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    Camp Fire-Heart of California: Summer Camp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Other
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Hiking, Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Any kid or teen, from any kind of family, from any walk of life, is welcome at Camp Fire. Discover sparks, gain self-confidence, and learn life-changing life skills to thrive. Kids & teens learn how to succeed NOW.

    Most youth organizations talk about preparing kids for the future or future leadership positions. This is great, but we believe kids and teens are leaders now. They don’t need to wait for the future to shape the world.

    We help youth be the best 7-year-old they can be, or the best 17-year-old. We guide kids and teens of all ages to boost their confidence and unlock their potential so they can thrive—where they are now.

    Thrive{ology} is our research-based approach to teaching every kid or teen how to be a better friend, student, son, daughter, member of society, sister, brother…today.



    Camp Adahi is a resident camp offered to members that have completed third grade through eighth grade. It is held in July at our camp grounds in the Sierra National Forest, just north of Bass Lake, CA.


    Camp Eluta is a day camp for our youngest campers, preschool through third grade. It is held at a local school in Madera for one week each year.


    The Teens in Action program is built upon Camp Fire’s long tradition of recognizing youth as part of the solution to today’s social challenges. Teens in Action teaches youth about community service through hands-on experiences, including conceptualizing and implementing a community service project from start to finish. Youth learn to work together towards a common goal and make a difference in their community, honing their leadership talents throughout the process.