Camp Fire Inland Northwest | Light the fire within!

commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Camp Fire Inland Northwest Council works to...

realize the dignity and worth of each individual and to eliminate human barriers based on all assumptions that prejudge individuals. Our programs are designed and implemented to welcome all regardless of age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity, or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics that make our community vibrant and diverse.

Youth of all background and abilities are welcome in Camp Fire programs. our staff works with families to ensure a successful experience, whether it's in a school-year program, day camp, or overnight camp. We encourage families to be open with us about their camper's needs so that we can determine how best to support our campers.

Camp Fire is open to everyone and we embrace the uniqueness of every individual and family. Our inclusive program focuses on building skills and gaining self-esteem as part of the outdoor experience. We want every camper to have the opportunity to participate in camp.

What does that look like at Camp Dart-Lo?

  • We begin each session with an intentional Land Acknowledgement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of the land on which we learn, grow and play.
  • We do our best to provide gender neutral spaces throughout camp; this includes clearly identified cabins, changing areas, and bathrooms.
  • Our dress code is based on safety and practicality; it reflects our values and endeavors to not be biased toward one gender or the other.
  • The Inclusion Assessment, completed by the camper's responsible adult, gets reviewed by our Inclusion Specialist and helps our staff to prepare for and provide a great experience for each of our campers.
  • You Bet I Can! invites campers with special needs to attend camp alongside campers with traditional needs and pairs them with a Buddy (volunteer camper 8th grade and up) who acts as extra support and special friend during their session at camp.