How many participants does Camp Fire have?

Camp Fire serves 3,000 participants locally.

Who can join?

In Camp Fire, everyone is welcome, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, ability or other aspect of diversity. We are inclusive and open to every person in each community we serve. We work to realize the dignity and worth of each individual and to eliminate human barriers based on all assumptions which prejudge individuals. In addition, our program standards are designed and implemented to reduce sex-role, racial and cultural stereotypes and to foster positive intercultural relationships.

What age groups are represented?

The majority of the boys and girls who participate in Camp Fire programs are between four and 18 years old.

Why should children be involved with Camp Fire?

In Camp Fire, we encourage every child to discover his or her talents and abilities in a safe and secure environment. We think it’s important that kids satisfy their need to belong. Camp Fire allows youth to be part of a group that helps them make friends, interact with adult role models and become concerned citizens in their communities.

What communities are served by Camp Fire?

Camp Fire works with children in all communities. Please contact us to find out what programs we offer in bringing Camp Fire to your community.

Why do your club members wear uniforms?

A uniform creates a sense of belonging, and children love to feel that they are a part of something important. They know they belong. At the same time, it’s important for the public to recognize what a Camp Fire member looks like. A unified Camp Fire “look,” which is the same across the country, visually promotes the entire Camp Fire program to the public. When children clean their neighborhood park or sing songs to residents at a nursing home, it’s important for observers to see the official “look” of Camp Fire and members who are proud to be a part of Camp Fire.

When Did Boys Get to Join Camp Fire?

Boys were invited to Camp Fire Girls Horizon Conferences in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but official membership was not offered to boys until 1975, when the organization became co-educational.

Camp Fire brings boys and girls together through one organization, where they learn to play together, work together and appreciate their similarities and differences in positive ways. They understand that people from either gender can be their teachers, coworkers, supervisors, confidantes, coaches and friends. For families, Camp Fire’s co-ed programs allow parents to consolidate schedules for both their daughters and their sons.

What Is the Wohelo Award?

The Wohelo Medallion is Camp Fire’s highest achievement and honor. The Medallion is named for Camp Fire’s watchword “Wohelo,” which stands for work, health and love. Recipients typically spend two years completing projects that foster leadership, teaching, service and advocacy. In 1996, the Wohelo Medallion was renamed the Wohelo Award. Each year, approximately 200 Camp Fire youth throughout the nation receive the prestigious Wohelo Award.

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