Camp Fire Columbia
Spark: Gathering Around Camp Fire

Friday | April 14, 2017 | 5:30PM

Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

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About the Event
Young people want to shape the world. Come see what it looks like when they do! Gather around Camp Fire at the Sentinel for a night of youth-generated storytelling, celebrating, fun and fundraising to benefit the programs of Camp Fire Columbia. Join us and see what sparks will fly.

Camp Fire is committed to accessibility and equity for everyone, everywhere. As part of that commitment, our Spark event at the Sentinel Hotel is wheelchair accessible, with both ramps and elevator access available. There will be reserved seating as well as staff onsite to help. There are gender neutral restrooms available to everyone, and ASL interpreters are available on request. If you need an interpreter, please let us know at least two weeks before the event.

If you need to book ASL interpretation or accessible seating, contact our Communications Manager, Joe LeBlanc at JLEBLANC@CAMPFIRECOLUMBIA.ORG.


The Story of Spark
This year the annual fundraising event for Camp Fire is being designed by our students. The name of our event came from the students at Beverly Cleary Elementary who participate in the Camp Fire Before and After School Program. The logo for the event was designed by a talented youth artist who is a camper at Camp Namanu. Our program strives to offer youth a sense of belonging in a safe, engaging and educational environment. Our goal is to help each child achieve academic success while also exploring their passions and developing their talents. The name reflects on the Camp Fire promise: Young people want to shape the world. 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.


About the Artist
Olivia Lenertz inhabits a small home in St. Johns, Portland, with her Mom, two cats and a dog. She is eleven years old, in the 6th grade and has attended Camp Namanu for the last two summers. She’s been to Namanu Day Camp in the City, Namanu Ranch and the Bridges program. Olivia enjoys spending most of her time playing video games, drawing, riding horses and watching BBC mysteries like Father Brown, Inspector Lewis and Sherlock and Marvel shows like Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. She really likes pizza and she reads a lot. Olivia enjoys sketching and inking by hand, though she’d like to try it on her computer. She is inspired by music and she first realized how much she liked to draw and really started getting into it around the 3rd grade. Drawing is Olivia’s spark and this design represents her belief that everything at Camp Fire is magical, especially when you find your spark.

Event Questions? Contact Crystal Froembling by email or 971-340-1600.