Recreation & Hobbies

Camp Fire

Camp Fire has actively engaged youth and teens in building essential skills for life for more than 100 years. We're proud of our heritage of cultivating community building, supporting academic readiness, and embracing diversity. Camp Fire was founded in 1910 to guide young people on their journey to self-discovery. In 2012, Camp Fire became the first national youth development organization in the United States to implement the methodology for thriving developed by the Thrive Foundation for Youth (


Boy Scouts of America

Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through nearly a century of experience, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Scouting, with programs for young men and women, helps meet these six essential needs of the young people growing up in our society:


Cowlitz Pop Warner Football and Cheer

Our cheer squads travel with their football team and perform in front of our fans during each game. The season runs August 1 - End of October. In additional to cheering for our teams, our cheer squads are involved in a competitive cheer competition at the end of October. Junior, Pee Wee and up have a chance to advance to Regionals in November and Nationals in December.


Hunter Education - Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Hunter education is designed to promote hunter awareness, knowledge and skills so that we may work together and continue our proud hunting tradition.  Through information about hunting issues, classes, activities and organizations, these materials will provide you with a convenient resource we hope will meet your hunting needs.


Cowlitz Volleyball Club

Cowlitz Volleyball Club (CVC), a member of the Columbia Empire Region of the United States Volleyball Association, is a non-profit organization designed to provide athletes with an opportunity to play competitive volleyball and receive quality coaching. CVC, which was founded in 1980, administers teams in all age divisions (12u/14u/16u/18u), with participation by athletes from Cowlitz County, Washington and surrounding communities. The Club hosts many tournaments. During the Club's history, over 270 CVC athletes have received college volleyball scholarships.