Camp Fire Diamond Hill Station cut the ribbon on a completely renovated space thanks to a $100,000 community grant from the Junior League of Fort Worth including a new kitchen, learning materials, audio visual tools and a garden. The renovation included curriculum support focusing on healthy eating and meal preparation.
Camp Fire co-hosted the Cardboard Challenge with Walsh Communities. More than 24 projects were submitted, and 6 community judges helped determine winners in categories such as “Most Tape”, “Tallest Creation” and “Most Interactive Game.”
President/CEO Ann Sheets celebrated her 40th anniversary working for Camp Fire First Texas.
Camp Fire opened a NEW after school location in Aledo ISD at Walsh Elementary, making it the fifth after school program operated by Camp Fire serving Parker County.
Board Chair Lauri Curtis Hadobas was named as one of three finalists for the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year.
A new council Strategic Plan was adopted for 2018 – 2020, with a focus on Viability-Influence-Participation.
Camp Fire First Texas was featured in six advertorials in the Fort Worth Business Press, increasing the exposure about Camp Fire to a new audience.
The Camp Fire First Texas Foundation was renamed the “El Tesoro Foundation” and ownership of all council property, buildings, and improvements was transferred to the El Tesoro Foundation from the council.
At El Tesoro, Pashuta was renovated as living quarters for year-round program staff.