Camp Fire Wilani | Resident Camp, Day Camp, Outdoor School Provider, Teen Leadership, Service Learning, Club Programs

Calendar of Events!

Here’s whats happening at Camp Fire Wilani!

Camp Wilani Open House!

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

24487 Bolton Hill Road, Veneta, Oregon 97487

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking over uneven terrain.

No pets, please.

Summer Sessions at Camp Wilani

Resident Camp Session 1 (R1)

Sunday, June 23rd – Friday, June 28th

Feature: Night Owls! A special sub-session for 11-17 year old campers with a Star Party by the Eugene Astronomical Society! Regular camp will still be in session, but if campers sign up for Night Owls, they stay up later, sleep later, and have special night activities.

Mini Camp (R2M) 

Sunday, June 30th – July 2nd

Feature: A special 2-night program for younger or first time overnight campers. Mini camp is just for the younger kids, and it is the only session running this week.

Teen Adventure Backpacking Camp (BC)

July 7th – July 12th

This incredible program for 11-17 year old campers is a 5 night backpack in the Central Cascades! It is entirely off site! Campers will be given an inspirational send off by Oregon hiking guru William Sullivan, author of 23 hiking and cultural history books. This session has a 1-4 camper to staff expert ratio plus a logistics support team. This is a great way for campers to experience the wonder and empowerment of backpacking!

William Sullivan Send Off is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 

William will be signing copies of his new edition of Central Oregon Cascades for 2019-2020

Sunday, July 7th

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Camp Fire Office Conference Room: 380 Q Street, Springfield, Oregon 97477

2nd floor, turn right BEHIND the elevator!

FREE

RSVP HERE!

Resident Camp Session (R4)

July 15th – July 20th

Feature: Night with the Eugene Emeralds! Campers will enjoy a Friday night trip to an Ems baseball game! A camper will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Camp Fire will be featured throughout the July 19th game! Summer = Baseball + Camp! Transportation to and from game provided. This session is Monday – Saturday. Want to attend the game and sit on our section or sponsor a camper to attend? Click Here!  60% of proceeds support Camp Fire Wilani youth and family programs!

Resident Camp Session 5 (R5) 

July 21st – July 26th

Feature: Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Part One! Campers aged 15-17 will grow their leadership skills while learning to be a mentor for youth during this special 2-week program. The CIT program focuses on team building, child development, risk management, learning styles, managing behavior, activity facilitation, positive conflict resolution, and collaboration. CITs will learn about themselves while helping to lead camp activities. They also get plenty of fun, activities, and adventure!

Regular camp for all ages will also run during this session.

Resident Camp Session 6 (R6)

July 28th – August 2nd

Feature: CIT Session 2! The second chapter of the two-week Counselor-in-Training experience. CITs will start working directly with campers as an assistant to staff people and get hands-on experience being a leader and mentor to youth!

Regular camp for all ages will also run during this session.

Day Camp (D2)

August 5th – 9th

Bus transportation provided at one central pick up location in Eugene TBD.

Youth aged 5-10 can enjoy a day-only experience at beautiful of Camp Wilani! With fun activities like outdoor cooking, low ropes challenge course, hiking, nature exploration, crafts and much more. Day Camp is perfect for kids who are not *quite* ready for overnight camp.

Day Camp Leadership Lab

Campers ages 11-14 (or 6th-8th grade) can step up their Day Camp game and have all the fun of the regular day camp program plus learn leadership skills and positive communication techniques! Leadership Lab program campers get an emphasis on team building, discovering their leadership style, and much more!

Day Camp Teen Assistant Counselor

Teens ages 15-17 (14 if they have completed Leadership Lab) can volunteer to be a Day Camp Teen Assistant Counselor. This is a great opportunity for teens who are interested in a career working with youth or youth in the outdoors to grow their leadership skills, earn community service hours, be a mentor and role model to children, and learn from camp professionals. Candidates complete an application which is reviewed by camp administration, then provide references, and finally participate in an interview. Day Camp Teen Assistant Counselors are by selection only. Interested teens can contact Elissa Kobrin at ekobrin@wilanicouncil.org.

Family Camp (FC)

August 9th – August 11th

Camp for EVERYBODY! This special weekend provides an intergenerational camp experience at Camp Wilani! Bring the entire family to enjoy an unforgettable 2-night adventure together with special activities for everybody! Meals, activities, and lodging are all included! Lodging is dependant on party size. More than one family may opt to share a cabin (space permitting).

