Light the Fire Within


To Our Camp Fire Family –

Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby provide important programs and community services that youth need to thrive. This includes safe, inclusive spaces where they learn essential life skills, build confidence, and connect with trained, caring adults. Sadly, COVID-19 has brought most of these critical experiences to a screeching halt. Further; to honor national social distancing guidelines, we will not conduct any in-person programming or hold social gatherings through the end of April.

What are we doing to serve youth now?
1. Virtual, interactive Club meetings are held three times a week.

2. Educational and fun activities, crafts, and science experiments are posted to our leader and family Facebook group, and on the Camp Fire Samish website.

3. Virtual Spring Break Camp will roll out on Instagram next week, featuring some of the kids’ favorite Camp Kirby staff members.
What have we done to ensure that
Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby
will survive?
1. All Camp improvements have been sidelined.

2. As painful as it was, nine of our fifteen office staff members have been temporarily laid off and three more, have had their hours reduced.

3. We’ve instituted a spending freeze on all merchandise and supplies.

4. Our remaining staff members are researching and writing grants, and are investigating possible loans or other benefits in the recently passed stimulus package.

At this point, donations are our only source of revenue. Thank you so much to those of you who have graciously contributed already. Your generous gift is an investment in future leaders, environmental stewards, and selfless community volunteers!
Your support is more important than ever to keep our vital work alive. Please consider making a gift to Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby today.

Thank you and WoHeLo –

Erin Walker – CEO/Executive Director

Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby’s

14th Annual Dinner and Auction

With input from our Corporate Board of Directors, we have tentatively rescheduled the Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby Annual Dinner and Auction to Friday, May 29th. As always, our most important priority is to keep everyone healthy and safe, therefore if local, state, and/or federal regulatory agencies suggest that a large gathering is not advised at that time, we will reach out to you with revised plans.
The Board is scheduled to meet again on April 9th, so please look for updates to follow. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time!


Click HERE to visit our registration site!

Camp Fire Samish

Camp Fire Samish has served the community since 1910.  Camp Fire’s programs provide nurturing and constructive environments for young people to discover their sparks—unique skills, passions, and interests through Club programs, enrichment classes, community service, and camp experiences.

Camp Fire Samish’s Mission Statement

We inspire and empower all youth

to discover their spark, connect with others,

develop leadership skills, build character, 

and thrive in the natural world.

Inclusion Statement

Camp Fire works to realize the dignity and worth of each individual and to eliminate human barriers based on all assumptions that prejudge individuals.  Designed and implemented to reduce sexual, racial, religious, and cultural stereotypes and to foster positive intercultural relationships. In Camp Fire, everyone is welcome.

Camp Kirby

Youth will experience a magical summer at Camp Kirby. Click HERE for more information.

Camp Fire Clubs

Youth create friendships, find their spark, and develop confidence through educational activities, projects, experiences, and events. Click HERE for more information.

Get involved

There are many ways to participate in the successful growth of Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby.  Here are just a few ideas:






Click here to contact us!