Camp Fire USA Central Alabama Council (Birmingham, AL)


  • Name:Allison Wise
  • Title:Chief Development Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Camp Fire USA Central Alabama Council
  • Address:106 Oxmoor Road, Suite 152
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:205-324-2434
  • Main fax:205-322-7988

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

  • Overview:
  • Camp Fire offers development programs for the children of central Alabama communities. Programs focus on promoting character and leadership through experience. Youth learn to make healthy and safe choices, give service, plan responsibly for the future, resolve conflicts, build positive relationships, and practice compassion. In-school programs are brought to local K-12 classrooms through partnerships with educators and counselors in area schools. Out-of-school programs (camping, club, and outdoor education) are offered at Camp Fletcher in Jefferson County and Alexander City in Tallapoosa County.

    Camp Fletcher, owned and operated by Camp Fire Alabama, serves the youth and families of the McCalla/Bessemer, Alabama and surrounding areas within Jefferson County. Camp Fletcher offers opportunities for children to learn independent living skills, work within groups, make friends, and build self-esteem all while studying ecology, conservation, and the interrelationships of all living things.

  • History:
  • Our local Camp Fire council was founded in 1959 and received its charter in 1964. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Camp Fire serves over 11,000 children and youth each year. Nationally, Camp Fire is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, was founded in 1910 as “Camp Fire Girls,” and provides co-educational programs in hundreds of communities throughout the United States today.

    Camp Fletcher was founded in 1926 by Pauline Bray Fletcher. Ms. Fletcher was the first black Registered Nurse in the state of Alabama. She founded the camp as a place for black youth to experience the benefits of fresh air. In 1974, Camp Fire was approached by United Way of Central Alabama with a request to assume operations of Camp Fletcher, owned by the Bessemer Youth Service League. Camp Fire agreed and began leasing and maintaining the facility, providing affordable camp and outdoor programs. In 2004, Camp Fire acquired ownership of Camp Fletcher by virtue of a merger with the Bessemer Youth Service League. Camp Fire heartily embraced the history and heritage of the camp as its founding principles were (and are) consistent with the primary philosophical tenants of Camp Fire. Today at Camp Fletcher, Camp Fire provides summer camps and year-round outdoor and environmental education programs and services for a diverse population of children, families and groups; and program and service fees remain well below cost in order to serve those with the greatest need.

  • Year established:1910
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:21
  • Advisory board size:22
  • Staff size:21


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:63-0498347

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:630498347
  • Organization Name:CAMP FIRE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:CENTRAL ALABAMA
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:106 OXMOOR ROAD STE 152
  • Organization City:BIRMINGHAM
  • Organization State:AL
  • Organization Zip:35209-5916
  • Group Exemption Number:1409
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:9
  • Ruling Date:July, 1969
  • 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):059, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other school related activities, Other youth organization or activities
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • 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:$1,704,963
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,447,339
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,413,295
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 5:05:24 pm

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