Camp Fire Club Information Sessions

Learn all about Camp Fire Club programs and how to start a club of your own or connect with someone who has a club already within your child’s age group.

Marion County Region

Tuesday, September 24th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location TBD

Email campfire@wilanicouncil.org to sign up.

Lane County Region

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Camp Fire Office Conference Room

380 QStreet, 2nd floor, right behind elevator

Springfield, Oregon 97477

Email campfire@wilanicouncil.org to sign up.

Halloween Parents Night Out at Camp Wilani!

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Camp Wilani: 24487 Bolton Hill Road, Veneta, Oregon 97477

Halloween Party!

All the fun of Halloween in a safe environment full of friends, we’ll take the kids so you can have a break!

We’ll provide:

  • Dinner for the kids
  • Costume Parade
  • Talent Show
  • Games
  • Mini-Dance
  • Indoor Trick or Treating
  • Skits and Songs

$25 for non-members $15 for members

Operation Shoebox Commences

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Every year our amazing Camp Fire Club Members wrap hundreds of shoe boxes and stuff them full of comforts for our community members who are experiencing homelessness.

The youth from our clubs solicit gifts of new warm socks, gloves, toiletries, hand warmers, hats, snacks, small games and toys for children, and much more and distribute them to our community partners: Looking Glass, Shelter Care, and the women and children division of the Eugene Mission.

If you’d like to donate to support purchase of new shoebox items, click here!

If you’d like to donate NEW items for the shoeboxes, here is a list of what is needed: Shoebox Supply list 2019

You can drop off items at our office: 380 Q Street, Suite 260, Springfield, Oregon 97477

Thanks for supporting Operation Shoebox!

Stuff the Box! Community Event!

Every Veterans Day, we give the community an opportunity to support Operation Shoebox efforts! Members of the public can provide volunteer service wrapping shoeboxes with holiday paper, stuffing the boxes with little gifts and comforts, and writing uplifting messages to families experiencing homelessness.

Community service hours for students are available.

Monday, November 11th, 2019 (Veteran’s Day)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Camp Fire Office Conference Room

380 QStreet, 2nd floor, right behind elevator

Springfield, Oregon 97477

Camp Fire Candy Holiday Presale Begins

Monday, November 18th, 2019

This friends and family early ordering opportunity allows folks to get candy in time to be holiday gifts or stocking stuffers. Contact campfire@wilanicouncil.org to find a Camp Fire Club member near you for presale.

Full Camp Fire Candy Sale Begins

January 3rd, 2020

Support Camp Fire youth in their quest to earn money to go to camp, for their clubs to take exciting outings, and to support youth and family programs at Camp Fire Wilani. Your purchase of Creamy Smooth Mint Patties, Almond Clusters, or Almond Roca is a delicious way to support all the good work we do at Camp Fire Wilani.

Look for club kids at your local Fred Meyer, Safeway, or Albertsons stores. Or contact campfire@wilanicouncil.org for a club member near you!

S’mores and Pours

Join us for our second annual fundraising event! A night of food, fun, great drinks, and music all to support Camp Fire Wilani youth and family programs!

Friday, February 21st, 2020

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Holiday Inn Eugene-Springfield

919 Kruse Way, Springfield, OR 97477

  • Live music
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle
  • Door Prizes
  • Table Games
  • Local Wine, Beer and Cider
  • Delicious food – on a stick!

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day!

Founded by Camp Fire in 1997, Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is a national holiday every March that lifts up the kids in our lives. Every year, in the third week of March, thousands of adults send notes, emails, letter, texts, videos (parents choose!) to encourage and inspire young people across the country. Participating in AIKD is a simple, meaningful way to let youth know how much they are appreciated.

We’ll celebrate a free event for kids and families with fun activities, games, crafts, cake and more!

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM a

Location TBD

Egg Hunt at Camp Wilani

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Egg Hunt starts at NOON sharp!

  • Healthy, Fresh Snacks
  • Fun Drinks
  • Camaraderie
  • . . . and a GIANT Egg hunt at camp! Fun EXPLOSION!

$10 per person

$5 for Camp Fire Members

 

 

 

 

 

Our Promise

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.

Light the fire within