Camp Fire Snohomish County (Everett, WA)


  • Name:Michael Deal
  • Title:Director of Operations

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Camp Fire Snohomish County
  • Address:4312 Rucker Ave.
    Everett, WA 98203
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:425-258-5437
  • Main fax:425-252-2267

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  • Mission:
  • "Our Promise: Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark (talents, passions), lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within."

    Camp Fire educates and mentors children to make good choices; to value their environment; their community; and themselves; and to take responsibility for each.

  • Overview:
  • Background on Camp Fire Snohomish County: Camp Fire has been a recognized youth development program since 1930. Camp Fire serves boys and girls from 3 years old through 12th grade in a variety of small group options throughout Snohomish County. Staff has a variety of Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and Master’s degrees in Education and Humanities and significant years of experience working with youth. Programs are curriculum based and designed to provide opportunities for ALL children to learn life skills that will help them become confident, caring and responsible individuals while participating in healthy, informative activities. They will enjoy building self-reliance skills and making safe, healthy choices which will translate into their own lives and their roles in their family unit. They will learn to value their environment, enjoy caring for it and take responsibility for its future. They will learn leadership skills and utilize what the Tuft Institute refers to as their GPS (Goal Selection, Pursuit of Strategies and Shifting Gears in the face of challenges.) (For more information on our curriculum see website “Step It Up to 2 Thrive”, a collaboration between the Search Institute, Stanford University, Thrive Foundation, and the Tuft Institute for Applied Research.)

    Children learn through structured play. Our program encompasses a wide range of youth development activities such as after school clubs, summer resident camps including grief camps, day camps, environmental education, programs provided in low income subsidized housing centers (Mega Club), leadership classes, outdoor education and self-reliance courses.

    Camp Fire Snohomish County provided 291,700 hours of services to 7,829 children and youth throughout Snohomish County in 2012. Our programs, including resident camp, are inclusive. Referrals come from school districts, medical and social service agencies and families themselves. Campships are subsidized for low income children to attend at our beautiful 185 acre Camp Killoqua located on Crabapple Lake near Lakewood in the northern part of the county.

  • History:
  • Camp Fire provides camping and small group programs that mentor children and youth to increase self-esteem, make good decisions, learn new skills, and to become self-reliant and responsible community citizens. We also offer many opportunities for them to learn about good nutrition, participate in outdoor activities and physical exercise and develop life-long healthy lifestyles. Our purpose is to build caring, confident, healthy youth and future leaders.

    Camp Fire is supported by a very significant, youth oriented curriculum that is a combination of several collaborative efforts by the Thrive Foundation, Tufts Foundation for Applied Research, Stanford University, MetLife Foundation, Camp Fire’s own Self-reliance program and the newest, the Sarjai Foundation. Over the past 10 years, considerable study and training has been implemented to combine the various curricula into a child focused format for the broad range of activities Camp Fire provides. Each of these have contributed education to guide children through the decision making process needed for life benefits and to avoid the negative behaviors that make up the easy road for them. One of our important goals is that of preventing childhood obesity and the raging increase in diabetes in our current society. One of the strategies designed to reach that goal is to disconnect, at least partially, children from their electronic devises and encourage them to move outside into a natural environment. (see Jack, Gordon, 2010. Place Matters: The Significance of Place Attachments for Children’s Well-Being. British Journal of Social Work, 40.3, 755-771)

  • Year established:1930
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:32
  • Advisory board size:60
  • Staff size:16


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:91-0608531

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:910608531
  • Organization Name:CAMP FIRE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:SNOHOMISH COUNTY
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:4312 RUCKER AVE
  • Organization City:EVERETT
  • Organization State:WA
  • Organization Zip:98203-2233
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 2017
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):349, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other youth organization or activities, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:O43Z
  • Asset Amount:$3,019,562
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,643,778
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,509,910
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:02:09 pm

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