Camp Fire has a long and rich history as one of the nation’s largest organizations dedicated to youth development. Founded in 1910 by Dr. and Mrs. Luther Halsey Gulick, the agency was the first non-sectarian, interracial organization for girls. Camp Fire’s guiding values of self-reliance, the importance of community and environmental education are built on the traditions of American pioneering and Indian lore. Seeing the need to offer a place where boys and girls could work together as peers, Camp Fire became co-ed in 1975.
One of the greatest strengths of Camp Fire is its ability to anticipate, plan and adapt to change. Today’s children are confronted with challenges unlike any generation before, and Camp Fire continues its tradition of listening to the needs of young people and responding with exciting, relevant programs.
Young people want to shape the world.Camp Fire provides the opportunityto find their spark,lift their voice, anddiscover who they are.In Camp Fire, it begins now.Light the fire within
Founded in 1914, Camp Fire Inland Northwest’s programs include youth leadership, after school groups, camping and environmental education. We build more than campfires. We build productive lives. As one of the largest councils in the country, CFINW provides programs for boys and girls ages 3-18 in 18 counties in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. We serve over 2,000 children each year in year-round clubs and at our area summer camps: Camp Sweyolakan overnight camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene and Camp Dart-Lo day camp in North Spokane.