programs

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WHERE YOUTH DISCOVER WHO THEY ARE

Camp Fire programming allows participants to explore their sparks, learn to make healthy choices, develop social skills, build new talents and have fun. Our goal is to provide youth with opportunities to cultivate their inner passions, skills and attributes (or “Sparks”) to stimulate Thriving - a forward, purposeful motion toward achieving one’s full potential.

While our programs and services meet the needs of today’s world, they retain the values of self-sufficiency, service, outdoor appreciation, leadership and character that have been the foundations of Camp Fire from the beginning.

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AFTER SCHOOL CAMP

Grades K-5

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Camp Fire programming allows participants to explore their sparks, learn to make healthy choices, develop social skills, build new talents and have fun. Our goal is to provide youth with opportunities to cultivate their inner passions, skills and attributes (or “Sparks”) to stimulate Thriving - a forward, purposeful motion toward achieving one’s full potential.

HOURS

After School Camp operates Monday-Friday

during the school year on regular school days.

Each site begins at school dismissal time, and the program runs until 5:30 p.m.

LOCATIONS

After School camp is located at Berney, Edison, Green Park, Prospect Point and Sharpstein elementary schools. 

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REGISTRATION

$25/1 child  OR  $35/Family

All campers must complete a registration form and submit Immunization Records prior to attending After School Camp. A Registration form can be completed online or at the Camp Fire office.

RATES

$70/Week    ($14/Day)

Registration opens on August 1st. Pre-payment is required at least one full week prior to the week(s) your child will attend After School Camp. To select the weeks your child will attend and pay the weekly tuition with a credit or debit card, log into your 'Family Portal' on the registration page. (Alternatively, contact carly@wwcampfire.org or (509) 525-3180 to pay over the phone or schedule a time to pay in person at the Camp Fire office with cash or check.)

HELPFUL LINKS

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SNACKS

Snacks are provided. Parents are to notify the office about any food allergies and/or needs. Camp Fire will attempt to accommodate specific dietary needs as much as possible.

 

STAFF TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

All Camp Fire Walla Walla After School Camp staff meet licensing standards set by the DCYF Division of Child Youth and Families. Each After School Camp staff member attends training that emphasizes developmentally appropriate practices for elementary school age children. Additionally, each Site Director must complete 30 hours of Washington State STARS training and 10 hours of continuing training annually.

DAILY ROUTINE

A typical day at Camp Fire Walla Walla’s After School Camp will include the following, though the activities may occur in a different order than what is listed here:

School Dismissal: Sign-in, group meeting/

2:55-3:30 p.m. Circle time

3:30-3:45 p.m. Group Games: Outside or Gym

3:45-4:15 p.m. Hand washing and snack

4:15-5:00 p.m. Homework/Reading/Tutor Time

5:00-5:30 p.m. Gym or outside play, Table Games/Coloring

5:30 p.m. Program Ends/Parent Pick Up 

HOMEWORK POLICY

Camp Fire Walla Walla’s After School Camp provides time each day for homework. Staff members monitor this time and are available to help as needed; however, children are responsible for their own assignments. Children who do not have homework are expected to read or participate in quiet activities during this time.

 

WEATHER POLICY

If school is cancelled, or kids are sent home early due to poor weather conditions, program will NOT run. If there is a two hour delay, program will run as normal. For questions, please contact the Camp Fire office at 525-3180. 

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Entering Grades 1-6

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For almost 100 years, Camp Fire has offered children safe, fun, enriching summer camp experiences.

We look forward to seeing you next summer!

 

Summer 2022 Tentative Plans

  • Registration will open in late March or early April.

  • Ages: Children entering 1st - 6th grades

  • Days: Monday - Friday, except July 4th

  • Session Dates: Ten 1-week sessions, likely beginning the third week in June.

  • Locations: Kiwanis Park in College Place, Wildwood Park in Walla Walla

  • Times: 7:30am - 5:30pm

  • Cost: TBD, With support from generous donors, limited need-based financial assistance will be available.

  • Camp is open to children entering first through sixth grades. Children must have completed kindergarten. 

  • Super Summer is open from 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday. Supervision of your children cannot be provided outside of our program hours. 

  • Rainy Days - signs will be posted if we are at Sharpstein Elementary School. Make sure to give us a call or email us in advance with questions regarding location.

  • Morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided each day. Check the Camp bulletin board for menu information. You can send your child with their own snacks and lunch if desired. Please DO NOT send anything with nuts, including peanut butter. 

  • Super Summer in the Park is primarily an outdoor program. To help keep your children safe and comfortable, have them come to the park with appropriate clothing and items. 

    • Sunscreen - Remember to apply generously to your child each morning. You can also send sunscreen with your child to apply throughout the day.

    • Water bottle - Send a water bottle with your child's name written on it in permanent marker. 

    • Shoes - Closed-toe shoes are preferred at the park. Sandals are okay, but please no flip flops. 

    • Bathing Suit - Send a bathing suit with your child EVERY DAY. Campers will have water play throughout the week, as well as go swimming on Tuesdays. 

    • Towel - Remember to include a towel for swimming or water play. 

    • Water Shoes - Water shoes are a good option for water play. They are great for protecting your child from sharp objects on the ground. 

    • Please mark all of your child's belongings with their first and last name!

  • Please leave all toys and games at home! Camp Fire is not responsible for campers personal items. 

  • A weekly schedule can be found on the camp bulletin board. We encourage parents to view the schedule and be familiar with the planned weekly activities. If we are not at the park, please check the door on the shelter to find out where we are located. We will always post a sign to let you know our current location and include our cell phone numbers. 

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IMPORTANT SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

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.

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