Light the Fire Within


Camp this summer at Camp Kirby


July 10th – August 9th, August 14th-16th, 21st-23rd, and 28th-30th.

  • Accommodations range from Primitive Tent camping sites to deluxe cabins with kitchens, and range from $25/night-$75/night.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Camp Kirby as well as activities such as ping pong, cornhole, basketball, volleyball, etc. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer traditional Camp programming at this time.


What is Camp-in-a-box? It’s a way for you to experience some of the magic of Camp Kirby at your own home this summer!

We will be offering four different themed Camp-in-a-box options throughout the summer. Each box will include a minimum of four activities related to the theme (arts & crafts projects, science experiments, outdoor education projects, etc.), two classic Kirby activities, and a piece of Camp Kirby swag from our Camp store. The best part is that these boxes will include every single thing that you need to complete the activities, right down to the tape and glue! At least two activities from the box will also have videos to accompany them that will help you complete the project.

Each box costs $50. If you order more than one, you’ll save 10%!
Enter the discount code “camp-in-a-box” to save 10% off when you order two or more.

To our campers, campers’ families, and summer staff –

Today we write to you with great sorrow to tell you that the Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby staff, along with the Board of Directors, have made the difficult decision to cancel Camp programs at Camp Kirby this summer. We had remained hopeful, and have fully considered all options, but upon recent recommendations from Skagit County Public Health and the release of Governor Inslee’s phased reopening of our state, we find ourselves facing the glaring reality that running our traditional camp sessions is not possible this summer.

As we hope you can imagine, this was not an easy decision. The health and wellness of our campers, staff, and families, has always been our top priority at Camp Kirby, so that was our guiding principle in this process. We collected data, had countless conversation, and reviewed guidance from numerous individuals, professionals in the field, and agencies (including the American Camp Association, CDC, State of Washington, and Skagit County Public Health) before coming to this final decision.

To say we are heartbroken is an understatement; not only because we love what we do, but because we love you and the culture and community that we all get to create together each summer. Since 1923, Camp has been an inherently social experience, and the things that bring the Camp Kirby magic to life are the exact things that would have been compromised this summer – family style meals, gathering close around the camp fire, all-camp dance parties in the lodge, high fives, games like Swedish twister, and so much more.

Please check your email for further details and guidance. We will also be posting more information in the coming days.

Let’s all support each other through this, and then look ahead to brighter tomorrows. We must keep the spirit of Camp Kirby alive for future generations, and come back even stronger.

The Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby

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:






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