Camp Fire First Texas

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

Camp Fire First Texas was founded in 1914. For 100 years, the organization has shaped youth and families. From the early days of Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls, the organization has grown into one of the largest councils in the United States with programs for boys and girls that include everything from camping to school readiness. Learn more about our programs.

Camp Fire serves Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Hood, Johnson and Denton counties. 

Camp Fire has about 100 year-round employees and 60 seasonal employees. Each year, an average of 550 volunteers provide thousands of service hours to Camp Fire youth and families.

Camp Fire First Texas is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. 

IRS determination letter available on request. 
Annual Reports are available online. 

IRS Form 990.



Camp Fire First Texas is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.


El Tesoro Foundation

The El Tesoro Foundation was established to create a permanent endowment fund to support all of the programs and services of Camp Fire First Texas, not just El Tesoro. The foundation is a perfect vehicle for support through an estate plan. For more information about how you can include Camp Fire in your estate plan, please contact us.