Fanning Hall is the hub of Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. During the summer, it is the center of meal time, laughter, and connection. Fanning Hall is where retreat groups have meals made by our on-site chef. The main level can accommodate 150 people with cafeteria style seating, or 100-125 at 8-person round tables.
Lower Fanning Hall
Fanning Hall holds additional housing on its lower level. During the summer, it houses the MHKC summer staff and is fondly referred to as the “CS Apartment.” This lodge is ideal for smaller rental groups with 6 rooms and lodging for 23 people with dormitory-style sleeping. Lower Fanning includes a small apartment style living area with a full kitchen. Photo Gallery / Fanning Hall
Cy Lodge is a large, cozy lodge where female campers from Main Camp and Trip and Travel sleep during summer camp. Cy Lodge comfortably sleeps 44 people on two levels. Cy Lodge has a fireplace, full kitchen, couches, tables, an iPod stereo system, foosball, a piano, and a flat screen TV with a DVD player. Photo Gallery / Cy Lodge
Pool & Bathhouse
The MHKC pool is a state-of-the-art accessible pool. It ranges from 3 to 6 feet and includes both stairs and a zero entry ramp that enables individuals to gently enter the pool from wheelchair to poolchair. During the summer program, there are two certified lifeguards on duty at all times. Campers must either pass a required swim test or wear lifejackets in the deep end. For retreat groups, MHKC does not provide a lifeguard or aquatics personnel, however it is required that groups who choose to use the pool provide at least two trained and lifeguards. Photo Gallery / Pool
The yurt is a circular domed tent that sleeps 8-10 people. In the summer months, it houses MHKC counselors. During the rental season, it is an option for a small amount of additional housing when weather permits. Photo Gallery / Cabins & Yurt
Stage and Costume Shed
The stage is a focal point of MHKC each summer. During the famous Thursday night barbecues, campers perform skits and songs for other campers, staff, counselors, family, friends, and Kiwanians. The stage area is an ideal meeting place for retreat groups’ outdoor programs- lectures, song nights, campfire programs, etc. Photo Gallery / Stage
This cabin is reserved for staff who work on-site and is not available for renting.
This quaint open cabin sleeps up to four people and has its own bathroom. This is the Program Director’s summer housing. Photo Gallery / Cabins & Yurt
This building holds all the glitter, tie-dye, pom poms, and paint you can imagine.
Used for summer program only.
During the summer months at camp, historic Laurel Lodge is the arts and crafts headquarters for campers. The maximum day use occupancy for Laurel Lodge is 90, with the adjacent sleeping space, Hemlock Lodge, sleeping 40 people. Hemlock has dormitory-style sleeping quarters that are separate from the lodge and connected by a covered porch. Laurel has a kitchen and a large living area with a rustic fireplace, as well as an open loft, making this lodge a renter favorite. Photo Gallery / Laurel Lodge
Hemlock Lodge sleeps 40 people and has dormitory-style quarters that are connected to Laurel Lodge via a covered porch. Hemlock hosts our male campers from Main Camp and Trip and Travel.
The ‘bat cave’ is a small separate area of Hemlock dormitory that we use during Camp for counselor lodging.
Maintenance Shed and Logistics
We do all maintenance and repairs in this building to keep MHKC running! This area is off-limits since there is heavy equipment and can be dangerous.
Site Manager's Home
Our Site Manager lives here. This area is a private residence and is off-limits.
The parking lot holds an estimated 30-40 cars. We highly recommend carpooling for large groups.
The adventure course consists of a 32 foot rock wall, two zip lines, a tight-rope- like stream crossing, a “flying squirrel” capable of lifting campers 40 feet off the ground, and also low elements. Each group attends the adventure program at least once during their stay at camp. We have two trained adventure course facilitators as part of our program staff who ensure safety and fun for our campers while on and around the elements. During the rental season, we partner with Synergo to provide groups with a custom adventure course facilitation package, working with their group goals and budget. To inquire about the adventure course availability and pricing, please contact Synergo at 503.746.6646. Photo Gallery / Adventure Course
The Jim Doig Cabin is our most recent addition to Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. This cabin is a lovely two bedroom lodge with a kitchen, full bathroom, living room, and wrap around deck overlooking the Little Zigzag River. It comes equipped with towels, linens, TV, and Blu-Ray. Photo Gallery / Doig Cabin
Upper Barlow includes several platforms for tents we use in the summer for Camp. From here you can walk up the last .25 of US 26 to the trailhead for Little Zigzag Falls.
Horse Corral & Barn
Every summer, MHKC campers ride four thoughtfully chosen horses. Our trained riding facilitators lead our campers on short interactive “pony” walks around our arena. In addition, we have a specially designed adaptive horse saddle for participants who need extra support. Campers also get a chance to groom, paint, and learn more about horses. Photo Gallery / Horses