Kiwanis Camp is. . .
. . . children and adults with disabilities having a great time — fishing, swimming, hiking and singing their hearts out around the campfire. Campers may have one or more physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities, including autism, vision or hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain or spinal cord injuries and other challenges.
. . . summer staff members who are professionals in the Special Education, Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Education fields.
. . . counselors who adapt hikes, horseback rides, canoeing, and even adventure course elements like crossing the Little Zig Zag River 15 feet in the air.
. . . family members who know their children are learning, growing and gaining independence in a safe setting. Families look forward to hearing about their campers’ new experiences.
. . . a partnership with the Special Education Department of Portland State University since 1971 for training and program development. PSU student volunteers give campers one-on-one attention throughout their stay at camp; the experience often results in as much growth for counselors as campers.
. . . community members who donate their time and funds to help campers increase their independence, social abilities and confidence while having fun. Contributions are tax-deductible.
. . . Kiwanis members and community volunteers who maintain camp buildings and 22 acres in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
. . . a history of service. Founded in 1933 by the Montavilla Kiwanis Club, the camp originally served low-income children.