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Resident Camp 
Our 2019 summer resident camp season wrapped up yesterday, and it was an amazing adventure. We kicked off our summer by celebrating the 4th of July with campers for the first time in over a decade, and wrapped up with a magical 6th week of resident camp! Our staff also spent time with an awesome week of Day Campers earlier in the summer, and continued some of the long-lived traditions of Camp Kirby’s June Day Camp. All in all, we spent time with over 700 campers over seven weeks, and we couldn’t be happier. Our staff would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all our campers for giving us this amazing opportunity.
Personally, I would like to express gratitude to our fabulous staff and volunteers who make it all possible. This was the largest staff that I have ever had the opportunity to work with, and they maintained their energy and passion for the entire season. For that I am incredibly thankful. We also had the honor of graduating 11 CITs (Counselors-in-Training) following their completion of our six-week leadership program spanning two summers. Many of them returned to Camp afterwards, to serve as volunteer Junior Counselors, and we truly couldn’t have done it without them.
I feel like I say this every year, but the future is truly bright at Camp Kirby. We hope to grow enough over the next year to serve even more campers in 2020! Registration will open at 9AM on Thursday, January 2nd. If next summer is just too long a wait, keep reading below for details on upcoming events at Camp Kirby. I hope to see you all soon!
Kathryn "KitKat”
Fun at Drama Camp
Youth learned about the elements of drama, how to design a puppet theater, play script writing, performing a choreographed dance number, and so much more. Every afternoon, parents were surprised with a new skit written, produced, and performed by the campers. I was very proud to see the youth work together and see their creativity sparked through acting, music, and dancing!
Jaime “Pele”
After School Enrichment
Summer is wrapping up and Camp Fire Samish is excited to get back into the swing of After School Enrichment. For the 2019-20 school year, we are pleased to announce our continued involvement in Ferndale at Eagleridge and Skyline, in Burlington at Edison and Bay View, and lastly in Bellingham at Carl Cozier and Northern Heights. Make sure to keep an eye out for us at your back-to-school open house!
Alumni & Community Appreciation
Camp Fire Samish has provided youth an opportunity to discover their spark at Camp Kirby. Camp Kirby is a special place where youth thrive outdoors, exercise, and explore nature in a safe and technology-free environment.
Camp Kirby’s Alumni & Community Appreciation Day will be Sunday, September 22nd from 2PM - 4PM. Please join us to explore Camp, celebrate recent improvements, take a tour, provide input for future investment and growth, or just gather round the campfire for s'mores with friends and neighbors!
Lost & Found
We understand that kids (and adults) can leave even their most precious item behind. While we make every effort to ensure all camper’s items leave with them, often those teddy bears are just not ready to go! Please check our Lost & Found web page for articles you may not even know were left behind. Items may be picked up at the Bellingham office which is open Monday through Friday 10AM - 4PM. If you need your articles shipped back, just pay the postage. We use USPS Flat Rate boxes. Items not claimed by September 6th, 2019 will be donated.
Click here to see what has been left behind!
Put on your lederhosen and head for the Bier Garten — Camptoberfest is almost here! Beer, cider, brats, music, gift baskets, door prizes, and did we say BEER? Adults 21 and over are invited to eat, drink, and be merry at Camp Kirby’s Oktoberfest party! Lift your glass with the festive atmosphere and authentic flavors of Germany at Camptoberfest, held Friday, October 4th from 6PM - 8PM at Camp Kirby.
Camp Kirby Work Party
Saturday, October 5th from 10AM - 4PM is our fall work party! We will be working at Camp to prepare for our upcoming events and winter months. This is a great way to give back to Camp Kirby. We supply lunch and have jobs for every skill level. Weeding, brush clearing, deep cleaning, chopping wood, and so much more! Bringing your own work gloves is greatly appreciated.
5K Fun Run-Dash to Disney
Disney lovers and runners alike, in just two short months on Sunday, October 6th from 8:30AM - 11:30AM, Camp Fire’s 2nd annual Dash to Disney will take place. Run with Mickey and Friends or dance your way to the finish line with all the Disney princesses! Don’t miss your chance to win tickets to the Happiest Place on Earth!!
Get your tickets now at the early bird price! Prices go up September 26th.
Get Your Tickets!
Something is changing at Camp Fire Samish! The change will be announced September 23rd. Can you guess what it is? Email your guesses to! Each guess will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize! One raffle entry per person.
Volunteer with Camp Fire Samish
With the New Year right around the corner Camp Fire Samish has a handful of events lined up for you. That being said, Camp Fire is searching for a few volunteers to help with simple tasks around the office in Bellingham. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours out of your day in September or October to benefit Camp Fire, please contact or (360) 312-3882. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Mark Your Calendars
Myths & Legends Day Camps
Camp Kirby | August 19th - 21st
Burlington | August 26th-29th
Drama Day Camp
September 20th | 9AM - 4PM
September 22nd | 2PM - 4PM
Babysitting Basics
September 28th | 9AM - 4PM
October 4th | 6PM - 8PM
Camp Kirby Work Party
October 5th | 10AM - 4PM
October 6th | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
October 26th | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
14th Annual Dinner & Auction
March 28th | 5PM
Other Events
Wish List
Our Amazon Wish List is a great way for volunteers and patrons such as yourself to give outside of traditional cash donations. You can instantly show your support by shopping on our Wish List. These are items needed specifically for After School Enrichment programs. The list is on Amazon and can be shipped directly to Camp Fire Samish. Maximize your gift using Amazon Smile where .5% of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice!
Wish List 
Camp Fire Samish
Camp Kirby
1321 King St Ste 3
Bellingham, WA 98229
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