Kids can make Friendship Bracelets, God’s Eye Crafts, and Play the Invisible Maze Game through Camp Fire Inland Northwest

What, you may ask, is an invisible maze game? If you’ve been at Camp Fire Inland Northwest recently, you may already know the answer. The invisible maze, available as a kid-friendly Expo activity at the Spokane Great Outdoor and Bike Expo, consists of a 10 x 10 (or smaller) grid made of squares marked with tape. The activity leader designs an invisible path through the maze. Then kids try to progress through the grid by choosing the correct square; if they make a wrong choice, they go back to the start and try again. It seems, from the outside, a bit like playing a puzzle version of hopscotch.

Kids do crafts at a camp table (Photo: Camp Fire Inland Northwest)

Kids do crafts at a camp table (Photo: Camp Fire Inland Northwest)

This activity, found at Camp Fire Inland Northwest’s Expo booth, is just one of many things Camp Fire does to “light the fire within” our local youth. Camp Fire offers after school programs, youth leadership opportunities, camping and environmental education all in service of their mission to inspire kids’ confidence in themselves.

“Camp Fire’s purpose is to provide opportunities for children and youth to realize their potential and become caring, self-directed individuals, responsible to themselves and others,” says Program Coordinator Jodi Lacer.

A boy strings beads for the start of a solid friendship bracelet (Photo: Camp Fire Inland Northwest)

The start of a solid friendship bracelet (Photo: Camp Fire Inland Northwest)

At the Expo, Camp Fire will also offer some classic camp crafts for kid’s to complete. They will have supplies for the God’s Eye craft, a traditional handcraft that uses sticks and colored yarn to form a diamond design. They will also provide materials for kids to make friendship bracelets.

“We believe that small groups in a safe, fun environment are the best way to help kids realize their potential. Leadership, outdoor experiences, environmental awareness, friendship, and fun play a big part in Camp Fire Clubs,” says Lacer.

A camp leader helps a camper make a traditional God's Eye craft (Photo: Camp Fire Inland Northwest)

A camp leader helps a camper make a traditional God’s Eye craft (Photo: Camp Fire Inland Northwest)

Come learn more about Camp Fire’s dedication to providing programs and services to all youth and families in the Inland Northwest. Their programs are particularly designed to create a space to foster positive intercultural relationships, and reduce gender, racial, sexual, and cultural stereotypes.

Everyone is welcome at Camp Fire! Learn more about the organization at the Expo and on the Camp Fire website. 

Remember, at the Expo, kids age 12 and under get in for free!

 

About the Spokane Great Outdoor and Bike Expo:

Where: The Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

When: Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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