The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Camp Fire USA builds caring, confident youth and future leaders.
Camp Fire USA is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit youth development organizations, currently serving nearly 750,000 participants annually. Founded in 1910 as "Camp Fire Girls," the contemporary, coeducational Camp Fire USA provides all-inclusive, outcome-based programs in hundreds of communities across the United States. Based on a commitment to the entire family, whatever its structure, membership was expanded to include boys in 1975.
For the past century, Camp Fire USA has served over 42 million children and youth, helping them become caring, confident leaders. By design, Camp Fire's programs, including small group experiences, after-school programs, camping and environmental education, child care and service learning, build confidence in younger children and provide hands-on, youth-driven leadership experiences for older youth.