Each program level in Camp Fire hones responsibility, decision making, and other valuable skills.  This is done through a variety of projects centered around the five focus areas called “Trails.”  Trails are general areas of interest.

Trail to Knowing Me

Helps children learn relationship and communication skills.  Also focuses on increasing self-knowledge

  • Learn more about self

  • Home Living skills

  • Learning to be confident and self-assured

  • Cultural awareness

Trail to Family and Community

Works to strengthen each child’s place in the family and community. Also focuses on leadership, service-learning projects, and citizenship

  • Learning more about the family

  • Community awareness

  • Citizenship

  • Leadership

  • Service Learning

Trail to Creativity

Stimulates creativity through activities that involve visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing.

  • Art

  • Music

  • Drama

  • Creative Writing

  • Dance

  • Inventiveness

Trail to the Environment

Helps youth appreciate the natural world by providing activities on nature, environmental awareness, and geography.

  • Nature/outdoor awareness: Plants, wildlife, earth, sky water

  • Caring for the environment

  • Nature Crafts

  • Outdoor living skills: Camping, hiking, orienteering, safety, outdoor cooking

Trail to the Future

Contains activities designed to develop mental and physical skills.  Also focuses on subjects such a sports, science, and cooking.

  • Sports Business

  • Vocational exploration

  • Science

  • Games

  • Computer Skills

  • Communication

 

 

National Projects
These are special activities not included in the core curriculum but are provided to leaders as additional options for club activities.  Some of the most popular national projects are:

Celebrate Camp Fire!
A Birthday for Camp Fire! Youth continue Camp Fire’s legacy by performing community!  This educates the public about Camp Fire too.

Project Contact
Youth becomes a pen pal and learns about writing letters.

Salute to Veterans
Youth learn what a veteran is and about the sacrifices people in the armed service make. Youth make Valentines for veterans, stationary for use by those currently oversees on active duty, and/or thank you notes for soldiers or veterans.

Worldwise
Youth learn the basic concepts of ecology.  Also reconnect with the natural processes that govern life on earth.

Sales & Sense
Youth learn about salesmanship and marketing with Camp Fire’s annual Candy Sale

A Gift of Peace
Youth explore what peace is, how to be a peacemaker, and what a world of peace can be.

National Art Competition
Each year this project focuses on a different art medium including fiber arts, photography, mixed media, etc.  Also includes meeting professional artists or seeing the art form used in the community.

If you are interested in becoming a leader please

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