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.

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Be a part of our trail run as Camp El Tesoro in Granbury kicks off the third annual run to support youth in North Texas. This fundraising run leads runners through a beautifully diverse course that traverses the naturally diverse landscape of Camp El Tesoro. From woods to prairies and even creek-side paths, experience all El Tesoro has to offer with a 5k, 10k and 1k Kids Fun Run.

Plus, don’t miss out on these race weekend upgrades:

  • Gourmet Meal prepared by Chef Jon Bonnell
  • Cozy Cabin overnight with light breakfast

Pre-registration closes for upgrades on January 10.


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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