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National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC)


Mission: To create dialogue with National Headquarters by forming a relationship and finding a mode of communication. To use this dialogue to find meaningful opportunities for advising National HQ and promoting youth voice.


Vision: To be an advisory board to National Headquarters that helps Camp Fire thrive as an organization.


The YAC ensures youth voice in Camp Fire’s Movement, from policy to decision making.

Members serve as a strong voice for kids and teens nationwide—whether or not they’ve ever been a part of Camp       Fire.

The YAC is selected annually through a competitive application and interview process. Teens who have been active in Camp Fire are strongly encouraged to apply. However, Camp Fire participation is not required.

We seek high school and college students (aged 16-21), anywhere in the U.S., who represent the broad spectrum of young people committed to community service and leadership.


What does the YAC do?

  • Forms one-on-one mentorship-like relationships with a member of the National Board of Trustees or National HQ Staff.
  • Advises National HQ on key decisions and proposes new initiatives by way of shared site between the YAC, Board of Trustees, and National HQ Staff.
  • Reaches new youth and continues to engage current youth participants in Camp Fire.
  • Leads the youth track at Camp Fire’s National Leadership Conference, held every other year.
  • Represents Camp Fire nationally and locally at key conferences and special events.
  • Adopts service projects or other major initiatives that measurably advance the YAC and Camp Fire.

Time commitment

Members spend approximately 1-4 hours per week contributing to the work of Camp Fire. This might include giving feedback to National HQ on key decisions and on one-on-one communication with individual mentors; engaging in small group calls within the YAC; maintaining communication with any of the 54 Camp Fire councils nationwide; and other position-specific responsibilities, depending on the member’s role in the YAC.

In order to serve on YAC, you must…

  • Have reached the age of 16 by the first day of term (January 1) and not attain age 21 in your first year of term.
  • Be active in your community through volunteering, community service, or a leadership position.
  • Be willing to make a two-year commitment.
  • Be open to the opinions and perspectives of others, and be willing to try new things.
  • Have a passion for bettering yourself, your community, the world in which we live.


Check here for more information on YAC.

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