A new pilot partnership between Red Oak Foundation of Fort Worth and Camp Fire First Texas School Readiness Program seeks to establish a positive link between the developmental progress of young children and family-teacher engagement through reading.
We must learn to take some time for “you” time which better enables us to handle our many responsibilities. What this may look like is different for everyone but that makes it no less important for any of us.
At Camp Fire First Texas, our mission is to invest in the community by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also providing workforce development programs for the educators who care for them. But HOW does the team attain this – by integrating our six main values into the work we do every day.
Like many other kids my age, I grew up watching camp movies like The Parent Trap and Camp Rock. Though those movies admittedly aren't the most realistic portrayal of summer camp, watching them made me long to have a magical summer camp experience as the main characters had.
Summer vacation can be the most enchanting time of a child’s life, or it can be the most boring. And a boring summer vacation is like a firework with no color or sound; it lacks the magic. Serenity relates to this idea wholeheartedly as she feels summer is a “waste of time” without camp.