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Camp Fire Clubs

Illuminating futures year-round

Throughout the year, Camp Fire Minnesota celebrates youth and helps them discover their unique sparks where they live or go to school.

These are Camp Fire Clubs. They’re small groups of youth (grades K-12) that meet two or three times a week throughout the Twin Cities metro area during non-school hours. Two Camp Fire Minnesota employees trained in a nationally recognized, cutting-edge curriculum lead each group with the assistance of committed and caring volunteers.

To join a club, participants must live at one of our affordable housing partner locations or attend a partnering school. Club members get homework help, enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, and develop skills that last a lifetime.

In 2016, 294 youth and teens attended Camp Fire Clubs. Thanks to camp scholarships, many attend Tanadoona in the summer, and all clubs visit Tanadoona as part of day trips during the school year.

Club programs progress through the three stages of youth development that form the basis for everything we do at Camp Fire Minnesota.

  • Grade school participants focus on Sparks for Learning through project-based learning and exploration.
  • Middle school club members focus on Sparks for Leading through community engagement and service learning projects.
  • High school students focus on Sparks for Living through career exploration and planning for their futures.

Camp Fire Clubs need your support. Join the fun and help young people ignite their true potential in one of several ways.

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POSITIVE OUTCOMES

Based on nationally recognized youth development principles.

Spark Champions

83% of Camp Fire Minnesota youth discover their sparks and connect with caring adults, – their spark champions.

Environmental Stewards

78% of Camp Fire Minnesota youth value nature and steward the environment.

Healthy Living

86% of Camp Fire Minnesota youth understand the importance of healthy living.

AREAS WE SERVE

Clubs

Camp Fire Clubs are located across the metro.

Affordable Housing Communities

Chancellor Manor (CHDC), Burnsville

Cedarview Commons (The Cornerstone Group), St. Paul

Lincoln Place Apartments (CHDC), Mahtomedi

Louisiana Court Apartments (Project for Pride in Living), St. Louis Park

Portland Gardens (Aeon), Minneapolis

Raspberry Ridge (Community Housing Development Corporation), Hopkins

Rivertown Commons (The Cornerstone Group), St. Paul

Sienna Green (Aeon), Roseville

Schools

Green Central Park Elementary School, Minneapolis

Hiawatha Academy Leadership Academy Northrup, Minneapolis

Elizabeth Hall International School, Minneapolis

DYNAMIC PARTNERS

Igniting the sparks to learn, lead and grow.

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