Just a few hours of volunteer time each month can make a meaningful difference in the lives of young boys and girls. You can share your talents, explore special interests, learn new skills, gain business experience and develop leadership abilities.

Our excellent outcome-based  and developmentally appropriate curriculum are written so that the leaders can present the program without a lot of preparation and figuring what they will do at their meetings. The programs are organized into five subject areas called trails.

Camp Fire provides age appropriate materials and training to help guide you.  As a club leader, you decide your group’s age, gender mix and number of members. Clubs can meet every week, every other week, or even monthly either during the school year or all year. You decide! The time commitment depends on the number of times you meet per month and what types of activities you chose. Camp Fire Clubs aren’t limited to one leader…we also encourage co-leading with other adults!

Camp Fire kids are rewarded with emblems and/or beads for reaching their goals. As an important part of Camp Fire programs, it helps to build self-esteem and pride. The Camp Fire curriculum helps Leaders guide our youth to discover their spark and Light the fire within.

For more information you can fill out a volunteer application request here, or contact us!

Questions

Who can be a club leader?

Why do kids need your help?

What will I get out of being a volunteer leader?

How much time does it take?

When and where do clubs meet?

How many youth are in clubs?

How can I sign up/ receive more information?

Who can be a club leader?

You can! Club leaders are responsible and caring adults who are willing to plan, organize and conduct regularly scheduled meetings for youth members.

Why do kids need your help?

  • Young people need to know how to plan, make decisions, solve problems and take responsibility. Camp Fire USA provides the opportunity to learn these vital skills
  • Boys and girls need to have friends, learn new skills and receive recognition for their achievements. They need to have fun, too. Camp Fire USA meets all those needs.
  • Community service and good citizenship are important traditions in our country. Camp Fire USA kids see these traditions in action and learn that their personal involvement can make a difference
  • More than ever, today’s youth need initiative and self-reliance to get along in the world. Camp Fire USA encourages these qualities in its members.
  • Kids need to know that adults are interested in them. For some kids, Camp Fire USA is the only place they can find adults who really care about them.

What will I get out of being a volunteer leader?

  • Spend time with your child
  • Get to know your child’s friends
  • Help youth become responsible citizens
  • Gain experience working with children
  • Contribute to your community
  • Meet new friends and learn new skills
  • What kind of support is there for leaders?

For everyone who wants to be a leader the Council provides free training, a Leader’s manual, monthly newsletters and support meetings. Supplemental trainings and enrichment opportunities happen throughout the year. There are books available for purchase from the Camp Fire Store complete with ideas for what to do with your club and meeting outlines. There are always staff and volunteers available to help you.

How much time does it take?

About two hours per week, one hour for planning and one for the meeting. Leaders also receive training and have regular leader meetings

When and where do clubs meet?

Each club meets on a regular basis, arranged to fit the schedules of its members and leaders. Meetings may be at school, a leader’s home, other community locations, or they can rotate locations.

How many youth are in clubs?

Clubs vary in size from 4, 8 or more youth. Camp Fire’s goal is to encourage youth participation and foster the group experience. Your club may be asked to invite a youth in your area who is looking to join a club. Here are Camp fire’s minimum adult:kid ratios – Little Stars 2:6, Starflight 2:12, Adventure 2:20

Fill out a Club Interest form (HERE) and we will get back to you with more information about clubs in your area.

 

Contact us!
To find out more about volunteering, donating or attending an event

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Without the help from donors and volunteers  we would not be able to provide quality programs and a wonderful summer camp experience to youth of all ages.

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