Camp Fire includes youth of all races, religions, socioeconomic status, disability, or sexual orientation. Camp Fire’s coeducational programs help both girls and boys cultivate their unique talents and skills. More importantly, Camp Fire offers all families, whatever a family may look like in today’s society, life-enhancing experiences and the opportunity to serve, plan, and grow together. We believe that the best youth development takes place in small group environments where youth have an opportunity to interact with adult and other youth in a safe, fun environment that allows them to develop personal skills and ongoing relationships with others in the group.
What is Camp Fire?
It’s a way of life.
For more than 100 years, Camp Fire has been providing a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people to light the fire within – to discover who they are, become a strong leader and contribute to their community. Participants in nature to learn, explore and grow together while developing a lifelong respect for the outdoors. Campers will go on exciting field trips, play games, make crafts, go swimming and form great new friendships!
Meet our staff & board members! We have seasonal, summer staff opportunities at all of our overnight and day camp programs throughout Des Moines, Ames, and Boone. If you enjoy working with youth, sharing the camp experience, or working outdoors, apply today to change the life of a youth forever.
In collaboration with highly trained, caring adults, Camp Fire’s programs also connect young people with nature. Camp Fire offers day camps, overnight camps, environmental education and short-term outdoor programs that include day trips. At camp, youth from different backgrounds develop important skills, such as self-reliance and problem solving, while interacting with natural surroundings and enjoying fun activities, such as swimming, archery, hiking and so much more!
Thank You for Supporting Camp Fire! We could not do what we do, without your support!