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.
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?
What will I get out of being a volunteer leader?
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.
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.