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Camp Fire Samish

The Gazette

October 2017
Announcing the Wohelo Room!
Thanks to the support of alumni, parents, and our local communities, Camp Fire Samish has been able to increase the number of youth we serve at camp, in clubs, and now in after school enrichment classes! This has greatly increased the number of our program staff and we are pleased to announce that we have expanded our Bellingham office. Our address is still the same, but we have added new offices and a “Wohelo Room,” a place for Camp Fire Clubs to hold their meetings!
Camp Kirby - Fall Events!
Camptoberfest 21+
Join us for Camptoberfest! Put on your lederhosen and head for the Bier Garten! Beer. Cider. Brauts. Music. Gift Basket Raffle. Door Prizes. Adults 21 and over are invited to Camp Kirby’s Octoberfest party! Enjoy the festive atmosphere and authentic flavors of Germany at Camptoberfest, held Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 5 – 7:30 pm at Camp Kirby in Bow, WA. $20 suggested donation. Click to get tickets now!

Halloween Party
Camp Kirby will be transformed into a truly spook-tacular venue for our “Halloween at Camp Kirby” event this year. Line up at the top of the hill at 5:30 to catch all the fun! Trick-or-Treating from 5:30 – 6:00 followed by games and treats from 6:00 – 6:30, and then the famous Camp Kirby dance party will be held from 6:30 – 7:30. Youth need to bring a trick-or- treat bag and a responsible adult – flashlights are encouraged!
We want to take this opportunity to thank the United Way of Skagit County. Their focus on community investments creates sustainable, positive changes in people’s lives and we are proud to be one of their partner agencies. While we encourage you to give to the United Way general fund, we have fielded many questions about United Way designations. Yes, you can designate funds to the non-profit of your choice!! If you would like to support our local council and/or Camp Kirby, please designate your funds to CAMP FIRE SAMISH.
Announcing Our Newest Staff Member!
Hello! I am Maura Mckole and I am the Before and After School Director for Camp Fire Samish. I grew up in Oak Harbor over on Whidbey Island and studied Environmental Education and Spanish at Western Washington University. This summer I began working with Camp Fire Samish as an intern and that role blossomed into the beautiful job I have today. 
I love to laugh and play outside and am a firm believer that nature is our best teacher. Whenever I have the opportunity I travel, either across the seas to Europe or into the mountains of the North Cascades. I love meeting new people so feel free pop by and say hello whenever you like!
Camp Fire Club News
Camp Fire Samish would like to welcome our newest Clubs and their leaders. In Blaine, WA - Teens in Action's leader is Shannon Reiss and in Burlington, WA – Star Explorers' leader is Sheri Bono. Kirby Club has also returned to Camp Kirby for once a month meetings. Youth in grades 6th -12th participate in high adventure activities, traditional camp games, plus beach and trail explorations. Coming up is Camporee on November 4th – 5th where members will solve the case of The Missing Bananas.
Gifts that Give Again
Just in time for Christmas, the annual Camp Fire kids’ coffee sale is a fundraiser that directly benefits Camp Fire kids and programs! Fidalgo Bay Organic Italian coffee, Camp Kirby coffee mugs, or Camp Kirby water bottles make great stocking stuffers!

The sale teaches youth valuable skills like goal setting, public speaking and community engagement. You can help youth learn new skills and reach their goals by purchasing.

To find a Camp Fire Club to order yours, please contact our Program Manager, Heather.
We Need You!
We are looking for volunteers to serve on the facility committee as regular or affiliate members. The nominations committee is also taking applications for board membership. Please email Erin for more information or to apply.
Work Parties?
We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Your support helps keep Camp Kirby a safe and inviting place for all youth! 

Help show your support for Camp Kirby by joining us for one of our fall work parties. In addition to a fun afternoon getting to know each other, and making a difference, we will be providing lunch!!
Want to know when, where, or what? Please email us for more information.
We Appreciate You!
We held our first ever Community Appreciation Day in September. It was a beautiful day to spend at camp. The hot dogs and hamburgers were cooked to perfection, and we had a great time talking about Camp Kirby. Hope to see you there next year!
“Winter Wish list” for Camp Kirby
Our Wish List items are an excellent way to give outside of traditional cash donations. These are items needed specifically at Camp Kirby. The list is on Amazon and can be shipped directly to the camp. Maximize your gift using Amazon Smile where .5% of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice.
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