Growing up is hard. That’s why Camp Fire connects young people to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves.
We envision a world where all young people thrive and have equitable opportunities for:
Self-Discovery, Community Connection, and Engagement with Nature.
We are a values-driven organization today and since 1910. Our values are what guide us each day. They help meet each moment in time, and meet each young person where they are. When we began in 1910, the values of “Work Health and Love” underpinned our journey to building up youth. It was also just the beginning. Today, we focus on what it means to be an equity-focused organization and how we can remove barriers to accessing our programs so all young people have the opportunity to experience Camp Fire’s powerful programs and thrive.
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.
Thank you to our generous sponsors! Your gifts help us provide more life changing programming to more youth across Iowa. If you are interested in being a Camp Fire Heart of Iowa sponsor, please contact Anna Schaber, Marketing and Communications Director, at email@example.com.