Children do well when their families do well, and families do better when they live in supportive communities. 

Camp Fire has a rich and long history of family strengthening.  Our commitment to families is implicit in our values and principles, and we recognize that strong family networks are key for effective, positive youth development.

Family strengthening is not a single program, but it is an intentional approach to youth development.  For Camp Fire, this means meeting families where they are, in whatever forms families exist.  Councils go beyond serving individual youth to supporting the quality of life of the youth’s families, through services, and resource connections. 

From providing family-friendly employee policies to connecting parents to valuable community resources, Camp Fire Councils across the nation are striving to improve the lives of youth, their families, and communities as a whole.