Camp Fire HistoryCamp Fire logos from 1910 to 2009

Camp Fire was formed in 1910 by Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick and his wife, Charlotte Vetter Gulick. At its founding, Camp Fire was the first non-sectarian organization for girls in the United States. The goal of Camp Fire was to provide opportunities for development of the "whole" girl. While Camp Fire has changed and adapted over the past 100 years, including expanding to welcome boys in 1975, it has remained true to its promise to give children the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

Camp Fire in Minnesota Timeline

Timeline 1910-1949 Timeline 1950-1979 Timeline 1980-2010


We have made every effort to create a complete timeline of Camp Fire in Minnesota based on available historical records. If you notice an important date that is missing from this timeline, please contact Kelly Abraham, Marketing and Communications Manager, at [email protected].


History of Camp Fire Camps in Minnesota

Camp Bluewater, Camp Cheewin, Camp Lokinda, Camp Matakaki, Camp Ojiketa, Camp Patakoda, Camp Sacajewea, Camp Tanadoona, Camp Tanawaha, Camp Tawanki, Camp Trelipe, Camp Wakada