Camp Fire North Texas
…Before these boys turned two years old, they came to live with their grandmother. She welcomed them with open arms, but it was certainly a financial hardship for her. Both became Camp Fire Kids involved in the afterschool program and summer camp. Shortly after joining Camp Fire, something very special happened for these boys. They developed a very strong and loving relationship with a volunteer named Jo. She became both tutor and benefactor for these boys helping with summer camp fees and basic needs. Not only was she like a guardian angel to the boys – she was a true blessing to their grandmother as she could provide many opportunities their grandmother could not. She became part of the family. Now as teenagers they are still involved in Camp Fire thru the Teens in Action Group volunteering all over the city. These two have become very bright, positive young men who continue to make a difference in our community. That is what Camp Fire does for young people.
Camp Fire North Texas serves over 2,000 members annually through programs which inspire creativity, stimulate curiosity and teach life skills. The children we serve range in age from three through high school and participate in projects and activities provided through traditional clubs, outdoor/environmental venues, the Special Services After-School Program, the Day Camp & Swimming Program, and “Teens in Action”. Our caring staff provides encouragement, support and individual attention to youth who are struggling with issues at home, school and with their peers.