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.
Registration for the 2023 Summer Session is now open!
Please read all information below, then continue to the required forms section to apply.
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). Both sessions will again be held at Evan's Creek Retreat. Please see below for dates and pricing.
Ages 10-26 - Openings still available.
July 9 - July 13
Ages 21+ - Openings still available.
July 15 - July 19
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
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 2023. 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 2023; 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 2022: military style canvas tents on platforms, with beds and lighting. Even with a more rustic camp, our 2022 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. Please consider Making a donation today to help a deserving camper, which is needed this year more than ever.
Note: if a camper withdraws their reservation after the June 1 deadline, a full refund may be issued if their spot is successfully filled by another camper.
Please download and complete all of the forms below, if you'd like to apply for the 2023 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 15, at the latest.
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 2023 Summer Camp session possible, Lake Oswego Rotary Club!
1. Please download and complete our Volunteer Application Form by clicking the button below:
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!
Camp Easterseals was featured in the online magazine Camp Navigator. Read it here (article begins on page 24).