Classic Club Program
When school is out, Classic Club immerses boys and girls ages 3-18 in experiential learning with a group of their peers and caring adult role models. Classic Club continues the historic curriculum that made Camp Fire a household name with an emphasis on service to the community, creativity and fun, and rewarding outdoor experiences. Youth meet regularly in their neighborhoods or at school sites. Teams of adult volunteers use age appropriate curricula that meet educational best practice standards while being flexible enough to be tailored to the individual group’s needs and interests. As youth mature they progressively take on more leadership of their club’s meetings and activities while the adults act as mentors and advisors.
Classic Club Program Levels are:
- Little Stars (ages 3-5)
- Starflight (K-2nd)
- Adventure (3rd-5th)
- Discovery (6th-8th)
- Horizon (9th-12th)
Clubs have four important qualities:
- Program Progression: As the children get older they are given more responsibility, choices and leadership.
- Variety: We teach a wide variety of activities and focus on asset-based skills (i.e. honesty, responsibility, compassion and caring, integrity)
- Partnerships between youth and adults: Youth and adults set the direction of activities and accomplishments.
- Rewards and Recognition: Club programs reward participation and achievement building self esteem and pride.
The Classic Club Program is offered throughout Camp Fire Columbia’s 8-county service area, with the majority of our clubs in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Clark counties. We currently have individual Clubs running in:
- SW Portland
- SE Portland
- North Portland
- Oregon City
- Battleground, WA
- Camas, WA
And new clubs are starting all the time!
Are you interested in finding the location of the nearest age-appropriate Classic Club or starting a Classic Club in your community? Contact the Classic Club Coordinator here or call 971.340.1598. Also, make sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions.