Tulsa Camp Fire | Light The Fire Within

About

Camp Fire Mission

Camp Fire connects young people to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves.

 

Camp Fire Vision

We envision a world where all young people thrive and have equitable opportunities for self-discovery, community connection, and engagement with nature.

 


What We Do

SMALL GROUP CLUB PROGRAMS

Small group clubs offer in-school and after-school activities focused on skill-building, teamwork, communication skills, and field trips to local sites. We operate in select Tulsa-area schools and are expanding our reach! Contact us to learn more if we aren't currently in our school at info@tulsacampfire.org.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Youth service, social justice, and leadership opportunities help young people develop important life skills and become engaged citizens. These clubs are in select Tulsa-area high schools and aim to provide diverse groups an opportunity to connect on important social issues.

CAMP & OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

Camp & outdoor programs allow young people to unplug from technology for a full week (or more) and explore, make friends, challenge themselves outdoors, and get curious about nature. To learn about registration, click here.

 

 

Our Inclusion Policy

We welcome every kind of kid, from every kind of family,
from every walk of life.

 

We take pride in our long-standing commitment to inclusivity and diversity, no matter the ability, background, race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, non-religion, or any other category people use to define themselves or others.

We were the first multiracial, multicultural, and nonsectarian organization for girls in America when we began in 1910, and today we strive to continue in that spirit welcoming anyone and everyone to Camp Fire.

Camp Fire’s Statement of Inclusion: Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.

 

Financials

Camp Fire Green Country's annual reports and financials are provided here. Please contact info@tulsacampfire.org to request a copy.

IRS Form 990's

Audit Reports

1910

We got our start as Camp Fire Girls in 1910, founded by Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick and his wife, Charlotte Vetter Gulick. They believed girls deserved the outdoor learning experiences that boys had and wanted to help “guide young people on their journey to self-discovery”.

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1975

While Camp Fire was America’s first multiracial, multicultural, and nonsectarian organization for girls, we become co-ed in 1975. Since then, ALL youth are welcome at Camp Fire.

Now, we have 54 chapters or “councils” across the country, with far more than camp programs. But no matter the program or location across the country, the Camp Fire experience remains the same. We focus on teaching youth the life skills they need to succeed and thrive, NOW.

When our kids and teens thrive, it positively impacts every one of us—in our homes, schools, communities, and workplaces.

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1988

In 1988, Camp Fire formalized its longstanding focus on teen service and leadership. Teens in Action was created to seize the energy and ideas of teens to tackle real issues in their communities. Nationwide, teens participate in community service projects that develop life skills and make real differences in their communities.

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1993

In 1993, Camp Fire added sexual orientation to its Inclusion Policy.

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1997

In 1997, Camp Fire founded Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®—a national initiative to encourage the young people in our lives. Each year, millions of people use this day to write notes, letters, emails, social media posts, texts, etc, to the kids in their lives, celebrating their unique talents and telling them how awesome they are! Absolutely Incredible Kid Day takes place every year on the third Thursday of March.

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2010

In 2010, Camp Fire celebrated its 100th birthday. Camp Fire participants across the country all lit campfires at the same time to honor the legacy of our organization. Camp Fire continues to celebrate its birthday on March 17th every year.

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2012

In 2012, Camp Fire became the first national youth development organization in the United States to implement the Thriving frameworkdeveloped by the Thrive Foundation for Youth, based on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Camp Fire was one of the first organizations to teach kids and teens SEL skills through its programs with this new Thrive{ology} framework, a research-based approach for youth success.

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2017

In 2017, we completed our integration of Thrive{ology} across all 54 councils, launched the Camp Fire National Headquarters Five-Year Business and Fund Development Plan, received a third investment from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for $2.5 million, and were selected in a highly competitive process to be one of the Seach Institute’s five national partners for their Relationships Outcome Initiative (ROI) focused on strengthening adult-youth relationships.

Our Mission

Camp Fire connects young people to the outdoors, to others, and themselves

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