Camp Fire First Texas has been an inclusive, innovative leader in youth development since 1914.

Woven into every Camp Fire experience is our proven framework for thriving. We call it Thrive{ology}. It’s research-based and measurable. Our framework provides opportunities for youth to grow and succeed in life. Programs include camping, licensed afterschool enrichment, teen services, environmental education, and school readiness, in addition to professional development for early educators. In Camp Fire, children and youth find a safe, fun and inclusive place – a place where they form lasting relationships, develop a sense of belonging and make positive contributions to the lives of their families and their community.
Going Higher Together.

Young people learn how to succeed NOW, through:

Upcoming Events

September 16 Alumni Dinner Weekend Echoes of El Tesoro Camp Fire
Alumni Dinner
September 16, 2023
Camp El Tesoro

Dine under the stars, bid on memorabilia in a silent auction ET historical items, and sing favorite camp songs around the campfire. Add the overnight option and spend the night.

An Artists’ Christmas Gala & Art Auction
Friday, November 3, 2023
River Ranch Stockyards

Guests will enjoy a silent auction featuring original works by some of the area’s best artists, a gourmet seated dinner, a live auction with luxury experiences, and live music and dancing with Brad Thompson & the Undulating Band. Get your tables and tickets today!

Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Market
Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Market
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Camp El Tesoro

El Tesoro is your family’s destination for a laid-back and one-of-a-kind holiday memory-making. Free to attend with breakfast for a fee; pre-registration preferred.

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