Youth Development

Camp Fire Sandusky County

We send your kids home dirty and tired!

aka Camp Fire Sandusky County

Fremont, OH


Because we are a youth service organization we believe youth should also understand our purpose which is why we don't have a mission, but yet a promise. Youth typically understand what a promise is and this is our promise to youth and our community, " 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. Light the fire within."

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CEO/Executive Director

Tory Thompson MOD

Main Address

2100 Baker Rd

Fremont, OH 43420 USA


Camp Fire, kids, youth development, leadership, human services, recreation





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Camp Fire (O43)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Camp Fire National in collaboration with the Thrive Foundation for Youth, have also identified a need for developing work skills through positive youth development. Camp Fire Sandusky County realizes that there is no “one size fits all” program that will address the numerous issues that our youth face today, but our programming can start to identify and develop these skills early on in life. Camp Fire has determined through our program surveys, that when youth participate in our programs, they discover their inherent strengths and participants develop the skills which directly correlate with what employers are missing from millennials in the workforce. Specifically, our teenage Counselors in Training (CIT) participants will learn important leadership skills at our training sessions and have hands-on experience as part of their supervisory role at summer camps. We at Camp Fire Sandusky County help young people grasp a fuller view of their potential.

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Youth in Camp Fire will learn that they do not have to be “born with” talent in order to become good at something. Development of work/soft skills for work and job success. Youth who attend Camp Fire Sandusky County camps will increase outdoor play and educational activities in order to support a healthy lifestyle. Youth who attend Camp Fire camps will Increase awareness of healthy eating Youth who attend Camp Fire Programs will engage in Thrivelogy by: creating a growth mindset, learn the importance of setting goals, learn how to reflect on their goals, learn how to shift gears to create new goals and develop and act on their personal "spark:" their purpose and passion in life!

Developing year round needs based programs which engage youth in the Sandusky County and surrounding communities. By increasing our marketing strategies By providing before and after school programming By providing high quality safe summer camps.

We are an almost century old organization with a high regard for programming in our community! We have a solid relationship with Camp Fire National Headquarters who support Camp Fire Sandusky County in development of programs, development of marketing strategies, and ensure we are held at a high regard for branding standards. We have the ability to grow as an organization as we have 47 acres of property and a lodge which we rent for $1 a year from Misty Meadows Inc. Our strategic goals directly align with our vision and values of where our organization would like to grow and we have the support of a great amount of people in the community to make this happen.

We are developing a new 2019-2022 strategic plan. Indicators will be available to the public through this plan

We hired a new CEO/Executive Director in 2018 who brings with her leadership and development skills. We have done needs based assessments in the community and on our property to ensure safety. The community assessment will be used to develop the strategic plan carrying forward and the grounds assessment was used to develop a maintenance plan which has been 50% completed in the summer of 2018. The additional maintenance plan is begin used to apply for grants and to ask donors for support in order to bring our facility which was established in 1976 up to code in a variety of areas, which will allow us to open our doors and serve a greater number of youth and community members.

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Affiliations & Memberships

Camp Fire National Headquarters


Camp Fire Sandusky County

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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