Camp Fire USA is celebrating its 101st birthday on August 31, 2011 on the 34th floor of the downtown Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City. Part of the celebration is the recognition of the former Camp Fire USA member and introduction of two new programs for the youth in Oklahoma.
Keep the Fire Burning will be presented by the Heart of Oklahoma Council with the former Camp Fire USA member, Gov. Mary Fallin. The event will run from11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Governor Fallin is the guest speaker who will be speaking on the topic of leadership.
The two new programs in the Camp Fire USA are the Gotcha and the Camp Canoe. These will be joined with Special Care and Adoption WrapAround. Gotcha aims to help children to appreciate the outdoors as well as to encourage them to continue with their education even on holiday breaks.
Ballard said that Gotcha was made congruent to the year-round calendar of Oklahoma City Schools. The Camp Fire USA is offering two weeks in October, December and March for the students to experience the outdoors in a fun and creative way.
Former members and leaders of the Camp Fire USA as well as those who are interested in helping to develop care, confident youth and future leaders are invited to attend the celebration. Tickets are sold at $101, or corporate tables at $1,000.
Aside from the recognition of Fallin and the introduction of the new programs, families who have benefited from the services of the Camp Fire USA will be recognized and highlights of the past 100 years of the Camp Fire USA will be presented.