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Empowering children and adults with disabilities

HISTORICAL TIMELINE of Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp

1933-1939

1933 Camp is founded by the Montavilla Kiwanis Club

1934 Laurel Lodge constructed

1940-1949

1942 Hemlock Lodge built

1950-1959

1950 Camp filed to become and independent 501c3

1953 Original wading pool built

1956 Mission shifted to focus on children and adults with disabilities

1960-1969

1962 There were 35 campers per week for 8 weeks. Each week was divided up by populations, e.g. people with hearing impairments, people with Down Syndrome, etc.

1970-1979

1972 Relationship began with Portland State University

1980-1989

1982 Camp added a ropes course

1983 Dedication of Cy Lodge

1984 Horse barn is built

1987 Fanning Lodge, Camp’s new Dining Hall opened

1990-1999

1997 Served 340 campers

1998 Renovation of Laurel Lodge began

2000-2009

2001 Renovation of Laurel Lodge completed

2001 New shade shelter up at the horse corral built

2004 Yurt added to the Camp

2006-2008 Oral Hull Camp for children and adults with Autism

2007 Installation of new swimming pool

2008 Main bridge entrance to camp replaced

2009 MHKC Reaccredited by American Camping Association

2010-PRESENT

2010 Completion of the new bathhouse

2011 Major upgrades and additions to the adventure course

2013 MHKC served 505 campers

2014 Piloted Family Camp