Camp Fire West Michigan 4C | Light the fire within

How often do we stop to tell the kids and teens in our lives how incredible they are? What impressive qualities you observe in them? Applaud who they are as a person and not just the good things they do? 


Founded by Camp Fire in 1997, Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® (AIKD) is a national holiday that lifts up the kids and teens in our lives.


Every year, on the third Thursday of March, thousands of adults send notes, emails, letters, texts, and videos (you choose!) to encourage and inspire young people across the country. “The medium doesn’t matter, but the message does: “You are incredible, and here’s why.”


Participating in AIKD is a simple, meaningful way to let children and youth know how much they are appreciated. Your words are powerful—young lives are changed by this day and simple acts of your encouragement, love, and kindness. Will you join us? Inspire, encourage, and uplift a kid in your life on March 21, 2019!

Camp Fire West Michigan 4C has been an innovative leader in

youth development and child care since 1919.

Kids & teens learn how to succeed NOW, through:



Discover sparks, gain self-confidence, and learn life-changing life skills to thrive now. Thrive{ology} is our research-based program framework founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and it works.



Any kid or teen, from any kind of family, from any walk of life, is welcome at Camp Fire. We have an official Inclusion Policy and are outspoken about our long-time commitment to diversity.



Supportive mentors and adult champions are key. We call our highly trained staff  “Spark Champions,” because they are experts at what they do and know how to guide youth on their journey to thriving.

Camp Fire West Michigan 4C's Impact in 2017


youth in after school and summer programs


child care training classes offered


Child Care providers supported by the CACFP program


kids in child care are fed nutritious meals/snacks daily

The Legacy
The Camp Fire logos over the years

Our Promise

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