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 additional details will be available here as they come.
As many of you may already know, Camp Evans (the home of our summer camp program) was heavily burned during the fires of 2020. This has lead to some changes, but the Evans Creek camp will still be utilized.
With the changes and challenges brought by 2020, we decided to approach 2021 a little bit differently, so this year we will be having two separate camp sessions:
July 11th - July 15th
Cost - $700 + $25 application fee
Evans Creek Retreat
Santiam Forest bordered by the Santiam River & Evans Creek
Evans Creek Retreat lost all structures in the Santiam Fire. The owners/operators are dedicated to hosting a memorable summer camp experience in 2021, but the facilities will look different then in the past. It is the intent to build a stone ADA shower house and restroom facility, a multi-purpose pavilion with outdoor kitchen and a pole barn to serve as shelters during inclement weather. In addition, for the year 2021, military style canvas tents on platforms with beds and lighting will be provided as bunkhouses for campers. A more primitive camp experience yet, not a new venture as this is part of the roots of Evans Creek’s history.
June 20 – June 24
Cost - $800 + $25 application fee
B'nai B'rith Camp
On Devil’s Lake just outside of Lincoln City, OR
The cabins are brand new double decker cabins with heat, bathrooms, and showers on each floor. Located along the shores of Devil’s Lake, camp experiences include swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding, zipline, ropes course, game room and more.
The cost of camp includes all meals and snacks; because this cost 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).