Camp Fire Kick Off!

The Camp Fire after-school program for the 2013 – 2014 school year kicks off Tuesday, September 3 in Texoma!

At their first meeting, the boys and girls will go swimming in the Camp Fire Harrell Park Swimming Pool.

Texoma children from 18 schools in the Wichita Falls and City View School Districts who enrolled in Camp Fire, including kindergarten through sixth grade students, will be taken to the activity in Camp Fire vans. Camp Fire kids will participate in programs that are specifically designed to positively influence students' lives.

Camp Fire activities include:

- Homework help

- Swimming

- Canoeing

- Fishing

- Hiking

- Cook-Outs

- Sports

- Games

- Arts & Crafts

- Singing, and

- Service Projects.

Membership in the Camp Fire after-school program is only $10 for the year. A family of three or more can join Camp Fire for $25 for the year. However, no student is denied membership because of inability to pay the membership fee.

A Camp Fire t-shirt will be provided to each member who registers in the after-school program or traditional program and pays the $10 membership by Monday, September 30.

Camp Fire North Texas has served youth and Texoma families for 98 years in Wichita Falls and the five-county area.

Camp Fire North Texas also provides the "Teens in Action" program which serves junior high and high school students. Members of this group are junior counselors in the Camp Fire Day Camp each summer and volunteer in the after-school program.

For more information, contact the Camp Fire office at (940) 322-5209. You can also visit their website at or send an email to

Bettye Ricks, the Executive Director at Camp Fire, and Bob Hampton, the Camp Fire President, joined us on Newschannel 6 Saturday Morning to remind Texomans about registration. To watch their live interview, play the video posted above.