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, after school 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 We change young lives for the better in our community. Inside and out.

Young people learn how to succeed NOW, through:

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An Artist Christmas November 13th

An Artists’ Christmas

Art lovers and Camp Fire supporters gather together for this unique event featuring original paintings, jewelry and 3-D artwork. Plus, a live auction of luxury and destination packages. Patrons can socialize, expand their collection of art, and enjoy a seated gourmet dinner at the elegant Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom while supporting the children of our community.

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We Need Your Help

Making a contribution today is simple, but deeply impactful to the youth and families who find a safe, structured and welcoming environment in a Camp Fire program – a place to discover their sparks and lift their unique voice. It is no secret that COVID-19 has profoundly affected the way youth programs are delivered now and in the future. It is also no secret that these programs are just as vital to our community. Your support today ensures a brighter future for the 24,000 youth and families supported by our programs. There are several ways to give. See which option is best for you.

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Read our blog+news to learn about how Camp Fire is connecting youth, growing leaders, educating our youngest community members and lighting the fire within.

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CEO Search In a Time of Turbulence: 3 Keys To Camp Fire’s Success

Do you hear that? It’s the universe laughing at the naivete of my previous blog post. Way back in early March, I thought change was something as simple and straight-forward as the transition from our current president and CEO Ann Sheets to the next leader of the organization. Little did we know back then the extent of change we were truly facing.

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Our Promise

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.

Light the fire Within
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