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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Camp Fire Gulf Wind, Inc. will hold its 20th annual Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  We invite local businesses, organizations, colleges, high school faculty and students, churches and individuals to write thoughtful and inspiring letters to children in the local schools. Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander III was the 2015 spokesperson and encouraged everyone to write letters to kids. More than 1,200 letters were delivered to two local schools and three Camp Fire Centers. The letters brought smiles to a lot of young faces.  We thank those who wrote encouraging messages to students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.  

You don’t want to miss out letter-writing extravaganza on February 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cordova Mall 5100 N 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504! You will be able to write a letter (or letters!) to an absolutely incredible kid right there! We will be sure it is delivered!  We will have local celebrities and organizations out to share in the fun, so save the date! 

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InterACTION Milton is ready to launch!
Starting January 17, 2016 Camp Fire Gulf Wind, Inc. and City of Milton Parks will conduct an after-school program in Milton called Camp Fire InterACTION. The free program will be at 6625 James St., Milton FL 32570. Teens will gain valuable skills and knowledge, improve their communication skills and make a difference in their community; all while doing fun, hands-on activities and meeting new people. The research-based program can register 30 teens and is provided by a New York Life grant.

“Middle school is an emotionally, social, and physically turbulent time for youth,” said Camp Fire’s Santa Rosa District Director Tammy Byrer. “InterACTION will help them gain the key skills needed to navigate the many new situations and friendships while increasing their independence.”

Byrer said that Camp Fire’s promise to help youth lift their voice and change the world around them is the core of InterACTION. Trained, caring adults will work with the teens to help find their inner passions and unique talents in an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. This is done with shared projects, activities, and discussion.

“Good communication skills are key to development of young people,” Byrer said. “Camp Fire InterACTION teaches middle school youth about effective communication, a key skill to help them succeed now and in the future.”

The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parents can find out how to register by calling Tammy Byrer at 850-564-1649 or emailing her at tbyrer@cfgulfwind.org. We have a limit of 30 youth for this program, so call now!   And coming soon: InterACTION programs in Pensacola middle schools!

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The Camp Fire Wise Kids Program
What is the “Camp Fire Wise Kids Program” about? It’s learning how to live a wise and healthy life by making good choices in food and being active. When you are a part of the “Wise Kids” program, you will learn how to make yourself feel good by living a healthy life. Have you ever heard of ENERGY BALANCE? Now is the time to learn about it – it means taking energy IN from food and drinks, then using that energy and sending it OUT to allow us to live, grow, and move ENERGY BALANCE EQUATION = CALORIES IN & CALORIES OUT.
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Camp Fire Salutes Veterans

In 1978, Camp Fire issued a call to citizens to volunteer at a Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospital or outpatient clinic, performing a wide variety of tasks including sending or delivering cards to veterans at the nearest medical center. This call to action has become Camp Fire National Salute to Veterans, held in conjunction with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and observed the week of Valentine’s Day. Today, the call continues with Camp Fire youth locally expressing sentiments of caring and sharing to honor and appreciate our country’s veterans and local law enforcement. Camp Fire youth salute the men and women of who serve our country by sending valentines to the local Veteran’s hospital and Law Enforcement. Should you have any questions, please contact Kevin Mann at kmann@cfgulfwind.org.
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Camp Fire Alumni Quest

Camp Fire Gulf Wind, Inc. is seeking former Camp Fire members to help celebrate Camp Fire Kids. To register as a Camp Fire Alumni, click the WoHeLo RoomJoin us in celebrating Camp Fire!  

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Camp Fire Annual Founder's Day Celebration
Annually, Camp Fire honors our Founders,  Dr.  Gulick and his wife Charlotte,  on March 17th.  Each year, children and their families celebrate with Camp Fire staff at each Child Development location. They enjoy games and snacks.  

Camp Fire in Partnership with Florida Youth Conservation Center Network

The FYCCN provides a statewide network of sustainable places where youth and their families can participate in outdoor activities and safely share experiences that inspire lifelong support of fish and wildlife conservation. GROWING UP WILD  is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invite them to explore wildlife and the foundation of developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. The Project WILD program and materials are utilized as supplemental activities during after-school and summer camp programs.

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