We are youth-centered . . .
- Youth take an active role in determining program content and activities.
- Accomplishments are recognized and rewarded.
- Personal skill-building progressively builds confidence and leadership in youth.
- Youth take leadership roles with their peers, with younger youth, and in the community.
We engage families in fun activities . . .
- Entire families belong and join together in fun and exciting activities.
- Program includes the family in whatever form it takes in today’s society.
- Parents, extended family members, and members of the community interact with youth and improve their own parenting and mentoring skills through their relationship with Camp Fire.
We are welcoming and inclusive . . .
- Camp Fire programs are designed to provide co-educational activities for all youth.
- Youth find a safe and inclusive place to explore the uniqueness of who they are.
- Youth develop assets that are essential to the process of building character and maturity.
We build youth and adult partnerships . . .
- Youth and adults work together to design, implement, and evaluate what they want to do.
- Youth form lasting relationships with adults.
- Young people need opportunities to be involved in positive activities with parents, family members, and other caring adults outside the family circle.
We provide service to others . . .
- Service is a major component of programs.
- Youth gain an awareness of the community and its needs.
- Youth have an opportunity to participate in the initiation, planning, and execution of service projects that meet those needs.
- Young people can make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of their families and their communities.