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.
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.
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.