Teen Takeover

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Grade: 6-12Location: Camp Sealth

Teens – Join us for the Teen Takeover!

Head out to Camp Sealth Saturday morning for a weekend full of fun leadership activities! Teens who attend will have the opportunity to learn new leadership skills like teamwork and communication and participate in fun camp activities like crafts, archery, or outdoor skill building. We’ll also “unplug” at this event, giving teens a chance to power down those electronic devices to develop their in-person social skills while making new friends. All teens will be supervised by our caring and trained Camp Fire staff members throughout the weekend.

Who Can Attend?

No prior participation in Camp Fire or Camp Sealth programs required – the more, the merrier! Teens in grades 6-8 will attend as Middle School Participants while teens in grade 9-12 can attend as High School Leaders.

Grades 6-8

Our activities will be geared towards the middle school level of leadership development, preparing youth with skills to help with being a leader at school, at future camp programs, during service learning experiences, or in a team setting. Participants will also get to enjoy fun camp activities throughout the weekend!

Grades 9-12

Teens in grades 9-12 will attend as a High School Leader. As a High School Leader, not only will teens participate in the fun weekend activities, they will also receive additional leadership development. Prior to the event, teens will receive “homework” activities to help prepare them for the weekend ahead and to begin developing leadership skills. During the weekend, High School Leaders will have the opportunity to exercise those leadership skills by mentoring our middle schoolers and helping to facilitate activities within the weekend.


Arrive Saturday morning and begin to meet the other teens! You’ll be placed into a team so that you can create a team cheer, name, and flag before lunch. After powering up with a hot meal, participate in the first workshop of the day learning about different leadership styles before take a break with a block of fun camp activities. After dinner, participate in the second workshop of the day in a minute to win it competition. Sunday morning, enjoy one more all-teen workshop and some more fun activities!



8:00 – 8:45 am: Check-In at Lincoln Park in West Seattle*

9:30 – 10:30 am: Check-In at Camp Sealth

10:30 – 12:30 pm: Ice breakers, meet your team, make your flag

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 5:30 pm: Afternoon Rotational Workshops

6:00 pm: Dinner

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Evening Workshop

8:00 – 10:00 pm: Evening Activities & Homework Time


8:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 am: Morning Workshop

11:00 am: Check-Out at Camp Sealth

12:15 pm: Check-Out at Lincoln Park in West Seattle* (11:50 Vashon Ferry)

*New this year! All teens can also elect to add round-trip bus transportation to and from Camp Sealth for $30.

Meals & Accommodations

Teens will stay in heated camp-style cabins with youth of the same gender and close in age.  All meals are provided during the weekend beginning with Saturday lunch through breakfast on Sunday along with snacks! Nearly all special diets can be accommodated. Learn more about our sleeping accommodations and food service.

Financial Aid & Transportation

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. All teens can also elect to add round trip bus transportation to and from Camp Sealth for $30. Check-in for bus transportation will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday at Lincoln Park in West Seattle, and check-out for bus transportation will begin at 12:15 pm.


Teens in grades 11-12 who have worked a full summer at Camp Sealth along with recent Camp Sealth staff, Camp Fire Group Leaders, or parents are welcome to volunteer! Teens will assist with leading activities and working with younger youth, while adults will help with overall supervision of the weekend. Contact Alex for more information at alexk@campfireseattle.org.