About 20 years ago I took my first steps across Camp El Tesoro’s lovely swinging bridge. Although at the time it felt like I was crossing a grand expanse on a thin swinging rope. Anxious, excited, and filled with wonder, I weathered that adventure to start my first day of camp. Unaware it would set me on a path that, much like the trails at our extraordinary camp, would shape me into the person I am today.
From memories of summer camps, and lifelong friendships, to engaging afterschool and teen programs, from training for the early education community to mentoring and apprenticeship programs. Camp Fire First Texas means so much, to so many people.
“A program like Camp Fire gives you exposure to so many different things and teaches you to consider all aspects of life"
Being bored all summer is the worst fate for third grader, Serenity. As an only child she could have spent this summer at home alone. Instead, she attended Camp Fire Summer Day Camp at Diamond Hill Station
A sister is a built-in friend, but after Anya and Kyra made a long and difficult cross-country move in the middle of a pandemic, they were ready to meet new friends and become a part of their Texas community
Levi loves the thrill of riding horses, looming high up in the air like a giant; he says riding makes him feel “tall and fast.” Thankfully, he gets to have this annual experience thanks to his time at Camp El Tesoro.
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.