Camp Fire USA is most well-known for its beginnings as Camp Fire Girls, but the organization has evolved dynamically since those early beginnings. The Central Ohio Council is working toward a goal of hosting 10,000 children at its resident camp by the year 2010, to increase the exposure of urban children to the healing power of nature.
Alice is a past president of the Board of Directors of Camp Fire USA’s Metropolitan Chicago Council.
The Metro Chicago Council serves boys and girls through self-reliance classes that teach inner-city and Spanish-speaking youth the personal skills needed to make the most of their education and opportunities and to resist drugs and gangs. The council also sponsors a day camp providing enriching summer activities for at-risk youth. Its traditional club programs are also going strong, excluding against no child, and providing activities grounded in solid childhood development research begun by some of the most famous social thinkers of our time.