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Summer Camp Program

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.


Summer 2022 Camp Sessions

Registration for the 2022 Summer Session is now open!
Please read all information below, then continue to the required forms section to apply.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, we are working diligently to create a safe and adaptive camp for 2022, and additional details will be available here as they come.

Just like last year, our camp will be held in two separate sessions: a youth camp session (ages 10 to 26) and an adult camp session (ages 21 and up); however, we will be holding both sessions at Evan's Creek Retreat this year, rather than hosting the youth camp at a separate location. Please see below for dates and pricing.

Evans Creek Retreat

Ages 10-26
July 10th - July 14th

Ages 21+
July 17th - July 21st

Cost - $850 + $25 application fee
Some campers may be eligible for a scholarship to attend camp.
To apply for a camp scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form along with all other required forms.

Evans Creek Retreat
Santiam Forest bordered by the Santiam River & Evans Creek
Lyons, OR

Evans Creek Retreat lost all structures in the 2020 Santiam Fire. The owners/operators are in the process of rebuilding and are dedicated to hosting a memorable summer camp experience in 2022. The facilities will look different than in the past. It is the intent to have the cabins, shower house, restroom facilities, and kitchen open for 2022; however, depending on the progress made, the cabins may not be ready. At minimum, the restroom and shower facilities will be ready for summer camp. If the cabins are not complete, the bunkhouses may be similar to 2021: military style canvas tents on platforms, with beds and lighting. Even with a more rustic camp, our 2021 campers had an incredible experience. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

The cost of camp includes all meals and snacks; and 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.


Important Dates

  • General Camp Registration Begins: February 1st, 2022 (forms are available for download on January 31st)
  • Discounted Early Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2022
  • Camper Physical Exam Form Deadline: May 15th, 2022
  • Last Date to Withdraw Reservation with a Refund: June 1st, 2022

Note: if a camper withdraws their reservation after the June 1st deadline, a full refund may be issued if their spot is successfully filled by another camper.


Required Forms For 2022 Camp Applicants 

Please download and complete all of the forms below, if you'd like to apply for the 2022 Summer Camp Session.
Sessions are filled on a first-come-first-served basis, and they tend to fill up quickly, so we recommend submitting applications as early as possible.
The physical exam form does not need to be submitted at the same time as your application form, but we ask that you submit it by May 15th, at the latest.

Once you have filled out all of the forms above, they can be submitted via any of the following options:
  • Email: camp@or.easterseals.com
  • Fax: 503.228.1352
  • Mail: you can mail your completed forms to the address listed below
  • In Person: Our administration office is located in Tigard, OR. If you would like to return your forms to us in person, please call ahead to set up a time to bring them by.
Administration Office Address:
Easterseals Oregon
7300 SW Hunziker Rd, Suite 103
Portland, OR 97223

Phone:
503.228.5108

A Special Thank-You

This year, our camp program was a chosen recipient of funds from the Rotary Club's Lobster Feed & Charity Auction fundraiser! Thank you for helping make our 2022 Summer Camp session possible, Lake Oswego Rotary Club!


How to Volunteer for Camp Easterseals

1. Please download and complete our Volunteer Application Form by clicking the button below:

2022 Volunteer Application Form

2. Contact Us by clicking here or by emailing your completed Volunteer Application to camp@or.easterseals.com.

3. Once the appropriate information has been received, you may be subject to a background check, based on desired volunteer opportunities.

Just a few of your volunteer hours can make a lifetime of difference for the people we serve. Thank you!


Some of the Available Camp Activities Include (some activities are subject to change, based on weather):Several campers playing a game together, using a parachute

  • Campfires
  • Boating and Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Horseback Riding
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Archery


Camper and her family smiling, in the sun


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


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