About Camp Fire Samish

Camp Fire provides all-inclusive, coeducational programs in hundreds of communities across the United States.


Camp Fire Samish Council is one of over 58 chartered councils nationwide. Our national headquarters is in Kansas City, Missouri. Camp Fire was founded in 1910 as a service organization for girls shortly after the Boy Scouts began. Camp Fire opened its doors to boys in 1975, becoming Camp Fire Boys and Girls. Camp Fire is now proud to be an all-inclusive organization and membership is open to all. Camp Fire Samish Council provides services to youth members in pre-kindergarten through high school, as well as adult volunteers in the Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties.

Serving youth from 3 to 21, Camp Fire helps boys and girls learn – and play – side by side in comfortable, informal settings. Our co-ed programs allow parents to consolidate schedules for both their daughters and sons.

As the first nonsectarian, interracial organization for girls in the United States, Camp Fire takes pride in its long-standing commitment to providing fun programs and services to all children and families in America. We are inclusive, open to every individual in the communities we serve, welcoming children, youth and adults regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspect of diversity. Camp Fire’s programs are designed and implemented to reduce sex-role, racial and cultural stereotypes and to foster positive intercultural relationships. Camp Fire’s mission is to build caring, confident youth and future leaders. For more information, visit the links below or feel free to call or e-mail Camp Fire Samish.

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