Camp Fire Inland Northwest is cautiously optimistic that we will be able to offer summer camps to youth beginning in mid-June. Please know that safety is our number one priority. As an American Camp Association accredited camp we will adhere to guidelines for delivery of camp as developed by the ACA in partnership with the CDC.
Some measures we plan to take include Health Screenings at the beginning of programming for campers and staff, common areas will be sanitized at a higher rate. For overnight camp, cabin volume will be decreased and campers will sleep head-to-toe to promote distance while sleeping. We will continue to work closely with local, state, and federal authorities and various other resources to ensure the safety of all staff and participants.
We look forward to providing a sense of community to our youth while doing all in our power to keep them safe and look forward to welcoming your child to a Camp Fire camp this summer.
Located on 51 acres along the Little Spokane River in north Spokane, Camp Dart-Lo day camp gives boys and girls ages 3 through 18 the opportunity to enjoy all the wonders of camp and still be home in time for dinner! Camp Dart-Lo helps kids build strong character, values and life skills. We're a friendly, inclusive and diverse community of campers and staff who share a love of the great outdoors. We're dedicated to making sure this summer is truly an adventure!
Our youngest Pre-K campers (Sandbox) cannot ride the bus (must be 40 lbs.) and need to be potty trained.
Visit the Camp Dart-Lo Parent Corner for more information on transportation, packing for camp and any other questions you may have leading up to camp. After registration you will also receive a Parent Handbook and other helpful information to your email address. Don't hesitate to call our office (509-747-6191) if you have any questions!
Camp Dart-Lo's address is 14000 N Dartford Drive, Spokane, WA 99208
COVID UPDATE: In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have reduced the number of available seats on the camp bus to allow for social distancing. Bus transportation will be available at registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you for your understanding.
Camp programming begins at about 8:50am each day and wraps up around 4:15pm when campers begin gathering their belongings and say good-bye for the day. Parents electing to drive their camper to camp each day are advised to arrive between 8:20am and 8:40am. At the end of the day, campers will be available for pick-up at between 4:10pm and 4:30pm. Camp Dart-Lo also offers convenient transportation to and from camp from select locations in Spokane and the Spokane Valley.
Our youngest Pre-K campers (Sandbox) cannot ride the bus (must be 40 lbs).
Camp Dart-Lo offers extended hours. Campers can arrive between 7:45am - 8:20am and be picked up between 4:30pm - 5:15pm . Sign up is available at the time of registration; to add this option after registration, please contact the Camp Fire Office. Campers will have the opportunity during this time to explore supervised free choice activities.
Families have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of their camper(s) on the Friday of each session from 3:00 - 4:00pm.This includes recognition of program awards, individual tributes and group presentations. Families are encouraged to attend. All guests must check in at the camp office in the Lodge upon arrival and wear a visitor's ID badge while in camp.
WE BELIEVE THAT:
The best youth development takes place in small group environments where youth have an opportunity to interact with adults and other youth in a safe, fun environment that allows them to develop personal skills and ongoing relationships with others.
Every program Camp Fire offers supports the mission “Camp Fire builds caring, confident youth and future leaders,” and core values through these five essential elements:
A Camp Fire camp is designed to be a very special part of a young person’s life. While specific outcomes may vary program to program, several key elements provide the foundation for all outcomes:
Youth development outcomes are benefits young people receive, or the changes in their behavior, skills, knowledge, attitudes, values, condition or other attributes through participation in camp. Outcomes are best achieved through purposeful design, structure and implementation of the whole program in a positive environment.
*Taken from Camp Fire Outdoor Program, Camp Fire 4601 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112
Camp shall be youth oriented to provide every camper opportunities to develop individual skills in a safe, physical environment and a relaxed supportive atmosphere, in accordance with Camp Fire Program Philosophy.
Through the Camp Experience, youth and young adults will appreciate: