will be piloting virtual groups for Starflight (grades K-2) and Adventure (grades 3-5) youth that will be led by our own Camp Fire Staff. This group is different from our other council groups because this group will be lead by our own council staff! Groups will meet virtually once a month with their leader in a small setting and once a month virtually with Camp Fire youth from other groups of the same age. As a participant, you will also be invited to special events we have throughout the year!
What to Expect
The Starflight and Adventure groups will each meet virtually on Zoom once a month with two of our Camp Fire Staff. The Starflight meeting will last approximately 35-45 minutes while the Adventure meeting will last 45-60 minutes. During these meetings, our staff will facilitate a fun opening, an activity following curriculum from one of our trails, and a reflection to wrap it all up.
The Starflight group and Adventure group will be invited to a once-a-month age-level meeting led by Camp Fire Staff over Zoom. The second meeting will give youth an opportunity to participate in more curriculum and virtually meet other youth their age in the council. Group members will also receive invitations to any special virtual events and in-person events, when they can safely resume.
Camp Fire participants, while guided by our staff, will take a journey down various trails that will ultimately cover the following enrichment areas: emotions and relationships, environmental stewardship, healthy living and safety, and making a difference in the communities in which we live. All participants will have access to our curriculum and activities which you can learn more about and the five trails it covers here.
Included with the registration fee, you will receive your own Camp Fire Vest, Camp Fire National Identification Emblem, and our our Central Puget Sound Identification Emblem! Throughout the course of the year, youth will be completing curriculum that will earn them emblems to show off their hard work. Our staff will keep track of which emblems your youth have earned and you will have an option to purchase them a few times a year.
Candy Sale 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!
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 the virtual group or other options, please contact Alex Kirschner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 826-8919.