Over 80 Years of Building Future Leaders!


Ignite a Spark




Our mission is to provide educational programs that empower youth
to rise above everyday challenges and become the best they can be!

Camp Fire NJ is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving NJ children, youth, and communities.  Strongly rooted in youth development programs, Camp Fire NJ has come a long way from roasting marshmallows… For the past 30 years we have partnered with NJ School Districts to educate and empower our youth.  Camp Fire NJ currently provides programs in over 120 schools within and surrounding Mercer County.  Our programs are developmentally and age-appropriate and range from Pre-K through 12th grade.  We also offer programming outside the classroom in afterschool programs and summer camps.  We are striving to expand our programming each year to reach more youth and communities throughout the state.  For more information on the specific programs, click here.

Empowering Our Youth

Our programs instill:

  • Self-Management
  • Self-Awareness
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Building
  • Positive Communication
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Empathy
  • Self-Esteem
  • And more!

How We Do This

Our programs help youth understand the dangers of:

  • Drug, Alcohol and Substance Use
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Peer Pressure
  • Unhealthy Behaviors


Helping Youth Thrive!

Woven into every Camp Fire experience is our proven framework for thriving.  We call it Thrive{ology}.  It’s a research-based, measurable approach to youth development.  Created in partnership with the Thrive Foundation for Youth, our approach enables youth to achieve their full potential through four components:


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.



535 East Franklin Street
Trenton, NJ 08610