Founded nationally in 1910, Camp Fire was the first non-sectarian, interracial organization for girls ( “Camp Fire Girls”) in the United States. Camp Fire North Texas has been enriching the lives of youth in our community and outlying areas (Bowie, Electra, Olney. Henrietta and Archer City) since 1915 – for over 100 years. Based on a commitment to the entire family, membership was expanded to include boys in 1976. Camp Fire is an all-inclusive youth development organization which is focused on providing the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives. Statistics for the Special Services After-School Program indicate that 63.4% of all members’ families are at or below poverty level. Youth are surrounded with positive role models (10 after-shool staff) which foster a sense of security and belonging and which strengthens belief in themselves, trust in others and a hope for the future. Programs provided by the council include Traditional Club, Special Services (after-school program), Day Camp and Swimming and Outdoor/Environmental education. Programs are continually evaluated to ensure their relevance to the lives of the children we serve. Your tax deductible donation would be greatly appreciated.