Since 2002, Buckingham Terror, a program of Camp Fire Sunshine, has provided frightful entertainment for the Lakeland community. In addition, 150+ middle and high school students have the unique opportunity to design, build, and run a haunted house. This year, Buckingham Terror presents “Twisted Forest,” which will be visited by more than 2,000 guests, over 50% of whom are adults.

Funds raised from the Buckingham Terror program support our teen programs throughout the year. Collectively, teens earn over 1,000 service hours during the construction and operation of the haunt. And with the help of staff and adult volunteers, they learn project management, effective goal setting, and the importance of a growth mindset.

At Camp Fire, teens gain real-life and academic skills as they participate in countless service-learning, leadership, and recreational programs.

What sets Camp Fire youth apart?
• Civic engagement: they volunteer 4,000+ HOURS annually throughout the community.
• Academic performance: they out-perform their peers in standardized testing for reading and math.
• Interaction and influence: they work with positive, skilled, caring adult role models on a regular basis.
• Goal-oriented: they are MORE interested in learning and achieving their goals.