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
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
Trail to Creativity
Stimulates creativity through activities that involve visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young people want to shape the world.
Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.
In Camp Fire, it begins now.