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Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

At Camp Fire, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that encourages them to set and achieve goals for personal growth. Our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures in high school. Our holistic methods provide kids with enriching activities like music and art, positive role models, and access to services that help provide for basic needs. Kids emerge feeling confident in their ability to set and achieve academic and life goals.

Camp Fire Columbia’s promise is to shape engaged, confident, well-rounded youth today who can build thriving communities tomorrow.

Want to help us keep this promise? Here’s how:

Lift Your Voice

We can’t do this work alone – supporters like you can help by spreading the word about our work and impact. Connect with us on Facebook facebook_button and Twitter twitter_button to follow what’s going on at Camp Fire and share with your network.


As a volunteer, you empower us to reach more young people so that Camp Fire can achieve its mission. The job requirements are simple: Have a passion to better the lives of local youth. Here are Camp Fire’s current volunteer opportunities:

Special Events:
Camp Fire’s fundraisers help secure funds to provide our free programs to kids. Volunteers are crucial to making these nights a success, whether they serve as greeters, bartenders, or all-around helping hands. Our next event is the 6th annual Camp Fire Talent Show, date March 4, 2016.
Namanu Service Weekends:
Volunteers gather several times throughout the off-season to make sure Namanu is beautiful for weddings, retreats, and the upcoming summer. Activities include chopping wood, clearing trails, removing ivy, and other upkeep. Come stay in one of our rustic cabins for a weekend or just for a day of fun. Next service weekend: October 23-25, 2015.

Corporate Day of Service:
Twice a year Camp Fire Columbia hosts a Corporate Day of Service out at Camp Namanu. Bring a group of Volunteers from work to enjoy a day at Camp helping to stain cabins, clear trails, chop wood and strip fabric. Then, in the afternoon, enjoy some great Camp-activities such as Archery, Hiking, Crafts and climbing our Rock Wall. Our next Corporate Day of Service will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016, during National Volunteer Week.

Mill Park and Menlo Park Food Pantry:
Mill Park and Menlo Park Elementary School are now Oregon Food Bank School Food Pantry sites, and in need of volunteers! Open hours are between 3:00 – 4:30 at Mill Park and 2pm-4pm at Menlo Park, every Friday.

Career Sparks:
At our Middle and High School Programs, we are working with students to help identify their ‘sparks’. Students enjoy hearing from people in our community about the exciting careers they have! If you would like to share your story about your path to your exciting career, our students would love to talk to you about your ‘spark’.

For more information about volunteer opportunities and how to get involved, please contact Steven Joinson, our Volunteer Manager at

We look forward to working with you!


Did you know it costs over $1,500 per child to provide our School Based Programs each year?

Your dollars directly sponsor kids in our programs.

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