Camp Fire USA was established with a strong foundation and belief in providing positive outdoor experiences for youth. The belief that children need a direct connection with the natural world is fundamental to the Camp Fire USA mission, core values, and programs. We believe in the power of nature to awaken a child’s senses, curiosity and desire to learn.
Youth development outcomes are the benefits young people receive, or the changes in their behavior, skills, knowledge, attitudes, values, condition, or other attributes through participation in a program. The following outcomes provide the foundation for the design of our outdoor program:
• Increased knowledge of, and appreciation for, the natural environment.
• Increased sense of competency and empowerment.
• Greater self-awareness and positive values.
• Increased social skills and a sense of belonging.