Camp Fire Illinois Prairie

In School Programs

Camp Fire Illinois Prairie offers a wide variety of in-school programs for youth that increase knowledge, change attitudes and promote positive relationships with others.  These programs include:  Kids on the Block and Self Reliance.

Kids on the Block

Kids on the Block is an interactive puppet program for youth that emphasizes tolerance of diversity and disability awareness.  Trained puppeteers and teachers conduct the program in schools and other venues.  Each grade level highlights a idfferent disability.  Youth are asked to start "No Put Down Zones" and are challenged to "Dare to Care."

If you'd like the Kids on the Block to visit your school, please contact us at 630-629-5160, or email us at

Self Reliance

Self Reliance consists of five programs designed for elementary school youth that teach about personal safety, stranger danger, positive peer relationships, resisting bullying, babysitting skills and the importance of community service.  The curriculums use skills and role playing activities to practice safety skills and building strong relationships.

To schedule a program for your school, please contact us at 630-629-5160, or email us at

After School Programs

Our after school programs include R.E.A.C.H.(Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help) and After School Clubs.


R.E.A.C.H. (Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help)

Volunteer leaders and staff members work with pre-teens and teens to produce drug and alcohol education skits, organize community-service projects, develop leadership skills and facilitate drug-free fun.


After School Clubs

Grade-specific clubs focus on helping youth develop into positive young adults.  Some clubs are general interest, while others have a specific focus (i.e., newspaper clubs, special populations, etc.).  Groups meet weekly.  Teachers are often employed as leaders. helping them develop stronger relationships with students and their families.