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Camp Fire Samish

The Gazette

Spring 2017
Resident Camp
It is hard to believe that our Camp season is just over five months away. With that being said, Camp Kirby’s 2017 Camp registration is now open, and sessions are filling quickly. Around this time every year, I begin counting down the days to another amazing Kirby summer. Whether it is your first time stepping foot at Camp Kirby, or your hundredth, the magical feeling is the same every time.

As I enter my 10th year as a Camp Kirby staff member, and reflect back on all of the amazing memories that Camp has provided me, it makes the wait for this summer even more agonizing. I anticipate the sound of the bell at the top of the climbing wall being rung by an eager camper for the first time and I crave the taste of the first pie iron pizza of the season. I know that these feelings are echoed by many of you, or your campers, as we all look forward to this summer together.

If you have not yet registered for this summer, I recommend doing so as soon as possible. As a bonus, if you register and pay in full before March 3rd you will receive 10% Early Bird discount (no coupon code needed this year). Counselor-In-Training applications and Staff applications can both be found on our website as well. Links can be found at If you have any questions, please contact me via email at or you may call the office at (360) 733-5710. I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Wohelo, Kathryn "KitKat" Luera

Day Camp
Registration for “Space is the Place” Day Camp is now open. Camp will be held June 26th- June 30th, 2017 and includes an optional overnight on Thursday. I am so excited to be part of the Magic that is at Camp Kirby. Special activities this year will include stomp rockets, astronomy, and water rockets. Day Camp would not be complete without archery, crafts, and swimming and we will also be looking to the skies and reaching for the stars. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Camp. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at or (360)733-5710.

Wohelo, Heather Lindsay
Tickets Still Available!

Tickets are still available for the 11th Annual Birthday Dinner & Auction, Saturday, March 18. Be sure to order them by March 10.
Complimentary wine and Silent Auction begins at 5:00 pm. Items up for bid include two tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, four Disneyland tickets, and a week in a Mazatlan condo. For more information, tickets or absentee bidding click here.
Our Club members develop important skills while having fun at site sales. Whether they are asking if the shopper would like to purchase, explaining the different flavors of candy, telling the customers about Camp Fire and Camp Kirby, or making change, our kids gain confidence, learn valuable lessons and improve their communication skills. Community members see Camp Fire kids actively taking on responsibilities and Camp Fire kids and parents witness acts of great generosity. It’s also nice to interact with those individuals who simply buy one box of candy but let us know that they went to Camp Kirby a long time ago, and they are really looking forward to enjoying their mints!
A limited amount of candy is still available, please contact the office.
If you've ever been a Camp Fire Boy or Girl, gone to Camp Kirby, or led a Camp Fire club, that means you’re a part of the Camp Fire Samish alumni! This group of wonderful people comprise a good portion of the Council as supporters and community members. Since they are such a big part of who we are, we have featured them on our website. If you would like to have your loved one remembered on any of the new alumni webpages, please contact us at or call 360-733-5710.


Camp Kirby Wish List

Each year, Camp Kirby compiles a Wish List for items that are needed for Camp programs as well as for Camp general needs. Items can be brought to the main office in Bellingham or you can contact us for a drop off time and location in Skagit County. Donations may be accepted to help purchase any item on the list.
Save the Date 2017:
Camp Fire Clubs Candy Sales
Jan 20-Feb 20
Birthday Dinner & Auction
Sat Mar 18
Camp Kirby Work Party
Sat Mar 25 10:00-4:00 pm
Camp Annual Meeting 
Tues Apr 18 6:00 pm
Camp Kirby Earth Day Work Party
Sat Apr 22 10:00-4:00 pm
Camp Kirby Open House
Sun Apr 23 2:00-5:00 pm
Spaghetti Feed
Sun Apr 23 5:00 pm
Camp Fire Members Camporee 
May 5-7
Day Camp 
June 26-30
Resident Camp 
July 9-August 12


Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, donors, parents, and kids. Your continued commitment makes the magic of Camp Kirby a reality! We are taking applications for new board members, if you are interested in volunteering in this or another capacity, please contact us!


Work Parties

There are several great work parties scheduled at Camp Kirby. If you’ve never been, now is a great time to come show your support and lend a hand to Camp Kirby. No prior experience needed, just the willingness to help out and the desire to make Camp Kirby a better place for kids.

There are projects for every talent! Remember: Camp Fire members earn patches for volunteering at work parties. The next two parties are Saturday, March 25 10 – 4 and Saturday, April 22 10-4. Bring your work gloves and boots!
New Clubs are still forming!
Camp Fire provides a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people to discover their sparks—unique skills, passions, and interests—and adopt a growth mindset. They chart their own course to healthy habits, community leadership, and connection to nature in collaboration with trained, caring adults.
Please contact the office for more information.
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