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Camp Fire members spending the week at Camp Adahi

Nearly 100 Camp Fire USA members in Madera are spending the week at Camp Adahi in the Sierra National Forest above Oakhurst, where they will learn survival skills and teamwork through daily activities.

At Camp Adahi, a resident camp for third through eighth graders, youths spend five nights sleeping under the stars. High school and adult volunteers lead the camp, which is grouped by age and grade level.

Daily activities include hiking, creative arts, tools, tent building, outdoor cooking and games, with the highlight of the week being the creation of a new totem pole. Every night there is a council fire with skits and traditional Camp Adahi songs. Each year a new totem pole telling the story of the week is carved, painted and permanently placed around the council fire.

Camp Fire USA Heart of California Council Madera members have been attending the camp since 1954...


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