About us

HISTORY

Camp Fire Alabama was founded in 1959 and has provided over 57 years of continuous service to children, youth, and families.   

IMPACT

Camp Fire Alabama serves approximately 11,500 children, youth, and families annually.           

SERVICE AREA

Camp Fire Alabama serves participants in Bibb, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Madison, Shelby, Tallapoosa and Tuscaloosa Counties.

ALL In-School and Camp & Outdoor Education Programs are delivered in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

Summer Day and Resident Camps host participants from Bibb, Etowah, Madison, and Tuscaloosa Counties. 

The Character Development/Outside-In Program is delivered in Calhoun County.

The After-School Club Program is offered in Talapoosa County.

PROGRAMS

Camp & Outdoor Education

Summer Day Camp

Summer Resident Camp

Summer Leadership Camps

Wilderness Camp

Facility Rental

Outdoor Education

In-School Programs

Character Development/Outside-In

Links-Up Mentoring

Self-Reliance

Career Prep

Service & Leadership Programs

After School Club

Summer Camp Teen Programs

Student Volunteer Opportunities

FACILITIES

Camp Fire Office - Birmingham

Camp Fletcher - McCalla/Bessemer

Camp Fire Club - Alexander City

EMPLOYEES

Camp Fire Alabama has 19 full-time employees and approximately 25 seasonal employees.

ORGANIZATION

Camp Fire Alabama is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and United Way of Central Alabama partner.  

Camp Fire Alabama FAQ

How do I donate?

Visit our donation form at https://www.inspire.campfire-al.org 

By mail:

Camp Fire Alabama, 106 Oxmoor Road/Suite 152, Birmingham, AL 35209

How is Camp Fire Alabama supported?

Camp Fire Alabama receives support from partners, grants & foundations, corporate gifts and individual contributions.

Does Camp Fire Alabama have an annual report?

Yes. Click this link to view our most recent annual report. You can also view our most recent IRS Form 990 by clicking here or our most recent audit.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Camp Fire Alabama is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity; therefore, your contribution may be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax adviser to find out more.

Is it safe and secure for me to donate online to Camp Fire Alabama?

Yes. PayPal uses Secure Sockets Layer technology to encrypt all data submitted to and from our donations web page. SSL renders donors’ personal information, including credit card information, unreadable to any outsiders. SSL is supported by all major web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. (To find out if your browser is connected to a secure transaction server, look for a locked gold padlock in the lower right-hand corner of your IE or Firefox browser.) Additionally, your personal information will be stored on PayPal’s servers, which are heavily guarded, both physically and electronically. To further shield your credit card numbers, PayPal does not directly connect its firewall-protected servers to the internet.

Whom do I contact if I have a question or problem making an online donation?

Please direct questions to info@campfire-al.org or call us at 205-324-2434.

My company matches my gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations. Is Camp Fire Alabama eligible to receive this type of match?

Yes, the IRS recognizes Camp Fire Alabama as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. 

Will Camp Fire Alabama rent, sell, or trade my personal information?

No. Camp Fire Alabama takes your privacy seriously and treats all financial information about any transaction you have with us as highly confidential. In addition, Camp Fire will not sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Have another question? Email us at info@campfire-al.org