This summer, the ongoing COVID situation prevented the traditional grief camp from operating. Camp volunteers and counselors knew children still needed the support this program offers.
For all you fans of Camp Fire First Texas, I imagine we shared similar emotions when Ann Sheets announced her retirement. In my case, I first felt appreciation for her service and gratitude for her friendship. But, to be honest, I also had anxiety that we’d be able to fill her shoes. After all, Ann’s been a vital part of this organization for decades and it’s difficult to imagine Camp Fire First Texas without her!
Fort Worth, Texas (September 15, 2020) - After receiving interest from more than 150 candidates, Camp Fire First Texas is excited to announce Lauren Richard will take the reigns as the next president/CEO of Camp Fire First Texas on [...]
Elevate Your Career in 2020 T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Texas is partnering with Camp Fire Early Education Apprenticeship Program. Camp Fire Early Education Apprenticeship Program (EEAP) is an educational and career pathway for early educators in licensed child care [...]
Emily’s Camp Fire Journey “Camp Fire will change you. It will make you see the world and yourself differently,” explained Emily Smith who just completed her Freshman year at North Side High School. She first walked through the doors at [...]
Do you hear that? It’s the universe laughing at the naivete of my previous blog post. Way back in early March, I thought change was something as simple and straight-forward as the transition from our current president and CEO Ann Sheets to the next leader of the organization. Little did we know back then the extent of change we were truly facing.
Dear Camp Fire Families, First, we cannot emphasize how much we enjoy being a part of your child’s life journey. Our after school programs and summer day camps strive to offer each child a place to find and [...]
We have all faced a great deal of uncertainty and unease since our country began battling the COVID-19 crisis, saddened by the loss of life for so many, and coping with the challenges of social distancing, remote schooling [...]
UPDATED Announcement 5.19.2020We are deeply grateful for all of the support that parents, campers, and alums have shown since our announcement of the cancellation of this summer’s programs at Camp El Tesoro, realizing how disappointed we all are. While our [...]
Fort Worth, Texas (February 26, 2020) - Ann Sheets, president/CEO of Camp Fire First Texas, announced she will be retiring from her position in Fall 2020. In the past 5 years under her leadership as CEO, Sheets has [...]
Department of Labor Green Lights New Early Education Apprenticeship Program, First of its Kind Offered in Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (August 2, 2019) – On Monday, July 29 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) approved the first Early Education Apprenticeship Program in Texas. This new program will be administered by Camp Fire First Texas in North Texas. [...]