Our purpose is to provide opportunities for children and youth, and those who care for them, to realize their potential and become caring, self-directed individuals, responsible to themselves and others; and to improve those conditions in society that affect children, youth and their families.
Camp Fire First Texas is one of the largest Camp Fire councils in the country, providing co-educational programs in the communities of Tarrant, Denton, Parker, Johnson, Hood and Wise Counties.
Because of Camp Fire, thousands of participating children and youth are:
- Ready to learn when they start school;
- Caring, confident, and developing leadership skills;
- Respectful of the outdoor environment; and
- Actively involved with their families and other adults.
- in an approach to youth development that builds personal assets
- that children and youth achieve and learn as individuals and that interests are not determined by gender.
- that the best youth development occurs in small groups where children, youth, and families are actively involved.
- in coeducational programming.
- that youth development is best accomplished with well trained caregivers, leaders, and mentors.
- in inclusiveness, welcoming children, youth, and adults regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, ability and other aspects of diversity.
- in respect for the environment and the value of outdoor experiences.
- in providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for children and youth.
- that high quality early care and education is important for children's development from birth.
- in the importance of advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families.
Camp Fire is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. IRS determination letter and Annual Report available on request.
IRS Form 990