Self-Reliance

All children today need to learn how to feel good about themselves. They need to know how to be responsible, proactive, and find balance in their own actions. They need self-confidence, how to handle threats to their safety and security. Self Reliance’s programs help kids sharpen the tools they already have.  

Building the Self-Reliance skills that young people need in today’s world is one of the primary goals of all Camp Fire programs. Helping children learn to take care of themselves in specific situations is the goal of each of Camp Fire’s Self-Reliance programs. Self-Reliance courses targeted to specific skills are the newest and fastest growing Camp Fire programs. These courses are designed to require a short-term commitment – usually six weeks or 6 sessions.

Self-Reliance courses are unique in many ways. Like all Camp Fire programs, Self-reliance courses attempt to negate traditional stereotypes and help both boys and girls develop a balance of skills. The curriculum is thoroughly developed and comprehensive in scope; learning to synergize together. All instructors are trained and present the materials in a fun, active manner which helps to keep interest levels high and enables youth to practice their new found skills in a non-threatening environment.

We are proud to empower youth to rise above their everyday challenges and become the best they can be!

Safe And Sure (Grades K-1)

The objective of this program is to help young children gain self-confidences and assertiveness skills. Students also gain knowledge about safe adults, appropriate touch and prescription drug safety. Through this program the children will promise to make safe decisions in all kinds of tough situations. Storyboards are used each week to address age-appropriate topics which include storylines and characters that are culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse.

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

· Safety at Play

· Nobody Wins a Fight

· Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated

· Medicine…You Better Be Careful

· Say No To Strangers

· If It Feels Wrong, You’re Right- Tell A Trusted Adult

DURATION OF PROGRAM:

Your Camp Fire NW Ohio instructor will present program once a week for a duration of six (6) weeks. Each session will be thirty (30) minutes long.

Count On Me Kids (Grades 1st – 2nd)

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this program is to teach children the tools they will need to become assertive and self-reliant. The program is designed to help students increase their self-esteem and effectively overcome negative peer pressure. The program is presented through interactive, age appropriate and engaging story telling sessions.

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

· I Am Special

· I Am Confident And Careful

· I Keep My Body Healthy

· I Want to Say No

· I Want to Be Safe

· I Know How to Say No

DURATION OF PROGRAM:

Your Camp Fire NW Ohio instructor will present program once a week for a duration of six (6) weeks. Each session will be thirty (30) minutes long.

Caution Without Fear (Grads 3RD– 4TH)

The objective of this program is to help children develop a positive self-esteem, grit, empathy, coping skills, goal setting and to look at situations with a growth mindset. The children will learn to stop, thank and go in order to make the best and safest decisions for themselves, especially when a Safe grown up may not be physically in their presence to guide them. We accomplish this through role-playing, discussion and team building activities. Students are also exposed to knowledge about bullying and safe relationships.

TOPICS DISCUSSED

The Caution Without Fear sessions are as follows:

· Self-Awareness

· Interpersonal Relationships

· Safety

· Getting Help

· Coping Skills

· Empathy

DURATION OF PROGRAM:

Your Camp Fire NW Ohio instructor will present program once a week for a duration of six (6) weeks. Each session will be thirty (30) minutes long.

Peer Proof (Grades 5th-6th)

The objective of this program is to help children develop positive self-esteem, learn the necessary tools to help manage their behavior, including grit, open-mindedness, empathy, coping skills, and goal setting. These skills will allow your child to look at situations with a growth mindset. We accomplish this through role play, discussion and team building activities. Students are also exposed to knowledge about bullying, navigating the internet, and illegal substances.

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

· Choices

· Self-Esteem

· Teasing, Bullying, and Cyberbullying

· Risks and Dangers of Media Influences, the Cyber/Virtual-worlds and Predators

· Being Aware of Your Health (Taking care of your body and the dangers of legal and illegal substances)

· Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills

DURATION OF PROGRAM:

Your Camp Fire NW Ohio instructor will present program once a week for a duration of 6 weeks. Each session will be 45 – 60 minutes long.

InterACTION (7th Grade)

The objective of this program is to present youth with the knowledge and life skills necessary to communicate more effectively with those around them and manage conflict in positive ways. Through discussion, media clips, activities and practicing mindfulness (including guided meditation and journaling) youth will build and maintain stronger relationships with friends, adults, themselves and others

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

· Communicating with self

· Effective Communication

· Communication Styles

· Communicating with Peers

· Communicating with Adults

· Conflict Resolution

DURATION OF PROGRAM:

Your Camp Fire NW Ohio instructor will present program once a week for a duration of 6 weeks. Each session will be 45 – 60 minutes long.

Strive To Thrive (8th Grade)

The objective of this program is to present youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully interact with others and the tools needed to manage their behavior. The students are empowered to recognize their self-worth and acquire self-esteem, which leads to self- acceptance and the acceptance of others. The program is taught through class discussions and interactive group activities.

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

· Choices

· Self-Esteem

· Teasing, Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

· Cyberbullying and Internet Safety and Responsibility

· Coping with Stress

· Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills

DURATION OF PROGRAM: Your Camp Fire NW Ohio instructor will present program once a week for a duration of 6 weeks. Each session will be 45-60 minutes long.