Camping & Recreation

Residential Camp - Camp Easterseals Oregon Upward Bound


Camp Easterseals recognizes the gifts and potential of our campers. We create an environment that emphasizes the campers’ abilities and independence, as well as the development of their social skills and appreciation of the outdoors. Participants make friends, learn about and explore nature, sing songs around the camp fire, gain confidence, and create memories that linger long after the camp fires have died down. Camp Easterseals  offers two five-day and four-night sessions in July at Upward Bound Camp near Lyons, Oregon, located 30 miles east of Salem. Upward bound Camp is fully accredited by the American Camping Association and is tailored for children and adults with special needs. Check out photos of campers having fun at Upward Bound Camp last summer!

Camp Activites include: 

  • Five day, four night stay 
  • All meals included
  • Various outdoor activities, including, but not limited to: swimming, horseback riding, nature hikes, talent shows, arts & crafts, and much more!
  • Ratio of 1:3 staff to campers


  • July 9 - 13 for ages 7 to 24
  • July 16 - 20 for ages 25 and up

Camper Fees

  • Applications and payment received BY May 1, 2017 -$820
  • Applications and payment received AFTER May 1, 2017 -$835
  • Camper Information and Eligibility

    In order to provide a safe and successful camp experience for all campers, eligibility standards must be met. Please click here to determine if this camp is the right fit for you.

    Application forms for Upward Bound Camp

    Camper space is limited and filled on first-come, first-serve bases. Upon request an application package will be mailed to you, or you may fill out the following forms on your computer, print and mail, fax or email them to Easterseals Oregon. To reserve a camper space, the camper application, application checklist and payment are required. The Physical Exam form may be sent later but must be received by June 30th.

    Download the camper application packet for your camper

    Financial Assistance

    The Easterseals Oregon Camping Program is supported by generous donations from a variety of individual and corporate donors. A portion of this support is used to provide financial assistance to campers who without help would be unable to participate in a camp experience. Financial assistance is limited and awarded on a first-come first serve basis. 

    Download the scholarship Application for your camper

    Applications can be mailed to:

    Camp Coordinator
    Easterseals Oregon
    7300 SW Hunziker St, Suite 103
    Portland, OR 97223
    Email questions to:

    Download the Camp Easterseals flier to help spread the word!

    Camp Easterseals was recently featured in an article from the online magazine Camp Navigator.  Read it here (article begins on page 24) 

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    Our Rogue Valley center offers day camp sessions throughout the summer, a great opportunity to make new friends and memories!

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