Message from our CEO

To Our Camp Fire Family –

We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe as we all respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a time of uneasiness and concern, and we recognize that many of you are facing negative health and economic impacts. That said, I want to assure you that Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby has made the safety of our families, our staff, and the youth we serve, our top priority. We are committed to slowing the virus while still setting the stage for future success.

We continue to fulfill our mission of providing welcoming and inspiring programming, and support to our youth and volunteers through virtual camp and club, phone calls, and web based meetings. We are as grateful as ever for all the ways you support Camp Fire Samish, and promise to keep you posted in the coming weeks

With “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandates in place, however, our loss of revenue has been devastating. Cancelling or postponing events, programming, and camp rentals through mid-April has cost us an estimated $73,520. After-school Enrichment and Club programming has been suspended, March and early April camp rentals were cancelled, spring break camps will not take place, and there will be no community classes, day aways, or self-reliance courses until further notice. Thus, we find ourselves in need of reaching out to all who understand that Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby is a deeply rooted part of our community and is important to providing for our youth.

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