Through camping youth from diverse backgrounds develope important skills such as socialization, self-reliance, problem solving and an appreciation of and commitment to the natural environment. They make their own decisions, have fun and are adventurous. Through a group living experience, youth learn more about themselves and others. Individuals become friends, and they learn understanding, acceptance and trust.
A relaxed, open atmosphere in a natural environment provides children with relief from the stress of daily experiences. Children can learn to be successful in a variety of activities at camp. Success builds a feeling of self-confidence and a desire to further develop newly acquired skills.
The simple philosophy behind Camp FireUSA camps and environmental education is that an outdoor experience helps children to work within a group, make friends, build self-esteem, make good decisions and learn firsthand about ecology, conservation and the interrelationships of all living things. A camping experience can be compared to working within a family (cabin group), a neighborhood (unit of cabins) and a community (entire camp).
Activities include: archery, swimming, hiking, canoeing, games, wall climbing, arts and crafts and more.