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Summer Day Camp
Summer Day Camp

Age: 5 – 13 yrs. old Throughout the week, your camper will participate in scheduled activities like rock climbing, zip line, boating...

Summer Overnight Camp
Summer Overnight Camp

Age: 11 – 17 yrs, old At resident camp, campers learn important life skills such as autonomy, leadership, decision-making, and teamwork...

Summer Youth Leadership Training
Summer Youth Leadership Training

Age: 11 – 17 yrs. old Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma offers several youth leadership programs at Camp DaKaNi during the summer.

Fall/Spring Break Outdoor Camp
Fall/Spring Break Outdoor Camp

Age: 5 – 13 yrs. old Holiday Outdoor Camp takes place during school fall and spring breaks. Campers take part in a themed week of science...

Camp for Children with Autism
Camp for Children with Autism

Camp CANOE (Children with Autism Need Outdoor Experiences) Camp CANOE is open to children with autism, grades K-12. Camp CANOE is a summer day...

Outdoor School
Outdoor School

Outdoor School Outdoor School offers a hands-on, science-based program for groups of students and/or classrooms, Kindergarten through 8th grade...

Rugged Outdoor Challenge
Rugged Outdoor Challenge

Age: 11-17 yrs. old ROC members challenge themselves to lead and grow during quarterly outdoor excursions. Youth are encouraged to be active in...

After School Programs
After School Programs

After School Programming Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma offers soft-skilled learning programs for elementary school and high school-aged boys and...

Camp Fire Clubs
Camp Fire Clubs

Camp Fire Clubs Clubs are led by trained volunteer adults who meet regularly with small groups of co-ed students in Pre-K through 12th grade to...

- our story -

Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma, Inc.

Camp Fire is for Boys and Girls.

Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma is a youth development organization, established as a 501 (c) (3) in 1929. We have been at the same location in Oklahoma City since 1956. We are unique in that we provide an outdoor, in the country type of experience, right in the heart of the city. Our beautiful 33-acre campground is the only facility of its kind in the metro area. We provide a variety of outdoor educational programs for boys and girls, ages 5-18. These programs encourage personal exploration by incorporating a researched-based approach to youth development that ensures participants gain the skills necessary to thrive throughout their lives.

We are very aware of the changes that are required in order to meet the developmental and educational needs of the youth of our community. Every Camp Fire program employs the Thrive Theory of Change methodology, helping youth find their sparks and discover who they are. This methodology is carried out by:

  • identifying sparks, passions, skills
  • developing / adopting a growth mindset
  • reflecting on strengths and challenges
  • shifting gears when faced with obstacles

This process then changes how youth think of themselves so that they can reach their full potential.Our trained staff then nurture that discovery giving youth the tools they need to become leaders in their community, school, and their peer group. The participants are taught life lessons such as becoming and being a leader, working as a team member, having confidence in their abilities, community service and respect for differences and the environment.

To deliver our promise, we believe:

  • in the worth of all kids and young people
  • that all youth can thrive
  • that youth need 3 champions to thrive: Their family, their school, and their
  • community (which includes Camp Fire)
  • in a diverse and inclusive community and society - one that embraces its differences
  • that youth must have a voice in matters which directly affects them.

Our vision is to become the most visible, respected camp facility in central Oklahoma for outdoor youth activities.

My daughter loves Camp DaKaNi and will continue to participate each year for Spring Break and a week of summer camp. She has already stated she wants to be a Counselor Aide in the future and she is only 9.”
“…My girls loved the camp. They loved their leaders, the environment, and the activities. Well done. Also, my daughter just got a postcard from the camp for her birthday and it meant a lot to her. :)”
“I enjoyed meeting new friends and still like talking to friends about the fun we had at camp.”
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- our staff -

Meet Our Team

Ashley Yeager
Ardmore Project Facilitator
Ashley has been associated with Camp Fire for twenty-eight years. She started as a member in 1992 and graduated with her Wo-He-Lo award in 2005...
Brian Reid
Brian Reid
Director of Outdoor Education
Brian has been a staff member at Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma since 2014 and worked as an AmeriCorps Member for Camp Fire in 2012 and 2013. He...
Terry Stilwell
Terry Stilwell
Facilities Manager/Camp DaKaNi Ranger
Terry has worked at Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma since July of 2008. He has a degree from Oklahoma City Community College and one son. In his free...
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