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.


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!


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.


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.


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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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 and is particularly looking forward to Camp Fire Walla Walla 100 th anniversary in 2024.



Programs Assistant

Carly joined Camp Fire in 2017 as the Programs Assistant. She assists the Programs Coordinator in After School Camp and Summer Day Camp daily operations. She is in charge of registration, developing monthly USDA approved snack menus, purchasing of snacks and operational supplies; you may even see her substituting at site!


Carly was born and raised in Walla Walla and enjoys cooking/baking, marking new places off her bucket list, walking her dog, Kobe, and spending quality time with friends and family. She graduated from Walla Walla Community College in 2017 and has found her current spark here at Camp Fire. She loves that there is never a dull moment in this line of work, and that every day is different.




Maria Fondahn

Vice President:

Peter Thorson


Marissa Waddell


At Large:

Amanda Lemus

Anne Swant

Nancy Abel

Kevan Gifford 

Reyna Walker

Travis Wittnebel

Join our volunteer Board of Directors!

Serve as a voting member of the board with the authority and responsibility to develop policies, procedures, and regulations for the conduct of Camp Fire Walla Walla. Help shape the direction of the organization and contribute to its financial sustainability. If you're interested in applying for a position on the Camp Fire Walla Walla Board of Directors, please contact us for more information.




Current Openings:

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Program Director (full time)


Early Learning Coordinator (5 afternoons, 25 hours total per week)


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 or 414 S. Park St., Walla Walla, WA  99362. 


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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.