Camp Fire West Michigan 4C | Light the fire within

Out of School Time Programs

Camp Fire's afterschool and summer learning programs are locally-designed school and community solutions that help kids learn and grow, keep children and teenagers safe, and support families to balance work with home. Students in programs participate in hands-on learning, discover new interests, receive nutritious snacks and meals, and have the chance to be physically active.

Programs offer a broad array of enriching activities—from learning how to play a string instrument to participating in a zumba class—that help students build their communications skills, learn how to work collaboratively, and foster confidence in themselves. These are foundational skills and competencies that students need as they move through school and toward adulthood.

Quality Out of School Time Programs focus on the following areas:

SAFE Environment

  • Emotional Safety
  • Healthy Environment
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Accommodating Environment
  • Nourishment


SUPPORTIVE Environment

  • Warm Welcome
  • Session Flow
  • Active Engagement
  • Skill-Building
  • Encouragement
  • Child-Centered Space



  • Managing Feelings
  • Belonging
  • School-age Leadership
  • Interaction with Adults



  • Planning
  • Choice
  • Reflection
  • Responsibility


FAMILY Engagement

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