Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is a chartered member of the national Camp Fire Coalition. Camp Fire National is housed in Kansas City, MO and provides curriculum and brand-management services for the Camp Fire movement. Each of the affiliated national councils functions as an autonomous entity, assessing and addressing the needs of their distinct community. You can find more information about some of the National initiatives you might see within the work we do in our council.

Feel free to explore the Camp Fire National website more at www.campfire.org




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Camp Fire is honored to be the first national youth development organization in the United States to implement the methodology for thriving developed by the Thrive Foundation for Youth (www.thrivefoundation.org).  The foundation is a true leader in researching and advocating methods that tap into young people’s aspirations and help them achieve their full potential.

For more information, check out the Thrive Foundation‘s website!




The National Youth Advisory Cabinet is a group of youth chosen to advise the National Headquarters on how to communicate with youth and teens. They represent Camp Fire nationally and locally and build a strong relationship with the community by volunteering and being a role model in their schools or groups.

For more information, check out the Youth Advisory Cabinet portion of the National website!


National Youth
Advisory Cabinet



Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Celebration

Help us celebrate some absolutely incredible kids! Come and learn about our nominees’ diverse accomplishments ranging from volunteering in their community, to overcoming adversity, and much more. Along with honoring some truly incredible kids, the night will include appetizers, cocktails, and a silent auction. We hope you join us for this amazing event.

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 2600 Northpark Drive, Johnston
When: Tuesday, April 3rd
Time: Begins at 5:30pm
Prices: $35/person or
$125 for a 4 person high-top table
$250 for an 8 person table