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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Early Childhood is No Small Matter

2021 Camp Fire Early Childhood Conference

Keynote Rachel Gianninichildhood specialist, video blog host & featured in No Small Matter 

Play is not just child’s work, it is how we as educators inspire, grow and connect. Come learn with us as we welcome Keynote Rachel GianniniHer specialty is creating content which checks the box for early learning standards yet is engaging, memorable, outside of the box, and most of all – FUN! 

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The wide range of activities and programs create opportunities that show each camper they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. Hiking through wooded terrain to Mt. Loma, singing songs with friends around the campfire and zip lining on the challenge course are more than just fun activities; they are moments for campers to learn and thrive. Camp offers exciting times, but the moments in-between solidify the friendships and the personal growth that keep our campers coming back each year.

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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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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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