Classic Clubs (small group and family clubs)
A small group setting where children of similar age meet with a volunteer leader and participate in a variety of activities. Members participate in a fun and safe atmosphere while contributing community service, developing personal assets, and discovering the outdoors. The group levels are Little Stars (Preschool), Starflight (K-2nd grade), Adventure (3rd-5th), Discovery (6th-8th), and Horizon (9th-12th).
Club may meet weekly, biweekly. Club may be youth only, family clubs, or intergenerational clubs.
A Family Club is a Camp Fire Club that engages all members of the family in Camp Fire. These clubs meet with a number of families together with youth of various ages. They may meet weekly, bi-weekly or in some cases monthly. They usually share a meal, have a large group activity and then break into age appropriate groups to work on Camp Fire Progressions and award related activities.
The Camp Fire Trails, or focus areas, are:
- Trail to the Environment – helps youth understand and appreciate the world of nature.
- Trail to Future – focuses on developing mental and physical skills that will help young people become successful adults.
- Trail to Knowing Me – helps children learn leadership, relationship and communication skills and focuses on increasing children’s self-knowledge.
- Trail to Creativity – Stimulates children’s creativity and imagination through activities that involve the arts.
- Trail to Family and Community – Strengthens each child’s place in the family and community and focuses on service-learning citizenship.
Youth help decide which trails they would like to follow in their club, and earn emblems and beads upon completion of trail activities. They also learn the value of ceremony and recognition as a way of reflecting upon their accomplishments.