“Teens in Action” Give Back To Their Community
Arlington WA - Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday March 11th, teens from Camp Fire Snohomish County are conducting a service-learning project by leading beautification and cleanup projects at Haller Bridge Park in Arlington. One Camp Fire Teens in Action youth member learned about the ongoing park renovation and brought it to a club meeting as a service project idea. The club members all agreed that helping with clean-up was a wonderful way to support their community.
“Our teens started the year by brainstorming different service ideas to do around our community, and they are always looking for ways to make it an even better place. I enjoy seeing these teens thriving by volunteering their free time to grow as active members in our community” said Lisa Chapman, Teens In-Action Co-Leader.
Camp Fire’s Teens in Action program is youth-led, youth-driven and guided by trained adults. Through our service-learning framework, teens learn to identify community needs, issues, or challenges. They create a plan and take action to make a difference in their communities. From volunteering at Camp Killoqua, donating gifts to kids in need, making toys for animals at the Everett Animal Shelter, and building new parks or bringing old ones back to life - Camp Fire teens are taking action and leading in their communities.
This year Camp Fire Snohomish County celebrates 100 years of service to youth in our community. Young people want to shape the world. Today’s Camp Fire provides the opportunity for boys & girls to discover who they are – find their spark – and become leaders. Established in 1941, Camp Killoqua has served generations of children, families & non-profit organizations from it’s beautiful 185-acre site in north Snohomish County. It features forests, trails, game fields and waterfront. These are ideal settings for programs based on the Camp Fire philosophy: an emphasis on the small group, individual attention, acceptance of differences and a flexibly- structured child-centered approach.