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about

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Camp Fire Walla Walla is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth find their spark and discover who they are.

We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, enjoy nature, and thrive, so we offer a variety of programs, camps, events, and service learning projects meant to engage youth and inspire them to be themselves.  Young people want to shape the world.  Through Camp Fire, they can see immediate action and discover that they have what it takes to make a difference now.

As part of the Camp Fire national organization, which dates back to 1910, Camp Fire Walla Walla has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in preparing young people for the bright futures ahead of them. We are an inclusive organization, welcoming all youth, and believe that our co-ed programs allow young people to lay strong foundations for exceptional social skills.

OUR MISSION

Camp Fire Walla Walla is a community based nonprofit organization with a mission to build caring and confident youth and future leaders. We provide quality out-of-school programming that fosters growth within the children of our community. In our After School Camp and Super Summer in the Park programs, we focus on helping children to LEARN, GROW, EXPLORE, CREATE, BUILD FRIENDSHIPS, AND HAVE A LOT OF FUN!

OUR PROMISE

Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now.

WHAT IS CAMPFIRE? IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.

We know the youth of today want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the experience everyone needs to discover who they are - find their spark - and become a leader now.

FOCUSED PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE!

Our programs encourage personal exploration by incorporating a researched based approach to youth development that ensures participants gain the skills necessary to thrive throughout their lives.

In order to make Camp Fire Walla Walla programs available to all children, regardless of socioeconomic background, we depend on the support of a generous community. Camp Fire would like to thank all supporters who are impacting the lives of children in Walla Walla!

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OUR VALUES

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OFFICE STAFF

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JANET ADAMS

Executive Director

Walla Walla and Camp Fire are both familiar territory for Janet. She attended school at Sharpstein, Green Park, Pioneer Jr. High, and Walla Walla High School before heading off to Washington State University and then Western Washington University. Her first high school job was as a cabin counselor and lifeguard at a Camp Fire summer camp program at Camp Kiwanis. This led to a career in resident camps and youth development with the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and the City of McMinnville Parks & Recreation Department. Janet is inspired by Camp Fire’s mission to give youth the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. She's particularly looking forward to Camp Fire Walla Walla's 100 the anniversary in 2024.

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CARLY CLARK

Office Manager/Registrar

Carly joined Camp Fire in 2017 as the program assistant. Throughout the years, her role here has shifted, and she has found her niche as the Office Manager and Registrar for our After School and Summer Camp programs. She has many duties at Camp Fire; registration, developing monthly USDA approved snack menus, purchasing of snacks and operational supplies, and site paperwork just to name a few.

 

Carly was born and raised in Walla Walla and enjoys cooking, baking, playing with her dog Wilson, and spending quality time with friends and family. She graduated from Walla Walla Community College in 2017 and has since found her spark here at Camp Fire. Her favorite thing about her role here is the relationships she gets to make with the Camp Fire staff and families.

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NATALIE TUCKER

Program Director

Natalie is a Walla Walla native with a deep-rooted love for the community. She has experience in technical writing, freelance tutoring, team management, and has even worked as a substitute teacher/para in the Walla Walla School District. She loves working with kids, finding little ways to help people, and writing– and since joining the Camp Fire Walla Walla team in September of 2022, her position as Program Director lets her do all of those things! She is thrilled to work at an organization that provides Walla Walla kiddos with exciting new opportunities and a safe, fun place to find their spark after school lets out for the day.

 

Outside of Camp Fire, Natalie loves reading, playing with her orange cat Keanu, and wandering around Downtown Walla Walla.

BOARD MEMBERS

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President:

Peter Thorson

Secretary:

Anne Swant

 

Treasurer:

Travis Wittnebel

At Large:

Amanda Lemus

Nancy Abel

Kevan Gifford 

Reyna Walker

 
 
 

Current Openings:

 

After School Site Director (5 afternoons, 20 hours total per week)

 

After School Lead Teacher (3-5 afternoons, 10-20 hours total per week)

 

After School Substitute (flexible, as needed)

To Apply:

Submit employment application and/or a letter of interest and resume to janet@WWCampfire.org or 414 S. Park St., Walla Walla, WA  99362. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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our promise

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Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.