Our Framework Ensures That Youth Thrive
The Thriving Framework

Every Camp Fire program employs our framework for thriving, a research-based, measurable approach to youth development. Our approach, created in partnership with the Thrive Foundation for Youth, enables youth to achieve their full potential by:

  • IDENTIFY SPARKS – Identifying and growing Sparks and Spark Champions.
  • GROWTH – Adopting a growth mindset (the belief that you can learn new skills all the time).
  • GOALS – Building goal management skills.
  • REFLECT – Creating the opportunity to reflect on activities and outcomes.

Equipped with these skills, and with the support of trained, caring adults, Camp Fire participants are more likely to:

  • Stay in school
  • Demonstrate social competence
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Be environmentally conscious
  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Achieve their full potential

Every day, we see youth building positive relationships, learning life skills that include self-reflection and goal management, and practicing these skills in our Out-Of-School-Time, Camp and Environmental Education, and Teen Service and Leadership programs.