Camp Fire Heart of California | Light the fire within

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Camp Fire Heart of California has been an innovative leader in youth development since 1918.

Kids & teens learn how to succeed NOW, through:



Discover sparks, gain self-confidence, and learn life-changing life skills to thrive now. Thrive{ology} is our research-based program framework founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and it works.



Any kid or teen, from any kind of family, from any walk of life, is welcome at Camp Fire. We have an official Inclusion Policy and are outspoken about our long-time commitment to diversity.



Supportive mentors and adult champions are key. We call our highly trained staff  “Spark Champions,” because they are experts at what they do and know how to guide youth on their journey to thriving.


The Legacy


The Camp Fire logos over the years


Youth served in club program


Adult volunteers


Wohelo recipients


campers at Camp Adahi

2019 Wohelo Recipients

“Wohelo” stands for Work, Health, and Love—values that have been central to Camp Fire since we were founded in 1910. The Wohelo Award is the highest achievement for youth in Camp Fire. This prestigious award is open to teens in… Read More >

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10 Reasons Camp Fire Heart of California Stands Out From the Crowd

With so many options in youth programming – sports, arts, extra-curricular activities – we want to tell you why Camp Fire Heart of California is different, and what makes us an innovative leader in youth development: 1. Camp Fire is… Read More >

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Camp vs. Screens (Spoiler: Camp wins)

Facts we take seriously at Camp Fire: Kids spend 90 percent of their time indoors. – Children & Nature Network Kids spend 50+ hours a week on a screen.  – Children & Nature Network If you need a quick answer to “Why camp?”, there’s… Read More >

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5 Ways to Make a Big Impact for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Here at Camp Fire, every day is about helping kids thrive. But we wanted to take one day a year to really do it BIG. That’s why we started Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® in 1997. Every year on the third Thursday of… Read More >

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Madera Teen to Serve on Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet

Nikki McCann, 17, was selected through a competitive application process to serve on Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC). McCann is one of a select group of teen leaders who serve from across the nation. The YAC members range… Read More >

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Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within