Easterseals Oregon 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 and knowledge of the outdoors. Campers discover new abilities, gain independence, make lifelong friendships, and build lasting memories. Camp also provides the opportunity to experience the outdoors, nature, and time away from the “four walls” children often experience at home. For some of our campers, this is their only summer vacation, as traveling with special needs can involve added challenges and expense. In addition, many caregivers benefit from respite time and an opportunity to rejuvenate themselves.
Due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, we are working diligently to create a safe and adaptive camp for 2021, and details will be available here as they come.
The tenative plans for the 2021 summer camp program are as follows:
The cost of camp is $700 per camper with a non-refundable application fee of $25, which includes all meals and snacks; because this is out of reach for many, Easterseals Oregon offers generous scholarships.
We will still be providing a scholarship fund; however, scholarships will be limited due to the cancellation of our annual golf tournament (due to COVID-19) which typically funds the scholarship program. Please consider Making a donation today to help a deserving camper, which is needed this year more than ever.
Sessions tend to fill up quickly, so we recommend submitting applications as early as possible.
Camp Easterseals was featured in the online magazine Camp Navigator. Read it here (article begins on page 24).