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Get your Pancake Festival tickets now!

2017 PosterThis year's Flipping for Charities Kiwanis Pancake Festival is just a couple weeks away. We are so excited, we can almost hearing the sizzle of the griddles and the smell of the syrup! If you haven't picked up your tickets for the delicious event, there's still time. You can purchase tickets directly from us at our building, or CLICK HERE to buy online. And remember, we get a portion of EVERY ticket we sell!

Camp Fire’s Annual Kentucky Derby Party!


Camp Fire's Annual Kentucky Derby Party is only a few months away! This year's event will once again take place at Lone Palm Golf Club, on Saturday, May 6, 2017. We once again invite you to join us in celebrating "the First Jewel in the Triple Crown of Horse Racing" with an evening of wonderful food and drink, fabulous auction items, and of course, the "143nd renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports."  #CampFireDerby2017

Please check out our exclusive Kentucky Derby Party, for more information and to purchase tickets, sponsorships, as well as pictures from previous years.

Spy Camp Family Weekend!

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Spring Camp is the perfect time to kick back and relax or try something new.   Join us for a combination of traditional camp activities (s'mores, camp crafts, camp songs, and a Camp Fire ceremonial) and top secret spy training.    

All options include hot, delicious meals prepared on site.  All campers are requested to work one KP shift during the weekend.  Cabin campers must provide their own linens.  Cabins sleep 10 per cabin (5 bunk beds). Tent campers must provide their own tent and equipment. ALL youth who wish to participate in kayaking MUST have a waiver signed by a parent BEFORE camp.  

Contact Camp Fire at 863-688-5491 or for additional questions. Additional camp information will be provided upon registration.

Volunteers needed for PigFest Parking 2017!

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Camp Fire is looking for volunteers! We will once again be parking all of the cars at this year's 21st Annual Lakeland PigFest January 26th – 28th! We will need lots of adults and responsible teenagers to help us out. You can sign-up online HERE! With your help we raised $38,000 last year - THANK YOU! It's fun, it's easy, and truly does make a difference in the lives of Camp Fire youth.

We are also looking for adults and teens to help us with DUMP CAKE at our booth this year. If you would like to sign up for a DUMP CAKE shift, click HERE.


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Each year more than 1,000 kids and teens participate in Camp Fire activities – 65% coming from financially at-risk families.  83 cents out of every dollar raised is spent on programming. Just as a fledgling garden needs to be carefully tended, you can help cultivate an environment at Camp Fire where young people learn to thrive. Our youth consistently demonstrate increases in all six indicators of thriving adolescent behavior, as well as academically outperform their peers in reading and math. You can help ensure they have a place to go that welcomes them just as they are, where they feel safe to explore who they want to become and find their sparks.
This is why we are asking you, with the holidays right around the corner and the spirit of giving in the air, to invest in our youth to help them blossom. You can give right now though any of these methods:

  • Participate in our Friends of Camp Fire Annual Campaign to raise $6,000 in program support. Donations can be made HERE by clicking on Donation.
  • Be sure to use AmazonSmile for all your online purchases. Select Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida as your non-profit and we receive a percentage of everything you purchase.